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  • Dow, S&P 500 notch new highs despite disappointing economic data

    Dow, S&P 500 notch new highs despite disappointing economic data
    It didn't matter that consumer confidence slumped or that retail sales were weak. The stock market barreled to new highs anyway. The nation's two closely watched stock barometers — the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index...
  • Stocks boosted by strong profit reports from Wall Street banks

    Stocks boosted by strong profit reports from Wall Street banks
    NEW YORK — Investors pushed major U.S. indexes to a fresh round of all-time highs this week after strong profit reports from Wall Street banks were seen as another sign that the economy is improving. Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs and Morgan...
  • Randall Vitale, senior vice president, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust

    Randall Vitale, senior vice president, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust
    Last week: In the world of sports, the U.S. Men’s National Team qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this week with a 2-0 win over Mexico. This will be the seventh-consecutive FIFA World Cup appearance for the U.S. MNT.       Looking ahead: The...
  • U.S. companies boost share buybacks despite higher prices

    U.S. companies boost share buybacks despite higher prices
    Stock buybacks by U.S. corporations hit their highest level since the 2008 global financial crisis, as companies gobbled up their own shares despite paying steadily rising prices. Total share repurchases by companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500...
  • Stocks open higher on good jobs, consumer confidence news

    Stocks open higher on good jobs, consumer confidence news
    Stocks opened higher on Wall Street as traders return from the Christmas holiday. Good news about the U.S. job market encouraged investors to bid up stock prices. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week by the most...
  • Carl Icahn stock proposal on ballot for Apple shareholder meeting

    Investor activist Carl Icahn has submitted an advisory proposal asking Apple to increase the size of its stock buyback program in 2014 to $50 billion.  The details of the proposal were included in a proxy statement that Apple filed Friday afternoon with...
  • Financial markets: Six highlights -- and absurdities -- of 2013

    Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus. Instead, we're on track for a...
  • Stocks post early gains on last trading day of huge year

    Stocks are moving higher on the last day of trading for 2013 as investors close out their portfolios and prepare for the New Year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 35 points, or 0.2%, to 16,537 in the first 10 minutes of trading Tuesday. The...
  • Stock market notches its best year since 1995

    NEW YORK — Wall Street closed out an epic year with the stock market's best performance since 1995, fattening the retirement accounts for a generation of Americans crushed by the financial crisis just five years ago. The 27% gain in the Dow...
  • After surging in 2013, stocks starting 2014 with a loss

    After surging in 2013, stocks starting 2014 with a loss
    The stock market is not starting 2014 where it left off in 2013. Stocks got hit hard early Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling nearly 150 points. If the market ends Thursday with a loss, it would have only 364 days to turn itself...
  • Rising stock market buoys Baltimore firms

    Rising stock market buoys Baltimore firms
    The stock market's banner year brought good news to Baltimore money management firms, with leaders pointing to a rising tide that buoyed their funds and their companies' prospects. Market indices soared in 2013, with the S&P 500 up almost 30 percent,...