Topic: Joe Bell
Stocks rose on Wall Street Friday with a big jump in Microsoft lifting the Dow Jones Industrial average. Stocks stumbled at mid-morning after the government reported a plunge in new home sales, then drifted steadily higher in the afternoon.
Stock indexes rise to four-year highs as more good economic news rolls in. Dow rises for seventh day in a row.
The Dow rose 83 points to close at 12758, its highest close since May 2011, after the Federal Reserve pledged to keep interest rates near zero for almost three more years.
Tech stocks fall after software giant Oracle says it's struggling to close deals. IBM and other tech stocks fall, too, while broader market is flat.
12/22/2011 12:02 am
Washington Post book critic Michael Dirda offers a love letter to Arthur Conan Doyle, the author he credits with changing his life.
12/20/2011 12:16 pm
The Dow jumped 162 points to end at 11869 following reports that China will aid Europe by investing in a financial rescue fund.
10/26/2011 06:13 pm