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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

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

US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warns Congress to avoid the 'fiscal cliff.'

Here’s what to watch for Wednesday from the Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there’s one thing global investors are hoping for when the Federal Reserve ends a policy meeting Wednesday, it’s this: No surprises. Pretty much everyone expects the Fed to take its first […]

09/17/2013

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US economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a robust 195,000 jobs in June and many more in April and May than previously thought. The job growth suggests a stronger economy and makes it more likely the […]

07/05/2013

Stocks down

Stocks stabilize after two-day selloff

NEW YORK (AP) — Although stocks have been lower for much of the day, the declines are nothing like the ones that were seen yesterday and Wednesday. The market has been relatively stable today, as […]

06/21/2013

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How higher rates touch consumers, firms, investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — All it took was speculation that the Federal Reserve could slow its bond buying months from now — and then a few words Wednesday from Chairman Ben Bernanke to confirm it. The […]

06/20/2013

Ben Bernanke

Bernanke declines to address future at the Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke declined Wednesday to address speculation that he will step down as chairman of the Federal Reserve in January when his term ends, saying he wanted to keep the attention on […]

06/19/2013

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Here’s what to watch for Wednesday from the Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — What the world hopes to hear Wednesday from the Federal Reserve can be summed up in one word: clarity. Chairman Ben Bernanke will be pressed to settle the wave of confusion and […]

06/18/2013

Stock rally

Waiting for word from Bernanke, stocks move higher

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s all about the Fed. Still. U.S. stocks moved higher Tuesday, helped by news of a pickup in home building and low inflation. But the Federal Reserve loomed large, with investors […]

06/18/2013

Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

World looks to Bernanke to clarify stimulus plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the era of ultra-low interest rates nearing an end? That’s the question — and the fear — Chairman Ben Bernanke will face this week when he takes questions after a Federal […]

06/17/2013

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