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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 17, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    S&P Breaks Record, Google’s Stock Tops $1,000 On Earnings

    NEW YORK  – The S&P 500 closed at a record high for the second straight day on Friday to cap its biggest weekly gain in three months as stronger-than-expected earnings from Google, Morgan Stanley and others overshadowed worry that earnings growth was […]

  • Trader Gordon Charlop, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. An eleventh hour agreement that averted a U.S. government debt default boosted Asian stock markets Thursday Oct. 17, 2013. European markets, which rallied the day before in anticipation of a deal, were down.  (AP

    Stocks Lower On Weak Corporate Earnings

    NEW YORK  — Weak earnings from IBM and other major U.S. companies are dragging the stock market lower in early trading.
    Interest rates on short-term U.S. government debt declined as investors were relieved that Washington averted a potential default.
    IBM, UnitedHealth and […]

  • raders speak on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the market open in New York, October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

    Wall Street Ends Lower, Futures Fall After Fitch Rating Move

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks fell in a volatile session on Tuesday as the impasse over the debt ceiling in Washington continued with no sign of progress toward a resolution.
    After the market closed, futures indicated continued pressure after Fitch Ratings placed the United […]

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  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) just after the opening bell, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

    Default Concerns Grow As Debt Deadline Looms

    NEW YORK – U.S. stock index futures sank on Monday after weekend talks between Republicans and Democrats failed to conclude an agreement to reopen the federal government and raise the limit on federal borrowing authority, which will be reached in three days.
    The […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the opening bell in New York October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees L

    Wall Street Jumps On Signs Of Progress In Washington Talks

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks rallied strongly at the open on Thursday, with each of the major indexes climbing more than 1 percent, as investors were encouraged by signs of progress in fiscal negotiations in Washington.
    According to a Republican leadership […]

  • Stocks Fall As Investors Wait On Washington

    Stocks Fall As Investors Wait On Washington

    NEW YORK  — The stock market’s slow bleed got a little worse Tuesday.
    The decline is the result of squabbling in Washington over raising the nation’s debt limit and a government shutdown that has dragged on for more than a week. […]

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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Falls As No Progress Seen To Resolve Shutdown

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks fell on Monday, extending two weeks of losses, as a lack of progress in ending the partial U.S. government shutdown or the debt-ceiling standoff kept investors nervous.
    The S&P 500 ended near its lows of the […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Rebounds As Government Shutdown Seen Short-Lived

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks kicked off a new month and a new quarter with gains on Tuesday as investors, for now, appeared confident that the first partial government shutdown in nearly two decades would be short-lived.

    After declining seven out […]

  • The morning sun illuminates the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Stocks Sink As Government Heads Toward Shutdown

    NEW YORK  — Stocks sank Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to something far worse for the economy- a failure to raise the nation’s borrowing limit.
    The Dow fell 91 points, or 0.6 percent, […]

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  • Stocks Drop As Investors Fret Over Budget Fight

    Stocks Drop As Investors Fret Over Budget Fight

    Washington’s budget fight jolted investors on Friday, reminding them that the next few weeks could bring a lot of uncertainty. Wall Street hates uncertainty.
    Stocks fell in an afternoon sell-off that wiped out most of the gains from a rally earlier […]

  • Stocks, Bonds Rise Sharply As Fed Keeps Stimulus

    Stocks, Bonds Rise Sharply As Fed Keeps Stimulus

    NEW YORK — The stock market hit a record high Wednesday after the Federal Reserve’s surprise decision to keep its economic stimulus in place.
    Bond yields fell sharply and the price of gold jumped as traders anticipated that the Fed’s decision […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Climbs, Lifted By China Data, Waning Syria Fears

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks advanced at the open on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on pace for a sixth day of gains, following further upbeat economic data from China and as an alternative solution emerged to a possible Western military strike […]

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  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening of markets in New York, September 4, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

