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  • Price of crude oil slumps again, dragging energy stocks down with it

    Energy companies are leading a decline on the stock market as crude oil continues to tumble. Major U.S. indexes recovered some of the ground they lost in early trading. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 85 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,651 as of...
  • Stocks open lower; crude oil price falls again

    Stocks open lower; crude oil price falls again
    Another drop in the price of oil is pulling the stock market lower. Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and other oil companies sank along with crude oil after Goldman Sachs slashed its forecast for oil prices for the next two years. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones...
  • Stock volatility could be the norm for 2015

    Stock volatility could be the norm for 2015
    This week's wild ride on the stock markets brought this word of advice from analysts: Get used to it. Friday's 170-point slide in the Dow Jones industrial average seemed almost moderate compared with other triple-digit gains and losses this week, but...
  • US stocks slide after jobs report shows falling wages; Energy sector pulled lower by oil

    A turbulent week of trading ended Friday with U.S. stocks finishing lower for the third time in five days. The decline followed two days of big gains and nudged major indexes lower for the year. A slide in oil prices deepened, stoking concerns about...
  • Signs of aging may soon affect financial advisers — and brokerages

     Signs of aging may soon affect financial advisers — and brokerages
    Like the rest of the population, financial advisers are showing signs of aging. As an adviser ages, he or she is more likely to have senior moments, including forgetting to put in a sell order, misunderstanding the number of shares asked to be bought...
  • Asian stock markets rise after Wall Street bounces back, oil stabilizes

    Asian stocks extended gains Friday after other global markets bounced back from a rocky start to the year and oil prices stabilized after dramatic plunges. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average rose 0.5 percent to 17,255.33 and South Korea's...
  • US stock indexes slip in early trading as investors weigh job gains; Retailers lose ground

    U.S. stock market indexes slipped in early trading as traders weigh a strong U.S. jobs report. The government reported early Friday another strong round of hiring in December, while the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low. Retailers were mostly...
  • US stocks slide after jobs report shows weak wage growth; Energy sector follows oil lower

    Stocks are falling sharply, led by a decline in the energy sector as the price of oil resumed its slide. The drop in midday trading Friday follows two day of big gains. Before trading opened the government reported another strong round of hiring in...
  • Asian stock markets boosted by solid US economic data, oil steadying after falls

    Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday, boosted by positive economic news from the U.S. and stabilization in oil prices after sharp falls. KEEPING SCORE: It was the second day of gains for stock markets this week after a torrid start to the year...
  • Stronger US economy, lower oil prices pushing Fed toward likely rate hike this year

    Federal Reserve policymakers who met in December expressed concern about weakness overseas but were upbeat enough about the U.S. economy and impact of lower oil prices to prepare for a likely interest rate hike sometime this year. Minutes of the Fed's...
  • House rejects bid to ease bank regulations under fast-track rules

    The House Tuesday rejected legislation altering a key provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank overhaul of financial services regulations that would give U.S. banks another two years — to 2019 — to ensure that their holdings of certain complex and...