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  • Sell bonds, buy stocks: Does this trend have legs?

     
    Two major stock market indexes hit multiyear highs on Wednesday, another sign that the equity market is benefiting from the bond market’s woes. While Treasury bond yields jumped to their highest levels since early summer, the Standard & Poor’s 500.......
  • GE boosts dividend as businesses' cash hoard balloons

     
    Could corporate America finally be getting the message about sharing that record pile of cash on its balance sheet? General Electric Co. on Friday raised its dividend payment to shareholders for the second time this year. The conglomerate lifted its......
  • Hedge fund to track Twitter to gauge stock market, report says

     
    A British hedge fund said it plans to track Twitter to predict moves in the stock market...
  • Investors are net buyers of U.S. stock funds for first time since spring

     
    U.S. stock mutual funds last week had their first net cash inflow since April -- a sign that small investors are finding the equity market’s powerful rally since August too much to ignore. Domestic stock funds took in a net......
  • Gold drops to 8-week low as money goes elsewhere

     
    Gold slumped to an eight-week low on Friday, ending just above $1,360 an ounce, in a possible sign that investors are shedding more of their concerns about the global economy’s prospects in 2011. Strength in the euro, which rose for......
  • Apple falls but its rivals gain, pushing Nasdaq index to 3-year high

     
    New worries about Apple Inc.’s future failed to hold back the rest of the stock market on Tuesday: Key indexes shook off some early selling to close at fresh multiyear highs. And what’s potentially bad for Apple -- co-founder Steve......
  • Dow ends short of 12,000 but still at highest since mid-2008

     
    A late bout of selling on Wednesday pushed the Dow Jones industrial average below the 12,000 mark, denying Wall Street another milestone in its recovery -- at least for one more day. The blue-chip index ended the day up 8.25......
  • Dow hits 12,000 -- again. Dow falls below 12,000 -- again.

     
    The Dow is toying with investors. For the second consecutive day, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed above 12,000 in the morning, fell below that level midday but was back above it in the final minutes of the trading day.......
  • Financial markets react calmly to turmoil sweeping Egypt

     
    Crude oil prices rose but so did stock prices Monday as world financial markets reacted calmly overall to the anti-government protests roiling Egypt. Oil prices surged to a fresh two-year high, with near-term crude oil futures in New York jumping......
  • Dow tops 12,000 as economy's strength stokes bulls

     
    Wall Street’s bulls drove the stock market to new multiyear highs Tuesday, emboldened by fresh signs that the economy’s momentum in the fourth quarter spilled into January. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 12,000 level for the first.....
  • Broadcom hits record revenues, boosts dividend, but stock slips after hours

     
    Irvine-based chip-maker Broadcom Corp. on Tuesday reported a profitable quarter, with record sales of $1.95 billion, a 45% increase over the same quarter last year. The company also announced a 12.5% increase in per-share dividend, to 36 cents per share.....