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  • Asian stocks weak amid new Europe jitters

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Asian stock markets were muted Friday, following the lead of Wall Street traders spooked by worries about the soundness of a bank in Portugal that raised the specter of more financial turmoil in Europe. Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 15,176.27 and South Korea's...

  • US stocks creep higher after two days of losses

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher after corporate earnings got off to an encouraging start. Stocks held onto their gains through the afternoon Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its latest policy meeting in June. Alcoa rose 6 percent after reporting earnings that...

  • Stocks fall for a second day; Nasdaq slumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors unloaded stocks for a second straight day ahead of a slew of corporate earnings that will help them determine whether a recent run-up in the market is justified. The selling Tuesday follows record closes last week. The Dow Jones industrial average ended below 17,000, a...

  • Stocks slip, pulling Dow back near 17,000

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after hitting their latest record highs last week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 44 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,024 Monday. It closed above 17,000 for the first time last Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 slipped seven points,...

  • Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average topped 17,000 for the first time Thursday, another in a string of records for the index that has lifted portfolios in a five-year bull market for stocks. The gain pushed the 118-year-old Dow, the oldest gauge for tracking stock prices, past its...

  • Stocks close at record highs as US hiring surges

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing at record levels following news that business hiring surged in June. Constellation Brands, the owner of Corona and Negra Modelo beer, rose 2 percent after the company said its income soared in the latest quarter. Delta Air Lines dropped 5 percent after the...

  • Energy investments face a changing climate

    The opening bell has sounded for investors concerned about climate change.

  • Dow flirts with 17,000 as market sets new highs

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are finishing at record highs as the Dow Jones industrial average closes in on 17,000 points for the first time. The Dow rose 129 points, or 0.8 percent, to end at 16,956 points Tuesday. It came within two points of 17,000. IBM led the Dow higher with a gain of 3...



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