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  • Asia stocks higher as initial jitters ease over election win by Greek anti-austerity party

    Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as markets calmed from initial jitters over Greece's election result, with Tokyo shares making a significant rebound, cheered by the cheap yen. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average jumped 1.3 percent...
  • A huge Northeastern snowstorm shuts down some businesses but pumps up sales at others

    Businesses large and small are feeling the effects of a huge snowstorm sweeping into the Northeast Monday. For some, wintry weather is derailing activity: Airlines canceled thousands of flights. Car dealers expect to lose a couple sales days. Others are...
  • Stocks ease as investors shrug off victory by Greek party feared to shake up eurozone

    The U.S. stock market is opening slightly lower as investors shrug off an election victory by a Greece party opposed to that country's bailout plan. The main focus in markets was Sunday's victory by Syriza, a left-wing party that has vowed to end Greece'...
  • 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...
  • Stocks drift between gains and losses as investors weigh earnings, mergers and news on Greece

    U.S. stock indexes are drifting between small gains and losses at midday, as investors weigh the latest batch of corporate earnings and mergers, and the implications of an election victory in Greece by a party opposed to that country's bailout plan....
  • US stock market ends with small gains as investors weigh earnings, mergers and news on Greece

    The U.S. stock market is finishing with tiny gains as investors weigh corporate earnings, mergers, and the implications of an election victory in Greece by a party opposed to that country's bailout plan. The Dow Jones industrial average rose six points,...
  • Mixed results from US companies snap stock market's 4-day winning streak

    A batch of mixed earnings reports Friday helped push the stock market to its first day of losses this week. Shares of tissue and diaper maker Kimberly-Clark dropped after the company's earnings fell short of expectations and it gave a disappointing...
  • Papal visit to the Philippines: business counts the costs, government talks up the benefits

    When the pope comes to town a big bill awaits the host country, but the mammoth crowds whipped up by the Roman Catholic Church leader also offer plenty of good business. In pope-adoring Philippines, which hosted the pontiff for a five-day visit that...
  • US stock market opens lower; UPS slumps on weaker outlook

    The stock market is drifting lower in early trading after weak earnings results and outlooks from some big-name companies. The large cost of timely deliveries hurt UPS during the holidays and the shipping company cut its outlook for the year. Its...
  • US stock market edges lower at midday; UPS slumps on weaker outlook

    The stock market is edging lower after four straight days of gains as investors absorb quarterly financial results from U.S. companies. The Standard & Poor's 500 index eased four points to 2,058 as of 12 p.m. Eastern time Friday. The Dow Jones industrial...