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  • Stocks rise as debt limit talks continue

    Stocks rose for the second day in a row Friday as investors bet against a US debt default. Signs of compromise in Washington have pushed stocks up.

  • Gold recovery? How to make the most of it.

    Gold is on track for its biggest weekly gain in five weeks Friday. One analyst shares tip on how to make the most of the gold rally. 

  • Stocks surge after Federal Reserve keeps stimulus

    Stocks hit record highs Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's surprise decision to keep its economic stimulus in place. Stocks traded slightly lower throughout the morning, but took off immediately after the Federal Reserve's decision in the early afternoon.

  • Stocks rise. Dow Jones has best week since January.

    Stocks closed up to end the week Friday with the Dow Jones industrial average notching its best week since January. Two economic reports boosted stocks to close the week.

  • Stocks held back by Syria worries

    Stocks made modest gains on Wall Street Tuesday, held in check by worries about a US-led attack on Syria. Stocks gave much of their early gain after the top Republican in Congress said he would support President Obama's call for the US to take action.

  • Stocks tread water. Apple rises on iPhone news.

    Stocks ended relatively flat on Wall Street Monday but corporate deal stories and technology stocks were bright spots. Apple rose after the blog AllThingsD said the company would release the latest version of its iPhone on Sept. 10. 

  • In Gear Gas prices could soar in August. Here's why.

    Motorists could see gas prices rise by 25 to 30 cents per gallon next month-- well before the uptick we expect in September and October. Gas prices typically rise in the fall, but rocketing oil prices and a drop in gold could push the increase earlier, some analysts say. 

  • Stocks little changed on Federal Reserve minutes

    Stocks barely reacted to the release of Federal Reserve minutes Wednesday. Major stocks were down just a fraction of a percent more than an hour after the Federal Reserve released a report on its latest policy meeting in June.

  • Do you need inflation protection?

    Investors have an unprecedented array of inflation-protection tools to safeguard their portfolios: from gold and inflation-protected bonds to commodity mutual funds. Choosing how to hedge against inflation depends on your situation and outlook.

  • Gold nears three-week low on stimulus tapering

    Gold fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday to a near three-week low after the Bank of Japan opted not to extend its stimulus program, stoking speculation that the era of ultra-loose global monetary policy is coming to an end.