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Trader Gordon Charlop, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Wall Street looks to return to ‘normalcy’

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly higher Thursday as investors got back to focusing on corporate earnings and economic data. It’s a change of pace for Wall Street, which had been completely absorbed in […]

10/17/2013

Trader Kevin Lodewick, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks surge after Senate reaches deal on US debt

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are surging on Wall Street after Senate leaders reached a deal that would avoid a U.S. default and reopen the government after 16 days of being partially shut down. The […]

10/16/2013

Trader Gregory Rowe, left, and specialist Anthony Rinaldi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks surge as Washington closes in on debt deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are surging on Wall Street as Washington closes in on a deal to avoid a default by the U.S. government. The Dow Jones industrial average spiked 200 points, or 1.3 […]

10/16/2013

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

Markets steady as debt ceiling deadline looms

LONDON (AP) — Three days from a deadline to increase the U.S. debt ceiling, investors remain focused on developments in Washington. Most think a deal will be reached in time and stock markets were holding […]

10/14/2013

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

Stocks rise as debt talks continue in Washington

The closer Washington gets to a deal over the debt ceiling, the higher stocks go. Stock prices rose for a second day in a row on Friday as investors bet against a U.S. debt default. […]

10/11/2013

Specialist Jason Notter, left, and trader Edward Curran work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US debt ceiling hopes shore up markets again

LONDON (AP) — Indications that a deal to increase the U.S. debt ceiling may be imminent shored up markets once again on Friday. Stocks have rallied over the past day or so amid signs that […]

10/11/2013

Trader Kevin Lodewick, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Wall Street exhales as threat of US default eases

NEW YORK (AP) — You can almost hear Wall Street exhaling. The Dow Jones industrial average soared more than 300 points Thursday after Republican leaders and President Barack Obama finally seemed willing to end a […]

10/10/2013

Trader Gregory Rowe, left, and specialist Anthony Rinaldi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

US stocks dip on earnings; Debt deadline nears

NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings news gave investors something else to focus on Wednesday as a government shutdown entered its ninth day and a potential economy-shaking federal default edged ever closer. Stocks moved between small […]

10/09/2013

Specialist Fabian Caceres works  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks fall as government shutdown drags on

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors sent the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its lowest close in a month Monday as few signs emerged of a deal to end the U.S. government shutdown and raise […]

10/07/2013

A woman stands in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Washington budget impasse keeps markets in check

LONDON (AP) — Uncertainty about how long the partial shutdown of the U.S. government will last kept investors on edge Friday, though the prevailing view in markets is that Congress will be able to reach […]

10/04/2013

A specialist looks at a screen at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The stock market is closing slightly lower as investors weigh the possibility that political gridlock may keep the government partially closed for some time. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks fall as fears of protracted shutdown grow

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street to Washington: end the shutdown and move on. The U.S. stock market ended lower Wednesday as traders, Europe’s central banker and Wall Street CEOs urged Congress to stop the […]

10/02/2013

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Stocks drop as government heads toward shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks sank Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to something much worse for the economy- a failure to raise the nation’s borrowing limit. It […]

09/30/2013

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