Jobs boost boosted stock prices

A report from the payroll processing company ADP indicated that US employers added 216,000 jobs in February. That upbeat news...

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European worries pressure Wall Street

The EU issued a gloomy economic outlook and the gloominess extended to Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial...

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Global market a downer on Monday

China cut its growth estimates, which sent price for some basic material dropping - and stocks as well...

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Stocks retreated on Friday

With not much news to move the markets on Friday, stocks pulled back a bit. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped three points to...

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Modest gains to start March

The government reported that new unemployment claims declined last week to the lowest level since March 2008. But oil prices edged up, so the...

Big Ben sinks the market

Wall Street ended February with a loss for the day after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that “the job market is far from...

Dow back above 13K – 2/28/12

A jump in the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index sent stock prices upward on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial average closed above 13,000 for...

Bank stocks led market retreat – 2/22/12

Continued worries about Europe’s debt problems got more attention from traders than some good corporate earnings reports, so stocks headed lower on Wednesday, with...

Stocks end mixed after Dow crosses 13K – 2/21/12

European agreement on the bailout package for Greece gave the stock market a boost and the Dow Jones Industrial Average spent some time above...

Stocks cooled off Friday after Thursday gains – 2/17/12

After big gains on Thursday, the market turned more cautious on Friday, with traders waiting to see exactly how the European bailout of Greece...

Good news on jobs front boosts stocks – 2/16/12

New claims for unemployment benefits fell, which put Wall Street traders in a buying frame of mind. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 123...

Apple led the market lower on Wednesday – 2/15/12

Worries about a legal dispute threatening Apple iPad sales in China sent the tech giant’s stock lower on Wednesday and weighed on the broader...

Retail sales disappoint Wall Street – 2/14/12

Yes, US retail sales were up in January, but not as much as Wall Street had been expecting, so stock prices fell on Tuesday....

Greece finally gets its act together – 2/13/12

World markets breathed a sigh of relief as the Greek parliament finally passed a package of spending cuts to win European bailout funding for...

Week ended with a down session – 2/10/12

More financial/political turmoil in Greece – as Thursday’s done deal on an austerity plan turned out to be less than done – gave Wall...

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