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Stocks notch tiny gains, but still end week lower

NEW YORK | Summertime settled into Wall Street on Friday as major stock indexes drifted slightly higher going into the weekend. The listless day of trading left the stock market with a tiny loss for the week, its second this month.

June 27, 2014 5:41 pm

Warnings of slower sales drive U.S. stocks lower

NEW YORK | Grim sales forecasts from two major companies and concern the Federal Reserve soon will start withdrawing its support for the economy pummeled the stock market Thursday.

August 15, 2013 5:00 pm

Falling commodities give Dow worst day of the year

NEW YORK | Worries about an economic slowdown in China fueled a steep drop in commodity prices Monday, spooking investors and giving the Dow Jones industrial average its worst day of the year.

April 15, 2013 5:53 pm

US stocks edge up following Dow's record day

NEW YORK | After barreling through a record the day before, the Dow Jones industrial average meandered higher on Wednesday.

March 06, 2013 3:14 pm

Stocks soar after ECB unveils bond-buying effort

NEW YORK | The last time the stock market was this high, the Great Recession was just getting started and stocks were pointed toward a head-first descent.

September 06, 2012 6:00 pm

S&P 500 touches highest level since May 2008

NEW YORK | The Standard & Poor's 500 index touched its highest point in more than four years Tuesday. But a morning rally faded, and stock indexes were down slightly by the afternoon.

August 21, 2012 1:33 pm

Get ready for the end of record corporate profits

NEW YORK | For almost three years, no matter what has rattled the financial markets -- a debt crisis in Europe, high gasoline prices, a slower economy -- investors have been soothed by rising corporate profits.

July 06, 2012 4:04 pm

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

Stocks slip to end the roughest week since Sept.

NEW YORK | The worst week for the stock market in two months ended with a whimper in thin trading Friday.

November 25, 2011 1:18 pm

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
Stocks slump on worries about U.S. broker, Europe

Stocks slump on worries about U.S. broker, Europe

NEW YORK | Stocks ended October with steep losses. Investors were worried about the collapse of the brokerage MF Global and missing details in Europe's plan to contain the Greek debt crisis.

October 31, 2011 3:45 pm
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