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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 »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trade; Microsoft jumps

    August 23, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street a day after pricing problems shut down the Nasdaq exchange for three hours. The Nasdaq composite was up 16 points, or 0.5 percent, at 3,655 shortly after the opening of trading Friday. Other indexes also rose, but not... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

    August 13, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are inching mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported a pickup in retail sales last month. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or 0.1 percent, at 1,691 shortly after the opening of trading Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial... more »
  • Stocks slip after Japan's growth disappoints

    August 12, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street after Japan's economic growth came in weaker than analysts had expected. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 25 points, or 0.2 percent, at 15,399 after the first few minutes of trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stocks inch higher; still on track for weekly loss

    August 9, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street, not enough to erase the market's loss for the week. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up four points, just 0.03 percent, to 15,502 shortly after the opening of trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was... more »
  • Stock market opens higher on healthier China trade

    August 8, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is opening higher after a drop in jobless claims and new evidence that China's economy may be stabilizing. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 80 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,551 shortly after the U.S. stock market opened Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade; American Eagle drops

    August 6, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street despite some positive news on the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 70 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,542 after the first few minutes of trading Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell three points, or 0.2... more »
  • Stocks ease in early trading on Wall Street

    August 5, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 52 points, or 0.3 percent, at 15,605 points in early trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was off four points, or 0.3 percent, at 1,704. The Nasdaq composite was... more »
  • US stocks open lower, dragged down by tech

    July 26, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are getting off to a weak start on Wall Street after more weakness in technology companies. The early decline Friday is putting the market on track for its first weekly loss this month. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 75 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,481 in... more »
  • Stocks open mostly lower on Wall Street

    July 25, 2013 8:51 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street after several companies reported disappointing earnings. Home builder PulteGroup plunged 9 percent to $16.89 after reporting a 14 percent plunge profits. Another major home builder, D.R. Horton, fell 7 percent to $19.62. Technology shares fared better than the rest of... more »
  • Apple leads an early advance in technology stocks

    July 24, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Apple is leading an early advance in technology stocks on Wall Street after beating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue. Apple jumped 5 percent to $438 in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday. Apple shipped more iPhones in the latest quarter and said it was planning to... more »
  • Wall Street opens higher

    July 23, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is opening higher after DuPont Co. said it is exploring a sale of its performance chemicals unit and China pledged to maintain growth. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 51 points to 15,595, helped by a 4 percent gain in DuPont's stock in early... more »
  • Weak tech earnings pull down US stock market

    July 19, 2013 9:09 AM

    NEW YORK- Weak earnings from big technology companies sent the stock market lower in early trading. The tech sector led the declines Friday after disappointing quarterly results from Google, Microsoft and a loss from chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 48 points to 15,500 shortly... more »
  • Earnings gains drive stocks higher in early trade

    July 18, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Solid earnings gains at major U.S. companies are driving stocks higher in early trading on Wall Street. The advance put the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index back into record territory. The Dow was up 73 points, or 0.5 percent, at 15,542 after... more »
  • Stocks edge lower on Wall Street; Coke sinks

    July 16, 2013 9:14 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as traders are mostly unimpressed with the latest batch of corporate earnings. Coca-Cola dropped 3 percent to $39.74, the worst drop in the Dow Jones industrial average, after reporting a slump in soda sales in North America. The Dow was... more »
  • Soft open on Wall Street; Citi leads banks higher

    July 15, 2013 9:09 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street as the market comes off its best week since January. The Dow Jones industrial average was down six points at 15,457 after the first few minutes of trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was off two points... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • US stocks rise, extending last week's gains

    July 8, 2013 8:54 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is up in early trading as it builds on gains from last week's encouraging jobs report. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points at 15,212 shortly after the market opened. The Standard & Poor's 500 climbed seven points to 1,639. The Nasdaq was... more »
  • Stock market rises after strong US jobs report

    July 5, 2013 8:53 AM

    NEW YORK- Robust hiring in the U.S. is boosting the stock market in early trading. The government says employers added 195,000 jobs in June. Economists had predicted a gain of 165,000. The unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points, or 0.5 percent,... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade after three-day surge

