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Stocks rise and Dow crosses 13,000 as dollar advances

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street shot higher Thursday as investors, while anticipating another dismal jobs report Friday, viewed the rising dollar and fal...

Good News? What A Surprise!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Wasn't everybody pretty surprised by this stagflationary recesso-depression? The banks! The lenders! The real estate brokers! Everybody, I guess, but the financial media that's paid to scare people.

Stocks Fall Sharply Following GE Results

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street stumbled Friday after a disappointing first-quarter report from General Electric Co. surprised the market and stoked conc...

World Stock Markets Rally

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — Asian stocks surged, Europe extended its gains and Wall Street was poised to rally once more Wednesday amid a growing belief that the w...

Stocks Gain on Last Day of Quarter

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street managed a moderate gain in the final session of a dismal first quarter Monday, but stock prices and the major indexes sti...

JPMorgan Raises Bear Purchase Price

AP | JOE BEL BRUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s higher offer for Bear Stearns on Monday gave the investment bank control of nearly 40 percent of its ailing ri...

Stocks Cap Volatile Week With Big Gains

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street capped a week of remarkable volatility with a big advance Thursday that left stocks higher for the week but didn't silenc...

Stocks Soar, Dow Rises 420 Points

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street stormed higher Tuesday as investors, optimistic following stronger-than-expected earnings from two big investment banks, ...

Stocks Decline After Huge Rally

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks pulled back sharply Wednesday, erasing most of the previous session's big gains as investors grew concerned about the possibil...

US Investment Banks Seen Riskier Than Third World Countries

Reuters | Peter Apps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Turmoil and uncertainty over some of Wall Street's best-known investment banks has left some facing rougher market conditions that price them as riski...

World Markets Tumble on Wall Street Drop

AP | TOBY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — European and Asian stock markets tumbled Monday as investors reacted nervously to a steep decline on Wall Street Friday after disappoin...

Stocks Finish Mixed in Choppy Session

AP | JOE BEL BRUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street finished mixed in another seesaw session Wednesday after regulators allowed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy more mortga...

Stocks End Lower Amid Weak Economic Data

AP | JOE BEL BRUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The stock market finished with a sharp loss Thursday after bleak readings on the economy heightened investors' fears of recession. Th...

Stocks Turn Positive After Ambac Report

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street staged a dramatic turnaround Friday, shooting higher in the last half-hour of trading after word that a bailout plan for ...

News Corp. Board Member: Not A Potted Plant, Likes Camping!

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last year, Rupert Murdoch thumbed his nose at erstwhile Dow Jones owners the Bancrofts by appointing a 27-year-old would-be opera singer, Natalie Banc...

Stocks End Lower After Bernanke Comments

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street retreated Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke predicted a "sluggish" economy until later in the year and...

Stocks Finish Mixed After Weak Data

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks finished mixed as lackluster economic reports offered Wall Street little incentive to place big bets ahead of a long weekend. ...

Wall Street Rallies on Buffett News

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street finished mostly higher Tuesday after billionaire investor Warren Buffett offered to help out troubled bond insurers, easi...

Stocks End Mixed on Economic Worries

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street finished a dismal week with a mixed performance Friday as investors grappled with fears about insurers of distressed mort...

Stocks Close Higher After Uneasy Session

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street finished higher in an uneasy session Monday as retail and homebuilders stocks rose on expectations for more interest rate...

Stocks End Higher on Upbeat Sales Data

AP | JOE BEL BRUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street moved sharply higher Wednesday after the Commerce Department reported an unexpected increase in retail sales last month a...

Stocks Finish Higher After Fitful Day

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street finished moderately higher in fitful trading Thursday as investors, still nervous about the economy, decided to buy back ...

Chevron, BofA Join Dow Industrials

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Bank of America Corp. and Chevron Corp. will replace tobacco company Altria Group Inc. and manufacturer Honeywell International Inc. ...

Stocks Extend Tuesday's Drop

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street pulled back for the third straight day Wednesday as investors still uneasy about the economy sold off after a Federal Res...

Stocks Extend Tuesday's Drop

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street pulled back for the third straight day Wednesday as investors still uneasy about the economy sold off after a Federal Res...