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

Stocks end on a high note before Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in a holiday-shortened trading day Tuesday, helped by a report that showed American companies were investing in their businesses at the fastest pace since January. Markets were open for […]

12/24/2013

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

Dec. 16, 2013: Specialist William Geier, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks slip as Federal Reserve meeting begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in early afternoon trading Tuesday as the Federal Reserve begins a two-day policy meeting. Good news on the U.S. economy this month, including a blockbuster jobs report and […]

12/17/2013

CEO of Hilton Worldwide Christopher Nassetta, right, waits for his company's IPO to begin trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stocks lower, setting up 3rd day of declines

Lower stock prices on Thursday set up investors for what would be their third day in a row of declines. Stocks have risen sharply this year, and some analysts have been wondering if buyers will […]

12/12/2013

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)

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 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

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