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Major Stock Indexes Hit Record Highs

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

* S&P 500 breaks through intraday record shortly after open * Dow pops above 14,800 to set a fresh intraday record high ...

Dow Closes At Record High

AP | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at another record high, driven by a surge in materials companies. The Dow gained almost 60 po...

The Missing Half of the Fraction

James Berman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
James Berman

No one would buy or sell real estate without knowing both sides of the fraction. I wouldn't recommend it with stocks either.

Dow Winning Streak Contineus

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up on Wednesday, with the Dow rising for the ninth straight session to another record and the S&P 5...

Dow Closes At Another High

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

* Dow hits third straight intraday record high * Financials strongest sector on day, BofA gains * Jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week ...

Obama Must Lead

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

There was no excuse for the president to shout from the rooftops about the dangers of sequester while not doing a thing to prevent it. Americans need jobs, not spin, and leaders, not photo ops.

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 ...

Mark Gongloff

Dow Hits Record High: Here's Why It Doesn't Matter

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

The best-known stock-market average in the world is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, that matters less than it ever has. A new high for the ...

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

Dow Closing In On All-Time Highs

AP | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow is closing at its highest level of the year, coming within one percent of its record reached in October 2007. ...

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...

Bullishness, Bearishness & Other Delusions

James Berman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Money
James Berman

Not every cheap stock is a buy. Some are too risky to take a gander at; others are too difficult to value. Finally, not every cheap stock is a good business. As Buffett always says, the idea is to buy a good business at a decent price, not a mediocre business at a very cheap price.

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&...

Selective Amnesia and the Rogue Elephant

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Surely, since according to the far right Obama was to blame for the declining economy prior to taking office, he must also then be credited with the growing economy. No amount of twisted logic and ideological contortion can get around that conundrum.

Who's Going To Solve Mounting Global Sustainability Problems? Probably a U-M Grad

Posted 03.12.2012 | Detroit

A new University of Michigan fellowship program designed to prepare 300 students to take on the challenge of solving global sustainability problems is...

The Wheels On the Justice Bus Go Slowly Round And Round

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

You need eight ounces to make a cup, but only seven and a half things are necessary for knowing each day. Here's your daily allotment: Thing One: S...

Cracking The Tax Code: Seven And A Half Things To Know

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Thing One: Cracking The Tax Code: President Obama will try to swipe the political football away from his GOP rivals today by proposing a tax cut for c...

Forsaken Growth

James Berman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
James Berman

Only a few years ago, investors heralded the potential in emerging markets. The sputtering of world growth has silenced that chatter. The miraculous p...

Hill Harper Defines True Wealth

The Wall Street Journal | By Hill Harper | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living

By Hill Harper for The Wall Street Journal It’s been a rocky month on Wall Street. 500 point drops and gains have taken our stomachs and investme...

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...

Five Myths About The Dow

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 10.13.2011 | Business

Charles Dowdevised the index in 1896 to give investors a snapshot of the performance of big manufacturing stocks (and of the U.S. economy) each day. T...

Chris Kirkham

Stock Market Losses Threaten Recovery As Wealth Vanishes For Consumers

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

With consumer spending already declining in recent months, economists say the plunge in the stock markets over the past month could deal another signi...

CA's Pension Funds Lose $18 Billion After Market Plunges

AP | ADAM WEINTRAUB | Posted 10.10.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The turmoil on Wall Street has hit the nation's largest public pension fund, which lost about $18 billion off the value of ...

The Rancid Taste of Tea

Jim Worth | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The Tea Party held the country hostage -- and won! Despite the posturing on both sides of the aisle over what they each achieved in the budget deal, ...

Why The Market Gods Are Angry

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Dylan Ratigan

Let's hope that this relative market pinprick got someone's attention at the White House, or on the tour bus. Because the market's tendency is to ratchet up the pain for those who fail to recognize its message.