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...

Greek relief: The deal is done – 2/9/12

Thursday was a good news day on Wall Street. New US jobless claims were down and then various political factions in Greece finally agreed...

Small gains as Greek talks continue – 2/8/12

There’s still no final agreement on a financial reform package for Greece, but Wall Street traders still pushed stock prices cautiously higher. The Dow...

Still waiting for Greece to get its act together – 2/7/12

A Greek financial deal appeared more likely, but the negotiations still weren’t finished, so stock traders remained cautious on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial...

More Greek worries for Wall Street – 2/6/12

The stock market’s recent rally cooled on Monday as leaders of the Greek government appeared unable to agree on austerity measures to keep the...

NASDAQ hits 11-year high – 2/3/12

U.S. stocks leapt Friday, propelling the Nasdaq index to an 11-year high, as Wall Street embraced the nation’s jobless rate dropping to a three-year...

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