Nasdaq Up For Sixth Straight Day

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Stocks close higher; Nasdaq extends gains into 6th session

Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. About BET Networks: BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. /quotes/zigman/7563811/delayed/quotes/nls/via VIA +0.91% /quotes/zigman/7563825/delayed/quotes/nls/viab VIAB +0.91% , is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. About NASDAQ-100 Index(R): The NASDAQ-100 Index, launched in January 1985, is one of the most widely followed benchmarks in the world. Source:

Nasdaq Offers an IPO Alternative

The New York Stock Exchange ( ICE ) has profited from its rivals troubles: NYSE hosted 22 of the 37 U.S. technology and Internet IPOs in 2013, Bloomberg data show. Nasdaq may be trying to elbow its way into a market where its not needed. Transactions involving sales by employees and shareholders jumped 51 percent last year, to a record $12.4 billion, and may rise 56 percent this year, to $19.3 billion, according to Nyppex, a broker-dealer and research firm. A lot of that activity involves startups working directly with institutional investors to arrange deals where backers, and in some cases employees, could cash out a piece of their holdings. Source:

Viacom Inc. [VIA] and "BET Honors" 2014 to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

Separately, the Commerce Department reported retail sales fell 0.4 percent last month from December, versus expectations they would be flat. "The retail sales number was disappointing, but I think we have to remember how poor the weather was in January, and continues to be in February, so we're taking the recent spate of less-than-wonderful data with a grain of salt. We may see a bounce back in the second quarter, when things get back to more normal," said Baur. NASDAQ --- After a 100-point drop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average recovered to end at 16,027.59, up 63.65 points, or 0.4 percent. Source:

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF a solid biotech investment

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