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  • US stocks open slightly lower, giving back some gains

    Stocks are edging lower in early trading, giving up some of the gains they made the day before. The dollar rebounded early Thursday, a day after plunging against the euro. Markets rallied Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled that it wasn't in...
  • US rally sends Asia higher, but Tokyo slumps on weak dollar

    Asian stocks were mixed in early Thursday trading, as Tokyo slumped over the U.S. Fed statement overnight that has reversed a recent trend for a strong dollar, while the rest of the region was cheered by a surge on Wall Street that followed. KEEPING...
  • Federal Reserve opens door to raising interest rate

    WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve cautiously cleared the way Wednesday for a midyear increase of its benchmark interest rate, the first such hike in more than six years. At the close of a two-day meeting, the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee...
  • Pimco loses more funds to MetWest, other rivals, Morningstar says

    Pimco loses more funds to MetWest, other rivals, Morningstar says
    Rival bond funds are gaining at the expense of Pimco's flagship Total Return Fund as it continues to suffer a "staggering" rate of investor defections, according to a new report from investment research firm Morningstar Inc. Metropolitan West Total...
  • Stocks, bonds rally as Fed indicates no hurry on rate hike

    Stocks and bonds are rallying after the Federal Reserve indicated that it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates. At the end of a two-day meeting Wednesday, the Fed also cut its forecasts for economic growth through 2017 and said that it needs to see...
  • US stocks slip as traders guess timing of next rate increase

    Stocks are falling again in midday trading as traders try to guess when U.S. interest rates will rise. The Federal Reserve will release a policy statement later Wednesday at the end of a two-day meeting. The Fed could raise rates as early as June. The...
  • US stocks fall as traders guess timing of next rate increase

    Stocks are falling for the second day in a row as traders try to guess when U.S. interest rates will rise. The Federal Reserve will release a policy statement later Wednesday at the end of a two-day meeting. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 86...
  • Starbucks as citizen: CEO Schultz acts boldly on social, political issues

    SEATTLE When Starbucks hosted the cream of Wall Street analysts and investors at the coffee giant's headquarters here in December, the company did not kick off the gathering by highlighting its growing profits or its strategy for global conquest. It chose...
  • Who could win and who could lose if the Fed hikes rates

    Interest rates could soon rise in the U.S. for the first time in almost a decade, and that's shaking up financial markets. If you own stocks of Coca-Cola or Procter & Gamble, you may already see the impact in your 401(k). And if you're making plans to...
  • China stocks at 7-year high, other indexes steady before Fed

    Chinese stocks rose to the highest level in seven years Wednesday as investors held out hope authorities would unleash new economic stimulus while most other Asian indexes held steady before the conclusion of a key Fed meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's...
  • Madoff trustee to high court: Ruling blocking $4B in payouts

    The trustee finding money for victims of Bernard Madoff's epic fraud asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a court ruling that he says may prevent the recovery of nearly $4 billion, reward those who unwittingly profited from the Ponzi scheme...