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  • Slight gains push stocks to record highs

    Slight gains push stocks to record highs
    The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered new highs Tuesday, beating marks they set last week. The Nasdaq composite also built on its gains for the year, finishing higher for the 10th day in a row. The latest...
  • Slight gains push US stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

    The U.S. stock market is back at a record high as traders are encouraged by the latest news on interest rates, Greece and corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 92 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 18,209 Tuesday. The Standard &...
  • Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike

    Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen greased the wheels for an eventual interest rate hike, but she made clear that she was keeping her options open on the timing of any such move. Appearing for the first time before the new Republican-...
  • Mercury Marine CEO John Pfeifer guides outboard engine maker into growth phase

    MILWAUKEE John Pfeifer is president of Mercury Marine Inc., a marine-engine manufacturer that employs about 5,000 people worldwide and has created more than 1,500 jobs in Wisconsin since 2009. Mercury is a division of Brunswick Corp., the nation's largest...
  • Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

    Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate...
  • Lipitor inventor takes aim at cholesterol again

    DETROIT The scientist widely credited with co-discovering the best-selling drug in U.S. history cholesterol-lowering Lipitor is quietly back at it. After reviving Esperion Therapeutics in 2008 just a year after Pfizer had closed the first version of...
  • US stocks drift in early trading ahead of Yellen remarks

    U.S. stock indexes are drifting between small gains and losses in early trading as investors continue to watch for news from Greece and the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 21 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,136 as of 9:35 a.m....
  • 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...
  • 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...