    June 28, 2013 8:59 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are getting off to a slow start after a three-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 49 points, or 0.4 percent, at 14,973 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down three points, or 0.2 percent,... more »
  • US stocks higher on strong jobs, spending news

    June 27, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- Better news on jobs and consumer spending are pushing stocks higher in early trading. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 112 points, or 0.8 percent, at 15,022 after the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 10 points, or 0.7... more »
  • Stock market opens higher, extending gains

    June 26, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, extending gains from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 134 points, or 0.9 percent, 10 minutes after the market opened Wednesday. The Dow jumped 100 points in the previous session following good news about the economy. The... more »
  • Stocks bounce higher in early trade on Wall Street

    June 25, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Encouraging reports on home prices and orders for manufactured goods are sending stock prices higher in early trading on Wall Street. Homebuilder stocks rose sharply after home prices rose sharply in April and Lennar reported better earnings than the market was expecting. The Dow Jones industrial average was... more »
  • US stocks open higher after a two-day plunge

    June 21, 2013 8:56 AM

    The U.S. stock market is opening higher as traders regroup following the biggest drop of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 65 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,824 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Dow plunged 560 points Wednesday through Thursday after the Federal... more »
  • Stocks edge lower as investors wait for the Fed

    June 19, 2013 8:52 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 17 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,301 in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday. The Standard &... more »
  • US stocks little changed at end of a volatile week

    June 14, 2013 9:00 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are little changed in the early going on Wall Street as trading quieted down at the end of a turbulent week. The Dow Jones industrial average edged down a point to 15,175 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Dow had surged 180 points the... 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 »
  • Stock indexes open higher on Wall Street

    June 12, 2013 9:08 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is getting off to a strong start after two days of losses. Markets have become more volatile in the past two weeks as global central banks prepare to ease back on their economic stimulus policies. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 57 points at... 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 move higher in early trading on Wall Street

    June 4, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after encouraging news about home prices and trade. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 26 points at 15,280 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up three points at... 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 open sharply higher on Wall Street

    May 28, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- A jump in home prices is helping send the stock market sharply higher in early trading. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 143 points to 15,447 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 1 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 17 points at... more »
  • Stock slump continues on Wall Street

    May 23, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- A global stock market slump is continuing on Wall Street as traders worry about how committed the Federal Reserve remains to keeping up its bond-buying program. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 112 points to 15,191 in early trading Thursday, or 0.7 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500... 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 »
  • Weak open on Wall Street; Wal-Mart disappoints

    May 16, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street a day after the market hit its latest record high. Wal-Mart led the Dow Jones industrial average lower after the giant retailer blamed higher payroll taxes, bad weather and delayed tax refunds for a sales slump that disappointed investors. Cisco... more »
  • Stock prices ease as manufacturing softens

    May 15, 2013 9:12 AM

    NEW YORK- A report of slowing manufacturing in the Northeastern U.S. is getting the stock market off to weak start. Traders were also disappointed by news that Europe's economic slump continued, dragging France into a recession. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 30 points at 15,186 shortly after the... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

    May 14, 2013 9:03 AM

    NEW YORK- Stock indexes are moving higher in early trading on Wall Street as a record-breaking advance on the stock market got moving again. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 26 points at 15,117 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 0.2 percent. The broader Standard and... 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 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 edge lower; Pfizer weighs down the Dow

    April 30, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stock prices are opening mostly lower on Wall Street as weak earnings from Pfizer and other companies drag down major market averages. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 48 points to 14,770 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a loss of 0.4 percent. Pfizer was among the biggest... 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 »
  • Solid earnings drive stocks higher on Wall Street

    April 23, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- Strong earnings from a range of U.S. companies are driving stock prices higher in the early going on Wall Street. Coach, Travelers and Lockheed Martin were among the winners shortly after the opening bell after the companies reported better results than analysts were expecting. The Dow Jones industrial... 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • Stocks surge after last-minute budget deal reached

