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  • Investors shun safe-play stocks, bonds and gold after a bullish report on US hiring and wages

    "Safety" wasn't safe Friday. A blockbuster U.S. jobs report sent investors fleeing their traditional places of comfort: dividend-paying stocks, as well as bonds and gold. The selling left major indexes slightly lower. When nervous investors crowd into...
  • Hopes of Greek deal remain despite snag in talks

    Hopes of Greek deal remain despite snag in talks
    Despite all the tough talk of ultimatums and games of poker, Greece and its creditors in the 19-country eurozone are still expected to cobble together some sort of deal that will allow the country to remain a member of the euro currency. Investors and...
  • Stocks edge lower as markets reopen after holiday

    Stocks edge lower as markets reopen after holiday
    U.S. stocks were lower in early trading Tuesday as investors continued to watch Greece's debt talks and hoped a deal would eventually be reached to keep the country from falling out of the eurozone. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost...
  • Spanish bank makes $1.1 billion bid for Portuguese ally

    Spain's Caixabank has offered 1 billion euros ($1.14 billion) to take full control of Portugal's Banco BPI, where the Spanish bank already owns 44 percent of the stock. Barcelona-based Caixabank S.A. said in a statement to the Lisbon stock exchange...
  • State money for local park projects remains in limbo, awaits Rauner review

    State money for local park projects remains in limbo, awaits Rauner review
    On Jan. 3, in the twilight of his term, then-Gov. Pat Quinn announced that $26 million in state grants would be awarded to 75 local park projects across the state. The grants included $400,000 to renovate a Lake County aquatic facility, another $400,000...
  • Stocks close at a record high as energy sector recovers

    A slight gain was enough to push the stock market to a record high Friday. Stocks climbed as a rebound in oil prices pushed energy stocks higher. A report showing faster-than-forecast growth in Europe at the end of last year also boosted investor...
  • New Florida residents need to update will

    New Florida residents need to update will
    Q: We moved to Florida last year as permanent residents. Should we have our wills updated? — L.H., Winter Park A: Yes, have your will, durable power of attorney and health care surrogate forms reviewed and updated by an estate planning attorney....
  • Low-down-payment mortgages are back

    DETROIT One of the culprits in the building and bursting of the nation's housing bubble, the low-down-payment mortgage, is back in favor and readily available at a lender near you. Numerous firms are taking part in a new and somewhat controversial...
  • US indexes open slightly higher, hold near record highs

    Stocks are inching higher in early trading as traders pore over the latest batch of company earnings reports. Broadcaster CBS jumped 4 percent early Friday after reporting earnings that came in ahead of what investors were expecting, while American...
  • Stocks back at record levels as energy sector recovers

    U.S. stocks are back at record levels as energy stocks recover along with the price of oil. Encouraging earnings news from CBS and surprisingly strong economic growth in Europe also sent indexes higher in midday trading Friday. The Standard and Poor's...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

    The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed to a record high Friday as the energy sector continued to rebound with the climbing price of oil. Some encouraging earnings news from major companies also bolstered stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average remains...