Wall Street

In this image provided by the NYSE, Shutterstock’s Chief Technology Officer, James Chou, joined by members of the company’s leadership team and Fast Company’s  Associate Editor, J.J. McCorvey rings the opening bell at The New York Stock Exchange in New York City.  (AP Photo/NYSE, Ben Hider)

Stocks gain, boosted by earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved higher in afternoon trading on Friday, pushing the market toward its biggest weekly gain of the year, as investors assessed more company earnings. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s […]

02/14/2014

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

A Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,)

Stocks soar as Fed cuts stimulus, citing jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market had a swift and clear reaction to the Federal Reserve’s decision to trim its stimulus efforts: That wasn’t so bad after all. Stocks surged Wednesday, lifting the Dow […]

12/18/2013

In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, file photo, technicians repair machinery at Madelaine Chocolates factory in the Queens borough of New York. The Federal Reserve reports on output from U.S. factories, mines and utilities in November on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

US factory output rises solid 0.6 pct. in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories increased output in November for the fourth straight month, led by a surge in auto production. The gains show manufacturing is strengthening and could help boost economic growth at the […]

12/16/2013

Money traders work under screens in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Stocks take breather after Wall Street hits record

LONDON (AP) — World stocks edged lower Tuesday as investors took a breather after Wall Street hit another record high this week, and on expectations the Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus. After closing […]

12/10/2013

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Jobs report roundtable

A recent string of good news reports about the U.S. economy was sending shivers down the spines of many Wall Street traders who believe encouraging signs will push the Federal Reserve closer to puling back […]

12/06/2013

(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Beyond Twitter: The next wave of tech IPOs brews

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Just as one high-tech breakthrough often paves the way for the next big thing, technology IPOs move in virtuous cycles, too. Twitter’s scintillating stock market debut punctuated a procession of highly […]

11/13/2013

Some results of a poll on Twitter and its upcoming IPO (AP)

Twitter faces skeptical investors

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter faces skepticism from potential investors and the broader public ahead of its initial public offering, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll released Monday. Some 36 percent of Americans say buying […]

11/04/2013

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

No October jinx this time for the stock market

NEW YORK (AP) — October, with its history of big crashes on Wall Street, didn’t scare off investors this time. To the contrary, the stock market seemed unstoppable. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed […]

10/31/2013

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Sears considering spinning off Lands’ End

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is considering separating its Lands’ End and Sears Auto Center businesses from the rest of the company as it seeks to focus its attention on bolstering its business at its […]

10/29/2013

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