    January 2, 2013 12:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are sharply higher on Wall Street after lawmakers reached a last-minute budget agreement to avert sweeping tax increases and cuts to government spending programs. The Dow is off its highs of the day, but remained up more than 200 points in early afternoon trading. The Dow... more »
  • Stocks mixed as investors work through jobs report

    December 7, 2012 11:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are trading mixed on Wall Street as investors work through the government's latest jobs report. It turns out Superstorm Sandy didn't have as much of an impact on the employment picture last month as economists had expected. The government says the storm played only a minimal... more »
  • Wall section collapses in Pompeii after heavy rain

    November 30, 2012 2:28 PM

    MILAN - The Italian news agency ANSA says a wall at the Pompeii archeological site has collapsed following days of heavy rain. The collapse Friday of a two-meter (six-foot) section of wall in an area closed to tourists is the latest in a series that has raised concern about the... more »
  • Mom who glued kid's hands to wall faces life term

    October 8, 2012 12:47 PM

    DALLAS - A doctor has testified that a Texas mother who glued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall also beat the toddler so badly that she suffered significant brain trauma and bleeding inside her skull. Elizabeth Escalona pleaded guilty July 12 to injury to a child. The 23-year-old mother... more »
  • Katrina floodwall case heads to trial

    September 11, 2012 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers is back on trial, seven years after Hurricane Katrina's storm surge shredded New Orleans' flood protection system. Starting Wednesday, a federal judge will hear testimony in a lawsuit by several homeowners who claim negligence by the corps and a contractor caused... more »
  • Wall Street's " bad boy" sentenced

    May 3, 2012 5:48 PM

    NEW YORK - A former investment manager known as Wall Street's "bad boy" has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Ross Mandell was sentenced in New York on Thursday for his conviction on charges he defrauded U.S. and European investors of $140 million. He was convicted last year on... more »
  • Wall Street rebounds

    April 11, 2012 5:54 PM

    NEW YORK - Wall Street has ended its five-day losing streak. One day after falling 214 points, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 89. The Nasdaq composite climbed 25 points and the S&P 500 rose 10. more »
  • Stocks tumble after jobs report

    April 9, 2012 6:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Investors have had a three-day weekend to brood over disappointing job growth in March. When they got back to work today and delivered their verdict, it wasn't good. Stocks closed sharply lower, sending the Dow and S&P 500 to only their second four-day losing streak this year.... more »
  • 2 firefighters killed in warehouse fire

    April 9, 2012 11:35 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Two Philadelphia firefighters are dead after a wall collapsed on them while they fought a massive early-morning warehouse fire. They were inside a furniture store adjacent to the vacant warehouse when a wall collapsed and trapped them. The two firefighters killed were 60-years-old and 25 years old. Hot... more »
  • Rescued after 4 Days Trapped in Her Home

    October 6, 2011 7:27 PM

    An 80-year-old woman in California was rescued after she spent four days trapped between her bed and the wall in her house. She was discovered by sheriff's deputies after they received a call to check on her welfare. The woman had not been seen for days and her pets weren't... more »
  • EBRSO on the lookout for 'smash-and-grab' suspects

    October 18, 2010 5:35 PM

    The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for suspects who pulled a "smash-and-grab." The suspects used a truck to ram through a wall of the Mobil station on Highway 61 in Port Hudson. They stole the store's safe and took off. Workers arrived at work... more »
  • Parents set up memorial for son at new Perkins Road Park

    October 13, 2010 6:25 PM

    Perkins Road Park will reopen this weekend after years of renovations and additions, and people may be surprised at what’s there. The Velodrome was built in 1985. Since then, a BMX bike track and tennis courts were added. Saturday, BREC will unveil an updated BMX track, a new... more »
  • High tides destroy sand wall in Cameron Parish

    July 1, 2010 2:45 PM

    High tides from Hurricane Alex have destroyed 1,000 feet of a sand wall the Louisiana National Guard built in Cameron Parish as a barrier against oil from the BP well. Office of Emergency Preparedness officials say it takes weeks for sand to compact in fabric-lined wire mesh baskets. ... more »

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