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  • Wall Street counts its winnings from 2009, and wonders: What's the encore?

     
    Wall Street today closed out a wild year with a last-minute bout of apprehension -- fitting enough, given the gigantic questions that loom for the economy and financial system in 2010. The Dow Jones industrial average finished the last session......
  • Bulls make a statement in stocks, commodities as 2010 kicks off

     
    Risk-takers were in control in world markets Monday as stocks and commodities rallied on the first trading day of the new year. If buyers can keep the upper hand all week they’ll send an encouraging signal about 2010: Historically, Wall......
  • Markets brace for reports on China's economy

     
    China, which roiled global markets early today after signaling another move to tighten bank lending, will be center stage again tonight with a slew of economic data. The question is whether the numbers will be so strong that the government......
  • Dow goes negative for 2010 as sellers swarm

     
    Wall Street’s slump today wiped out the last of the Dow Jones industrial average’s year-to-date gain -- and fueled fresh expectations that the market finally was on the verge of a significant decline. And yes, you’ve heard the latter line......
  • A 10% stock market drop? In three days, we're already halfway there

     
    Ugly, uglier and even uglier. There you have the stock market’s last three days. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 216.90 points, or 2.1%, to 10,172.98 today, bringing the decline from Tuesday’s 15-month high to nearly 5.2%. The broader.......
  • 'Populist ire' keeps Bernanke short of needed Senate votes

     
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s confirmation to a second four-year term, seemingly a slam dunk just a few weeks ago, now has become a true battle royal. Although Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Max Baucus of Montana......
  • Bernanke's second term secured

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who presided over the federal government's handling of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, has won Senate confirmation for a second four-year term today. Bernanke's...
  • Dow flirts with 10,000 level as markets sink worldwide

     
    The Dow Jones industrial average is closing in on 10,000 -- from the wrong direction. Stock markets around the world plunged Thursday on concern over the mounting debt problems of several European governments as well as an unexpected rise in......
  • Employers belatedly restoring 401(k) matches

     
    From the better-late-than-never category, here’s a little good news for 401(k) investors. An increasing number of companies that reduced or eliminated 401(k) matching contributions during the financial crisis say they plan to reinstate them this year....
  • If only you could do it over again . . . two big anniversaries on Wall St. this week

     
    Shakespeare warned about the Ides of March. For the stock market, it's the Extremes of March that have left deep scars on the collective psyche of modern investors. This week brings two anniversaries of historic coulda-shoulda-woulda moments on Wall...
  • S&P 500 index hits new 17-month high, though barely

     
    The stock market’s latest rally rolls on: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index on Thursday closed at a new 17-month high, recouping the last of its losses from a mid-January to early-February pullback. The S&P added 4.63 points, or 0.4%,......