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  • Stocks rise as investors wait for a winner

    Stocks climbed Tuesday as investors remained 'on pins and needles' for the results of the US presidential election. A jump in crude prices helped lift stocks in petroleum refiners.

  • Stocks edge up ahead of election

    Stocks managed slight gains in thin trading as President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made final efforts to woo voters. Just 2.9 billion shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, well below the recent average. 

  • Stocks waterlogged by Sandy's mounting costs

    A solid October jobs report could not keep US stocks from falling Friday. Consumer discretionary stocks had the narrowest loss.

  • Stocks rise on strong economic data

    US stocks had their best day since mid-September after reports of strong economic data and good corporate news gave stocks a boost.

  • Weak earnings reports weigh on stocks

    Stocks were mostly lower Friday in response to weak corporate earnings reports. Tepid economic growth in the US also pushed stocks down.

  • Stocks edge higher, breaking a weeklong slump

    Stocks eked out the week's second day of gains Thursday after flipping between gains and losses for most of the day. A strong report from Procter & Gamble boosted stocks early in the day.

  • Market waits for election; earnings disappoint

    Stocks wobbled up and down Monday, unsure of how to turn with the presidential election looming near. One stock that jumped was, the genealogy website, which announced it will be bought by European private equity firms.

  • Stocks down as weak earnings drag market lower

    Stock prices dropped Friday after the release of poor corporate earning reports from Microsoft, General Electric and McDonald's. All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell, led by materials and technology stocks.

  • Gloomy Google report hurts Nasdaq; Stocks fall

    Trading of Google stock halted Thursday after a poor earnings report was prematurely published. The report's bleak advertising figures dragged down Facebook stock as well.

  • Google's big miss highlights Wall Street's big worry (+video)

    Google isn't the only company reporting disappointing revenues. So far this earnings season, most companies have exceeded profits expectations, but only 42 percent have beaten revenue forecasts.