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  • 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...
  • US stocks drift higher as Yellen testifies before Congress

    Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading as investors monitored Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks before Congress. Strong earnings from Home Depot and positive developments in Greece's efforts to secure an extension of its...
  • US bank earnings drop 7.3 percent in 4Q

    U.S. banks' earnings dropped 7.3 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as a few big banks had increased costs to settle legal cases and the industry had declines in income from the mortgage business. The data issued Tuesday by the Federal...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

    U.S. stocks edged mostly lower on Monday, pulling the market back from an all-time high reached last week. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners as the price of oil fell. Disappointing home sales data pushed most homebuilder stocks lower. On...
  • Yellen faces Congress amid direst threat to Fed since Dodd-Frank

    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before Congress this week with the Federal Reserve facing its gravest political threat since the drafters of the Dodd-Frank act tried to strip it of its supervisory powers. The Fed is being pressured...
  • Delaney joins Obama, Warren in announcing White House retirement proposal

    WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Delaney, who spent a career in financial services before running for Congress, joined President Barack Obama on Monday in calling for tougher regulations on brokers who help people plan for retirement -- offering his endorsement of...
  • Walmart's wage increase a sign of booming job growth

    The Great American job machine is back in high gear. Job growth is booming, unemployment is falling fast, and Walmart's recent decision to increase wages for many of its employees is a precursor to bigger pay increases for a lot more workers. Recent...
  • US stocks edge lower, pulling Dow back from a record high

    U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower, pulling the market back from an all-time high reached last week. Energy shares were among the biggest decliners in early trading Monday as the price of oil fell. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 65 points,...
  • U.S. stocks edge lower, pulling Dow back from a record high

    U.S. stocks edge lower, pulling Dow back from a record high
    U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Monday, with energy stocks among the biggest decliners. The market is coming off an all-time high reached last week. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 75 points, or 0.4%, to 18,064 as of 9:51...
  • How Obama action could affect retirement advice from brokers

    After years of a Washington dispute over investment advice, the Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans' retirement accounts. The change would put brokers — who sell stocks, bonds, annuities and other...
  • US stocks edge mostly lower, pulling Dow back from a record

    U.S. stocks are edging mostly lower as the market pulls back from an all-time high reached last week. Energy shares were among the biggest decliners Monday as the price of oil fell. The Nasdaq composite eked out a small gain, extending a winning streak....