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  • Stocks slide ahead of corporate earnings season

    Stocks closed lower on The Street ahead of US corporate earnings reports and the continued instability of markets across the pond. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 36 points to close at 12,736, the index's third straight day of losses.

  • US stocks plunge after weak June jobs report

    Despite preparing for a poor showing, the Dow Jones average plunged 124 points to close at 12,772. The US government reported that only 80,000 jobs were created in June, the third straight month of sluggish growth and weak hiring.

  • Stocks rise as oil prices, factory orders also climb

    In an abbreviated holiday trading session energy stocks rose due to increased tension over Iran. The major stock indexes moved higher after the government reported that factory orders rose in May. The Dow Jones rose 72 points to close at 12,943.

  • Slowing manufacturing numbers lead to mixed day on The Street

    Stocks struggled during a quiet start to holiday-week trading following news that American manufacturing numbers seem to have slowed in June. The Dow average fell after the manufacturing report, finishing down 8 points at 12,871.

  • Donald Marron Rio+20: Green infrastructure gets its day to shine

    Held two decades ago, the original Earth Summit gathered world leaders in Rio de Janeiro to try to grapple with climate change, biological diversity, and other environmental challenges. Rio+20 is smaller, but still generating interesting ideas.

  • As fears about Europe's future worsen, the Dow closes down

    Fearing a financial rupture in Europe, investors around the world fled from risk Wednesday. They punished stocks and the euro, and the yield on a benchmark US bond hit its lowest point since World War II. The Dow closed down 161 points to land at 12419.

  • Despite oil prices, falling euro, Dow closes up slightly

    Oil prices fell, the euro sank to a 22-month low, and the yield on the U.S. government's 10-year Treasury note fell near a historic low. But the Dow Jones industrial average edged up 125 points to close at 12580 as investors continue to hope for a Chinese growth spurt.

  • Stock market opens higher on hope for China

    Stock market opened higher  Tuesday amid optimism that China will take action to reverse the recent slowdown in its economic growth. Rising home prices also gave the stock market a boost.

  • Stocks fall despite US company profits

    The Dow fell 68 points to close at 12964 as a slew of US companies announced big profits Thursday, but investors spooked about the economy sold stocks anyway.

  • Stocks rebound after Tuesday's big slide

    The Dow jumped 89 points to close at 12805, a stark turnaround from yesterday's free-fall.

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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