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Trader Joseph Lawler, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks log longest winning streak in six months

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began. Halliburton, an oil and gas drilling company, rose after reporting a […]


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Political brinksmanship still threatens US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers managed to avoid driving the U.S. over the so-called fiscal cliff with a late-night vote Tuesday. But higher taxes and brinksmanship in Washington are likely to sap strength from the fragile economy well into 2013.