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  • NYC Mayor: 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay through Feb. 2018

    March 27, 2017 10:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018. De Blasio says the artwork, called "Fearless Girl," has inspired many people and "fueled powerful conversations about women in... more »
  • 'Fearless Girl' statue stares down Wall Street's iconic bull

    March 8, 2017 1:12 PM

    NEW YORK - A statue of a young girl with a look of resolve has been placed in front of Wall Street's famous charging bull in time for International Women's Day. A big investment firm, State Street Global Advisors, put the statue there to highlight efforts to get more women... more »
  • WSJ: Reporter detained in Turkey for nearly 3 days released

    December 31, 2016 2:01 PM

    NEW YORK - The Wall Street Journal says one of its reporters was detained in Turkey for nearly three days before authorities allowed him to leave the country. Editor Gerard Baker says in a statement Saturday that national security reporter Dion Nissenbaum was prohibited from calling his family, editors or... more »
  • Email: Clinton campaign sought to cancel Wall Street speech

    October 14, 2016 3:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - Newly released emails show Hillary Clinton's aides asked former President Bill Clinton to cancel a planned speech to a Wall Street investment firm because of concerns the Clintons might appear too cozy with Wall Street just as Hillary Clinton was about to announce her campaign for president. Hacked... more »
  • Stocks slide on Wall Street

    September 9, 2016 4:42 PM

    NEW YORK - The stock market stumbled to its biggest loss since June as traders worried that interest rates may finally be heading higher. Stocks that had the most to lose from higher rates suffered the most in the sell-off Friday. Utilities and phone stocks, which investors have... more »
  • Markets Right Now: US stocks, British pound fall further

    June 27, 2016 9:37 AM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are closing broadly lower in the U.S. as investors continue to grapple with the fallout of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The British pound fell further on Monday as traders expected the British economy to suffer because of the "leave" vote. Also Monday... more »
  • Energy sector leads another decline in stocks as oil falls

    February 2, 2016 12:00 PM

    NEW YORK - Energy companies are leading the stock market lower as prices for oil and natural gas take another tumble. Bank stocks are also getting beaten down Tuesday as investors worry they could suffer fallout if loans to oil and gas companies go bad. Several stocks were... more »
  • 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 »
  • Stock market tumble could keep pension funds behind

    January 22, 2016 5:59 AM

    WASHINTON D.C.- The slide on Wall Street could damage public employee pension funds around the country. And the burden could end up falling on taxpayers. Stocks have been tumbling in the first weeks of 2016, with the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 down nearly 9 percent since... more »
  • Stocks plunge along with price of oil; Dow off 500 points

    January 20, 2016 12:50 PM

    NEW YORK - Another plunge in the price of crude oil sent the stock market sharply lower. Oil and gas companies led the way down Wednesday as sliding oil prices threatened even more damage to the battered energy sector. Chevron fell 7 percent, the most in the Dow... more »
  • Stocks routed again as oil slide seems bottomless

    January 20, 2016 11:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Energy stocks are leading another sell-off on Wall Street as the price of oil continues to plunge. U.S. crude dropped 2 percent to just under $28 a barrel in New York early Wednesday. Dropping energy prices is a sign that the global economy is slowing down. Oil... more »
  • Global stock markets slide, oil falls below $30 a barrel

    January 15, 2016 11:24 AM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are sharply lower, led by steep declines in energy companies as the price oil takes another tumble. The Dow industrials lost about 400 points in the first ten minutes of trading. The price of oil sank below $30 Friday a barrel and is... 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 »
  • 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 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, getting a boost from China's rally

    September 8, 2015 4:31 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are closing sharply higher, bouncing back from a drop last week, as the market's recent bout of volatility continues. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 390 points, or 2.4 percent, to 16,492 Tuesday. That's the Dow's second-biggest gain this year following an even bigger surge... 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 »
  • Twitter stock tumbles after earnings come out early

    April 28, 2015 4:03 PM

    NEW YORK - Twitter's stock is falling sharply after the company's earnings - due to be released after the stock market closes - came out ahead of time. Trading in its stock was halted Tuesday afternoon after word spread of the premature earnings release. When trading resumed, the stock fell... more »
  • US stocks plunge as the price of oil continues to crumble

    January 5, 2015 11:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Another plunge in the price of oil is driving stocks sharply lower. Energy companies led the decline as crude dipped below $50 a barrel Monday. Other stocks also fell as traders worried that the drop could indicate a weaker global economy and possibly lead to a dangerous,... 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 push to record highs, continuing a rally

    December 22, 2014 3:24 PM

    Stocks are back at record highs as the market posts its fourth gain in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 154 points, or 0.9 percent, to 17,959 Monday, narrowly beating the record high it set two weeks ago by about half a point. The Standard & Poor's 500... more »

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