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  • Technology, energy stocks lead gains in US market indexes

    U.S. market indexes are moving higher in midday trading as technology and energy stocks notch gains. Traders were encouraged Thursday by stronger earnings at U.S. companies, a big acquisition in the online travel business and news of a cease-fire deal in...
  • Robert B. Reich: Wall Street's threat to the American middle class

    Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Obama still reading from same old script

    It's hard to believe that was only President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address. It feels like he's given so many more. Maybe that's because the man seems to be constantly talking. And talking. The talking is the background noise of much of...
  • Why Greeks should dump the euro

    Why Greeks should dump the euro
    By electing left-wing Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras to be premier, Greeks voted to end the draconian economic measures imposed by Germany and other international lenders. After the dust settles, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will either backpedal...
  • Melvin Gordon dies at 95; longtime Tootsie Roll CEO

    Melvin Gordon, who led Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. for more than five decades, died Tuesday in Boston after a brief illness, the company announced. He was 95. Gordon was chairman and CEO of the Chicago-based confectioner for 53 years, overseeing the...
  • Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95

     Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years and held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market. Mr. Gordon, 95, died...
  • S&P settles charges tied to ratings of mortgage-backed securities

    Standard & Poor's agreed Wednesday to pay the U.S. government and two states more than $77 million to settle charges tied to its ratings of mortgage-backed securities. In its first enforcement action against a major credit-rating company, the Securities...
  • Asian markets mostly higher as hopes for Greek debt extension buoy stocks

    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as confidence grew that Greece would reach a new debt deal with its European creditors enabling it to stay in the euro currency bloc. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi rose 0.6 percent to 1,947.92 and...
  • US stocks rise in midday trading; Coca-Cola gains after earnings beat analysts' forecasts

    The U.S. stock market is edging higher as investors welcome some positive earnings surprises from big companies. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,057 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average...
  • US market indexes end solidly higher; Coca-Cola leads a gain in the Dow Jones industrials

    Stocks are closing moderately higher as traders welcome positive earnings news from Coca-Cola and other companies. Energy stocks were the exception Tuesday. That sector edged lower as the price of crude oil dropped more than 5 percent. The Dow Jones...
  • US stocks open higher as Coca-Cola, others gain after reporting stronger earnings

    U.S. stocks are opening higher as investors are encouraged by some surprisingly strong earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 94 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,822 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...