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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Chinese, Australian benchmarks lead Asian stock market gains

    Most major Asian stock indexes were higher Thursday as Chinese shares rebounded on stimulus hopes a day after gloomy first-quarter economic numbers and Australian shares rose on a surprise drop in the jobless rate. KEEPING SCORE: Most Asian indexes...
  • Reaction to retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule is muted, but fight looms

    Reaction to retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule is muted, but fight looms
    NEW YORK — A newly proposed rule to ban retirement planners from creating conflicts of interest with their customers might appear to put an end to the years-long policy fight over the issue. Don't bet the retirement on it. The battle is just...
  • Oil surge sends energy stocks higher, leading a broad gain

    Rising oil prices and stronger earnings from big U.S. companies are pushing the stock market to a higher finish. The price of oil soared to the highest level this year Wednesday after the government reported that oil stockpiles increased at a much slower...
  • Bank of America returns to profit as legal costs subside

    Bank of America returned to a profit in the first quarter as the legal troubles that have plagued the company for several years subsided. But the bank's primary businesses struggled as interest rates remained low. LEGAL COSTS DROP: The bank's legal...