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  • 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...
  • US stocks stumble following weak Chinese trade data and more worries over Greece bailout

    U.S. stocks are closing lower on weak Chinese trade data and more worries about Greece's finances. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 95 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,729 on Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost eight points, or 0.4 percent,...
  • 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...
  • Terry Savage: 5 things to know about 'chicken money'

    Everyone has heard about the bulls and the bears. But what about the "chickens"? What do you do with money that you don't want to lose, or can't afford to lose? You stash it in a safe place, like insured deposits in a bank. But these days, the Fed has...
  • Technology, energy stocks lead gains in US market indexes

    U.S. market indexes are moving higher in midday trading as technology and energy stocks notch gains. Traders were encouraged Thursday by stronger earnings at U.S. companies, a big acquisition in the online travel business and news of a cease-fire deal in...
  • IPO Roundup: Invitae rises in stock market debut

    Two companies in the health care industry made stock market debuts on Thursday. Invitae shares rose after its initial public offering, while shares of Inovalon were flat. — Inovalon Holdings Inc. is a health technology company based in Bowie,...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Thursday

    Stocks closed near an all-time high Thursday as technology, materials and energy companies notched big gains. Energy stocks rose as the price of oil rebounded. Traders were also encouraged by an acquisition in the online travel business and news of a...
  • US stocks approach record as technology, energy stocks gain

    Stocks are closing near an all-time high as technology, materials and energy companies notch big gains. Cisco jumped 9 percent Thursday after reporting better-than-expected earnings. Energy stocks rose as the price of oil rebounded. Traders were also...