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  • Stocks rally to highest levels since May

     
    This will be a big day for the stock market if the session’s gains hold: Major indexes have finally risen above their early-August peaks and now are trading at their highest levels since May. That could boost hopes that the......
  • Cash-rich Microsoft raises dividend payment 23%

     
    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday boosted the dividend payment on its stock 23%, the first increase in two years, hoping to show its “commitment” to sharing its huge cash flow with stockholders. The software giant said its board raised the quarterly......
  • SEC, CFTC issue 'flash crash' report

     
    The official report on the May 6 stock market “flash crash” is out Friday, and as expected, it points to computerized selling by a single large investor that cascaded across the markets -- creating a flood of sell orders that......
  • More Fed help for economy now just a matter of time

     
    If there was any doubt left on Wall Street about a new flood of money coming from the Federal Reserve, the lousy September employment data reported Friday should have put it to rest. Now it’s only a matter of time......
  • Apple in the Dow index? Not at this stock price

     
    Apple Inc. has become the second-most-valuable U.S. company in terms of stock market value, a spectacular accomplishment for the Silicon Valley icon. But it still hasn't been invited to join one of corporate America's most exclusive clubs: the Dow Jones.....
  • Bold bulls: Dow makes another run at 2010 high

     
    Buoyed by surprising strength in Chinese and U.S. manufacturing-activity indexes for October, the Dow Jones industrial average again is flirting with its spring high of 11,205. But after it topped that level early Monday, some investors and/or traders...
  • Nasdaq index hits 29-month high as stocks rally on

     
    Stocks extended their hot 2-month-old rally Tuesday, as some market bulls evidently saw no reason to back off before the election results and the Federal Reserve’s meeting on Wednesday. At a minimum that suggests high confidence in a big win......
  • Big news is no news for the stock market

     
    After American voters and Federal Reserve officials weighed in on the economy, the stock market interpreted both developments as no surprise. But the Dow industrials gained enough Wednesday to finish at a two-year high. The Dow and other major stock......
  • Stocks fall worldwide on renewed worries about Europe, Chinese inflation and Fed independence

     
    Investors drove down stock prices around the world on Tuesday amid growing fears that policymakers in China, Europe and the United States may not have the power to encourage more economic growth. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index had its......
  • Stocks surge on economic data and relief in Europe

     
    U.S. stocks zoomed Wednesday amid another batch of upbeat economic reports and as Europe’s government-debt crisis eased. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 243 points, or 2.2%, to 11,249 at about 11:15 a.m. PST. If it sticks by the......
  • Wall Street rallies on; are investors leaving bonds for stocks?

     
    Wall Street closed broadly higher for a second straight session Thursday, on the heels of healthy November retail sales reports and a surprising jump in October pending home sales. The data keep adding up to a strengthening economic recovery, even......