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  • Lehigh Valley banking: In line or online?

    Lehigh Valley banking: In line or online?
    When First Niagara Financial Group announced plans to close 17 branches, including one at 16th and Allen streets in Allentown, it cited technology as the main reason. Bank branch traffic is on the decline, as is the number of transactions handled per...
  • US stocks open lower, led by another drop in energy sector; Euro sinks to a nine-year low

    U.S. stocks are opening lower, led by a drop in the energy sector as the price of oil plunges again. The euro sank to a nine-year low Monday as traders worried about Greece's ability to stay in the currency union. The Dow Jones industrial average fell...
  • Price of crude oil slumps, bringing down the energy sector and the rest of the market, too

    The energy sector is leading a steep decline in U.S. stocks as the price of oil slumps again. The euro also sank to a nine-year low Monday as traders worried about whether Greece will stay in Europe's currency union. The Dow Jones industrial average...
  • Price of crude oil slumps, dragging down energy companies and the rest of the stock market

    Another plunge in the price of oil is driving stocks sharply lower in afternoon trading. Energy stocks slumped as the price of crude briefly dipped below $50 a barrel. The Dow was down 295 points, or 1.7 percent, to 17,539 as of 12:43 a.m. Eastern time....
  • Price of crude oil slumps below $50 a barrel, bringing fears of a sluggish economy

    Another plunge in the price of oil is driving stocks sharply lower. Energy companies led the decline as crude dipped below $50 a barrel Monday. Other stocks also fell as traders worried that the drop could indicate a weaker global economy and possibly...
  • Dow drops 331 amid concerns about oil price dive, European weakness

    Dow drops 331 amid concerns about oil price dive, European weakness
    Plunging oil prices Monday spooked investors already nervous about weakness in Europe, leading to the biggest one-day drop in stocks in three months. U.S. crude oil dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time in nearly six years. Coupled with...
  • Asian stocks fall for second day on fears about oil slump, possible Greece exit from euro

    Asian stocks fall for second day on fears about oil slump, possible Greece exit from euro
    Asian stocks sank Tuesday for a second day as slumping oil prices and concern Greece might leave the European currency union fueled unease about the global growth outlook. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 tumbled 2.4 percent to 16,990.52 and Seoul's...
  • US stocks notch small gains in early trading, but crude oil price continues to fall

    The U.S. stock market is edging higher in early trading as the price of oil extends its slump. European indexes stabilized Monday following steep losses the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 49 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,551 as of...
  • AutoNation posts best December in 13 years

    AutoNation posts best December in 13 years
    It was a December to remember capping a strong year across the board for Fort Lauderdale-based AutoNation. The country's largest dealership chain on Tuesday reported its strongest December for new vehicles sales since 2001 and its best full-year for new...
  • US stock market turns lower; oil extends drop, 10-year Treasury yield falls below 2 percent

    Stocks are extending a slump from the day before as the price of crude oil continues to slide. Crude fell sharply in midday trading Tuesday and is now well below $50 a barrel. That has traders worried that the global economy may be slowing and that...
  • S&P 500 Falls Below 2,000; Oil Extends Decline, Bonds Rally

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, extending a decline after a big slump on Monday. The price of oil continued to slide and bonds rallied, pushing the yield on the 10-year Treasury note below 2 percent. Investors also had some downbeat...