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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

A woman carrying bags with food walks along the street. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

AP survey: Sluggish global economic recovery ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — A robust recovery for the global economy remains well out of reach. That’s the view that emerges from a survey of economists just as the Federal Reserve is expected this week to […]

09/17/2013

US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warns Congress to avoid the 'fiscal cliff.'

Here’s what to watch for Wednesday from the Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there’s one thing global investors are hoping for when the Federal Reserve ends a policy meeting Wednesday, it’s this: No surprises. Pretty much everyone expects the Fed to take its first […]

09/17/2013

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

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

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Differences small between student loan bills

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House is set to go along with a bipartisan Senate compromise that would link college students’ interest rates to the financial markets and offer borrowers lower rates this fall. The Senate […]

07/28/2013

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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

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How higher rates touch consumers, firms, investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — All it took was speculation that the Federal Reserve could slow its bond buying months from now — and then a few words Wednesday from Chairman Ben Bernanke to confirm it. The […]

06/20/2013

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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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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

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Fed stands by stimulus, sees stronger US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year but still needs the Fed’s extraordinary support to help lower high unemployment.

03/20/2013

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Fed to change timing of policy statement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is changing its schedule for issuing policy statements, a shift that will give Chairman Ben Bernanke more control over how investors respond to the Fed’s decisions.

03/13/2013

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