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Stocks Rise On Surprisingly Strong Jobs Report

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — A surge in hiring last month got a big welcome on Wall Street Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 217.29 points to close...

Complete Knightmare Averted For At Least One Day

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Aug 3 (Reuters) - Knight Capital Group Inc has told brokers that it has obtained a line of credit, which will allow it to operate for the day, the W...

Stocks Fall For Third Straight Day

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — A parade of grim news, from weak corporate earnings to a pullback at U.S. factories to spreading fault lines in Europe's debt crisis,...

Today's Stocks: S&P, Nasdaq Dip On Growth Worry; P&G Supports Dow

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

* Tech shares weak after Infosys cuts sales forecast * P&G and Merck support Dow industrials * Support tested on Dow, S&...

How I Made Peace With The Dow (And My Retirement Savings Plan)

Carol Orsborn | Posted 09.09.2012 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

It takes some kind of faith to place your retirement savings in the hands of forces beyond your control and yet maintain not only your emotional equilibrium in the present moment, but trust in the future.

Stocks Are Actually Doing Pretty Well This Year

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- For all the scary headlines – a bailout of Spanish banks, JPMorgan's huge trading loss, the sputtering job market, Facebook's failed...

News Corp Mulls Splitting In 2

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Media

News Corp. is thinking of splitting in two, dividing its publishing business from its entertainment division, the company's own Wall Street Journal re...

Stocks Plunge On Spain Bailout Request

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Europe's latest efforts to quell its financial crisis left investors exasperated Monday, causing steep losses in stock markets on bot...

Bank Stocks See Huge Gains

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — The stock market bounced back Friday, a day after suffering its second-worst loss this year. Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and othe...

U.S. Stocks Take Huge Hit

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Relentlessly gloomy reports about the health of the world economy rocked Wall Street on Thursday, stirring more worry about the stall...

Top Murdoch Official Steps Down

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Larsen, the president of Dow Jones & Co., has resigned after 13 years with the company. Larsen, 46, has served a...

Stock Market Rally Loses Steam After Bernanke's Comments

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors didn't hear what they wanted from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. An early rally in stocks faded in the afternoon T...

Stocks Free Fall After Dismal Jobs Report

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

Alarmed by an ominously weak U.S. jobs report, investors ran for safety Friday from new worries about a global slowdown, sending the Dow Jones industr...

Dow Drops All Of 2012 Gains

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

* May payrolls report well short of expectations * China PMI falls, adding to global growth fears * Mining stocks rare g...

S&P 500 Continues Fall

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business

* Banks, natural resources shares lead declines * JPMorgan shares down, executive departs after huge loss * S&P 500 breaks support at 1,...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Sees Fifth Straight Day Of Declines

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business

Political uncertainty in debt-hobbled Europe spread to financial markets Tuesday and pushed stocks lower in Europe and the United States. The Dow Jon...

The Tinder-Box Society

Robert Reich | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

May 1 may be a good day for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but the future depends on the job prospects and wages of the average worker.

Stocks Add To Gains In Late Rally

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, April 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks added to gains in a late rally on Thursday, with the Dow rising 1 percent and the S&P 500 and the Nas...

10 Economic Indicators That Mislead Small Businesses

Gene Marks | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Being a small business owner I'm an eternal optimist. But small business owners need to pay close attention when the media says that something "increased" or "got better." Always say to yourself: "Better? Compared to what?"

What the Return of Market Volatility Tells Us

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

The renewed volatility in stocks last week was due to conflicting signs of additional central bank liquidity support, both in Europe and the US.

Best Rally In A Month

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

The U.S. stock market has shaken off its worst plunge in months by having a crazy two-day rally, fueled mainly by wishful thinking. The Dow Jones I...

Traders Took Their Heads Out Of Their Hands Today

AP | CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors on Wednesday all but forgot the previous day's burdens and sent stocks soaring. It was a stark turnaround from the day befo...

Stocks Close At Highest Level Since Before Crisis

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

-- STRONG RISE: U.S. stocks rose to multi-year highs on Monday after a positive report on U.S. manufacturing. The Institute for Supply Management sai...

What You Need To Know About The Stock Market

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 06.02.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — The bulls weren't bullish enough. The stock market just had its best first quarter in 14 years. The surge has sent Wall Street analy...

Americans' Biggest Fear

AP | By MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 03.12.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- The headlines say the financial crisis is behind us. The Dow is back to pre-financial crisis levels. Layoffs are the slowest since the fin...