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  • US close higher for second week; GE soars on deal news

    U.S. stocks advanced Friday, capping off a second straight weekly advance for the market. Investors were encouraged by the latest corporate deal news, that General Electric would be selling its long-struggling lending business. Investors are turning...
  • Stocks gain for a second week in a row; GE soars on deal

    U.S. stocks are ending with solid gains, giving the market its second weekly advance in a row. General Electric soared 11 percent Friday, the most in the Dow Jones industrial average, after the company said it would sell most of its financial services...
  • US indexes higher in midday trading; GE soars on deal news

    U.S. stocks are edging higher in midday trading as investor look over the latest corporate earnings. General Electric soared 8 percent Friday, the most in the Dow Jones industrial average, after the company said it would sell most of its financial...
  • US indexes drift in early trading; GE soars on deal news

    U.S. stocks are little changed in early trading as investor look over the latest corporate earnings. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up two points, less than 0.1 percent, to 2,093 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Friday. The Dow Jones industrial...
  • Tokyo stocks retreat from 15-year high, other markets gain

    Japan's Nikkei retreated from the highest level in 15 years on Friday while other markets in the region advanced ahead of key data news from China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 edged down 0.1 percent to 19,920.86, after exceeding 20,000 for the...
  • US stock indexes end a see-saw day with slight gains

    Stocks are ending modestly higher, led by gains in energy stocks as the price of oil rose. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,091 Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 56 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,958....
  • US stocks edge lower in midday trading; oil recovers

    U.S. stocks are moving slightly lower in midday trading as investors assess company earnings. Energy stocks rose Thursday as oil recouped some of its losses from a big sell-off the day before. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell a point, less than 0....
  • US stocks open slightly higher as earnings reports roll in

    U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading as companies start reporting earnings. Energy stocks rose as the price of oil moved higher. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 58 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,960 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Thursday....
  • Asian shares mixed; Hong Kong, Japan benchmarks surge

    Asian shares were mixed Thursday, with gains supported by lower oil prices, firmness in U.S. markets and strong buying in Hong Kong by mainland Chinese investors. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index rose 0.6 percent to 19,909.26, tapping...
  • Keeping score on credit

    The use of credit scores and reports dates back nearly 60 years. In 1956, engineer Bill Fair and mathematician Earl Isaac formed the Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) on the premise that data could be mined and used to inform business decisions. Two years...
  • Stocks edge higher as health care gains on deal news

    U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as health care stocks gained after the latest deal in the industry was announced. Investors were also assessing minutes released Wednesday from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. The Dow Jones industrial...