Standard & Poor's index recovers all its losses since stocks hit their 2011 low. Dow stocks within reach of break-even for the year.
Damage estimates run in the billions for hurricane Irene, but with flooding the main culprit, a majority of damage will be items not covered by insurance claims, experts say.
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Allstate reports $620 million loss due to string of natural catastrophes. Allstate manages to raise insurance rates in 18 states.
Allstate deal allows it to attract consumers who want a choice of carriers. Purchase will reduce earnings only in the first year, Allstate says.
The Fed will hold its first-ever quarterly briefing, and new data will likely reveal sluggish economic growth for the first quarter
Stock prices have plunged too often in the past decade for risk-averse young adults. Will Wall Street lose a generation of investors?
Advocates of legislation to create a national insurance program say it's better to plan ahead than do a bailout after a natural disaster. Critics say it would amount to a subsidy for owners of coastal mansions and encourage people to live in places they shouldn't.
Vice President Biden seeks to regulate the type of advice financial planners offer American workers.