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  • Sysco merger pushes S&P 500 to record high

    Sysco merger boosts the stock market to another record close Monday. Hope for a longer-term budget deal in Washington also helped.

  • Netflix soars. Other stocks rise on recovery in oil prices.

    Netflix gains 20 percent after adding 2 million subscribers during the first quarter. Dow, S&P edge up as oil prices rise after last week's tumble.

  • Stocks up; Dow on longest streak since '96

    Stocks closed up on Wall Street Wednesday with the Dow Jones industrial average notched its ninth gain in a row, giving the index its longest winning streak in more than sixteen years. Demand for stocks has been propelled this year by optimism that the housing market is recovering and that companies have started to hire.

  • Stock market dives after Dow hits 14,000

    Stocks fell the most this year Monday, the first trading day after the Dow broke 14,000. Boeing was the only rising stock among the 30 in the Dow.

  • Stocks mixed after uneven economic signals

    Stocks meandered between small gains and losses Monday, cooling off after a rally that had pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index above 1,500 for the first time since December 2007. Stocks fell late in the day after a report on the pace of home sales fell short of expectations.

  • Stocks close lower after weak retail reports

    Stocks closed lower for the third day straight Thursday after weak reports from the nation's retailers. Debate over the impending fiscal cliff is also weighing on stocks.

  • Stocks fall in worst week since June

    Stocks dropped after investors had a mixed reaction to earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Financial and utility stocks had the biggest declines among the 10 industries in the S&P 500.

  • Japan nuclear crisis rocks Dow; uncertainty clouds stocks' future

    After plunging at the opening Tuesday, the Dow Industrial Average regains some ground. But uncertainty over the Japan nuclear crisis could weigh on the economy, and markets, for some time.
    03/15/2011 03:15 pm

  • Mortgage crisis fallout spreads to 'muni market'

    Investors are wary of insurance guarantees for some bonds issued by cities to fund capital projects.
    02/08/2008 12:00 am

  • Fed races to ease market fears

    Its rate cut of 3/4 of a point is the largest in at least 20 years.
    01/23/2008 12:00 am

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