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  • Asian markets cheer Spain's plans for reform (+video)

    Asian stocks edge up as debt-laden Spain unveils budget plans with sharp cuts in government spending. Euro and Japanese yen climb while dollar falls.

  • Stocks snap losing streak

    Thursday was the best day for US stocks since Sept. 13, when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced further steps by the central bank to speed the economic recovery. Stocks were also helped by speculation that the central bank of China will act soon to help the world's No. 2 economy.

  • 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.

  • Dow plummets 100 points in stock sell-off

    Stocks dropped after Charles Plosser, president of the Fed's Philadelphia branch, told an audience Tuesday that the Fed's effort to support the economy would likely fall short of its goals.

  • 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. 

  • Asian stocks, boosted by stimulus, fall on economic outlook

    Asian stock markets drift lower as concerns rise about global economic weakness. Stock market optimism over stimulus from Fed and other central banks seems to be fading. 

  • 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.

  • Weak global markets drag stocks down

    Three stocks fell for every two that rose on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday after manufacturing and business activity in both China and Europe slowed.

  • China manufacturing slows. Asian stocks fall.

    Chinese manufacturing is still contracting, but HSBC flash PMI suggests that the sector is starting to stabilize. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Australian exchanges all fall after weak Chinese manufacturing data. 

  • Forbes 400 richest: Are they leaving rest of America behind?

    The new list of Forbes magazine's 400 richest Americans shows their wealth is up 13 percent thanks to rising stock and home prices. That has helped others, too. But many don't feel it.