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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

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 specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stocks edge higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged mostly higher on Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial further into record territory. The stock market is extending its gains from Friday, when it got a lift from an […]

11/11/2013

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 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 closes at a record high as Fed meeting begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors drove the Dow Jones industrial average to an all-time high Tuesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep its economic stimulus program in place. The Dow rose 111.42 points, […]

10/29/2013

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 Sean Spain works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

S&P 500 reaches all-time high after US debt deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market hit an all-time high Thursday as investors put the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis behind them and focused on corporate earnings. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index […]

10/17/2013

Trader Gordon Charlop, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Wall Street looks to return to ‘normalcy’

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly higher Thursday as investors got back to focusing on corporate earnings and economic data. It’s a change of pace for Wall Street, which had been completely absorbed in […]

10/17/2013

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

Fitch puts US credit rating on negative watch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Fitch credit rating agency has warned that it is reviewing the U.S. government’s AAA credit rating for a possible downgrade, citing Thursday’s looming deadline to increase the nation’s borrowing limit. Fitch […]

10/15/2013

A specialist looks at a screen at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The stock market is closing slightly lower as investors weigh the possibility that political gridlock may keep the government partially closed for some time. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks fall as fears of protracted shutdown grow

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street to Washington: end the shutdown and move on. The U.S. stock market ended lower Wednesday as traders, Europe’s central banker and Wall Street CEOs urged Congress to stop the […]

10/02/2013

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