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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dow Jones average has its best week since January

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly Friday, giving the Dow Jones industrial average its best week since January. The market got a lift from two economic reports, one showing that inflation remained tame in […]

09/13/2013

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

Why the stock market is having a chilly August

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a chilly August for the stock market. At the start of the month, the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index hit all-time highs. Now the […]

08/20/2013

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

Stocks drop for a fourth straight day

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dropped for a fourth day in a row Monday as investors continued to express worry about the recent rise in bond yields. Banking stocks also dragged down the broader […]

08/19/2013

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