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  • 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...
  • Stocks open lower ahead of Fed minutes; energy shares drop

    Stocks open lower ahead of Fed minutes; energy shares drop
    Stocks opened lower on Wednesday, pulling back from record levels. Declines were led by energy stocks, as the price of oil fell on speculation that a recent rally in the crude was excessive. Later, traders will also comb through the minutes of the...
  • Account shows ECB fears of deflation as it weighed stimulus

    The European Central Bank's governing council members wrestled with fears that falling prices could become ingrained in the eurozone economy before a "large majority" decided last month to launch a 1 trillion euro monetary boost. That's according to an...
  • The King of Custom Castles

    c.2015 New York Times News Service Sometimes Richard Landry can't believe how well his life and career have turned out. After all, what if he had stayed in Quebec and accepted the teaching job he was offered after architecture school? What if...
  • US stocks edge lower, bringing market below a record high

    U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading as the market pulls back from a record high. Energy companies were lagging Tuesday as the price of crude oil fell again. The Standard and Poor's 500 fell two points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,095 as of 11:45 a....
  • Asian stocks rise as Greek jitters ease in quiet trading

    Asian stocks advanced Wednesday on investor optimism ahead of a European Central Bank meeting on bailout conditions for Greece, though trading was quiet as many markets were shut for the Lunar New Year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index...
  • State spending review might delay park improvement project in Elmhurst

    State spending review might delay park improvement project in Elmhurst
    A habit the Elmhurst Park District has of updating an aging playground in one of its parks every year might have to be modified if a $400,000 state grant doesn't come through. A review of discretionary spending by Gov. Bruce Rauner means the matching...
  • Fed policymakers weighed risks of interest rate hike, minutes show

    Fed policymakers weighed risks of interest rate hike, minutes show
    A decision on when to start raising the Federal Reserve’s benchmark interest rate remained elusive, even though policymakers spent much of their last meeting debating the timing of the hike. Many worried at the Federal Open Market Committee...
  • Trading floors no more: A good deal

    Every day, trading on exchanges impacts people around the planet. Stock exchanges affect companies and economies. Commodity exchanges (trading energy, agriculture, metals and related products) influence prices we pay for everything from a gallon of gas or...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

    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,...
  • Hopes of Greek deal remain despite snag in talks

    Hopes of Greek deal remain despite snag in talks
    Despite all the tough talk of ultimatums and games of poker, Greece and its creditors in the 19-country eurozone are still expected to cobble together some sort of deal that will allow the country to remain a member of the euro currency. Investors and...