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A sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil. European leaders called for imposing tougher […]

07/21/2014

A Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average jumped above 17,000 for the first time Thursday after the government reported a surge in hiring last month that was much bigger than investors and economists […]

07/03/2014

A sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks move higher as US jobs grow at healthy clip

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving higher at midday after the U.S. government reported more healthy job growth in May. U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, in line with what economists expected. The […]

06/06/2014

Trader Joseph Lawler, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks log longest winning streak in six months

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began. Halliburton, an oil and gas drilling company, rose after reporting a […]

04/21/2014

A trader wears glasses celebrating the new year while working on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Stocks move higher on last day of 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks headed higher in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors closed out their positions on the last day of 2013. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was headed for its best annual […]

12/31/2013

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks barely budge in quiet end-of-year trading

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended a quiet Monday mostly where it began as investors shut their books for what has been an extraordinary year on Wall Street. Traders had little corporate or […]

12/30/2013

Luigi Muccitelli, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks flat on Wall Street in quiet trading

NEW YORK (AP) — An early gain was mostly gone by midday on Wall Street as the market flattens out after six days of gains. Trading was quiet with many investors out on vacation. The […]

12/27/2013

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Better news on US job market sends stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher in quiet trading on Wall Street as traders return from the Christmas holiday. Investors were encouraged by a sharp drop last week in the number of Americans applying […]

12/26/2013

A Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,)

Stocks end on a high note before Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in a holiday-shortened trading day Tuesday, helped by a report that showed American companies were investing in their businesses at the fastest pace since January. Markets were open for […]

12/24/2013

A Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,)

Stocks soar as Fed cuts stimulus, citing jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market had a swift and clear reaction to the Federal Reserve’s decision to trim its stimulus efforts: That wasn’t so bad after all. Stocks surged Wednesday, lifting the Dow […]

12/18/2013

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