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  • Stocks rise for fourth straight day

    Stocks edged higher Tuesday as investors bought companies that fare best when the economic outlook is bright. Gains in stocks were led by riskier parts of the market.

  • Stocks fall on weak jobs report

    Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Friday after the US economy showed a sharp slowdown in hiring in March. The March jobs report was far worse than economists had forecast and the news sent stocks lower.

  • Stocks down on weak economic reports

    Stocks fell on Wall Street Wednesday on weak reports on hiring and service industries. Losses were widespread among stocks with the steepest decline in banks and energy.

  • Stocks rise on strong auto sales, factory orders

    Stocks rose Tuesday after reports on auto sales and factory orders provided the latest evidence that the US economy is strengthening. Health insurer stocks rose after the government released revised reimbursement rates for Medicare Advantage plans.

  • 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 power to multiyear highs for April

    Stocks power to multiyear highs for April

    Stocks rise to highest levels since 2008. Dow gains 490 points for the month of April. S&P is up nearly 38 points.