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  • US stock indexes climb; GM gains on buyback announcement

    Stocks are closing higher as investors shake off fears from last week over a possible interest rate increase this summer. The market had slumped on Friday after a strong jobs report boosted expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise rates in June....
  • Obama's pro-trade allies fight claims about China's currency

    Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda are battling opponents' demands to bar China from keeping its currency value artificially low, a way to subsidize exports. The accusations frustrate and challenge Obama's allies on several fronts....
  • Europe's new stimulus means investors pay to borrow

    Lend a friend a thousand bucks. Then tip him $10 for the privilege. That's not how things work in everyday life. But that's the deal in many European government bond markets these days. Yields on some government bonds have become negative — one of...
  • US stocks gain in midday trading; GM up on buyback

    Stocks are rising after a big sell-off late last week as investors worried about higher interest rates. The market had slumped on Friday after a strong jobs report boosted expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise rates this summer. General...
  • Survey: Business economists support rate hike this year

    Most business economists expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in the second half of this year, but say uncertainty over the Fed's plans is no longer slowing U.S. economic recovery, according to a new survey. Seventy-one percent of the 293...
  • Americans see improved job market but a still-vulnerable economy

    Americans see improved job market but a still-vulnerable economy
    Public sentiment about the economy is finally catching up with the reality of a job market that has been strongly improving, but Americans remain considerably more doubtful about household incomes and the overall security of the economy. The public's...
  • US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

    A strong jobs report shook up the financial markets on Friday. U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs last month, the government said. That was more than economists were expecting and, combined with a drop in the unemployment rate, raised the likelihood of...
  • US job market faces hurdles even with 5.5 pct. unemployment

    Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent — a level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound. While U.S. employers added a solid 295,000 jobs in...
  • Euro drops toward parity with dollar

    The euro's value against the dollar keeps dropping, and it could soon reach parity with the dollar for the first time in 13 years. Its dramatic decline could help companies in the 19-country eurozone and even be a boon to U.S. tourists by, for example,...
  • Stocks eke out record high; Goodyear gains

    Stocks eke out record high; Goodyear gains
    U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday as investors continued to monitor talks between Greece and its creditors in hopes that a deal will be reached to keep the country from falling out of the eurozone. Investments typically considered less risky,...
  • Slight gains push stocks to record highs

    Slight gains push stocks to record highs
    The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered new highs Tuesday, beating marks they set last week. The Nasdaq composite also built on its gains for the year, finishing higher for the 10th day in a row. The latest...