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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks fall, sending Dow to worst week of year

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a tough week on a down note Friday, hurt by retailers and companies that are sensitive to rising interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average had its worst week […]

08/16/2013

Specialists Christopher Gildea, left, and Joseph Dreyer, confer at their posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Small companies power ahead with big gains

NEW YORK (AP) — You may be unfamiliar with some of the best stocks on Wall Street this year. Small, mostly unknown names are leading the surge in stock markets. Companies like Entravision Communications, a […]

08/09/2013

Specialists Christopher Gildea, left, and Joseph Dreyer, confer at their posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

S&P 500 edges higher, helped by gold miners

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mining companies and banks helped the stock market overcome some disappointing quarterly performances on Monday. Poor second-quarter results from a handful of large U.S. companies weighed on stocks. McDonald’s […]

07/22/2013

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Stocks end with strong gains after jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) – A see-saw start for stocks ended with a rally Friday, as traders decided that a healthy job market mattered more than the Federal Reserve scaling back its economic stimulus. After the […]

07/05/2013

US stocks fall in quiet end to a bumpy month

NEW YORK (AP) — Given the wild trading of late, it was a calm close to the month. After flitting between tiny gains and losses most of Friday, the stock market closed mostly lower, a […]

06/28/2013

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Why bad news makes the stock market happy

NEW YORK (AP) — For now, bad news is good for the stock market. Investors judged that the latest weak economic reports will make it more likely that the Federal Reserve will continue to stimulate […]

06/03/2013

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Stock market rises back into record territory

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market marched back into record territory as investors seized on the latest encouraging news about the economy. On Tuesday, it was a report on the health of small businesses. […]

05/14/2013

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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

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Stock market rebounds from worst day of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Strong housing and earnings reports helped stocks rebound from their worst day of the year. The Dow Jones rose 157.58 points, winning back more than half of the 265 points it lost a day earlier.

04/16/2013

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Falling commodities give Dow worst day of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about an economic slowdown in China fueled a steep drop in commodity prices Monday, spooking investors and giving the Dow Jones industrial average its worst day of the year.

04/15/2013

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Stocks plunge after jobs growth disappoints

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks opened sharply lower on Wall Street after U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in nine months, falling short of economists’ forecasts.

04/05/2013

Stock ticker shows a new intraday high for the Dow Jones industrial average at the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo)

Dow hits record, erasing Great Recession losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Five and a half years after the start of a frightening drop that erased $11 trillion from stock portfolios and made investors despair of ever getting their money back, the Dow has regained all losses and reached a new high.

03/05/2013

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