Good news from Europe boosted stocks – 11/11/11

Greece swore in its new Prime Minister and Italy’s Senate approved new austerity measures to improve the nation’s debt situation. That positive news from...

All's quiet on the European front – 11/10/11

Energy stocks led the way as Wall Street rebounded on Thursday – and there was no new bad news from Europe. The Dow Jones...

Italy sends stock prices skidding – 11/9/11

A worsening financial and governmental crisis in Italy sent shockwaves through stock markets around the globe. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 389 points,...

Government musical chairs – 11/8/11

First Greece – and now Italy is getting a new government. World stock markets reacted favorably to Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi saying he would...

Wild day ends on the up side – 11/7/11

Wall Street didn’t have time to celebrate Greece nearing agreement on a coalition government before facing new worries about Italy’s economic stability. But assurances...

Waiting for the Greek parliament – 11/4/11

Stock markets don’t like uncertainty, so as the world waited Friday for the Greek parliament to cast a vote of confidence or no confidence...

Greek PM changes course, stocks rise – 11/3/11

Beleaguered Prime Minister George Papandreou backed away from plans for a public vote on a bailout deal for Greece as his government appeared on...

Wall Street embraces Fed comments – 11/2/11

The Federal Open Market Committee that it would likely keep interest rates low through at least mid-2013 was welcomed on Wall Street, as were...

World markets shocked by Greece – 11/1/11

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou snatched defeat from the jaws of victory with a surprise announcement that he would hold a public referendum on...

Stocks give back some gains – 10/31/11

In the wake of last week’s run-up, traders took some profits on Monday and there were some renewed concerns about just how well the...

Friday closed mixed on Wall Street – 10/28/11

Profit-takers moved in after Thursday’s big stock run-up, but there was enough enthusiasm that prices rose again each time a selling wave took them...

Happy Thursday on Wall Street – 10/27/11

Traders celebrated as European officials agreed on a bail-out plan for Greece and the US government reported stronger-than-expected Q3 GDP growth. The Dow Jones...

A glimmer of hope from Europe – 10/26/11

The first details coming out of the European economic summit were viewed as generally positive on Wall Street, although questions remain about the total...

Worries at home and abroad – 10/25/11

Disappointing guidance from some big name companies and renewed jitters about the Euro-zone talks sent stock prices lower on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial...

Euro-zone talks boost US stocks – 10/24/11

Stocks rose Monday on increased confidence that European countries will reach agreement on a comprehensive plan to resolve the continent’s fiscal problems. The Dow...

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