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  • Asian stocks gain on economic data, China stimulus hopes

    Asian stock markets climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7 percent to 25,018.57 and the China's Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent...
  • Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses

    Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds into real estate and energy partnerships in hopes of...
  • US stocks open slightly lower a day after a big jump

    U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower following a big advance the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 70 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,907 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Dow jumped 263 points the day before. The Standard &...
  • US stocks move slightly lower a day after a big jump

    U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading, giving back some of their big gains the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 88 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,887 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Dow jumped 263 points the day...
  • US stocks open higher, led by gains in energy companies

    U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher, led by energy companies. UnitedHealth Group jumped 4 percent early Monday after the nation's largest health insurer said it would buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. The Dow Jones industrial...
  • Markets snap higher at midday, led by gains in energy stocks

    Stocks indexes are climbing sharply at midday following some encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales. Energy stocks and banks had some of the biggest gains Monday. UnitedHealth Group jumped 2.4 percent after the nation's largest health...
  • Bernanke rejects charge of Fed 'throwing seniors under bus'

    Ben Bernanke no longer leads the Federal Reserve, but he's hardly letting up in his defense of the ultra-low-rate policies he engineered — and his successor, Janet Yellen, has continued. In his first post as a new blogger Monday, Bernanke struck...
  • Stocks gain on encouraging signs in spending and home sales

    U.S. stock indexes are closing higher following encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales. Energy stocks and banks had some of the biggest gains Monday. UnitedHealth Group jumped 2.5 percent after the nation's largest health insurer said it...
  • Clive Crook: Follow data on monetary policy

    The Federal Reserve wants to get monetary policy back to normal without scaring or surprising the financial markets. Now, try defining "normal," and you can see it's going to be difficult. A vital instrument of abnormal monetary policy has been the...
  • Few bargains to be found in foreign funds

    Few bargains to be found in foreign funds
    It seems so obvious. Smart investing means looking for bargains and buying the type of stocks and stock funds that are cheaper than others. On that basis, you might assume that buying a foreign fund now would be just the bargain you should seek. But...
  • How is the world more in hock than before the Great Recession?

    How is the world more in hock than before the Great Recession?
    "It was 1943 and the Nazis were deporting Greece's Jews to death camps in Poland. Hitler's genocidal accountants forced the Jews to pay their train fare. The bill for 58,585 Jews sent to Auschwitz and other camps exceeded 2 million Reichsmark — over...