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  • 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...

  • US stocks close higher; Amazon gains, Macy's drops

    NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and health care companies are helping U.S. stocks close higher, despite a mixed batch of economic news and a pullback in Japan's economy. Amazon rose 2.2 percent Wednesday after the online retailing giant introduced a credit-card processing device designed to help...

  • US stocks move lower in quiet trade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing lower following two days of gains as investors focus on problems in Ukraine and Iraq. Energy stocks fell more than the rest of the market, dragged down by a decline in the price of crude oil. The Dow Jones industrial average lost nine points, or 0.1 percent,...

  • US stocks edge higher on corporate news, earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as investors turn their focus to corporate news and as tensions ease in Ukraine. Priceline rose 2 percent after the online discounter reported better earnings than analysts were expecting. Chiquita Brands soared 30 percent on a buyout...

  • US stocks gain on signs of easing Ukraine tension

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing higher as investors were relieved by reports of easing tensions between Ukraine and Russia. News reports said Russia had ended military exercises near Ukraine. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 185 points, or 1.1 percent, to close at 16,553 Friday....

  • Stocks slip; Bond yields fall to lowest of year

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending lower as investors worry about slowing global economic growth and simmering tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine. The market gave up an early gain Thursday and turned lower in late morning trading, then stayed down for the rest of the day. The Dow...

  • Stocks inch higher; Molson Coors jumps on earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher, led by a rebound in consumer staples stocks. The market had fallen to its lowest level since May a day earlier, when Russia massed troops near its border with Ukraine. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 14 points, or 0.1 percent, to...

  • US stocks bounce back after worst week since 2012

    Solid earnings from Berkshire Hathaway and a bank rescue in Europe gave investors enough encouragement to send stock prices higher. The market was coming off its worst week since 2012. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 75 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 16,569 Monday. The Standard &...



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