| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:52 PM
NEW YORK — A stream of negative economic reports has revived fear about the health of the U.S. economy, causing stocks to suffer their worst day in seven months and adding to a 7% decline since mid-January.
Stocks were pounded by discouraging data...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:03 PM
The stock market closed out its worst month in more than a year and a half as turmoil in the developing world sparked a broad decline in U.S. share prices.
The Dow Jones industrial average slumped nearly 150 points to end January with a 5.3% drop, its...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As the Dow Jones Industrial Average inches closer to the psychologically important level of 13,000, the S&P 500 reclaims almost all of the losses sustained since June 2008, and the NASDAQ nears its highest level in a decade, the chorus gets louder and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Companies that find themselves flush with cash have been buying back their shares in 2011.
Not the least of this group is Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Technology, drug and railroad companies are also repurchasing in large quantities because...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:45 PM
With Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. likely poised to announce year-end and fourth-quarter results this week, investors and analysts wonder just how bad it will be.
So far this year, stock in the Hampstead-based men's apparel chain has sat out the stock...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:13 AM
U.S. stocks fell sharply at the open Wednesday, as investors focused on how President Obama plans to avoid the fiscal cliff after he won re-election Tuesday night.
Worries about the European economy also resurfaced, putting more pressure on global...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:29 PM
NEW YORK — The Nasdaq Stock Market suffered a distressing three-hour outage that halted trading in some of the nation's leading companies, the latest in a series of embarrassing glitches that have exposed technological weaknesses across Wall Street....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Warner on Friday called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct a "thorough investigation" of the Nasdaq Stock Market's three-hour trading outage.
Warner (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, said...
| Aug 31, 2013
The stock market finished its worst month in more than a year, with the specter of military action in Syria and reduced stimulus from the Federal Reserve weighing on share prices.
The Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes suffered their...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:12 PM
NEW YORK — The stock market's all-star team has some new players.
Leaving the Dow Jones industrial average is aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., computer-maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and financial behemoth Bank of America Corp. Joining the index of 30 blue-...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:43 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's looking more and more like the New York Stock Exchange will win the Tweetstakes, the hotly contested battle with the Nasdaq Stock Market for Twitter’s initial public stock offering.
Twitter is the most highly sought after...