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The numbers game muddies NSA surveillance debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to win over public trust, the Obama administration has been throwing around a lot of numbers as it tries to describe — in as much detail as possible without jeopardizing national […]

06/20/2013

Keith Alexander, US Army General, NSA Director, Central Security Service chief, and US Cyber Command Commander, testifying before US Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. (AP Photo)

NSA director says plot against Wall Street foiled

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the National Security Agency said Tuesday the government’s sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide, including one directed at the New York Stock Exchange, in a […]

06/18/2013

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A look at key moments in Dow history

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average often makes headlines. But let’s not forget everything else that happened as the Dow has twisted and turned — from The Muppets suing Mickey Mouse to […]

05/07/2013

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Dow has its first close above 15,000 points

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is punching through another milestone: its first close above 15,000. The Dow rose 87 points to 15,056 points Tuesday, a gain of 0.6 percent. It was […]

05/07/2013

BofA Short Sale department phone number

For listeners who want more information about Bank of America’s “Short Sale” department as mentioned on today’s Money 101 broadcast, the number is (866) 880-1232.  

03/13/2013

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Talk of more corporate deals sends stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk of more deal-making is sending stock prices higher, setting the market up to continue a seven-week rally. Reports that Office Depot and OfficeMax are discussing a merger come after several big corporate deals were announced recently.

02/19/2013

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‘Fiscal cliff’ deal sends markets shooting higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The “fiscal cliff” compromise, for all its chaos and controversy, was enough to send the stock market shooting higher Wednesday, the first trading day of the new year. All the major U.S. stock indexes swelled by at least 2 percent.

01/02/2013

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Violence baked into popular culture

NEW YORK (AP) — Well aware that the television audience may be particularly sensitive, the Showtime network aired a disclaimer warning audiences of violent content in the season finales of its dramas “Homeland” and “Dexter” last weekend.

12/22/2012

Stocks down

A Fed rally fades away on Wall Street; Dow down 3

NEW YORK (AP) – An afternoon stock market rally has faded away after investors reassessed the Federal Reserve’s latest plans to stimulate the economy.

12/12/2012

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Stocks move higher as US jobs picture improves

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street after the government reported job growth that was better than economists had anticipated. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 81 points to […]

12/07/2012

Stocks down

Stocks finish lower

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street after a surprisingly weak manufacturing report heightened concern that fiscal deadlock in Washington is already hurting the economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 60 points to close at 12,965 Monday.

12/03/2012

Stocks rally as Americans head to the polls

(AP) – Stocks are closing sharply higher on Wall Street as Americans head to the polls in a closely fought U.S. presidential election. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 133 points to close at 13,246 […]

11/06/2012

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