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  • Asian stocks mostly up, cheered by US Fed chair remarks

    Asian stocks were mostly higher in early Wednesday trading, cheered by diminished prospects that U.S. interest rates would be raised soon. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.1 percent in morning trading to 18,628.98. Australia's S&P/ASX...
  • Yellen navigates tricky path on interest rates

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen navigated the tricky job of managing expectations on Tuesday in her first public comments on interest rate policy in more than two months. She wanted the world to know the Fed isn't ready yet to raise rates from...
  • Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike

    Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen greased the wheels for an eventual interest rate hike, but she made clear that she was keeping her options open on the timing of any such move. Appearing for the first time before the new Republican-...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

    The U.S. stock market edged higher on Tuesday, nudging the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index to new highs. Investors cheered the latest news on interest rates, Greece and corporate earnings. On Tuesday: The Dow rose 92.35...
  • Slight gains push US stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

    The U.S. stock market is back at a record high as traders are encouraged by the latest news on interest rates, Greece and corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 92 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 18,209 Tuesday. The Standard &...
  • Slight gains push stocks to record highs

    Slight gains push stocks to record highs
    The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered new highs Tuesday, beating marks they set last week. The Nasdaq composite also built on its gains for the year, finishing higher for the 10th day in a row. The latest...
  • Mercury Marine CEO John Pfeifer guides outboard engine maker into growth phase

    MILWAUKEE John Pfeifer is president of Mercury Marine Inc., a marine-engine manufacturer that employs about 5,000 people worldwide and has created more than 1,500 jobs in Wisconsin since 2009. Mercury is a division of Brunswick Corp., the nation's largest...
  • Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

    Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate...
  • Lipitor inventor takes aim at cholesterol again

    DETROIT The scientist widely credited with co-discovering the best-selling drug in U.S. history cholesterol-lowering Lipitor is quietly back at it. After reviving Esperion Therapeutics in 2008 just a year after Pfizer had closed the first version of...
  • US stocks drift in early trading ahead of Yellen remarks

    U.S. stock indexes are drifting between small gains and losses in early trading as investors continue to watch for news from Greece and the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 21 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,136 as of 9:35 a.m....
  • Stocks drift higher as Yellen testifies before Congress

    Stocks drift higher as Yellen testifies before Congress
    Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in morning trading Tuesday as investors monitored Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks before Congress on interest rate policy and the economy. Strong earnings from Home Depot and positive developments in...