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Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

December 21, 2013 12:30 pm

Dow Jones average reaches another record high

NEW YORK | The Dow Jones industrial average rose to another all-time high on Wall Street Monday.

November 11, 2013 4:21 pm
TWITTER IPO

TWITTER IPO

Twitter signage is draped on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday in New York.

November 07, 2013 2:40 pm
Why stocks may be even riskier than you think

Why stocks may be even riskier than you think

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.

June 22, 2012 3:10 pm

For stocks, a stable and impressive climb in 2012

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.

March 30, 2012 12:00 am

Dow 13,000 is a big number, but it's just a number

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.

February 25, 2012 2:00 am

After Euro deal, investors brace for big moves

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)?

December 11, 2011 12:00 am

US debt: money managers' least favorite investment

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.

December 04, 2011 12:00 am

U.S. stock futures fall as debt talks near collapse

Stock futures fell early Monday amid reports that a key congressional committee will fail to reach an agreement this week on how to cut the U.S. government's budget deficit.

November 21, 2011 10:45 am

Gridlock on deficit panel looms over stock rally

Like the sequel of a blockbuster horror movie, the debt ceiling may strike again: A gridlocked bipartisan congressional committee must find a way to agree on a deficit reduction plan by Nov. 23rd.

November 14, 2011 9:00 am

A year-end stock comeback? It's happened before

2011 was shaping up to be a washout for the stock market just two weeks ago. Now, it's within shouting distance of its biggest comeback in nearly three decades.

October 15, 2011 4:00 pm

How bad can it get if the US falls into recession?

Are investors overreacting to the prospect of a recession? The slightly better jobs report on Friday notwithstanding, the odds of a recession appear to be climbing, and that's bringing back scary memories.

October 09, 2011 11:40 am

Investors nervous as stock market eyes correction

The Standard & Poor's 500 index has dropped 6.8 percent since April 29. Declining just as quickly: the hopes of many investors and economists for robust growth in the second half of the year.

June 12, 2011 4:00 pm

US stocks plunge on European debt worries

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged Monday after warnings about the finances of several European countries stoked fears that the region's debt crisis is worsening. The euro dipped briefly to its lowest level against the dollar in two months.

May 23, 2011 9:45 am

Stock futures up ahead of unemployment claims data

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are pointed higher as traders await economic reports that could signal the relative strength of the U.S. economic recovery.

May 19, 2011 7:45 am
Stock investors brace for another ugly September

Stock investors brace for another ugly September

CHICAGO (AP) — The economy is weakening, home sales are plunging and stocks are on a long slide. Now comes something even scarier for investors — the beginning of what is traditionally the worst month in the market.

September 07, 2010 12:00 am

Stocks fall for 4th day after retail sales report

NEW YORK | Stocks extended their losing streak to four days Friday after a mixed batch of readings on consumers further muddled investors' sense of the economy.

August 13, 2010 3:41 pm

Stocks head for lower start ahead of sales report

NEW YORK | Stocks are fluctuating in early trading after the latest consumer spending number fell just short of expectations.

August 13, 2010 9:00 am

CBOE wins index options suit against ISE

CHICAGO | An Illinois court on Thursday upheld the exclusive rights of the Chicago Board Options Exchange to trade certain index options.

July 09, 2010 12:00 am

Dow climbs 57 points to break seven-day slide

NEW YORK | The Dow Jones industrial average broke a seven-day slide Tuesday after traders sifted through the market for beaten-down stocks.

July 06, 2010 3:56 pm
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