    Wall Street Ends Nearly Flat; Syria Concern Lingers

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks closed little changed in choppy trade on Friday after labor market data was weaker than expected and concern remained about possible military action by the West against Syria.
    Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones […]

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 photo, trader Todd Ingrilli, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures were mixed, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in very light trading amid a flurry of reports on jobs, retail sales and the industrial and services sectors. The numbers that roll out Thursday and Friday may determine if or how much the U.S. Federal Reserve pulls back on the asset purchases that have kept international markets flush with cash. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks Edge Higher After Encouraging Employment Reports

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher Thursday after a pair of reports provided more evidence that the U.S. is maintaining a slow but steady economic recovery.
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week and is near the […]

  • Wall Street Jumps For Second Day; Automakers, Tech Gain

    Wall Street Jumps For Second Day; Automakers, Tech Gain

    By Caroline Valetkevitch | Wed Sep 4, 2013 1:48pm EDT(Reuters)

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks jumped for a second day on Wednesday, retracing most of last week’s Syria-related losses as the strongest monthly U.S. auto sales figures in almost six years added to optimism […]

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  • Stocks Hold Slight Gains As Syria Fears Fade

    Stocks Hold Slight Gains As Syria Fears Fade

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market held onto early gains Tuesday as worries of an imminent U.S. attack on Syria faded.
    Stocks surged in the opening minutes of trading, but their advance slowed at midday in the first day of […]

  • Oil Off Highs, Shares Up On Likely Delay In Syria Action

    Oil Off Highs, Shares Up On Likely Delay In Syria Action

    LONDON  – Signs of delay in expected Western military strikes on Syria ended a three-day sell off on world share markets on Thursday, but investors were on edge over whether any action would trigger turmoil across the Middle East.
    European stocks led the […]

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 photo, trader Gregory Rowe, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock futures are modestly higher, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, while global exchanges are falling, with Western nations laying the groundwork for potential military strikes in Syria. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks Edge Higher As Syria, Oil Worries Linger

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market edged higher Wednesday as investors continued to focus on the likelihood of a U.S.-led attack on Syria.
    The Dow Jones industrial average rose 56 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,831 in midday trading. The […]

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  • Passersby wait to cross a street in front of the day's Nikkei 225 stock index seen on a board in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The growing likelihood of Western military action against Syria pummeled Asian stock markets Wednesday and sent the price of oil soaring. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    Strike On Syria Fears Stalk Markets

    BY PAN PYLAS AND PAMELA SAMPSON (AP) BUSINESS WRITERS – Aug 28, 7:32 AM EDT
    LONDON (AP) — Growing fears of a U.S.-led military strike against Syria weighed on stocks once again on Wednesday but sent the price of oil soaring to its […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Ticks Up As Data Eases Fed Concern

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks edged higher in light volume on Monday after a steep drop in orders for long-lasting manufactured goods pushed back expectations the Federal Reserve will soon begin to wind down its economic stimulus.
    Durable goods orders recorded […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Stock Futures Edge Lower Ahead Of Data

    Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:47am EDT (Reuters)

    NEW YORK  – Stock futures edged lower in thin volume on Monday ahead of data expected to show a drop in orders for long-lasting manufactured goods last month.
    Amgen Inc (AMGN.O) struck a deal to buy cancer drug […]

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  • Nasdaq Market Paralyzed By Three-Hour Shutdown

    Nasdaq Market Paralyzed By Three-Hour Shutdown

    By Chuck Mikolajczak and Rodrigo Campos | Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:26pm EDT (Reuters)

    NEW YORK – Trading in a large part of the U.S. stock market came to a halt for much of Thursday after an unexplained issue shut down trading of Nasdaq-listed securities, […]

  • Nasdaq Halts All Trading After Technical Problem

    Nasdaq Halts All Trading After Technical Problem

    NEW YORK – All trading on Nasdaq, the second-biggest U.S. stock exchange, was halted on Thursday shortly after midday due to a technical problem, the exchange said.
    All traffic through Nasdaq stopped at 12:14 p.m. EDT, the exchange said on its website, […]

