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  • S&P 500 friends Facebook in major boost for giant social network

    S&P 500 friends Facebook in major boost for giant social network
    SAN FRANCISCO -- In a dramatic rebound from its bungled initial public offering last year, Facebook Inc. will join the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index next week, capping its fitful rise to one of the nation's most powerful technology companies.
  • Facebook shares jump on news it will be added to S&P 500

    Facebook shares jump on news it will be added to S&P 500
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook shares rose Thursday on news that the giant social network will be added to the Standard & Poor’s 500 index next week. S&P Dow Jones Indices made the announcement Wednesday that Facebook will replace Teradyne Inc. on...

    S&P 500 closes in on record -- with no help from individual investors

    S&P 500 closes in on record -- with no help from individual investors
    The Standard & Poor’s 500 is pushing ever closer to record territory -- but with little help from small investors. The index is within five points of an all-time record after rising Thursday morning. As of 9 a.m. PDT, the S&P was up 5.99 points,...

    Stock Market Rises Thanks To Unexpected Positive News On Jobs

    Stock Market Rises Thanks To Unexpected Positive News On Jobs
    Thanks in part to good news from Washington, Wall Street opened significantly higher today, following its worse close in nearly three years yesterday. U.S. stocks rose more than 1 percent at the open on Friday after the July payrolls report showed that...

    United States loses prized AAA credit rating from S&P

    United States loses prized AAA credit rating from S&P
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States lost its top-tier AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's on Friday in an unprecedented blow to the world's largest economy in the wake of a political battle that took the country to the brink of default. S&P cut...