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  • 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 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...
  • Stock market hits new high after Greece gets loan extension

    A deal giving Greece more time to repay its debts swung the U.S. stock market higher Friday and drove the stock market to a record high. While expected, the deal between the struggling country and its European creditors left investors relieved. Any...
  • New Stock Listing for Eversource Energy Takes Hold

    New Stock Listing for Eversource Energy Takes Hold
    Eversource Energy started trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ES" on Thursday, and company officials celebrated by ringing the opening bell. Beginning Feb. 2, Northeast Utilities and six subsidiaries, including Connecticut Light &...
  • Stocks edge lower as investors dump utility shares

    Stocks edge lower as investors dump utility shares
    A slide in shares of utility companies nudged the U.S. stock market lower Thursday. Utilities were the day's biggest losers, falling 1%, and their losses resumed a trend that emerged in late January. Investors have dumped the dividend-rich stocks as the...
  • 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...
  • Asia stocks gain after ECB upgrades growth ahead of US jobs

    Asian stock markets were higher on Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by the European Central Bank's growth forecast upgrade and expectations for a solid increase in U.S. employment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1 percent to 18,932.50 and...
  • Largest US banks all pass latest round of Fed 'stress tests'

    All of the nation's 31 largest banks are adequately fortified to withstand a severe U.S. and global recession and keep lending, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. Results of the Fed's annual "stress tests" show that as a group, the 31 banks are...