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  • US stock market starts week with small losses

    U.S. stock indexes are closing slightly lower following a strong performance last week. Six of 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell on Monday. Industrial stocks slid the most. The Dow Jones industrial average edged down 11 points, or 0.1...
  • US stocks rise on rebound in oil, strong company results

    Stocks advanced Friday, capping a strong week, helped by a recovery in the price of oil and earnings from Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants and sportswear giant Nike. The Nasdaq composite index inched closer to its all-time high set at the height...
  • Bankers are complaining — again — about too much regulation

    Bankers are complaining — again — about too much regulation
    The term "regulatory capture" refers to what happens when regulators swim so close to the companies they regulate that they get snared in those companies' gravitational fields. What results is tolerant, indulgent regulation, or none at all. For a good...
  • Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street slide

    Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday after a slide in oil prices drove a Wall Street decline. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index shed 0.2 percent to 24,413.13 points and Seoul's Kospi lost 0.2 percent to 2,033.77. Taiwan, Manila and...
  • Stronger earnings help send US stocks higher in early trade

    Stocks are moving higher in early trading as investors respond to some surprisingly strong earnings from U.S. companies. Nike rose 4 percent and Darden Restaurants gained 2 percent in the first few minutes of trading Friday after reporting quarterly...
  • US stocks move higher; Energy leads as oil price rebounds

    Stocks are moving higher in midday trading as investors respond to strong earnings from U.S. companies. Nike rose 5 percent and Darden Restaurants gained 3 percent Friday after reporting results that beat analysts' expectations. Energy companies rose...
  • US stock market sinks as price of crude oil resumes a slide

    Stocks are closing mostly lower, led by declines in the energy sector as the price of oil resumes a long-term slide. The dollar rebounded Thursday, a day after plunging against the euro. Exxon Mobil and Chevron were among the biggest decliners in the...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...