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NYSE trader Sean Spain (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks edge higher after Sysco acquisition

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market edged higher Monday morning after a big acquisition in the food industry. Food distributor Sysco jumped $7.79, or 23 percent, to $41.15 after it announced an agreement to […]

12/09/2013

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

Stock market jumps after strong jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — Good news was finally good news for the stock market on Friday. Stocks rose sharply after the government reported a fourth straight month of solid U.S. job gains, the latest encouraging […]

12/06/2013

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

Strong US jobs report keeps markets in check

LONDON (AP) — A forecast-busting U.S. jobs report kept markets in check Wednesday as investors pondered the likelihood of an imminent monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve. A run of solid economic reports has ratcheted […]

12/04/2013

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

US stocks pause after long holiday weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is little changed is early trading after eight straight weeks of gains and the long holiday weekend. The Dow Jones industrial average eased eight points to 16,077. The […]

12/02/2013

Trader Robert McQuade works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow average closes above 16,000 for first time ever

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 16,000 for the first time as encouraging news on the job market pushes stocks higher. Applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to […]

11/21/2013

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

US stocks edge higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged mostly higher on Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial further into record territory. The stock market is extending its gains from Friday, when it got a lift from an […]

11/11/2013

A board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the record closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow hits another high on hiring surge last month

NEW YORK (AP) — An unexpectedly strong jobs report gave stocks a lift on Friday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average back to an all-time high. The gains were led by banks, such as Bank […]

11/08/2013

Stocks start higher after a record-setting October

  NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher at the end of a record-setting week. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 62 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,607 shortly after trading began Friday. The […]

11/01/2013

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

No October jinx this time for the stock market

NEW YORK (AP) — October, with its history of big crashes on Wall Street, didn’t scare off investors this time. To the contrary, the stock market seemed unstoppable. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed […]

10/31/2013

A board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the record closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow closes at a record high as Fed meeting begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors drove the Dow Jones industrial average to an all-time high Tuesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep its economic stimulus program in place. The Dow rose 111.42 points, […]

10/29/2013

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

S&P 500 makes small gain to log another record

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index notched another record close on Monday by a tiny margin as good news from J.C. Penney helped offset disappointing earnings from several U.S. companies. J.C. […]

10/28/2013

Trader Michael Zicchinolfi, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Tech earnings drive stocks up; Microsoft leads Dow

NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings gains from big U.S. companies are pushing the stock market higher. Microsoft led the Dow Jones industrial average up after reporting a jump in sales of tablet computers. The Dow […]

10/25/2013

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