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  • Stocks rise despite manufacturing slowdown

    Stocks nudged to all-time highs on Wall Street Wednesday despite disappointing economic reports. News of a manufacturing slowdown weighed on stocks early on, but the stock market recovered by midday.

  • Stocks pause rally on economic skepticism

    Stocks paused on Wall Street Monday as investors assessed whether stock valuations were overstating the recent improvement in the economy. Stocks have surged this year, boosted by an improving economy, Federal Reserve stimulus and record corporate earnings.

  • Stocks climb for third straight week

    Stocks rose Friday to close three straight weeks of gains on Wall Street. A sharp increase in small-company stocks is also a sign that investors are more willing to take on risk.

  • Stocks recede from record levels

    Stocks fell from record levels Thursdays, with markets ending the day slightly lower. A decline in Americans applying for unemployment benefits failed to give stocks a boost.

  • Stocks rise as Dow holds above 15,000

    Stocks rose Wednesday, on a day without any major economic releases. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 15,000 for a second day. Stocks have defied predictions that a sell-off would follow the spring surge as signs emerged that growth could be set for a slowdown. 

  • Stocks soar. Dow has first close above 15,000.

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average closing above 15,000 for the first time. Higher quarterly profits for companies including satellite TV provider DirecTV and watchmaker Fossil pushed stocks upward. The Dow Jones is up 15 percent this year.

  • Bank of America leads bank stocks rally

    Bank of America stocks soared Monday, leading a rally in big-bank stocks on an otherwise quiet day on Wall Street. Stock indexes ended little changed following a record-setting run last week.

  • Despite slowing growth, shareholders' faith in Warren Buffett holds strong

    At Berkshire Hathaway Inc's annual meeting, investors acknowledged the company's fastest-growing days have probably passed. But shareholders say they are still confident with Warren Buffett and his hand-picked management team at the helm.

  • Cover Story Dow at 15,000: What the stock market is telling us

    As Wall Street posts a new record, experts decode its message about the state of the economy – and whether it's too late to invest.

  • Top 5 bull markets since 1929

    The bull market that started in 2009 is proving to be one for the history books. From 2009 through the end of 2013, the market is up 173 percent, as measured by the Standard & Poor's 500 index. So how does that stack up against the biggest bull markets of the past eight decades? Take a look:

 
 
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