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  • Trading floors no more: A good deal

    Every day, trading on exchanges impacts people around the planet. Stock exchanges affect companies and economies. Commodity exchanges (trading energy, agriculture, metals and related products) influence prices we pay for everything from a gallon of gas or...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

    U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday as investors continued to monitor talks between Greece and its creditors in hopes that a deal will be reached to keep the country from falling out of the eurozone. Investments typically considered less risky,...
  • US market indexes end solidly higher; Coca-Cola leads a gain in the Dow Jones industrials

    Stocks are closing moderately higher as traders welcome positive earnings news from Coca-Cola and other companies. Energy stocks were the exception Tuesday. That sector edged lower as the price of crude oil dropped more than 5 percent. The Dow Jones...
  • 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...
  • US stocks open higher as Coca-Cola, others gain after reporting stronger earnings

    U.S. stocks are opening higher as investors are encouraged by some surprisingly strong earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 94 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,822 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...
  • 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...