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3 months 1 week ago

S&P 500 ekes out another record high

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market has crept to another record high after U.S. companies announced another handful of deals. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 1.8 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at an all-time high of 1,951 on Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average nudged up...

2 years 3 months ago

Stocks open the week higher

U.S. stocks are opening higher as calm returns to global markets after a spasm of fearful selling last week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose modestly in early trading Monday, starting from its lowest opening value since December. Bond investors appeared less concerned about the finances of some...

2 years 11 months ago

Stocks finish sharply higher

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing sharply higher after the leaders of France and Germany promised to strengthen European banks. The Dow Jones industrial average soared 330 points, led by Bank of America Corp. The euro rose against the dollar. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Stocks to start up for today

U.S. stock futures are following European shares as they increase. The Stoxx 600 Europe index is up more than 2 percent after a German court upheld the country's role in bailing out other countries in the European Union. Investors will receive reports Wednesday on U.S. job openings in...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Stocks falling in wait for jobs report

U.S. stock futures are falling as anxious traders await a key report on hiring and employment in August. The Labor Department reports at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on the number of jobs created in August. Economists surveyed by FactSet expect that the economy added 93,000 jobs, not enough to reduce...

3 years 1 month ago

Stocks could rise this week

Stock futures are pointing higher to open this week after fears that the economy could be headed into a second recession, pummeled the major indexes for four weeks in a row. No major economic reports are due out Monday. Crude oil jumped 1.6 percent to $83.58 a barrel in...

3 years 1 month ago

U.S. stocks sink - experts warn for another recession

U.S. stock futures are sinking as economic jitters and uncertainty about Europe's finances fuel another day of selling around the world. European banking shares fell near two-and-a-half-year lows, dragged down by rumors about the companies' potential losses on bonds issued by heavily-indebted governments. Earlier, Asian shares took a beating,...

3 years 1 month ago

Wall Street worries

NEW YORK (AP) - Money flowed out of stocks and into Treasurys today leading to the worst drop in the Dow since December 2008. The Dow closed down 635 points. Fears of slower global growth and the European debt crisis led investors to look for safe places to put...

3 years 2 months ago

Stock futures on the rise

NEW YORK (AP) - Stock futures are rising as investors anticipate economic data this week. The government is expected to report Tuesday that businesses increased their orders for manufactured goods in May. That's evidence that parts shortages stemming from the March 11th earthquake in Japan are fading. Reports are...

3 years 3 months ago

Dow takes tumble

NEW YORK (AP) - Fears that the economy is stalling sent the Dow Jones industrial average down 280 points, erasing more than a quarter of the stock market's gains for the year. A pair of reports raised new doubts about the economy's strength Wednesday. A key manufacturing index fell...

3 years 8 months ago

Stocks open mixed as investors weigh data

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are starting out mixed as traders sift through the last batch of economic data for the year. Thursday morning, the Labor Department provided some positive news by reporting that initial filings for unemployment insurance in the week ending Dec. 25 fell to 388,000 from...

4 years 2 months ago

Fed Chief says future uncertain, stocks drop

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress the economic outlook remains "unusually uncertain," and the Fed is ready to take new steps to keep the recovery alive if the economy worsens. The Fed chief, in prepared testimony to the Senate Banking Committee Wednesday, says record low...

4 years 3 months ago

Stock market tumbles to end week

Stocks have tumbled after the government said hiring remains weak and Hungary became the latest European country to report its economy is in crisis. The Dow Jones industrials are down 324 points Friday at 9,931. The Labor Department says private employers added 41,000 jobs in May, down dramatically from...

4 years 7 months ago

Sadie ring opening bell at NYSE

The Westminster Kennel Club's Best in Show dog Sadie kicked off trading this morning when she helped ring the opening bell at the NYSE. The little Scottish Terrier might be a good luck charm because the markets closed up. The Dow added nearly 84 points to 10,393. The S&P added...

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