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  • US stocks ease for a second day; price of crude oil soars

    U.S. stocks are closing modestly lower, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 77 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,698 Wednesday. The Dow slumped 200 points on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...
  • US stocks edge lower in midday trading, continuing a slide

    U.S. stocks are slipping in midday trading, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 78 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,698 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Dow slumped 200 points on Tuesday....
  • America talks up competition and now has it

    America talks up competition and now has it
    While most of the world is focused on the challenges to the U.S. in an increasingly fluid Middle East, a once-unthinkable phenomenon is playing out in Asia. Having failed to kill the Chinese-led proposal to create an Asian Infrastructure Investment...
  • US stock indexes open on a soft note, continuing declines

    Stocks are opening April on a weak note, continuing their downward trajectory from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 94 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,660 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Dow slumped 200 points on...
  • Ally Financial lease deal keeps headquarters in Detroit

    A Detroit-based automotive financial services company announced Tuesday its headquarters will remain in the city's resurgent downtown rather than move to the suburbs. Ally Financial Inc. signed a 12-year lease to move its headquarters and 700 employees a...
  • Late slide in stocks erases much of the previous day's gain

    U.S. stocks slid in late afternoon trading, wiping up much of the market's gain from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 200 points, or 1.1 percent, to 17,776 Tuesday. The Dow jumped 263 points the day before. The Standard & Poor's 500...
  • US stocks move slightly lower a day after a big jump

    U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading, giving back some of their big gains the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 88 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,887 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Dow jumped 263 points the day...
  • US stocks open slightly lower a day after a big jump

    U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower following a big advance the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 70 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,907 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Dow jumped 263 points the day before. The Standard &...
  • Should brokers be held to higher standards like lawyers or other financial professionals?

    Should brokers be held to higher standards like lawyers or other financial professionals?
    Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds into real estate and energy partnerships in hopes of...
  • Asian stocks gain on economic data, China stimulus hopes

    Asian stock markets climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7 percent to 25,018.57 and the China's Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent...
  • Stocks gain on encouraging signs in spending and home sales

    U.S. stock indexes are closing higher following encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales. Energy stocks and banks had some of the biggest gains Monday. UnitedHealth Group jumped 2.5 percent after the nation's largest health insurer said it...