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Oct 21, 2011

Stocks rise sharply on solid corporate earnings

Stocks rose sharply early Friday after several big U.S. companies reported solid third-quarter earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 200 points. Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. rose 3.3 percent, the most of any stock in the Dow ...

Mar 15, 2011

Stocks plunge as Japan nuclear crisis worsens

NEW YORK CITY — Stocks plunged Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down almost 300 points at the opening, as the nuclear crisis in Japan intensified following a deadly earthquake and tsunami.

Jan 26, 2011

Dow Jones industrial average rises above 12,000

NEW YORK CITY — The Dow Jones industrial average is surpassing 12,000 as investors shrug off weak earnings results and focus on President Barack Obama's call to overhaul corporate taxes.

Sep 21, 2010

Stocks waver ahead of Federal Reserve decisions

NEW YORK CITY — Investors held back from making big moves in the stock market Tuesday as they waited to see if the Federal Reserve might take new actions to stimulate the economy.

Sep 16, 2010

Stocks slip even as unemployment claims drop

NEW YORK CITY — Investors snapped a recent trend Thursday when they sold stocks after the latest signs on the economy continued to show modest growth. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 13 points in morning trading.

Sep 10, 2010

Stocks edge higher, continue September rally

NEW YORK CITY— Stocks edged higher Friday as investors placed more bets that the economy will continue to grow. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 41 points in very light morning trading. Broader indexes also rose, and Treasury prices eased ...

Aug 17, 2010

Stocks rise on earnings, economic reports

NEW YORK CITY — Investors regained their enthusiasm for stocks Tuesday, sending prices sharply after reports showed a slight improvement in the housing market and a big jump in industrial production. Investors were also encouraged by earnings from Home Depot Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that were better than expected. The Dow Jones industrial average […]

May 26, 2010

SEC proposes uniform audit trail

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal regulators moved Wednesday toward requiring a uniform system for tracking all securities orders on U.S. exchanges, in hopes of making it easier to investigate market disruptions like the May 6 plunge.

Mar 16, 2010

Fed holds interest rates at record lows

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Reserve on Tuesday repeated its pledge to hold interest rates at record lows to foster the economic recovery and ease high unemployment.

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