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  • Stocks fall for a fourth day

    Stocks fell Tuesday on mixed economic reports and concern about a government shutdown. Stocks edged lower in early trading, before reversing the losses to move modestly higher by late morning. The gains then fizzled out.

  • 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.

  • Stocks held back by weak earnings

    Stocks were weighed down by disappointing quarterly results Wednesday. A subscriber slump at AT&T and a weak profit forecast from Procter & Gamble kept stocks down.

  • Stocks rise; Dow hits another record

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average closing at another record high. Materials and energy stocks led the gains following a surge in prices for commodities like copper.

  • 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 little changed as earnings fail to inspire

    Stocks were little changed on Wall Street Wednesday as recent earnings reports did little to inspire investors. Stocks are consolidating their gains after surging since the start of the year.

  • Stocks rise; Dow closes above 14,000

    The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 14,000 Friday for the first time since October 2007. The Dow Jones industrial average is a stock market index that is traditionally considered a benchmark for how the entire stock market is faring.

  • Stocks edge down as doubts mount about ECB action

    Stocks fall slightly on one of the lightest trading days of the year. Stock market weighed down by doubts about how forcefully the European Central Bank might act to head off Europe's debt crisis.

  • Army Corps of Engineers: Drought-exposed river sandbars a danger

    Rivers such as the Mississippi and Missouri are typically low in August, but this year's drought has them at their lowest point in decades.

  • Stocks lose steam after Bernanke speaks

    Up 140 points in the morning, Dow closes only 46 points higher. S&P and Nasdaq finish slightly lower. Stocks fell after Fed Chairman Bernanke remained coy on the possibility of more central bank stimulus for the economy.