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  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

    U.S. stock indexes dropped on Tuesday, led by losses in utilities. Stocks also moved lower on signs that the dollar was close to resuming its advance against the euro and other major currencies. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 104.90 points, or 0.6...
  • Asian stocks sag on China growth doubts, Wall Street drop

    Asian stock markets sagged Tuesday as a manufacturing survey underlined that China's economic growth is losing momentum. KEEPING SCORE: China's Shanghai Composite shed 1.3 percent to 3,637.21 and Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.2 percent to 19,718.56. South...
  • US stocks slip in early trading

    The U.S. stock market is down slightly in early trading, extending the small losses from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 14 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,101 as of 9:35 a.m. Tuesday The Standard & Poor's 500 index eased two...
  • US stock indexes start mixed following strong week

    U.S. stock market indexes are mixed in early trading following a strong performance last week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,154 as of 9:31 a.m. Monday The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up one point, or 0.1...
  • US stock indexes edge higher at midday following strong week

    U.S. stock indexes are creeping higher in midday trading following a strong performance last week. The gains on Monday are broad but slight. Eight of 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 34...
  • Will the Fed hike rates? It's all over but the Yellen

    A few years ago, I was dispatched to cover a speech by then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Although the topic listed was listed in the Physician's Desk Reference under "heavy narcotics," my presence was required, "just in case he makes some news."...
  • How will NFL's lifting of blackout policy affect Florida fans?

    How will NFL's lifting of blackout policy affect Florida fans?
    The NFL announced Monday it will lift its local blackout policy, at least for the 2015 season. Because Orlando is deemed "a secondary market'' for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars, those teams' fans can expect to see plenty next...
  • US stock market starts week with small losses

    U.S. stock indexes are closing slightly lower following a strong performance last week. Six of 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell on Monday. Industrial stocks slid the most. The Dow Jones industrial average edged down 11 points, or 0.1...
  • US stocks rise on rebound in oil, strong company results

    Stocks advanced Friday, capping a strong week, helped by a recovery in the price of oil and earnings from Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants and sportswear giant Nike. The Nasdaq composite index inched closer to its all-time high set at the height...
  • Bankers are complaining — again — about too much regulation

    Bankers are complaining — again — about too much regulation
    The term "regulatory capture" refers to what happens when regulators swim so close to the companies they regulate that they get snared in those companies' gravitational fields. What results is tolerant, indulgent regulation, or none at all. For a good...
  • Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street slide

    Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday after a slide in oil prices drove a Wall Street decline. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index shed 0.2 percent to 24,413.13 points and Seoul's Kospi lost 0.2 percent to 2,033.77. Taiwan, Manila and...