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  • Stocks, bonds rally after Summers exits Fed race

    September 16, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks and bonds are rising sharply in early trading after former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers withdrew from the race to become head of the Federal Reserve. Summers had been expected to move aggressively to rein in the Fed's huge economic stimulus program. The Dow Jones industrial average rose... more »
  • Nasdaq resumes stock trading after 3-hour outage

    August 22, 2013 2:56 PM

    NEW YORK- Trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange has resumed after a three-hour halt caused by a technical glitch. Other exchanges were operating normally Thursday, and stocks rose slightly. Nasdaq trading resumed at 2:25 p.m. The exchange had halted it shortly after 11 a.m. The disruption sent brokers scurrying... more »
  • Mixed open on Wall Street ahead of Fed minutes

    July 10, 2013 9:03 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are little changed in early trading on Wall Street as investors look ahead to the release of minutes from the latest policy meeting of the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 15 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,315 after the first few minutes of... more »
  • US stocks edge lower as Japanese market slumps

    June 13, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street after the Japanese market took another plunge. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 18 points, or 0.1 percent, to 14,975 in the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell a point, or... more »
  • Indexes edge higher on Wall Street in early trade

    May 21, 2013 8:54 AM

    NEW YORK- Stock indexes are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street as investors look ahead to the Federal Reserve's next moves. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 54 points at 15,390 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 0.4 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500... more »
  • US stock market falls after retail sales report

    May 13, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- The U.S. stock market is falling in early trading to begin a week full of hints about the health of the nation's retailers. Americans boosted spending at retail stores in April, according to the Commerce Department, surprising some economists. Earlier declines on major markets were cut in half... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trade on Wall Street

    May 7, 2013 9:00 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street, putting the Dow Jones industrial average back above 15,000. The Dow was up 42 points at 15,011 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, an increase of 0.3 percent. The Dow first crossed above 15,000 on Friday after the... more »
  • Stocks open little changed after a record week

    May 6, 2013 8:54 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks prices are little changed in early trading on Wall Street after a record-setting week for the market. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 14 points at 14,960 points shortly after the opening bell Monday, a decline of 0.1 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was... more »
  • Weak start for stocks on Wall Street; banks slide

    April 12, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is heading lower in early trading after a four-day rise as bank shares weaken. Wells Fargo and JPMorgan fell after reporting revenue that was lower than analysts were expecting. JPMorgan and Bank of America led the Dow Jones industrial average lower shortly after the opening... more »
  • The Next Pope: Horse-trading before Conclave

    March 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican insists that the cardinals participating in the conclave that starts Tuesday will vote their conscience, each influenced only by silent prayers and reflection. Everybody knows, however, that power plays, vested interests and Machiavellian maneuvering are all part of the game, and that the horse-trading is... more »
  • Oil prices fall as Israel-Hamas truce holds

    November 26, 2012 3:07 PM

    NEW YORK - Oil is back below $88 per barrel after a slow day of trading. Analysts are giving two reasons for the decline. One is that the truce between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip appears to be holding. The second is that traders are worried that negotiations... more »
  • Stocks slip as worries about fiscal cliff return

    November 12, 2012 12:19 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are slipping in midday trading on Wall Street, erasing an early gain, as investors again turn their focus to the approaching "fiscal cliff." Trading was light. The federal government and U.S. bond trading were closed for Veterans Day. Huge government spending cuts and tax increases are... more »
  • Hawks, Nets reach trading agreement

    July 3, 2012 8:57 AM

    Multiple media outlets are reporting the Hawks and Nets have agreed to a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson from Atlanta to Brooklyn. ESPN was first to report the teams had agreed to the deal. All the reports cited unidentified sources. The Nets would send... more »
  • Strong earnings, takeovers send stocks higher

    October 24, 2011 10:56 AM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are rising strongly after a round of corporate takeovers and reports that Europe's bailout fund will be larger than anticipated. Mattel and J.M. Smucker were among companies that rose after announcing acquisitions. Caterpillar jumped 5.5 percent after it raised its profit forecast for the year.... more »
  • Stocks headed sharply lower

    August 11, 2010 9:33 AM

    Stocks were headed sharply lower in the early going Wednesday. Investors were taking a more cautious approach to the market after the Federal Reserve issued its more downbeat view of the economy Tuesday. The Dow was down 200 points in the first hour of trading. more »

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