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  • US stock indexes are slightly higher a day after a drop

    U.S. stock prices are moderately higher in midday trading, recovering from a sell-off the day before. Investors remained cautious following comments a day earlier from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who suggested that stock prices might be too high....
  • Asian shares sink after Wall Street drop, US economy fears

    Asian markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy and sent Wall Street lower. ___ KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 1 percent in morning trading to 19,329.75. It...
  • US stocks close lower after weak jobs data; oil prices rise

    U.S. stocks are closing lower as investors worry about the economy, interest rates and stock valuations. Payroll processor ADP said hiring slowed in April to its weakest pace in nearly a year and a half. Traders were also concerned that Federal Reserve...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Wednesday

    U.S. stocks fell across industries on Wednesday as investors worried over stock valuations, economic growth and rising interest rates. Stocks rose at the start of trading, but quickly lost their gains. A comment from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen...
  • US productivity drops at 1.9 percent rate in first quarter

    U.S. worker productivity declined in the first three months of the year as labor costs jumped, reflecting a slowdown in growth. The Labor Department said Wednesday that productivity, which is the amount of output per hour of work, fell at 1.9 percent...
  • Fed Chair Yellen says stock market prices 'quite high'

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday described stock market valuations as high and said the central bank was carefully monitoring their impact on financial stability. "I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are...
  • China stocks rebound, other Asian markets fall after US drop

    Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday as investor sentiment was dented by losses on Wall Street and doubts about Greece's ability to repay debts due to the IMF this month. Chinese markets rebounded from the previous day's sell-off. ___ KEEPING...
  • Freddie Mac posts $524M profit in 1Q; paying $746M dividend

    Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $524 million for the first quarter, down sharply from the same period of 2014, as it sustained losses on the investments it uses to hedge against swings in interest rates. The January-through-March...
  • Yellen says she met with analyst but meeting not linked

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday disclosed that she met with a financial analyst at the center of an investigation into a possible leak of confidential interest-rate information. But she says the meeting occurred several months before the...
  • Buffett says raising interest rates hard as Europe struggles

    Investor Warren Buffett says he thinks the Federal Reserve will have a hard time raising interest rates significantly while Europe continues to struggle. Buffett discussed the outlook for rates during an interview on CNBC Monday after answering questions...
  • Stocks end higher, bouncing back from a drop the day before

    The stock market bounced back on Friday as investors picked up companies that had dropped earlier in the week. Major indexes recovered nearly all their losses from a fall the day before. "It's an odd day in the markets," said Jack Ablin, chief investment...