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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Trading in US stocks subdued ahead of Fed minutes

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting in midday trading as traders wait for the latest news from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,950 as of noon Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or 0.1...

  • Stocks open lower after two straight gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower after two straight days of gains. The Dow Jones industrial average fell eight points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,911 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell two points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,979. The Nasdaq composite...

  • 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...

  • Despite the alarm bells, U.S. not getting hammered financially by companies leaving

    Companies leaving the U.S. for low-tax countries might not cost America as much as you thought.



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