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  • Stocks up after European rescue fund ruling

    Stocks rose Wednesday after a German court cleared the way for that country to participate in a European rescue fund. The ruling helped push Germany's main stock index, the DAX, to its highest level since July of last year.

  • ECB bond-buying boosts markets in early trading

    European Central Bank's bond-buying plan continued to lift financial markets on Friday ahead of key US jobs data. European Central Bank president Mario Draghi unveiled a plan Thursday to to buy unlimited amounts of short-term bonds from euro countries that request help.

  • Stocks soar to highest level in four years

    US, European stocks surge in response to European Central Bank's plan to buy bonds to support struggling Spain and Italy. S&P 500 rises 28 points; the Dow jumps 244 points to close at 13292.

  • Stock market erases losses on Fed signals

    After spending most of the day in negative territory, the S&P 500 rebounds to eke out a gain after the release of the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting. 

  • Stock futures nudged higher by possible ECB deal

    Stock futures in the US edged higher Tuesday morning on hopes that the European Central Bank will work out a deal to help Spain and Italy borrow at cheaper rates. Stock futures on the Dow rose 0.2 percent to 13,255.

  • On fifth anniversary of credit crisis, global markets fall

    The unofficial anniversary of the start of the global credit crisis sees markets down, despite hopes of more Chinese stimulus and encouraging US jobs data.

  • US stocks move up slightly

    Dow gains 21 points, while S&P and Nasdaq also rise. BestBuy stock soars on buyout offer, while Knight Capital loses a quarter of its value, despite $400 million in financing. 

  • The New Economy US jobs report eases global gloom

    The better-than-expected US jobs report suggests the US is not following Europe into recession. But some analysts worry that head winds will keep growth anemic.

  • Markets tumble after European bank fails to promise bond bailout

    The European Central Bank's announcement today expressed a willingness to prop up the bond market but without providing any specifics on how much it would spend, for how long, or starting when, dashing expectations that the continent had unified around a remedy for the eurocrisis.

  • Spain bailout? Market worries eased by ECB comments.

    Spain bailout concerns have rattled markets in recent days. But stock markets rose after the European Central Bank hinted that it could intervene to lower the nation's borrowing costs, reducing the potential for a full-blown Spain bailout.

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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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