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  • 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,...
  • 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...