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  • Stocks up on strong US auto sales

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday after General Motors and other carmakers posted strong sales in August. Other positive news helped move stocks higher.

  • G20: why the Federal Reserve will be a hot topic in Russia

    The prospect that the US Federal Reserve is about to taper down trillions in bond purchases is roiling emerging markets and could generate sparks at this week's G20 meeting in St. Petersburg.

  • Stocks held back by Syria worries

    Stocks made modest gains on Wall Street Tuesday, held in check by worries about a US-led attack on Syria. Stocks gave much of their early gain after the top Republican in Congress said he would support President Obama's call for the US to take action.

  • Indian Rupee rebounds from record low, policymakers mull lasting solutions

    Indian Rupee: Among the steps debated by policymakers on Thursday were monetizing the country's stash of gold and lowering fuel consumption to reduce import demand.

  • The New Economy Steve Ballmer to retire from Microsoft: this week in the economy

    A controversial CEO, Ballmer has struggled to keep Microsoft relevant as the Internet and smartphones pass the PC by. Also this week: Fed minutes released, housing sales send mixed signals, J.C. Penney gets 'poison pill.' 

  • Stocks close higher. Microsoft surges.

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Friday with a big jump in Microsoft lifting the Dow Jones Industrial average. Stocks stumbled at mid-morning after the government reported a plunge in new home sales, then drifted steadily higher in the afternoon.

  • Stocks sink on Federal Reserve minutes

    Stocks closed down Wednesday after indications that the Federal Reserve would end its massive bond-buying program. That program has buoyed stocks recently, and signs that it may end pushed the market down Wednesday.

  • Stocks inch higher to break four-day decline

    Stocks closed mostly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, breaking four straight days of losses. Bond yields pulled back, relieving investors and pushing stocks upward.

  • Indian rupee hits record low

    The Indian rupee fell past 64 to the dollar for the first time on Tuesday and bond yields spiked to a five-year high before the central bank stepped in to sell dollars. 

  • Stocks fall for fourth day straight

    Stocks dropped for a fourth day in a row as a rise in bond yields and banking stocks dragged down the broader market. Four stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange.