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  • US stocks soar; Microsoft leads a surge in technology

    January 29, 2016 4:25 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks soared on the last trading day of January, led by big gains in technology companies after Microsoft turned in a strong quarter. Visa and MasterCard also joined the rally in technology Friday, and several other companies also surged on strong earnings. Consol Energy jumped along with... more »
  • Stocks sink on first day of 2016 on China, Mideast worries

    January 4, 2016 10:40 AM

    NEW YORK - It was a gloomy start to the new year on Wall Street as stocks sank as part of a global sell-off. Investors worried about new signs of a slowdown in China and a flare-up in tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. That sent the price of oil... more »
  • Analysts expect short-term market drop from Paris terror

    November 15, 2015 2:19 PM

    NEW YORK - The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency will likely fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of the global economy. The public nature of the targets - cafes, a stadium and... more »
  • US factories grow at slowest pace in 2 years; hiring falls

    November 2, 2015 11:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. factory activity grew last month at its slowest pace since May 2013 as manufacturers pared their stockpiles and cut jobs. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of factory activity slipped to 50.1 in October from 50.2 in September. The figures barely signal growth, which is... more »
  • Stocks edge lower; IBM's woes weigh on the Dow average

    October 20, 2015 4:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are ending slightly lower as some weak earnings reports weigh on the market. IBM sank 6 percent Tuesday after the company reported that its revenue fell for the 14th quarter in a row. Harley-Davidson plunged 14 percent after reporting a drop in profit and... more »
  • US stocks fall sharply on China growth worries

    September 28, 2015 4:56 PM

    NEW YORK - The stock market had its worst drop in nearly a month as investors worried about more signs of weakness in China's economy. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 312 points, or 1.9 percent, to 16,001 Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index sank 49 points, or 2.6... more »
  • US stocks rise, led by energy stocks as oil prices climb

    September 21, 2015 12:10 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are higher in midday trading as investors try to look beyond the uncertain timing of a possible interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 107 points, or 0.7 percent, to 16,494 as of noon Eastern time on Monday.... more »
  • US stocks surge in afternoon trading, rebounding from slump

    August 26, 2015 3:37 PM

    U.S. stocks surged in afternoon trading, putting the stock market on track for its biggest gain in close to four years. Stocks are rebounding from a six-day slump that was prompted by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 528 points,... more »
  • Dow plummets 1,000 points after opening bell, suffers worst day in four years

    August 24, 2015 4:52 PM

    NEW YORK – The Dow closed down nearly 600 points, about 3.58 percent, at the closing bell Monday, its worst day in four years. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading but recovered some losses during the late morning. By 3 p.m., the... more »
  • US stocks fizzle as Wal-Mart falls and China slumps

    August 18, 2015 4:55 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are closing lower after Wal-Mart cut its profit forecast and China's market slumped on renewed concerns about its economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 33 points, or 0.2 percent, to end at 17,511 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped five... more »
  • Glitch halts trading on New York Stock Exchange

    July 8, 2015 12:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Trading was halted on the New York Stock Exchange in the late morning because of a technical issue. The halt occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The exchange said in a statement that it was experiencing a "technical issue" that it was working... more »
  • US stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates

    June 29, 2015 4:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are closing with their biggest losses of the year as investors worry about fallout from Greece's worsening debt crisis. Greece is moving closer to defaulting on its debt and could be forced to abandon the euro currency. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 350 points, or... more »
  • S&P 500 index ends 2014 with a gain of 11 percent

    December 31, 2014 3:18 PM

    NEW YORK - The U.S. stock market had another solid year. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 11.4 percent for 2014. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 7 percent and the Nasdaq composite rose 13 percent. On Wednesday the market started higher but gave up those gains by the afternoon.... more »
  • Stocks jump after Fed promises 'patient' approach

    December 17, 2014 1:32 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose sharply Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserved said the U.S. economy was improving and that it would be "patient" in determining when to raise rates. Energy stocks jumped after the price of oil recovered some of its recent losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones... more »
  • Late-day swoon sinks US stock indexes

    October 13, 2014 3:11 PM

    Stocks are ending sharply lower after a late-afternoon slide. The losses extended a downturn in the market last week which gave indexes their worst weekly performance in more than two years. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 222 points, or 1.4 percent, to close at 16,321 Monday. The Standard &... more »
  • Dow drops 200 points on lackluster economic news

    October 1, 2014 12:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are slumping in early afternoon trading, putting the market on course for its third straight day of losses. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 203 points, or 1.2 percent, to 16,839 as of 12:54 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 18... more »
  • Household wealth reaches new high

    December 9, 2013 7:42 PM

    WASHINGTON- The wealth of Americans reached an all-time high this summer but the gains are not equally distributed among households. The Federal Reserve says net worth reflects the value of homes, stocks, bank accounts and other assets minus mortgages, credit cards and other debts. The net worth of... more »
  • Stocks surge as Washington moves to end impasse

    October 10, 2013 2:34 PM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is surging as Washington moves closer to avoiding a default on the U.S. government's debt. The market is on track for its biggest gain since January. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped as much as 310 points to 15,113 in the late afternoon Thursday. House... more »
  • Stocks fall as tensions with Syria escalate

    August 27, 2013 12:22 PM

    NEW YORK - Worries about a potential military strike against Syria are dragging down the stock market and sending oil and gold prices higher. Tension is rising between Syria and the West. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that U.S. forces are ready to strike if President Barack Obama... more »
  • S&P 500 index crosses 1,700 points for first time

    August 1, 2013 8:42 AM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index above 1,700 points for the first time. Big sales numbers from automakers and an improving jobs picture are sending the stock market higher in early trading Thursday. Shortly after trading opened, the S&P... more »
  • Mixed open on Wall Street; bank stocks rise

    July 12, 2013 9:11 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are getting off to a mixed start on Wall Street a day after the market closed at a record high. Bank stocks were mostly higher after JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo reported earnings that beat analysts' expectations. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 18 points, or... more »
  • Stocks rise in early trading

    July 9, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are rising in early trading on Wall Street led by materials and industrial companies. Alcoa was up 6 cents, or 0.9 percent, at $8 shortly after the U.S. stock market opened Tuesday. The aluminum maker reported second-quarter earnings late Monday that beat analysts' expectations. It was the... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade after weak job growth

    June 5, 2013 9:13 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street after a payroll company reported sluggish job growth last month. ADP said U.S. businesses added just 135,000 jobs in May, the second straight month of weak gains. That's less than economists were expecting and far below the average of 200,000 monthly... more »
  • Stocks start mixed; automakers rise

    June 3, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are getting off to a mixed start on Wall Street. Automakers rose as traders anticipate good sales reports for last month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 36 points to 15,150 shortly after the opening bell Monday. That's a gain of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's... more »
  • Stocks mixed in early trade as spending falls

    May 31, 2013 9:05 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are heading slightly lower in early trading after the government reported that Americans cut back on their spending last month, a discouraging sign for the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 13 points to 15,311 shortly after the opening bell Friday, the last day of May.... more »
  • Stocks inch higher in early trading on Wall Street

    May 30, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street after the latest reports on the economy suggested a steady recovery in the U.S. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 17 points at 15,319 shortly after the opening bell Thursday, a gain of 0.1 percent. The Dow... more »
  • Stocks open lower on Wall Street

    May 29, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average down from a record. The Dow fell 87 points, or 0.6 percent, to 15,321 shortly after the opening bell on Wednesday. The Standard and Poor's 500 index fell 10 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,650.90.... more »
  • Stocks edge higher as investors watch the Fed

    May 22, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly higher as investors watch for the latest moves from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 39 points at 15,424 shortly after the opening bell Wednesday, a gain of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up four points... more »
  • Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

    May 20, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as the stock market comes off of four straight weeks of gains. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 21 points to 15,332 shortly after the opening bell Monday, a loss of 0.1 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

    May 17, 2013 8:50 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slightly higher in early trading on Wall Street, even as several big retailers slumped after reporting disappointing earnings. Shortly after the opening bell Friday the Dow Jones industrial average was up 25 points at 15,259, an increase of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stocks waver in early trading on Wall Street

    May 9, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Stock indexes are barely budging in early trading on Wall Street as corporate earnings reporting for the first quarter draws to a close. The Dow Jones industrial average was moving between small gains and losses shortly after the opening bell Thursday. After the first fifteen minutes of trading... more »
  • Stocks open higher after GM, CBS earnings rise

    May 2, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, a day after the market's biggest fall in two weeks, after General Motors and other big companies announced higher profits. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 48 points to 14,747 shortly after the opening bell, an increase of 0.3 percent. It... more »
  • Stocks open higher as consumer spending rises

    April 29, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street as investors were encouraged by an increase in consumer spending last month. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 17 points at 14,730 shortly after the opening bell Monday, a gain of 0.1 percent. The Standard & Poor's... more »
  • Pickup in home building sends stock market higher

    April 16, 2013 9:05 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are sharply higher in early trading, a day after the market's worst drop this year, as the government reported a surge in home construction last month. Coca-Cola jumped 4 percent after reporting strong earnings. Home builder stocks rose following the construction report. The Dow Jones industrial average... more »
  • Stocks ease in early trading; gold plunges

    April 15, 2013 8:47 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street following sharp drops in commodities prices and declines in European markets. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 53 points at 14,811 shortly after the opening bell Monday, a decline of 0.4 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell seven... more »
  • US stock markets open higher

    April 10, 2013 9:11 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed at its second all-time high in a week. Shortly after the opening bell the Dow Jones industrial average rose 72 points, or 0.5 percent, to 14,744. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stocks open mixed on Wall Street ahead of earnings

    April 8, 2013 9:06 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are mixed in early trading on Wall Street as traders gear up for the beginning of corporate earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average was off 23 points, or 0.2 percent, at 14,541 shortly after the opening bell Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down... more »
  • Stocks open higher on Wall Street

    April 2, 2013 9:03 AM

    Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as traders hope for more positive news on the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 57 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,628 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 was up six points, or 0.4 percent, to... more »
  • Stocks open higher following jump in goods orders

    March 26, 2013 9:05 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after factory orders for February increased sharply, reflecting a rebound in the aircraft industry. The Commerce Department reported a 5.7 percent surge in overall orders durable goods, the biggest increase in five months. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 66 points,... more »
  • Stocks open higher on Wall Street; Adobe jumps

    March 20, 2013 9:06 AM

    Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as the European island nation of Cyprus seeks alternatives to a bailout plan its legislature overwhelmingly rejected the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 79 points, or 0.6 percent, to 14,535 points shortly after the opening bell Wednesday. The broader... more »
  • Upturn in home construction sends stocks higher

    March 19, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- A surprisingly strong increase in new home construction is sending stocks higher in early trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 40 points, or 0.3 percent, to 14,491 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or... more »
  • Stocks drop after turmoil in Cyprus sinks the euro

    March 18, 2013 8:49 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slumping on Wall Street and Europe after shock over a proposed tax on bank savings in the tiny Mediterranean nation of Cyprus sent the euro sinking against other currencies. The measures being proposed in Cyprus are stoking fears of bank runs in the other 16 nations... more »
  • US stocks open lower; S&P is near record

    March 15, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stock markets are opening lower, threatening to end the Dow's winning streak at 10 days. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 38 points to 14,500 shortly after the opening bell Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell four points to 1,558. The Nasdaq composite fell six... more »
  • US stocks open higher; S&P nears record

    March 14, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after a drop in unemployment applications encouraged investors that the U.S. economic recovery is continuing. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 37 points to 14,495 shortly after the opening bell Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up four at... more »
  • US stocks fall in early trading

    March 11, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are opening lower after turning in a record week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 17 points to 14,379 shortly after the opening bell Monday. The economic calendar is light on Monday, offering investors little to latch on to. The Dow blew past its record high... more »
  • US stocks open higher following Dow's record day

    March 6, 2013 8:49 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are opening higher following a record-setting day for the Dow Jones industrial average. The Dow rose 39 points to 14,293 shortly after the opening bell. Bank of America's stock rose 2.5 percent to $11.83. Along with Tuesday's record, stocks got a lift from more encouraging news... more »
  • Stocks open lower as China reins in housing

    March 4, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street following a downturn in China after that country announced new steps to cool down its booming housing market. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 44 points to 14,045 shortly after the opening bell. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell two... more »
  • U.S. stocks bounce back after a 2-day slide

    February 22, 2013 3:12 PM

    New York- Stocks are closing higher for the first time in a few days, thanks to stronger earnings from big companies like Hewlett-Packard. The Dow rose 120 points to close at 14,001 Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 13 points to 1,515, but still had a loss... more »
  • Strong results from Google, IBM lift tech stocks

    January 23, 2013 3:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Technology stocks are leading Wall Street to a higher close following strong earnings reports from Google and IBM. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 66 points to end at 13,779 Wednesday. Without the boost it got from IBM, the Dow would have closed flat. The Standard &... more »

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