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  • Disappointing outlooks for companies like Caterpillar, Microsoft, drive stocks lower

    U.S. stocks are closing lower after disappointing outlooks from Caterpillar and Microsoft raised worries about future profit growth at companies. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 291 points, or 1.7 percent, to close at 17,387 Tuesday. The blue-...
  • Who wins in the City National bank sale

    Royal Bank of Canada's purchase of City National Corp., the priciest bank deal since the financial crisis, will create major expansion opportunities for the L.A. banking firm's key businesses — wealth management, entertainment services, private...
  • 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...
  • Dow, S&P 500 slump on disappointing outlooks for companies, and lower orders for durable goods

    U.S. stocks are tumbling in midday trading, weighed down by disappointing forecasts from big-name companies and an unexpected drop in orders of long-lasting goods. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 357 points, or 2 percent, to 17,321 as of 12 p....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Clinton talks to be co-hosted by foreign bank investigated by US

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton, the presumed frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, will give a pair of speeches Wednesday in Canada hosted by a major bank that has been the subject of several investigations into wrongdoing over the past...