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  • Stocks open higher amid report of hiring surge last month

    A strong report on job creation pushed stock indexes higher Friday, even though the figures may prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner than anticipated. The dollar rose as traders anticipated more robust growth in the U.S. KEEPING...
  • Global stocks rise on strong U.S. jobs report

    Stock market indexes around the world rose decisively Friday on news of a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, as investors bet that the American recovery would help buoy flagging economies overseas. The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 49....
  • Stocks drop on European Central Bank's stimulus plans, energy slump

    The stock market posted slight losses Thursday after European Central Bank officials decided to delay any stimulus for the struggling continent until next year. Investors also braced for the release of Friday's closely watched U.S. jobs report. Stocks...
  • Hawks tickets highest among American NHL teams

    Hawks tickets highest among American NHL teams
    Since the 2008-09 season, the Blackhawks have been one of the most consistent teams in the NHL. In those six seasons, they have not finished lower than fourth in the Western Conference and they've made the playoffs every year to go with two Stanley Cups....
  • Bank of England keeps rates on hold at record low

    The Bank of England kept interest rates at a record low on Thursday as policymakers gave more weight to the risks from low inflation and a weak global economic outlook than to a strong recovery at home. The BoE's Monetary Policy Committee, as expected,...
  • European growth to match China's? How the contrarians see 2015

    The euro zone economy will grow just as fast as China's in 2015. Put two "contrarian" predictions together, and you get this startling scenario. The frailties of economists' forecasts, notably those which failed to spot the global crisis in 2008, are...
  • Stocks reach new highs on encouraging jobs, economy reports

    A batch of good news on the economy Wednesday pushed the stock market to new highs. Payroll processer ADP said that U.S. companies added 208,000 jobs in November, the third straight month that hiring has topped 200,000. A separate report showed that...
  • NY Fed taps former Tudor partner as new policy guru

    The New York Federal Reserve on Wednesday named a former hedge fund partner to head a new policy team meant to better understand the effects that the coming tightening cycle will have on global economies and financial markets. Alberto Musalem, who ran...
  • Stocks trading slightly higher, oil gains

    Stocks trading slightly higher, oil gains
    U.S. stocks are creeping higher Wednesday as traders sift through the latest economic news KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose three points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,070 as of 10:16 a.m. EST. The Nasdaq composite rose two points to 4,758....
  • Scramble for cash in U.S. intensifies as year-end looms

    Cash hoarding by banks, securities dealers and asset managers in the United States is in full swing with signs that the year-end ritual might be more intense than years past. In the final weeks of every year, the demand for cash typically heightens as...
  • Energy companies lead an advance in U.S. stocks

    Energy and health-care companies led major stock indexes higher on Tuesday, even as crude oil resumed its slide. General Motors rose after reporting stronger sales, and Biogen, a biotech company, soared following news that its drug for Alzheimer's disease...