NEW YORK | An unexpectedly strong report on U.S. economic growth pushed stocks higher Friday, capping off Wall Street's best week in three months.
Trader Warren Meyers, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Investors continued Friday to breathe a sigh of relief that the U.S. central bank has committed to keeping interest rates low even though it has decided to start pulling back on its monetary stimulus. (AP Photo/…
Twitter signage is draped on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday in New York.
INDIANAPOLIS | Count U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita among Republicans who -- contrary to nearly every economist -- believes it would be a good thing in the long run if the United States defaults on its national debt Thursday.
President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks to workers at the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant in Liberty, MO. on Friday. Obama traveled to the Kansas City area to visit the Ford automotive plant to highlight the progress in the economy since the 2008 financial crisis.
Trader Warren Meyers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday. Stocks were little changed in early trading Wednesday as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve on the fate of the central bank's bond-buying program.
LONDON | Andy Murray needed one more point, one solitary point, to win Wimbledon — a title he yearned to earn for himself, of course, and also for his country.
Andy Murray of Britain poses with the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, on Sunday.
WASHINGTON | Below is the statement the Fed released Thursday after its policy meeting:
The United States' 4 x100-meter relay members, from left, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Tianna Madison and Allyson Felix, celebrate their gold medal win Friday in the Olympic Stadium at the Summer Olympics in London. The United States relay team set a world record with a time of 40.82 seconds.
LONDON | Eyeing the trackside clock as she approached the finish line, Carmelita Jeter pointed the black baton in her left hand at those bright orange numbers.
CHICAGO | As the baseball season began, Chicago buzzed about plans to upgrade wilting Wrigley Field. Then word spread that the patriarch of the family that owns the Cubs considered bankrolling a $10 million racially tinged campaign against President Barack Obama, at the same time the team so…
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to Thursday's Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama health care law, as transcribed by Roll Call:
NEW YORK | Job growth in the United States is slowing. Sales at stores have stopped growing. The economies of India, Brazil and China are cooling. Europe is crippled by government debt and bad bank loans.
The stock market just had its best first quarter in 14 years. The surge has sent Wall Street analysts, some of whose forecasts seemed too sunny three months ago, scrambling to raise their estimates for the year.
Big, round numbers are hard to ignore. That's why we pay attention when the odometer clicks over to 100,000 miles, and why the world threw a party at the dawn of 2000 instead of the technical start of the millennium in 2001.
Oil prices jumped to a nine-month high above $105 a barrel on Monday after Iran said it halted crude exports to Britain and France in an escalation of a dispute over the Middle Eastern country's nuclear program.
The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week has dropped by 10 percent since January.
Europe's fiscal pact may save the euro from collapse and stave off worldwide financial panic. But the concerns of many investors are more personal: Will it lift my flagging 401(k)?
Ask the people who invest billions for a living to name their favorite picks for 2012 and you'll get Brazilian stocks, U.S. junk bonds, and government debt from Colombia. Ask them what they dislike: U.S. government bonds.
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