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Specialist Fabian Caceres works  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks fall as government shutdown drags on

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors sent the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its lowest close in a month Monday as few signs emerged of a deal to end the U.S. government shutdown and raise […]

10/07/2013

Trader Robert McQuade works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Encouraging news on jobs, retailers lifts stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Upbeat news about jobs and retailers lifted the stock market in early afternoon trading Thursday. Unemployment claims fell close to their lowest level in six years, the government reported, and J.C. […]

09/26/2013

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

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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