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Malaysian Airliner Crash Sends Stocks Tumbling

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

* Malaysian Airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 dead * Morgan Stanley profit more than doubles, beats estimates * M...

Well That Wasn't Pretty

AP/HuffPost | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing lower following weaker earnings from U.S. companies. Home builders fell after data provider CoreLo...

Why the Market Keeps Going Up and Why It Might Matter to You

Karen Firestone | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Karen Firestone

I work in the stock market, although I have never written a "market" piece in this venue. So why now? Because the broad indices have steadily climbed ...

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 ...

Cyprus Deal Likely To Push Stocks Rally

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

-- The last-ditch effort to save the banking system in Cyprus should bring a rally when U.S. stock markets open on Monday, according to several inves...

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...

Good News For Morgan Stanley

AP | By CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Profits roared back at the investment bank Morgan Stanley in the fourth quarter, reversing a loss in the same period a year ago, whe...

S&P Hits New 5-Year High

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business

* Jobless claims fall, housing starts accelerate * EBay gains after results beat expectations * Bank of America, Citigro...

Stocks Plunge On Jobs Worries

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Investors abandoned stocks Friday after the U.S. government reported that only 80,000 jobs were created in June, the third straight month ...

U.S. Stocks Surge To Second-Biggest Gain This Year

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Financial markets around the world stormed higher Friday after European leaders came up with a breakthrough plan to rescue banks, relieve debt-burdene...

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...

Market Comeback Could Undo 'All The May Losses'

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business

* Volatile trading before weekend Greek elections * Spanish bond yields come off euro-era high * Short interest on NYSE highest since Octobe...

Stocks Plunge On Europe Worries

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks sank on Wednesday as surging bond yields in Spain and Italy ratcheted up tensions in financial markets abou...

Economic Ambiguity

Michael Farr | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

We continue to believe that investors are underestimating the risks inherent to the bond market at this stage in the game. Bond investors are not being compensated for the risks they are assuming when they are not even able to earn the expected rate of inflation.

Investors Run To Surprising Place

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

Investors around the world are getting more anxious, and they're choosing to put their money in an unusual safe haven: the U.S. stock market. A new...

Dow Takes Huge Plunge

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business

Stocks suffered their biggest losses in three months Tuesday, the first hiccup in a strong and steady rally to start the year. Wall Street worried abo...

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...

Time Running Out For S&P 500 To End Positively, As Euro Crisis Looms

Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With two weeks left in the trading year, the euro zone debt crisis will remain the primary impediment to pushing the S&P 500 ...

U.S. Stocks Slide After Big European Announcement

AP | MATT CRAFT | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Financial markets slumped Thursday after the head of Europe's central bank dashed hopes that the bank was preparing to help extinguis...

Goldman To Suffer More Than Other Banks, Analysts Say

Reuters | Lauren Tara LaCapra | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

Analysts have been slashing earnings estimates for big Wall Street banks recently, particularly for Goldman Sachs, as unpredictable trading markets an...

U.S. Stocks Tumble Amid Global Markets Rout After S&P Downgrade

AP | STAN CHOE | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Fear has taken over on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 634.76 points Monday, the first trading day since Standard...

Stock Market Ends Worst Week In A Year

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

(Caroline Valetkevitch) - Stocks ended the worst week in a year as time runs out on Washington to reach agreement before the government loses its ...

Manufacturing Growth Picks Up For First Time In Four Months

Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Leah Schnurr) - The pace of growth in the manufacturing sector picked up for the first time in four months in June, a sign of optimism f...

U.S. Manufacturing Orders Rose Last Month, Easing Fears Of Slowdown

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

New orders for U.S. manufactured goods and a gauge of business spending plans rose in May, easing fears of a sharp slowdown in factory activity. ...