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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • New York about to pass tough gun law

    January 15, 2013 10:38 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Legislation that would give New York state the toughest gun restrictions in the nation is expected to easily pass today in the state Assembly. It's already won approval in the state Senate, where the Republican leader says it is "well-balanced" and "protects the Second Amendment." It provides... more »
  • NY woman arrested in 1984 La. death

    December 21, 2012 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 47-year-old woman arrested by New York authorities on Dec. 3 in the 1984 slaying of businessman has been extradited to Louisiana. Leila Mulla, of Astoria, N.Y., was transported to Baton Rouge Thursday after being arrested by New York police. Mulla was booked with criminal conspiracy, simple... more »
  • Event planned "to teach women how to sit"

    July 3, 2012 4:32 PM

    NEW YORK- A New York state lawmaker has canceled an event for teaching women how to sit. Republican Sen. Marty Golden sent out a mailing advertising the July 24 business etiquette event on "posture, deportment and the feminine presence." His website said women would be taught to "sit,... more »
  • Nebraska man changes name to Tyrannosaurus Rex

    May 8, 2012 8:51 AM

    YORK, Neb.-A 23-year-old Nebraska man has legally become Tyrannosaurus Rex. The New York Times reported the man entered the York County courtroom as Tyler Gold and left it with the moniker of Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold. Gold said in his public filing for the change that the dinosaur's... more »
  • Accused terrorist goes on trial

    April 16, 2012 11:49 AM

    NEW YORK - Prosecutors say a New York City man accused of becoming an al-Qaida operative discussed bombing movie theaters, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square and the New York Stock Exchange before settling on the city's subways. Adis Madunjanin went on trial Monday in Brooklyn in connection with the alleged... more »
  • NYC hotels to equip workers with panic alarms

    February 8, 2012 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Hotels in New York City have agreed to equip their employees with panic alarms that would summon help in case of an emergency. New York Hotel Trades Council spokesman John Turchiano says the provision, which must be implemented within a year, is part of a new seven-year... more »
  • Family: NY woman's generosity led to burn death

    December 30, 2011 7:28 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The relatives of a Brooklyn woman torched in the elevator of her apartment building said Thursday that she was a kindhearted woman who helped a homeless man and paid with her life. Deloris Gillespie's children told reporters that the 71-year-old woman had hired Jerome Isaac to... more »
  • NYC mayor: Work on 9/11 museum has stalled

    December 30, 2011 4:47 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says work on a planned museum at the World Trade Center has ground to a halt because of a money dispute, and there is now "no chance" it will open on time. The museum commemorating the 9/11 attacks was scheduled to... more »
  • Debt leads to torching in NYC elevator

    December 19, 2011 5:59 AM

    NEW YORK - Police in New York say an unpaid debt led to the torching of a woman Saturday on a Brooklyn elevator. 73-year-old Deloris Gillespie was returning to her fifth-floor apartment with her groceries, as a man stood waiting for her. Surveillance video from inside the elevator... more »
  • Dardenne traveling to NYC to promote tourism

    January 28, 2011 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is hoping a trip to the Big Apple will help bring tourists back to Louisiana. Dardenne is planning a one-day trip next week to New York City next week to meet with nationwide broadcasters and magazine writers and promote Louisiana’s travel opportunities. According... more »
  • That Santa feeling hasn't quite left shoppers yet

    December 27, 2010 4:10 PM

    NEW YORK - Forget the returns line: Americans hit the stores after Christmas to buy stuff, indulging the rediscovered retail appetite that may have made 2010's holiday shopping season the biggest ever. Revenue for the holiday season is on track to grow at its strongest rate since 2006. Total spending... more »
  • Holiday 2010: The year the shoppers came back

    December 25, 2010 9:43 AM

    NEW YORK - Shoppers came back in force for the holidays, right to the end. After two dreary years, Christmas 2010 will go down as the holiday Americans rediscovered how much they like to shop. People spent more than expected on family and friends and splurged on themselves, too, an... more »
  • Senate passes health package for 9/11 workers

    December 22, 2010 2:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has passed a package of health care and economic aid for people sickened by dust from the ruins of September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The measure was passed on a voice vote with no one objecting after Democrats and Republican critics... more »
  • Thanksgiving sales bring shoppers, grumbles

    November 25, 2010 4:22 PM

    NEW YORK - Not all Americans tucked into turkey with their families on Thanksgiving. Some were out shopping, hitting sales ahead of the crowds expected Friday. After a year of cautious spending and worry over an uncertain economy and high unemployment, more stores this year extended hours into Thanksgiving Day,... more »
  • House ethics panel: Rangel violated rules

    November 16, 2010 11:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Charles Rangel, once one of the most influential House members, was convicted Tuesday on 11 counts of breaking ethics rules and now faces punishment. An ethics panel of eight House peers deliberated over two days before delivering a jarring blow to the 20-term New York Democrat's career.... more »
  • Dardenne heads to New York to promote tourism

    November 13, 2010 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lt. Gov.-elect Jay Dardenne is traveling to New York next week with a group of Louisiana businessmen to promote tourism and economic development. The trip from Nov. 16-18 is in connection with the nonprofit Committee of 100 for Economic Development Inc. Dardenne's office says a... more »

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