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  • U.S. growth is strongest in a decade

    The U.S. is rolling into the new year with impressive strength as plunging oil prices have ignited consumer spending and helped fuel the best stretch of growth in more than a decade — even as economies around the world are struggling. A...
  • The real reason for Washington's derivatives gift to banks

    The real reason for Washington's derivatives gift to banks
    As we embark on the seventh year since the historic collapse of the Lehman Bros. investment bank, it's clear we haven't fixed what broke the economy in 2008. Big banks still control Congress. Workers remain acutely vulnerable to another financial crisis....
  • NYSE visit will be a kick for Penn State's Ficken

    For Penn State kicker Sam Ficken, this week's Pinstripe Bowl offers two diverse opportunities: to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and to kick at Yankee Stadium. Contingents from Penn State and Boston College will open the exchange's...
  • A Penn State chant broke out at the New York Stock Exchange

    A Penn State chant broke out at the New York Stock Exchange
    Penn State kicker Sam Ficken said he wasn't surprised when a 'We Are' cheer broke out on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. "Penn Staters are everywhere," Ficken told reporters. Players from Penn State and Boston College attended...
  • Penn State seeks Pinstripe Bowl win for past, future

    Penn State seeks Pinstripe Bowl win for past, future
    NEW YORK — At the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, Penn State coach James Franklin greeted traders by saying, "make lots of money today." The moment illustrated Franklin's fiercely competitive nature, which he gets to nourish again today at...
  • Banks kept CPS in shaky bond market

    Banks kept CPS in shaky bond market
    As investors across the country grew disenchanted with the risky auction-rate bond market in summer 2007, Bank of America officials became concerned that more trouble might lie ahead. Auction-rate securities had been richly rewarding for BofA and...
  • Emanuel says he didn't do risky interest-rate swaps, but he's done 4

     Emanuel says he didn't do risky interest-rate swaps, but he's done 4
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week distanced himself from the risky derivatives that are draining funds from the city's school system, declaring: "Under my tenure, there have been no swaps." But records show the city of Chicago has entered into at least...
  • Dow plummets 268 points as oil price drop sinks energy stocks

    Dow plummets 268 points as oil price drop sinks energy stocks
    Oil resumed its slide on Wednesday and took the stock market down with it. The catalyst for the latest sell-off in oil was an OPEC report that projected demand for its crude would sink next year to levels not seen in more than a decade. Demand for the...
  • Tribune Tower redevelopment under consideration

    Tribune Tower redevelopment under consideration
    The landmark Tribune Tower may become part of a major Michigan Avenue redevelopment project. Tribune Media, which owns the iconic neo-Gothic tower, unveiled broad plans at a New York investor presentation Thursday that could potentially triple the...
  • Stocks tumble with drop in oil price

    Stocks tumble with drop in oil price
    Major stock indexes tumbled Friday as a main crude oil benchmark fell below $60 a barrel to its lowest point since the depths of the Great Recession, leaving stunned analysts looking for a bottom. With some investors concerned about the energy sector...
  • Stocks slide, extending decline, as oil slumps

    Stocks slide, extending decline, as oil slumps
    U.S. stocks are closing lower, extending losses from last week. The price of crude oil continued to drop Monday, and Russia's ruble plunged to a record low against the dollar. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 100 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,...