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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

Luigi Muccitelli, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks flat on Wall Street in quiet trading

NEW YORK (AP) — An early gain was mostly gone by midday on Wall Street as the market flattens out after six days of gains. Trading was quiet with many investors out on vacation. The […]

12/27/2013

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

Better news on US job market sends stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher in quiet trading on Wall Street as traders return from the Christmas holiday. Investors were encouraged by a sharp drop last week in the number of Americans applying […]

12/26/2013

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

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

Job applicants arrive for an internship job fair held by the Miami Marlins, at Marlins Park in Miami. ( AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

US businesses boost hiring despite the shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy may be sturdier than many analysts had assumed. Employers added a surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs in October despite the 16-day government shutdown, the Labor Department said Friday. And they […]

11/08/2013

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

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 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

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