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Dow Does It Again

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business

* Dow up 0.3 pct, S&P 500 up 0.1 pct, Nasdaq off 0.1 pct * After Tuesday's record close, Dow hits intraday lifetime high ...

Fed Minutes Scare Stock Market

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The stock market posted its biggest loss this year on news that Federal Reserve officials suggested the central bank scale back its e...

Stocks Continue Winning Streak... Barely

AP | Posted 02.15.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks are closing narrowly mixed on Wall Street as the S&P 500 index notches its seventh straight week of gains. The Dow Jones industria...

Is 14,000 More Than Just a Number?

Mary Buffett | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

Watching the Dow hit 14,000 reminds me when I turned 50. When I crossed that milestone, I felt great, had a wonderful party, and took stock of things. However, on the day after I turned 50, it was simply back to work and any celebrations were in my rear view mirror

4 Reasons to Never Trust the Stock Market

Gene Marks | Posted 04.14.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The rising stock market is a good thing. And the smart business people I know are taking advantage of it (or plan to). But they are wary. I don't trust the markets. And neither should you.

S&P 500 Hits Highest Level Since 2007

AP | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks are closing slightly higher, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to the highest point since November 2007. Trading was thin as...

The Dow Jones at 14,000: Party Before the Storm?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Sheldon Filger

With the Dow Jones having reached 14,000, it can be said that the worst losses on the index since 2008 have been made whole. But does that mean the global economic crisis is over?

An Open Letter to Victoria Jackson: If You Want a 'White History Month' You'll Have to Earn It

Jason Kitchen | Posted 04.08.2013 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

The notion that simply acknowledging Jackson's absurd statements lends them credence is a valid one. Granted, her lunacy doesn't deserve any additional attention. However, it's important to note that Jackson is, for better or worse, a public figure with a following.

Stocks Rebound After Big Sell-Off

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business

* Bounce follows Monday sell-off * Dell to go private in $24.4 bln deal, shares up * Archer Daniels, Est...


Reuters | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

* Factory orders hint of U.S. economy weakness * CBOE Volatility index surges as investors turn cautious * Spanish and Italian political uncerta...

The Endgame of Capitalism

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

We're witnessing the endgame of capitalism, where a few wealthy individuals and corporations have accumulated most of the wealth while the rest of us are left to fight for the scraps.

Dow Ends Above 14,000

AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The Dow stock market index closed above 14,000 for the first time since before the financial crisis rocked the world economy. Propel...

Dow Jones Had Best January In Over A Decade

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The Dow logged its best start to the year in almost two decades. Stocks rallied in the first week of the year after U.S. lawmakers r...

The Stock Market LOVED January

AP | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks drifted lower Thursday, but the Standard & Poor's 500 still logged its best January since 1997. The Standard and Poor's 500 f...

Stocks Near Shocking Milestone

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Dow Gets A Lift

AP | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Drugmaker Pfizer gave the Dow a lift after posting a strong earnings report. That helped push the index closer to 14,000. The Dow Jo...

S&P Hits 5-Year High

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business

* Blue chips: Travelers up after results, J&J slips * Google, IBM and Texas Instruments to report after the bell * Dow u...

Markets Hit New Highs

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business

* Weak outlook weighs on Intel * Morgan Stanley up after results * U.S. Republicans weigh short-term debt limit increase...

Dow Responds To Fiscal Cliff Deal

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones industrial average closes 308 points higher after Congress passes budget bill....

Stocks Plunge On Fiscal Cliff Worries

AP | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks are dropping again on Wall Street as investors lose hope that Washington will meet a self-imposed deadline for reaching a budget de...

Zach Carter

Investors Not Worried By Fiscal Cliff Hype | Zach Carter | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Over the past month, financial investors and speculators have largely shrugged off federal lawmakers' inability to avert the so-called f...

Wall Street Stumbles After Harry Reid's 'Fiscal Cliff' Warning

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks slumped on Wall Street Tuesday after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was frustrated by the lack of progress in talks...

Dow Has Best Day Since Election

AP | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks had their best day since the election. Market-watchers are citing optimism about a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff of...

Post Election Collapse

Michael Farr | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

After flat markets during an abbreviated super-storm week, the Dow rallied about 250 points on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday saw stocks open lower and continue lower. The 250 point gain of the previous two days was wiped out, plus an additional 60 or so points for good measure. Why?

Global Stocks Fall On Fears Of Looming Fiscal Crisis

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

* Wall Street shares fall further after Wednesday slump * Euro hits two-month low after ECB holds rates steady * U.S., G...