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  • Global finance leaders see economy strengthening

    Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Greece will default on its bailout loans. The officials from the Group of...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

    U.S. stocks closed broadly lower Friday. Investors were worried that Greece may default on its debt and exit the euro currency block. Chinese regulators were also taking steps Friday to rein in a runaway stock market there. The Dow Jones industrial...
  • US stock indexes drop sharply following a slump in Europe

    U.S. stocks are moving lower in midday trading following steep declines in Europe and some disappointing results from big companies. Investors are worried about Greece's shaky finances and news from China Friday that regulators would tighten rules on...
  • US stock indexes open lower following a slump in Europe

    Stocks are opening lower in the U.S. following steep declines in Europe and some disappointing results from big companies. American Express slumped 4 percent early Friday, the most in the Dow Jones industrial average, after reporting revenue that...
  • China stocks up on stimulus hope, other markets subdued

    Stock markets in China and Hong Kong extended gains on Friday on expectations of further policy easing, but other stock markets in the region were subdued. KEEPING SCORE: Shanghai Composite index gained 1.1 percent to 4,241.57 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng...
  • Giving up an afternoon gain, US stocks close slightly lower

    Stocks are giving up an afternoon gain and ending the day slightly lower. The Dow Jones industrial average fell six points to close at 18,105 Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost a point to 2,105. The Nasdaq composite fell three points to 5,...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Thursday

    Major stock indexes ended on Thursday just slightly below where they began despite better-than-expected profit reports. Netflix soared after reporting huge subscriber gains last quarter and online marketplace Etsy nearly doubled on its first day of...
  • Former Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke to advise Citadel hedge fund

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will work as advisor to a leading hedge fund, becoming another onetime Washington official to move into the high-paying financial industry. Bernanke will be an "outside senior advisor" at Citadel, a...
  • US stocks inch lower in midday trading; Netflix soars

    U.S. stocks are slightly lower as companies report earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,082 as of 11:50 a.m. Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost three points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,102. The Nasdaq...
  • Former Fed Chairman Bernanke named Citadel adviser

    Former Fed Chairman Bernanke named Citadel adviser
    Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, has been named as an outside senior adviser to Citadel, the Chicago investment firm founded by billionaire Ken Griffin. The firm said Bernanke will consult with Citadel teams on monetary policy,...
  • Battle looms over retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule

    NEW YORK — A newly proposed rule to ban retirement planners from creating conflicts of interest with their customers might appear to put an end the years-long policy fight over the issue. Don't bet on the retirement on it. The battle is just...