Stock Market Today: Nasdaq Lifted by Amazon, Apple and … Meta?

A gaggle of post-earnings jumps (and pre-earnings gains by Amazon and Apple) helped lift the major indexes Thursday. So did a new moniker by one of Wall Street's biggest stocks.

A woman changes Facebook's sign from the "like" icon to the new Meta company logo
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Stocks enjoyed a busy but bountiful session for stocks Thursday, fueled by corporate earnings and, for one iconic company, a name change.

The day kicked off with a disappointing third-quarter GDP reading of 2.0% growth, which was well under expectations for 2.8%, and well below Q2's 6.7% expansion.

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Kyle Woodley

Kyle Woodley is the Editor-in-Chief of WealthUp, a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of people of all ages. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.

Kyle was previously the Senior Investing Editor for, and the Managing Editor for before that. His work has appeared in several outlets, including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Barchart, The Globe & Mail and the Nasdaq. He also has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, among other shows and podcasts, and he has been quoted in several outlets, including MarketWatch, Vice and Univision. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism. 

You can check out his thoughts on the markets (and more) at @KyleWoodley.