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  • For Twitter, it's an ideal IPO market

    For Twitter, it's an ideal IPO market
    If the initial public offering of Twitter Inc. had to be summed up in one of the company's famously pithy tweets, this would be it: The timing couldn't be better. Twitter is expected to make its public debut Thursday in one of the hottest IPO markets in...
  • Dow closes above 16,000

    Dow closes above 16,000
    The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time, a testament to investors' hope that the plodding economy can gain momentum in the coming year. The index, a gauge of 30 of the largest American companies, jumped more than 109...
  • Stock rally rolls on as Nasdaq crosses 4,000

    Stock rally rolls on as Nasdaq crosses 4,000
    The stock market rally rolled on Monday, with the Nasdaq composite index crossing 4,000 for the first time since 2000. Though it remains far below its all-time high, the technology-laden Nasdaq is up more than 32% this year, making it one of the best-...
  • Nasdaq index briefly tops 4,000 for first time in 13 years

    Nasdaq index briefly tops 4,000 for first time in 13 years
    First came the Dow. Then the S&P 500. And now the Nasdaq is reaching a milestone. The technology-laden Nasdaq composite index briefly jumped above 4,000 on Monday, the first time it has hit that mark since the collapse of the dot-com bubble 13 years...
  • Firms race to transmit Wall Street data at nearly light speed

    Firms race to transmit Wall Street data at nearly light speed
    NEW YORK — Ari Rubenstein, a "Star Trek" fan who counts physics as a hobby, wants to boldly go where Wall Street has never gone before: the speed of light. Rubenstein heads Strike Technologies, a New York company that's part of a budding cottage...
  • Bull market 'middle aged,' so take caution, analyst says

    Bull market 'middle aged,' so take caution, analyst says
    Proceed with a caution. The green light has turned yellow. That’s what top equity strategists at T. Rowe Price, a major investment firm, are telling investors as this year’s stock market rally shows little sign of easing. "We’re...
  • Stocks skid for third straight day; Dow drops below 16,000

    Stocks skid for third straight day; Dow drops below 16,000
    The stock market suffered its first three-day losing streak since late September, an indication that share prices may have gotten ahead of themselves in this year's furious rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slid below 16,000 as portfolio...
  • Stocks log longest winning streak in six months

    The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began. Halliburton, an oil and gas drilling company, rose after reporting a first quarter profit on rising revenue in the Middle East and...
  • Wall Street orders up GrubHub in market debut

    CHICAGO — Investors filled up on shares of GrubHub in the company's first day of trading. GrubHub shares rose as high as $40.80 on Friday and ended up 31%, at $34. The Chicago company's gains came even as the overall stock market fell, with the Dow...
  • Stocks slump, extending decline from last week

    Stocks slump, extending decline from last week
    For investors, a volatile stock market passed a worrisome milestone on Monday. The market logged its longest losing streak in two months, and extended a sell-off that began last week. After biotechnology and internet stocks pulled the market lower...
  • Nasdaq sees triple-digit decline as technology shares plunge

    Nasdaq sees triple-digit decline as technology shares plunge
    Another plunge in once-soaring technology stocks sent the Nasdaq composite index into a triple-digit decline and pushed the rest of the stock market down with it. Erstwhile darlings such as Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., as well as biotechnology...