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  • Stocks drop as oil prices decline and dollar strengthens

    Stocks are closing lower, led by declines in utilities and materials stocks. The price of oil took another sharp turn lower Friday and the dollar moved higher against the euro, threatening to pinch the profits of big U.S. exporters. The Dow Jones...
  • Asia stocks gain as weak retail sales shift Fed thinking

    Asian stock markets mostly rose Friday after weak U.S. retail sales alleviated jitters about the Federal Reserve's timetable for raising interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.5 percent to 19,275.99 and South Korea's Kospi gained 1...
  • US stocks open lower after best day since February

    U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower a day after the market notched its best performance in five weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 83 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,812 as of 9:33 am. Eastern time Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell...
  • Taking ax to the 'Lizzie Borden defense' on pensions

    Taking ax to the 'Lizzie Borden defense' on pensions
    Deep into the argument about the pension overhaul law before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon in Springfield, Aaron Maduff, attorney for the State Universities Annuitants Association, played the "Lizzie Borden" card. Maduff was one of...
  • Banks lead a rally after getting cleared to raise dividends

    Financial stocks are leading U.S. market indexes higher a day after a number of banks announced dividend increases and stock buybacks. Morgan Stanley gained 6 percent Thursday. The bank raised its dividend and announced a share buyback after getting...
  • Asia stocks regain footing after US rate hike jitters fade

    Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday, finding a firmer footing after several days of volatile trading linked to anxiety over a probable rate hike in the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index rose 1.1 percent to 18,928.66. South Korea's...
  • Congress finds rare bipartisan ground in focus on New York Fed

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers who agree on little else are finding common ground in one thing: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has too much power within the U.S. central bank. One result has been increased interest in a plan advanced last month by Dallas Fed...
  • The Mortgage Professor: What is live mortgage pricing?

    Q: I have read statements by you regarding "live mortgage pricing," but I am not sure what it means or why it is important? A: A live mortgage price quote is a price that the lender is prepared to lock at the time of the quote. A lock is a binding...
  • Fed approves dividend, buyback plans for US banks

    The Federal Reserve gave the green light Wednesday to major U.S. banks to raise dividends and buy back shares, deeming they have a sturdy enough financial foundation to withstand a major economic downturn. But the Fed gave Bank of America only...
  • Banks lead early gains in US trading; Dollar General up

    Financial stocks are leading an early gain in U.S. trading a day after a number of banks announced dividend increases and stock buybacks. Morgan Stanley gained 3.5 percent in the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The bank raised its dividend and...
  • Standard Register files for Chapter 11 reorganization

    Standard Register is filing for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, and the printing and communications consultant says it has lined up a sale to Silver Point Capital. Standard says It has filed in bankruptcy court a proposed deal in which its assets...