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  • Stock indexes jump after US reports hiring gains last month

    Stocks are rising sharply in midday trading after the U.S. government reported an encouraging pickup in hiring last month. The gain of 223,000 jobs in April suggested that the economy may be regaining its footing after a slow start to the year. The...
  • Stock indexes gain after US reports hiring gains last month

    Stocks are snapping higher in early trading after the U.S. government reported an encouraging pickup in hiring last month. The gain of 223,000 jobs to payrolls in April, which the Labor Department reported early Friday, suggested that the economy may...
  • US stock indexes close slightly higher a day after a drop

    U.S. stock prices are closing moderately higher, recovering from a sell-off the day before. Investors remained cautious Thursday following comments a day earlier from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who suggested that stock prices might be too high....
  • US stock indexes are slightly higher a day after a drop

    U.S. stock prices are moderately higher in midday trading, recovering from a sell-off the day before. Investors remained cautious following comments a day earlier from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who suggested that stock prices might be too high....
  • Stocks open mostly lower; Dow turns negative for the year

    U.S. stocks are opening mostly lower, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average into the red for the year. The Dow fell 22 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,819 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Thursday. The index is coming off of two days of losses. The...
  • Asian shares sink after Wall Street drop, US economy fears

    Asian markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy and sent Wall Street lower. ___ KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 1 percent in morning trading to 19,329.75. It...
  • US stocks close lower after weak jobs data; oil prices rise

    U.S. stocks are closing lower as investors worry about the economy, interest rates and stock valuations. Payroll processor ADP said hiring slowed in April to its weakest pace in nearly a year and a half. Traders were also concerned that Federal Reserve...
  • Treasury to expand government checking account

    The federal government, concerned about possible financial market disruptions from events such as cyberattacks, has decided to more than double the amount of money it keeps in its checking account. The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it will...
  • Fed Chair Yellen says stock market prices 'quite high'

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday described stock market valuations as high and said the central bank was carefully monitoring their impact on financial stability. "I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are...
  • US stocks slipping after weak economic data; oil prices rise

    U.S. stocks are drifting lower in midday trading following some weak reports on the U.S. economy. Oil prices continued to rise Wednesday, helping drillers and other energy companies move higher. News Corp., which publishes The Wall Street Journal,...
  • Early gains for US stocks after some solid company earnings

    Stronger earnings from several U.S. companies are sending stock prices higher in early trading. Video game maker Electronic arts rose 6 percent and LendingClub rose 5 percent early Wednesday after reporting results that beat analysts' expectations....