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  • Stocks sink as investors anticipate higher interest rates

    U.S. stocks and bonds fell sharply as a strong jobs report led investors to anticipate higher U.S. interest rates. The Standard & Poor's 500 lost 29 points, or 1.4 percent, to close at 2,071 Friday. It was the worst drop for the index since Jan. 5....
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average works

    Apple will be joining the Dow Jones industrial average, an elite club of 30 major U.S. companies, on March 19, replacing AT&T. Here's a look at the famous barometer of the U.S. stock market and how it works. Q: Why is Apple being added to the Dow Jones...
  • US stocks edge higher, Europe gains as ECB unveils stimulus

    Positive earnings news nudged stocks higher, breaking a two-day losing streak. Supermarket operator Kroger jumped 7 percent Thursday after reporting income that was ahead of what analysts were looking for. Costco rose 3 percent after its earnings beat...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

    Positive earnings news helped nudge stocks higher on Thursday, breaking a two-day losing streak. Supermarket operator Kroger jumped after reporting income that was ahead of what analysts were expecting. Costco also rose after its earnings beat estimates....
  • China stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cut

    Chinese stocks led Asian markets lower on Thursday after the country's leaders cut the annual growth target for the world's No. 2 economy. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.6 percent to 24,309.53 and the Shanghai Composite Index in mainland...
  • Skeleton horse erected in London's Trafalgar Square

    London's Trafalgar Square, full of tourists, pigeons and military monuments, has a new occupant — a skeletal horse displaying stock quotes. German artist Hans Haacke's "Gift Horse" was unveiled Thursday atop the square's "fourth plinth," a major...
  • US stocks open slightly higher, breaking a two-day slump

    U.S. stocks are opening higher, breaking a two-day losing streak, as investors were encouraged by some positive earnings news. Supermarket operator Kroger jumped 6 percent early Thursday after reporting income that was well ahead of what analysts were...
  • 2009 transcripts reveal Fed confronting a chaotic banking system

    2009 transcripts reveal Fed confronting a chaotic banking system
    Transcripts of Federal Reserve meetings in 2009 showed central bank officials struggling to contain the worst financial crisis in seven decades and searching for the right policies to halt a deepening economic downturn. The transcripts released Wednesday...
  • US stocks fall, pulling market further below record highs

    U.S. stocks are ending lower for a second day in a row, pulling the market further below record highs reached earlier this week. The drop Wednesday was modest but broad: nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground. The S&P...
  • Gloom and gallows humor in Fed's 2009 transcripts

    Federal Reserve officials faced the worst of the Great Recession in early 2009: a collapsing economy hemorrhaging jobs, a plunging stock market and banks saddled with bad debts, refusing to lend. Transcripts from the Fed's 11 meetings that year, released...
  • Fed struggled in 2009 over how to boost economy, papers show

    As the Great Recession inflicted worsening damage on the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve struggled during 2009 to determine the best corrective steps to pursue. Transcripts of their meetings released Wednesday showed that the Fed's policymakers...