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Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Trader Kevin Lodewick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher a day after the Federal Reserve made clear it would keep interest rates at record lows for a while. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic me…

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Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

A money trader of a foreign exchange dealing company works under an electric screen indicating the U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen in Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The U.S. dollar hit its highest level against yen in six years. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

NEW YORK | More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high.

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Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Money traders of a foreign exchange dealing company work under an electric screen indicating the U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen in Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The U.S. dollar hit its highest level against yen in six years. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Traders Gregory Rowe, left, and Robert Charmack work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher a day after the Federal Reserve made clear it would keep interest rates at record lows for a while. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Trader Damian Bagarozza, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher a day after the Federal Reserve made clear it would keep interest rates at record lows for a while. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Trader Peter Mancuso works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher a day after the Federal Reserve made clear it would keep interest rates at record lows for a while. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

Trader Patrick Forbes, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

September 03, 2014 8:22 am
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
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