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  • Stocks fall on budget fight, economic worries

    Stocks closed down on Wall Street on concerns about the economy Monday. A looming budget fight in Washington also weighed down stocks.

  • Stock market drops as investors fret over budget fight

    Stock market took a hit from Washington's budget battle Friday. A showdown over federal spending sent the stock market plunging in an afternoon sell-off that wiped out all the gains from a rally earlier this week.

  • Stocks slip after record day (+video)

    Stocks pulled back from record highs Thursday as investors tried to figure out what to do after the Federal Reserve's decision to keep its economic stimulus in place. Despite the pullback, stocks are on pace to have their best month in nearly two years.

  • Stocks rise as Federal Reserve convenes

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Tuesday as investors shrugged off worries over the Federal Reserve's $85 billion monthly bond-buying program. Technology stocks led gains in the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

  • Stocks rise. Dow Jones has best week since January.

    Stocks closed up to end the week Friday with the Dow Jones industrial average notching its best week since January. Two economic reports boosted stocks to close the week.

  • Stocks break 7-day rally

    Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street Thursday, breaking its longest rally since July. Developments in Syria continue to impact stocks. 

  • Alcoa, H-P, Bank of America kicked off Dow

    Alcoa and two other stalwarts of the Dow Jones industrial average are being replaced by newcomers Goldman Sachs, Nike, and Visa. The dropping of Alcoa and the other changes represent the biggest shakeup of the Dow in nearly a decade.

  • Stocks rise as Syria conflict looks less likely

    Stocks closed up on Wall Street Tuesday as the chances of the US attacking Syria seemed to lessen. The biggest gains were in financial and industrial stocks.

  • Stocks rise on Molex deal, homebuilders outlook

    Stocks posted their biggest gains in almost two months Monday, thanks to big mergers and a good homebuilder outlook. Homebuilding stocks were some of the biggest gainers in the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

  • Stocks end flat despite jobs report, Syria

    Stocks ended close to where they began on Wall Street Friday, but their prices were volatile throughout the day. Stocks opened slightly higher but soon fell after Russian media reported that naval ships were en route to Syria, raising worries of a wider conflict.