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  • Stocks plummet. Dow drops below 15,000.

    Stocks fell sharply Wednesday and the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 14,960, the first close below 15,000 since May 6. Stocks started lower and declined steadily throughout the day.

  • Stocks mixed in slow start to week

    Stocks fluctuated between small gains and losses on Wall Street for most of Monday. Small-company stocks are doing well because they are less exposed to recession-plagued Europe than the large international stocks that make up the Dow and the S&P 500 index.

  • 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 edge higher; IBM pulls up Dow

    Stocks overcame a morning slide to finish modestly higher, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index another record close. Worries about slower economic growth have rattled stocks this month, but they have consistently bounced back.

  • Stocks stall on tepid GDP growth

    Stocks stalled Friday after GDP didn't grow as much as hoped and earnings from a handful of big companies failed to rev up investors. Weaker hiring reports have also held stocks back.

  • Stocks held back by weak earnings

    Stocks were weighed down by disappointing quarterly results Wednesday. A subscriber slump at AT&T and a weak profit forecast from Procter & Gamble kept stocks down.

  • The Reformed Broker Is Europe backing away from austerity?

    Europe's leaders may be revisiting austerity policies in the face of slow economic growth and weak public support. Will that lead to concrete changes?

  • Stocks slip on weak earnings

    Stocks fell on Wall Street Thursday after disappointing earnings from a range of companies. Commodities stocks held steady following a wild couple of days.

  • Stocks end four-day advance as energy slips

    A four-day advance for stocks came to an end on Wall Street as falling commodity prices brought down the stocks of energy and mining companies.

  • $1.4 trillion stimulus planned by Japan central bank

    $1.4 trillion stimulus: Bowing to demands from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for more aggressive monetary easing, the Bank of Japan announced Thursday a policy overhaul intended to double the money supply and achieve a 2 percent inflation target.

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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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