Banks lead a Wall Street advance

Investors regained some confidence in the economy after the previous day’s sell-off and sent stocks higher on Wednesday, led by financial sector issues. Also,...

Dismal day: Dow down 200+

Investor fears on Europe’s fiscal health drove Wall Street down Tuesday, as all three indexes dropped some 1.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped...

Delayed reaction to bad jobs news

Friday’s disappointing jobs report wasn’t forgotten as Wall Street reopened Monday after a three-day weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 130 points, or...

Stocks mixed ahead of three-day break

A drop in new unemployment claims and generally good sales reports from major retail chains weren’t enough to draw buyers to the stock market...

Another downer for stock traders

A poorly received bond auction by Spain’s government added to pessimism on Wall Street from the previous day’s indication by the US Fed that...

Stocks fall on pessimism about the Fed

Minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting disappointed Wall Street by indicating that the Fed is not inclined toward additional measures to stimulate the...

Q2 begins with an up day on Wall Street

The Institute for Supply Management issued a factory activity report for February which was stronger than economists had expected and that helped keep stock...

Stocks ended Q1 with an advance

A Commerce Department report that consumer spending rose in February added to optimism on Friday as stock traders bet on a recovering economy as...

Stocks closed mixed on bargain hunting

A pullback in the market’s recent advance gave bargain hunters an opportunity to pick up some blue chip issues. That gave a late boost...

Traders found reasons to dump stocks on Wednesday

A weak report on durable goods sales and the previous day’s negative report from the Conference Board on consumer confidence sent stock prices lower...

Stocks drop with consumer confidence

A drop in the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index was not welcome news on Wall Street – and reason to put the brakes on...

Big Ben cheers The Street

Stock traders reacted with glee as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the National Association for Business Economics that unemployment is still too high...

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Wall Street found some energy on Friday

Energy shares led the way as stock prices advanced on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 35 points, or 0.3%, to 13,081....

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Worries outweighed hope on Thursday

An encouraging drop in new applications for jobless benefits was more than counterbalanced by concerns about the economies of Europe and China. The Dow...

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Broadcasters outperformed a mixed market

Fed chief Ben Bernanke worried about Europe in testimony on Capitol Hill and the National Association of Realtors reported that February sales of existing...

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