  • Trader Jonathan Corpina, left, and specialist Michael McDonnell work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Stocks bounced back Friday from consecutive days of significant declines, with more evidence of a rebounding U.S. housing market.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Dow Slips To Worst Week Of 2013

    BY KEN SWEET (AP) MARKETS WRITER Aug 16, 5:26 PM EDT
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Friday, closing out what was the worst week of the year for the Dow Jones industrial average.
    The market was dragged lower by a weak performance from […]

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  • VIDEO: Stock Futures Flat, Dow And S&P 500 Near Record Highs

    VIDEO: Stock Futures Flat, Dow And S&P 500 Near Record Highs

    Stock index futures were flat as investors looked for new reasons to buy following a rally that repeatedly took major indexes to record levels. The S&P 500 has risen for five of the past six weeks, gaining more than 7 […]

  • Traders work on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shortly after the opening bell in New York, in this file photo from May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

    Dow, S&P 500 End At New Highs After Data, Stimulus In Place

    NEW YORK  – The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Thursday, with the S&P 500 rising above 1,700 after strong data on manufacturing-sector growth and as central banks said they would keep monetary stimulus in place.
    Stocks were broadly higher, […]

  • Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange July 16, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Advances After Bernanke Statement

    NEW YORK  – Stock indexes advanced modestly at the open on Wednesday, after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated the central bank’s plan to begin to scale back its bond-buying program later this year.
    In prepared remarks ahead of his […]

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  • Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall St. Flat, At Record High, As UPS Offsets Banks

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks opened little changed on Friday after closing at a record high a day earlier, as rosy results from JPMorgan and Wells Fargo were offset by a profit warning from UPS.
    The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 13.67 […]

  • Stocks Head For Best Week In Eight Months, Dollar Steadies

    Stocks Head For Best Week In Eight Months, Dollar Steadies

    LONDON  – European shares rose on Friday and the dollar steadied in the wake of reassuring comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve on its stimulus program, leaving world stocks on track for their best week in almost eight months.
    Europe was […]

  • S&P 500 Extends Gains To Year’s Second Half On Solid Data

    S&P 500 Extends Gains To Year’s Second Half On Solid Data

    NEW YORK – Stocks ended higher on the first day of the third quarter on Monday, supported by signs of strength in manufacturing and construction sectors. But the major stock indexes pulled back from their session highs late in the […]

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  • Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, June 25, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

    S&P 500 posts best first half since 1998

    NEW YORK – The S&P 500 ended Friday’s session with its strongest first half of any year since 1998 after reaching record highs in May on a rally underpinned by the Federal Reserve’s massive monetary stimulus.
    While the S&P 500 closed […]

  • Wall St. drops 2 percent after Fed in broad decline

    Wall St. drops 2 percent after Fed in broad decline

    NEW YORK – Stocks fell more than 2 percent in a broad selloff on Thursday, extending the previous day’s sharp decline as investors continued to fret over the Federal Reserve’s plan to begin winding down its stimulus program later this […]

  • Business Latest News: Stock Futures Drop in Wake of Fed’s Stimulus-Tapering Outline

    Business Latest News: Stock Futures Drop in Wake of Fed’s Stimulus-Tapering Outline

    Stock futures drop in wake of Fed’s stimulus-tapering outline. UK’s new watchdog tells banks to raise another $20.4 billion. Rite Aid posts third straight quarterly profit

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  • VIDEO: Stock Markets Latest News: Stocks Open Sharply Higher on Wall Street

    VIDEO: Stock Markets Latest News: Stocks Open Sharply Higher on Wall Street

    Stocks Open Sharply Higher on Wall Street. World markets mixed after Japan market dip. Economic reality finally cracks market fervor

  • Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, May 23, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall St. drops on uncertainty about Fed stimulus

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks fell for a third day on Friday, putting indexes on track for their first negative week since mid-April, on lingering concern the U.S. central bank may scale back its support to the economy.
    Trading has been […]

 
 

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