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  • S&P 500 Falls Below 2,000; Oil Extends Decline, Bonds Rally

    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...
  • Stocks tumble on fears fueled by Portuguese bank's troubles

     Stocks tumble on fears fueled by Portuguese bank's troubles
    Stocks tumbled in early trading Thursday as the troubles of a leading Portuguese bank renewed concerns about the European banking sector. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 150 points, or nearly 1%. The Standard & Poor's 500 index also was down...
  • Dave Leber: Pay it forward worthy goal for retired baby boomers

    Dave Leber: Pay it forward worthy goal for retired baby boomers
    The financial crisis that began in late 2007 has significantly affected many retirees and baby boomers. Their plans and dreams for a comfortable retirement have been upended, and many of us are wondering what's next. The world has changed and much...
  • Stricter tax inversion rules punish stocks of firms mulling such moves

    Stricter tax inversion rules punish stocks of firms mulling such moves
    The Obama administration's tougher rules on offshore corporate inversions had an immediate effect Tuesday, pushing down the stock prices of companies considering such moves. But the highly technical changes to the tax code did not appear to go far...
  • Illinois budget big challenge as Rauner takes over

    Illinois budget big challenge as Rauner takes over
    On his path to becoming Illinois' next governor, equity investor Bruce Rauner boasted he would be able to fix the state's massive financial problems, assuring voters, "I've been a success at everything I've done." As the Republican prepares to take...
  • Experts: Planned municipal advisers test may not protect CPS, others

    Experts: Planned municipal advisers test may not protect CPS, others
    After governments across the country, including Chicago Public Schools, suffered devastating losses on risky bond deals during the financial crisis, Congress passed a 2010 measure setting first-ever standards for the advisers who guide government...
  • U.S. bull market rolled on in 2014, but investors got pickier

    U.S. bull market rolled on in 2014, but investors got pickier
    Investment success in 2014 was mostly about keeping it simple. That may not be a bad way to go in 2015, either. Well-known U.S. blue chip shares handily beat obscure smaller stocks and most foreign markets over the last 12 months. High-quality bonds...
  • 'A Most Violent Year' year director J.C. Chandor follows the money

    'A Most Violent Year' year director J.C. Chandor follows the money
    The director J.C. Chandor took a rare pause from speaking as he recalled a time, before his recent burst of filmmaking, when his life was beset by uncertainty. Chandor was in his 30s, had no career to speak of and a baby on the way. "I kind of stared it...
  • Obama defends foreign policy decisions on Cuba, Russia, Iran

    Obama defends foreign policy decisions on Cuba, Russia, Iran
    In a spirited defense of his foreign policy, President Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that normalizing relations with Cuba would bolster American influence there and that his diplomatic strategies to contain Russia and Iran are working. The...
  • Penn State's James Franklin photobombs his kicker's interview

    Penn State's James Franklin photobombs his kicker's interview
    Penn State's Sam Ficken gets two unique opportunities at the Pinstripe Bowl this week: to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and to kick at Yankee Stadium. Ficken will be part of Penn State's contingent that will open the NYSE...
  • Dow, S&P power to new records

     Dow, S&P power to new records
    You can believe in Santa. He has arrived right on cue this year, even slightly earlier than usual, to deliver a Santa Claus rally that's lifted stocks to record highs and provided wealth to investors whether naughty or nice. His sleigh was...