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  • PASSINGS: Richard B. Scudder, Barton Biggs

    PASSINGS: Richard B. Scudder, Barton Biggs
    Richard B. Scudder Co-founder of MediaNews Group Richard B. Scudder, 99, co-founder and former chairman of MediaNews Group Inc., the nation's second-largest newspaper company, who also helped invent a process allowing newsprint to be recycled, died...
  • Stocks tumble on renewed worries about Europe

    Stocks tumble on renewed worries about Europe
    Stocks lightened their losses but still are deeply in the red this morning amid fear that Europe’s lingering economic crisis is entering another dangerous phase. Concern that Spain may need a bailout spooked investors worldwide as the country&...
  • Obesity drugs need heart studies, U.S. advisers say

    Obesity drugs need heart studies, U.S. advisers say
    SILVER SPRING, Maryland (Reuters) - Heart safety studies should be required for new obesity drugs, U.S. drug advisers said on Thursday, possibly adding a new hurdle to the drugs' approval. An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
  • Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks

    Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks
    Investors had plenty to keep them jittery in 2011. There were the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, economic woes in Europe, and, here at home, politically tinged fiscal showdowns in Washington over deep government spending cuts. Still, the stock market...
  • Weak demand at Treasury note sale fuels another jump in interest rates

     
    Investor demand for the government’s sale of $32 billion in three-year notes Tuesday was weak, and that sparked another sharp rise in Treasury bond yields across the board. The 10-year T-note yield (charted below), a benchmark for mortgage rates,...
  • Dow stock index slips after eight-day winning streak

     
    The Dow Jones industrial average ended its winning streak on Thursday, closing fractionally lower after rising for eight straight sessions. But the broader market was mixed, as many investors still seem reluctant to take profits in this year’s strong...
  • Stocks end sharply lower as oil hits two-year high

     
    U.S. stocks tumbled Tuesday, with major market indexes suffering their biggest losses in months, as fears of spreading unrest in the Middle East drove crude oil prices higher for a second day. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 178.46 points,......
  • Oil resurges on Middle East woes; stocks slide, gold hits new high [Updated]

     
    Escalating unrest in the Middle East drove oil prices up and stocks down Tuesday, and sent some investors fleeing for classic havens, including precious metals and Treasury bonds. Gold hit a record high, topping its previous peak reached at the......
  • Oil tops $102 a barrel; stocks seesaw, gold at new high [Updated]

     
    U.S. oil prices rose to new 2 1/2-year highs Wednesday amid continued heavy fighting between Libyan rebels and forces loyal to strongman Moammar Kadafi. But Wall Street seemed relatively unruffled by the latest climb, after a sharp sell-off on Tuesday.......
  • Treasury bond yields jump as U.S. economy improves and Europeans signal rate hike

     
    The stock market’s joy Thursday is the government-bond market’s horror. U.S. Treasury bond yields took their biggest jump in three weeks amid robust economic reports and after the European Central Bank signaled that it was poised to begin...
  • Oil hits new 2 1/2-year high; stocks fall for the day but gain for the week

     
    Financial markets' manic mood swings continued Friday, as another jump in oil prices helped fuel a modest pullback in stocks in favor of classic hiding places -- Treasury bonds and precious metals. April crude futures in New York closed up......