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  • Suburbs withdraw from municipal investment pool after loss

     Suburbs withdraw from municipal investment pool after loss
    An unexpected loss in a conservative, $2 billion municipal investment pool has led dozens of suburban villages, schools and libraries to take their tax dollars elsewhere. Local governments from Carol Stream to Highland Park have pulled millions of...
  • The bull market turns 6 after rising from financial crisis

    In 2009 the stock market was filled with panic. The housing market had collapsed. Lehman Brothers had gone under and General Motors was on the verge of bankruptcy reorganization. The U.S. was in a deep recession, and stocks had plunged 57 percent from...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

    Stocks rebounded on Monday from a big sell-off on Friday. Gains were led by industrials and technology companies. The market had slumped on Friday after a strong jobs report boosted expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates as early...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • US stocks open slightly higher following sharp sell-off

    The U.S. stock market is opening modestly higher following a sell-off Friday. News of strong hiring last month drove stocks sharply lower Friday. Investors worried that the news raises the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will start to increasing...
  • Corporate revenue may be ready to rise

    Since the financial crisis, corporate America has posted surging earnings and lagging revenue growth. That is not a good thing for the long term. But given the pickup in the U.S. economy, we may be on the brink of a revenue resurgence ��...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Dow reshuffle: Apple joins blue-chip index, AT&T gets booted

    Apple is in. AT&T is out. In another milestone for the popular and profitable iPhone giant, Apple will replace AT&T in the venerable Dow Jones industrial average on March 19, the manager of the index announced Friday. The move isn't likely to impact the...
  • 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...