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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

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

Student loans

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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