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  • Stocks end mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

    NEW YORK (AP) — More tensions in Ukraine left the stock market slightly lower in quiet trading. Investors were also poring over a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, which gave few clues about the central bank's next moves on interest rates. Trading was unusually quiet with many...

  • S&P 500 closes at a record; Hewlett-Packard gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another round of buying on the stock market is sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its latest record high. Traders were encouraged by earnings gains and a decline last week in the number of people applying for unemployment benefits. The S&P 500 rose five points, or 0.3...

  • Bank of America settles for record $17 billion in mortgage inquiry

    The Department of Justice said that it would be the single largest settlement with a U.S. business in history. The agreement includes $9.65 billion in cash paid out to federal and state agencies, and nearly $7 billion in consumer relief to borrowers hurt by the mortgage crisis.

  • Despite Fed, a late push sends US stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — A late round of buying is leaving stock indexes mostly higher. Bond prices fell, sending yields higher, on word that Federal Reserve policymakers were leaning toward raising interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 59 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 16,979...

  • US stocks move higher; Home Depot rises

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing higher after investors got some encouraging news about home building and corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 80 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 16,919 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to...

  • US stocks move higher; Dollar General jumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — A bidding contest for a discount retailer and easing concerns about Ukraine helped send U.S. stock indexes higher. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 175 points, or 1.1 percent, to close at 16,838 Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 16 points, or 0.9 percent, to...



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