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  • Apple Inc. finally joins ranks of the Dow's elite 30 stocks

    Apple Inc. finally joins ranks of the Dow's elite 30 stocks
    Apple Inc., the world's most valuable company, finally will take its place as a member of the elite 30 stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average, starting after trading closes March 18. The Cupertino, Calif., powerhouse will replace...
  • Stock market hits new high after Greece gets loan extension

    A deal giving Greece more time to repay its debts swung the U.S. stock market higher Friday and drove the stock market to a record high. While expected, the deal between the struggling country and its European creditors left investors relieved. Any...
  • New Stock Listing for Eversource Energy Takes Hold

    New Stock Listing for Eversource Energy Takes Hold
    Eversource Energy started trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ES" on Thursday, and company officials celebrated by ringing the opening bell. Beginning Feb. 2, Northeast Utilities and six subsidiaries, including Connecticut Light &...
  • Stocks edge lower as investors dump utility shares

    Stocks edge lower as investors dump utility shares
    A slide in shares of utility companies nudged the U.S. stock market lower Thursday. Utilities were the day's biggest losers, falling 1%, and their losses resumed a trend that emerged in late January. Investors have dumped the dividend-rich stocks as the...
  • Stock market ends mostly lower after release of Fed minutes

    Stock market ends mostly lower after release of Fed minutes
    The U.S. stock market edged mostly lower on Wednesday, easing back from its latest all-time highs. The markets barely budged following the midafternoon release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting. The transcript showed that...
  • Asia stocks gain after ECB upgrades growth ahead of US jobs

    Asian stock markets were higher on Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by the European Central Bank's growth forecast upgrade and expectations for a solid increase in U.S. employment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1 percent to 18,932.50 and...
  • Largest US banks all pass latest round of Fed 'stress tests'

    All of the nation's 31 largest banks are adequately fortified to withstand a severe U.S. and global recession and keep lending, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. Results of the Fed's annual "stress tests" show that as a group, the 31 banks are...
  • Hiring burst sends bond prices lower, dollar higher

    News of a burst of hiring last month sent bond prices lower and the dollar higher in early trading in the U.S., while the stock market opened lower. Apple rose 1 percent early Friday after it was announced that the company would be joining the Dow...
  • Prospect of higher interest rates sends stocks, bonds lower

    The prospect of higher interest rates is sending U.S. stock and bond prices lower in midday trading. Yields on long-term U.S. government bonds rose sharply Friday after the Labor Department reported a surge in hiring last month. That raised the...
  • Apple joins Dow index; AT&T dumped

    Apple joins Dow index; AT&T dumped
    Apple Inc., the world's most valuable company, finally will take its place as a member of the elite 30 stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average, starting after trading closes on March 18. The Cupertino, Calif., powerhouse will replace...
  • Stocks sink as investors anticipate higher interest rates

    U.S. stocks and bonds fell sharply as a strong jobs report led investors to anticipate higher U.S. interest rates. The Standard & Poor's 500 lost 29 points, or 1.4 percent, to close at 2,071 Friday. It was the worst drop for the index since Jan. 5....