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  • World markets respond to US credit downgrade

    World markets respond to US credit downgrade

    Today is the first day that most stock exchanges have been open since ratings agency Standard & Poor's announced its US credit downgrade from a AAA rating to AA+. Here’s how world markets have responded so far:

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  • More abducted Japanese in North Korea than previously listed, according to report

    Japan's Nikkei reports that a North Korean list of names of abducted Japanese citizens has three times the number of names than the newspaper reported last week.

  • The New Economy Poor retail sales hint at slowdown: this week in the economy

    Retail sales rose 0.2 percent in August, half the rate analysts expected. Consumer sentiment falls, mortgage rates rise, and Obama administration denies report that it has picked a new Fed chairman.

  • 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. 

  • Stocks in tailspin as China adds to Federal Reserve worries

    Stocks plunged Thursday continuing the flight from stocks and bonds as traders reacted to news that the Federal Reserve could end its massive bond-buying program. A slowdown in Chinese manufacturing added to Wall Street's worries.

  • Stocks up ahead of Federal Reserve meeting

    Stocks closed higher Monday as traders hoped the Federal Reserve will decide to continue its economic stimulus program when it meets this week. The guess that the Federal Reserve will continue to prop up the economy sent stocks up.

  • Japan's economy outpaces predictions

    Global markets showed improvement, as optimism grows that work by governments around the world will have the desired effect of boosting the economy. In particular, Japan's economy beat expectations for growth in the first quarter of the year; some credited Abenomics. 

  • Stocks climb for third straight week

    Stocks rose Friday to close three straight weeks of gains on Wall Street. A sharp increase in small-company stocks is also a sign that investors are more willing to take on risk.

  • Stocks soar. Dow has first close above 15,000.

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average closing above 15,000 for the first time. Higher quarterly profits for companies including satellite TV provider DirecTV and watchmaker Fossil pushed stocks upward. The Dow Jones is up 15 percent this year.

  • Asian shares dip amidst slowing economic recovery

    Worries about trends in global growth, drove down U.S. and European equities, commodities and Asian markets on Wednesday. Earnings forecasts continue to be revised downward, say analysts. 

  • Stocks rise; Best Buy jumps 16 percent

    Stocks ended higher on Wall Street Thursday, regaining half of its plunge the day before, as buyers returned to the market. Among stocks making big moves, electronics retailer Best Buy jumped $3.48, or 16 percent, to $25.13.