More Wall Street Articles

  • Stocks snap higher on Wall Street; Citigroup up

    Stocks are closing sharply higher as the market shakes off its worst weekly performance in three months. Citigroup rose 3 percent after the bank turned in better results than Wall Street expected. The bank also said it had reached a settlement in an investigation into its mortgage securities...

  • Why lobbying is a dud for most companies but benefits their CEOs

    Lobbying and political contributions don't increase a company's profits, a new academic study suggests -- they mostly just enrich the CEO.

  • In first public speech, new Federal Reserve vice chairman dismisses breaking up big banks

    Stanley Fischer warned that "actively breaking up the largest banks would be a very complex task, with uncertain payoff," even though some critics say more regulation is needed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. 

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Hillary Clinton's Wall Street ties could be bigger problem in the general election than in the primaries

    One of the few areas of potential intrigue in the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination race is whether Hillary Clinton's Wall Street ties will trigger a fierce backlash against her assumed candidacy from the populist elements of the Left.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stocks end mixed; S&P closes near all-time high

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market got back on track in the second quarter. After a bumpy start to the year, the Standard & Poor's 500 index resumed its upward climb in the March-June period. The index rose 4.7 percent, versus a 1.3 percent gain in the first three months of the year. As the...

  • S&P 500 posts its sixth straight quarterly gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing out another strong quarter, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its sixth straight quarterly gain. The market was mixed on the day as trading was muted ahead of the July 4th holiday in the U.S. The S&P 500 edged down less than a point to close at...



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