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  • Stocks end up on job news, but off highs

    Dow closes up 54 points, after moving more than 170 points higher. For the week, all three major US indexes fell more than 1 percent.
    05/06/2011 07:58 pm

  • Oil prices fall again: Is commodities boom ending?

    Rising oil prices have been part of a surge for commodities like gold and silver. The drop in oil prices this week suggests that that surge might be ending.
    05/06/2011 07:42 pm

  • Oil price drop is second largest on record

    Oil price drop: Thursday's oil price drop was the second largest one-day drop on record. Here is what triggers these drops.
    05/06/2011 03:02 am

  • Where will bin Laden 'mother lode of intelligence' lead?

    It's 'the mother lode of intelligence,' a US official said of the materials found with Osama bin Laden in Abbattabad, Pakistan. The Wall Street Journal called the cache of computers and documents 'the largest potential intelligence coup of the post-9/11 era.' Here's a look at what was discovered, where it is now, and what it might reveal.
    05/04/2011 02:40 pm

  • The first tea party movie? 'Atlas Shrugged' strikes a chord with activists.

    The box-office results for 'Atlas Shrugged' show that cinematic clashes between self-made industrialists and government bureaucrats fit this moment in American history snugly, addressing tea party sentiments.
    04/22/2011 08:16 pm

  • Stocks end up on good economic news

    The Dow rose about 56 points, with Merck and DuPont gaining and Bank of America and Cisco falling
    04/15/2011 05:48 pm

  • Portugal requests bailout. Will Europe's debt crisis stop there?

    Portugal formally requested a bailout Thursday, which will likely come just in time for it to pay back debts that come due in June.
    04/07/2011 06:48 pm

  • Stocks close off lows hit after earthquake

    Stocks fell initially on Japan's latest earthquake, but recovered some of their losses. The Dow average dropped 17 points; the S&P 500 index fell 2 points.
    04/07/2011 06:43 pm

  • Portugal bailout: Who's Europe rescuing, and by how much?

    Portugal announced today that it would seek a bailout from the European Union, becoming the fourth country in western Europe to request a financial rescue package. All eyes are now on Spain, the last of the so-called PIGS (an acronym for Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain, the least economically robust members of the eurozone) to not request a bailout. Here's a look at the financial rescue packages for each nation.
    04/07/2011 03:05 pm

  • Japan earthquake rattles world markets

    Japan earthquake drives down major European markets at close. US stocks at midday also down as investors try to evaluate impact of new 7.4 magnitude Japan earthquake.
    04/07/2011 01:40 pm

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