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  • Cantor's not lobbying, but his big payday should upset conservatives

    It's hard to fault Cantor for taking the deal, but anyone who cares about good government -- especially those who advocate small government -- ought to find his value a bit disconcerting.

  • Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee. Plenty of experts think...

  • Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February. The milestone-crushing run capped a week when the S&P eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for the first time. And the index ended August with a gain of 3.8...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

    Stocks ended higher Friday, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its fourth record-high close in five days. Investors weighed better-than-expected company earnings against mixed reports on the U.S. economy. Trading was quiet ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend. On Friday: The Dow...

  • Stock market closes at record high

    The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading. Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped nearly 8 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates. The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed. Consumer sentiment improved in August,...

  • FBI investigates 'Russian' cyberattack on Wall Street

    One of the companies attacked in mid-August was the nation's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., a representative for the bank confirmed.

  • Asian stocks post cautious gains, Qantas surges

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday but gains were muted ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan. KEEPING SCORE: The Nikkei 225, the benchmark for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, inched down 0.5 percent to 15,450.42. Hong Kong's Hang Seng...

  • Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

    Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row. The Standard & Poor's 500 eked out a gain of one-tenth of a point, enough to set another all-time high. The index closed at 2,000.12 points, a day after its first close above 2,000. The Dow Jones...

  • S&P 500 closes over 2,000 for the first time ever

    The S&P 500 index closed just above the symbolically significant number of 2,000 for the first time Tuesday, as stocks soared following positive economic reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also neared record highs.

  • U.S. stocks open higher; S&P 500 at 2,000 points

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher as investors welcomed the latest corporate deal news, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index back above 2,000. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 33 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,110 as of 9:37 a.m. Tuesday. The S&P 500 rose two points, or 0.1...

  • Asia stocks lackluster, US economic data awaited

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Tuesday as investors continued to digest monetary policy signals from the Jackson Hole meeting of central bankers and looked ahead to data expected to show an improving U.S. economy. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was off 0.4 percent at...

  • The Obama bank shakedown

    The Bank of America settlement "highlights a pattern of the government extorting the banks," said a former Wells Fargo CEO, and he's absolutely right.

  • S&P 500 touches 2,000 as corporate deals continue

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market hit another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index briefly traded above 2,000 points for the first time. The S&P 500 first closed above 1,000 points in February 1998. On Monday the market rose as investors were encouraged by the latest round of corporate...

  • 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...

  • Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on...



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