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  • Stocks mixed as S&P 500 hits new record

    Stocks ended mixed on Wall Street Monday as the Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out another record close. Strong retail sales from J.C. Penney helped boost stocks.

  • Europe unrest reverberates on Wall Street

    A dip in home sales and unrest in Europe sent stocks sliding Wednesday, extending the longest losing streak for the S&P 500 since mid-July. European stocks had their worst day in months as unrest threatened to boil over in Greece.

  • Stocks waver as confidence falls in Europe

    Stocks closed down modestly after opening low and recovering in the afternoon. Stocks had risen strongly in recent weeks as traders anticipated, then received, help from the Federal Reserve. 

  • After Fed rally stocks slip late in day

    Most of Friday seemed like another day in the Fed rally until stocks slipped in the late afternoon. Stocks are still much higher than might be expected for such a morose economy.

  • Good housing numbers lift stocks

    Stocks rose Wednesday after the release of two encouraging housing reports. Stocks of homebuilders rose sharply while the gains for broader stock indexes were muted. 

  • Wall Street ends mixed

    Strong and weak earnings report leave traders scrambling for direction. Dow gains as Boeing, Caterpillar earnings soar, while S&P droops on Apple's earnings miss. 

  • Strong housing report boosts stocks

    The Dow and the S&P 500 had their highset closing numbers since July, propelled by a surprisingly strong report on the housing market and the possibility of more money for the International Monetary Fund. The Dow rose 96 points to close at 12578, and the S&P gained 14 points to end the day at 1308.

  • Stocks close mixed as Nasdaq ekes out gain

    Stocks close mixed as Nasdaq ekes out gain

    Hewlett-Packard's lowered forecast pulled the Dow down, to close about 68 points lower than the previous session. The Nasdaq barely gained, rising 0.90 points just before closing.

  • Stocks end higher, led by materials, energy

    Stocks end higher, led by materials, energy

    After Standard & Poor's downgraded its outlook on US debt Monday and sent stocks downward, stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow gaining about 65 points

  • Even short-term FHA shutdown will hit housing

    Even short-term FHA shutdown will hit housing

    FHA shutdown would hit first-time home buyers the hardest. Even a short-term FHA shutdown could dent confidence in the real estate market.