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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.

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Stocks higher on industrial production growth

NEW YORK CITY — Stocks overcame an early slide Wednesday and turned higher as investors tried to extend a September rally. Major indexes fluctuated throughout the morning before rising in midday trading.

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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 ...

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Barnes & Noble boss testifies in poison pill case

WILMINGTON, Del. — Barnes & Noble Inc. chairman Leonard Riggio is facing questions about a poison pill plan the company adopted after billionaire Ron Burkle increased his stake.

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Bargain hunters retreat

NEW YORK CITY — A big bounce in stocks faded Tuesday after investors worried that a slowdown in the economy would continue to pound the market.

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