Wall Street

A Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Jet downing, weak earnings rattle stock market

Stocks are closing sharply lower as traders worried about an escalation of tensions between Russia and the West following the downing of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine. Traders were also unsettled by poor corporate […]

07/17/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US stocks mostly down as investors digest earnings

The Federal Reserve’s latest take on the U.S. economy put many investors into sell mode Tuesday, sending stocks mostly lower after a brief upward turn early in the day. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, speaking before […]

07/15/2014

In this Monday, July 15, 2013, file photo, the American flag and a sign for Wall Street are shown outside the New York Stock Exchange. With Europe floundering, China facing slower growth and Japan struggling to sustain tentative gains, the U.S. job market is humming, and the pace of economic growth is steadily rising. Five full years after a devastating recession officially ended, the economy is finally showing the vigor that Americans have long awaited. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

What’s making US economy a world beater? 5 factors

WASHINGTON (AP) — How does the U.S. economy do it? Europe is floundering. China faces slower growth. Japan is struggling to sustain tentative gains. Yet the U.S. job market is humming, and the pace of […]

07/05/2014

FILE - This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets mostly inched higher Monday, June 30, 2014, as investors prepared for a busy week of economic news that will give new clues about the strength of the global recovery. Wall Street was set for a tepid session. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks drift in holiday-shortened week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks flickered between small gains and losses on Monday, keeping major indexes close to record levels, as investors assessed the latest data on housing. The stock market is set to end […]

06/30/2014

A sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks move lower on Wall Street, led by banks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street, with banks posting some of the biggest declines. Barclays fell after New York’s attorney general sued the British bank, saying it misled large investors […]

06/26/2014

The New York Stock Exchange in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks edge higher; CBS gains on US court ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher after investors set aside a pair of weak reports on the economy. The government reported that the U.S. economy shrank at annual rate of 2.9 percent […]

06/25/2014

A sign for Wall Street is shown near the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Late slide erases an early gain in US stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing lower after an afternoon slide erased early gains in major U.S. indexes. The market was slightly higher in the morning Tuesday following encouraging news on new home sales […]

06/24/2014

An entrance to a Wall Street subway station in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Late recovery gives S&P 500 another record close

Investors remained in a record-setting mood Thursday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at an all-time high for the second time in two days and notched its fifth gain in five days. The Dow […]

06/19/2014

A sign for Wall Street is shown near the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US stocks drift higher in afternoon trading

Major stock indexes were hovering between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Monday. Investors monitored the crisis in Iraq, but took note of a couple of headline-grabbing corporate deals, as well as a positive […]

06/16/2014

A sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks move higher as US jobs grow at healthy clip

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving higher at midday after the U.S. government reported more healthy job growth in May. U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, in line with what economists expected. The […]

06/06/2014

A street sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

S&P 500 index holds close to record level

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower for the first time in five days Wednesday, but the real action was in the bond market. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to its lowest […]

05/28/2014

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 […]

04/21/2014

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