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S&P 500 cruises to new record

Czech Tomas Berdych, the 2014 US Open tennis tournament sixth seed, fourth from left, joins applause as he prepares to ring the New York Stock Exchange opening bell, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. His is joined by US Tennis Association Executive Director Gordon Smith, second from left. The S&P 500 set a new record Thursday as US stocks powered higher, shrugging off geopolitical problems elsewhere and gaining from fresh signs of strength in the US economy.  AP PHOTO/RICHARD DREW

The S&P 500 set a new record Thursday as US stocks powered higher, shrugging off geopolitical problems elsewhere and gaining from fresh signs of strength in the US economy.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stocks mostly up as Fed debate intensifies

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Wall Street stocks finished mostly higher Wednesday as US Federal Reserve minutes showed rising debate over recent improvements in the jobs market.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian shares edge higher ahead of US Fed chief’s speech

Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Asian shares mostly edged higher Wednesday, Aug. 20, following a positive lead from Wall Street, where stocks advanced on encouraging US economic data before a keynote speech this week by the Federal Reserve chief.  AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Asian shares mostly edged higher Wednesday following a positive lead from Wall Street, where stocks advanced on encouraging US economic data before a keynote speech this week by the Federal Reserve chief.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stocks rise on housing data, Home Depot earnings

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US stocks Tuesday finished with solid gains following encouraging economic data and a solid earnings report from Home Depot.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Finance chief open to income tax cuts

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Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Finance department officials are open to amending the country’s current income tax structure to bring rates and brackets in line with regional norms, but support would be contingent on the passage of other measures to raise revenues.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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