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US stocks move higher, helped by Facebook, GDP

Specialist Jorge Fernandez, left, and trader Patrick Casey, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. US stocks rose sharply Thursday, with large parts of the market erasing Wednesday's losses, as investors cheered a batch of strong earnings and data that showed the US economy grew at a robust annual rate of 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter.  AP PHOTO

It was a stock market reversal. Stocks rose sharply Thursday, with large parts of the market erasing Wednesday’s losses, as investors cheered a batch of strong earnings and data that showed the US economy grew at a robust annual rate of 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks open 1.28 percent higher

A woman walks outside a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Asian markets were weaker Monday after heated political rhetoric from the US raised worries that the partial shutdown of the American government could bring the world's largest economy close to defaulting on its debt.  AP PHOTO/JUNJI KUROKAWA

Tokyo stocks opened 1.28 percent higher on Friday after Wall Street rallied on hopes that Washington might make progress in breaking its on-going budget impasse.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stocks slip from record highs

In this Friday, June 28, 2013 photo, trader Robert Vella, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks Tuesday, July 2, 2013, reversed early gains and ended lower on revived concerns about the eurozone and the political crisis in Egypt.  AP PHOTO/RICHARD DREW

US stocks Monday moved lower as investors adjusted to a lighter economic calendar following the busy pace of recent weeks that sent markets at record highs.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Stocks end with strong gains after jobs report

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, July 5, 2013. Robust hiring in the U.S. is boosting the stock market in early trading. AP

Stocks ended with a surge Friday after traders decided that a healthy job market mattered more than the Federal Reserve scaling back its economic stimulus.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stocks lower on Egypt, China concerns

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US stocks Wednesday looked past solid US employment data and opened lower on concerns about Egypt and the Chinese economy.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stocks mixed ahead of July 4 holiday

In this Friday, June 28, 2013 photo, trader Robert Vella, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  U.S. stocks are getting off to a slow start after a three-day rally. U.S. stock futures are rising with industry watchers expecting automakers to post banner sales. The government also releases its May factory orders report Tuesday, July 2, 2013, and economists are looking for signs of an extended recovery in manufacturing. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stocks Tuesday opened mixed as investors looked ahead to a holiday-shortened week capped with Friday’s big labor market report.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Money,Stocks | Read More »

US stocks dive in opening trade

Patrick King, Christopher Carella

US stocks dived in opening trade Tuesday, following global markets lower after the Bank of Japan kept interest rates and its asset purchase program unchanged.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stocks follow global markets lower

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Wall Street stocks opened lower Wednesday following a global rout as weaker-than-expected data on private jobs creation underscored weakness in the US economy.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

World stocks muted as cheer over US jobs fades

A man walks by the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Japan’s benchmark stock index, reopening after a long weekend holiday, surged Tuesday in the wake of a U.S. jobs report issued late last week that handily beat expectations. AP Photo

World stock markets were muted Tuesday as cheer over the better-than-expected U.S. jobs report faded.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stocks rise on moderate China inflation

In this Thursday, April 4, 2013, file photo, trader Luigi Muccitelli, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, April 4, 2013. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday April 8, 2013 amid concerns about tensions on the Korean Peninsula and bird flu in China, but European stocks rose as traders looked ahead to corporate earnings season in the U.S. AP

US stocks took their cue from international markets Tuesday and moved higher following news of slowing inflation in China.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stocks open lower as earnings season kicks off

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US stocks opened lower Tuesday as earnings season was set to begin, with investors cautious after the economy plodded along during the fourth quarter of 2012.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stocks dip on fiscal cliff worries

In this Nov. 15, 2012, file photo, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. AP FILE PHOTO

US stocks closed slightly lower Tuesday as Washington continued to wrangle over a budget plan that would avoid the year-end “fiscal cliff.”

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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