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Stock Markets Sink Amid European Crisis

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Trouble on two fronts in the European debt crisis sent American stocks tumbling Wednesday to their biggest loss since the rocky tradi...

A Tech Bubble, Boom or Bust?

John Backus | Posted 12.31.2011 | Small Business
John Backus

We're not in a bubble. We're not in a boom and we're definitely not going to bust. We're watching a new ecosystem emerge, albeit prudently, which presents fairly fertile ground for entrepreneurs with sound business models and opportunity aplenty for those with the patience and persistence to ride the next wave.

Dow Closes With Biggest Gain In Nearly Two Weeks

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Buyers returned to the stock market Tuesday after deciding the pounding stocks have taken the past month made them too cheap to resis...

Friday Sell-Offs Cap Fourth Straight Week Of Market Losses

AP | DANIEL WAGNER and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A growing belief that the U.S. economy may be headed toward recession gave the stock market its fourth straight week of losses. The ...

Scapegoats For Stock Market Volatility

New York Times | FLOYD NORRIS | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

As is often the case when market gyrations become excessive, governments have good reasons to hope that the significance, if any, lies in market imper...

Ex-Stock Market Official To Do Time For Insider Trading

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

McLEAN, Va. — A former managing director of the NASDAQ Stock Market was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison after making hundreds of thous...

Dow Jones Closes Down More Than 520 Points, Ninth Worst Point-Loss Ever

Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

For the third time in less than a week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down more than 500 points. This time, the Dow dropped a total of 520 p...

Alexander Eichler

Markets Rally On Fed Speech Day After Huge Losses | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Wall Street started the week with its worst single day since December 2008 Monday. But it followed up on Tuesday with its best day since M...

U.S. Stocks Rise Slightly After Monday's Big Plunge

AP | STAN CHOE | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Fed spoke – and financial markets rallied. The Dow Jones industrial average surged more than 429 points, its tenth-highest...

Dow Jones Suffers Sixth-Worst Point Loss Ever

Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

On the first day of trading after Standard and Poor's downgraded U.S. credit to AA+ from the top-level ranking of AAA, the Dow Jones Industrial Averag...

FAQs on the Standard & Poor's Downgrade of the U.S. Credit Rating

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If Congress gets smart, goes back into negotiations immediately and comes up with a credible plan to implement budget savings of more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years, the world will have renewed faith in the its largest economy.

Making Sense Of Thursday's Violent Market Selloff

CNBC | Mohamed El-Erian | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

Technical factors played a role in Thursday's unsettling market moves, including the disorderly across-the-board collapse in the price of risk assets ...

Time For A Double Dip?

The Economist | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

THIS ought to have been a good week for the American economy. The country’s leaders at last ended a ludicrously irresponsible bout of fiscal brinkma...

William Alden

Dow Jones Industrial Plunges 513 Points | William Alden | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks plunged Thursday in the worst one-day drop in more than two years, as investors absorbed fears that the American economy could ente...

Dow Jones Barely Avoids Longest Losing Streak Since The 1970s

AP | DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stock indexes came back from deep losses in the morning and ended Wednesday with small gains. The Dow Jones industrial average avoide...

Wall Street Rebounds Just In Time For Debt Deal

Reuters | Ashley Lau | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday, bolstered by strong corporate results and renewed hope for an agreement in Washington that ...

Morgan Stanley Downgrades Google Due To Aggressive Expansion

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Morgan Stanley downgraded Google Inc a notch to "equal-weight," saying the search giant's margins will shrink as it undertakes aggressive hiring a...

Cupcake Craze Heads To Wall Street

Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES (Lisa Baertlein and Mary Slosson) - Investors in Nasdaq newcomer Crumbs hope to cash in on the cupcake craze. Will they whip up big pr...

Markets Drop On News Governments Will Collectively Tap Oil Reserves

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Oil prices crashed more than $8 to a four-month low on Thursday after the world's consumer nations said they would band together to aid...


Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

NEW YORK: Nasdaq OMX Group Inc and IntercontinentalExchange are withdrawing their bid for rival exchange NYSE Euronext, saying it became clear t...

Microsoft Stock Drops In Biggest Fall Since 2009

Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology

(By Bill Rigby, Reuters) - Microsoft Corp shares fell their most in almost two years on Friday, a day after the software company reported a dip in...

Technology Stocks Now A Bargain After Dropping Post-Japan

Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (Noel Randewich) - Top technology companies warrant a fresh look as earnings season hits full swing next week after their shares wer...

Nasdaq To NYSE: Our Offer Is Superior

Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Spicer and Jonathan Stempel) - Nasdaq OMX Group and IntercontinentalExchange responded late Sunday to NYSE Euronext's rejection o...

Does the NASDAQ-ICE bid on the NYSE Make Sense?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

On both sides of the Atlantic, the antitrust authorities will have a view on the two offers. They might well be the decisive factor.

Nasdaq Makes Huge Rival Bid To Buy NYSE

Posted 06.01.2011 | Business

Nasdaq OMX and IntercontinentalExchange unveiled a rival bid to buy NYSE Euronext for about $11.3 billion in cash and stock, a 19 percent premium ...