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A Stock-Market Milestone Is Reached, But Who Cares?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What can be said about a political process which so faithfully executes the wishes of the wealthy and powerful at everyone else's expense? The ever-widening gulf between our two economies reflects a breakdown in our democracy -- or, rather, a corruption of it on behalf of special interests.

Facebook To Join S&P 500

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - Standard & Poor's on Wednesday said Facebook Inc will join its S&P 500 stock index after the close of trading on December 20, cementing th...

Wall St. Cheers Weak Job Growth

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business

* Data show U.S. job growth lost momentum last month * Fed seen unlikely to taper stimulative policy this year * Netflix...

S&P 500 Closes Above 1,700 Points For The First Time

AP | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Stock indexes are back at record highs on Wall Street after better economic news sent the market sharply higher. The benchmark Standar...

Dow Jones Touches Record High

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business

U.S. stocks closed at a record highs Tuesday after reports on auto sales and factory orders provided the latest evidence that the U.S. economy is stre...

S&P 500 Hits Record High

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

More than four years after the financial crisis began, the broadest U.S. stock-market index is back at a record high. Unfortunately, the rest of t...

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...

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...

S&P 500 Extends Winning Streak

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 extended its winning streak to six days on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected profits from IBM and Goog...

Zach Carter

Investors Not Worried By Fiscal Cliff Hype

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

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...

S&P Flat For The Year

Reuters | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

* S&P flat on year, Dow higher, Nasdaq lower * European shares post steepest annual fall in 3 yrs * Bank of America is Dow's worst perform...

U.S. Stocks Shoot Up On Positive Revenue, Fewer Jobless Claims

AP | STAN CHOE | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Lurching higher in its week of whiplash, Wall Street recorded one of its biggest gains of all time Thursday after investors seized on...