| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:38 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:20 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:37 AM
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...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 11:34 AM
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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:43 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:27 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:26 AM
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.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:21 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:25 AM
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...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:16 AM
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,...