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  • Stocks endure worst drop of 2012

    Stocks fall on worries over roadblock to an agreement on Greece's sovereign debt, marking the first losing week for stocks in 2012. Dow falls 89 points, S&P falls 9 points.

  • 401(k) plans: Did yours grow? Most didn't in 2011.

    401(k) plans averaged $69,100 per participant at the end of 2011, down $300 from a year earlier. Fidelity said fees and poor investment performance were behind the lack of growth in 401(k) plans.

  • Stocks rally as Greek debt deal draws near

    After falling as much as 60 points earlier in the day, the Dow closed up 5 points, at 12883 Wednesday as Greece appeared to close in on the cost-cutting deal it needs to keep from defaulting on its national debt.

  • Stocks rise; Dow approaches 13000

    The Dow is within reach of the rarefied 13000 mark — a level it hasn't seen since May 2008, four months before the financial system almost came apart.

  • Stocks fall as Greek debt talks drag

    The Dow fell 17 points to close at 12845 as talks dragged on between Greek political leaders over a fresh cost-cutting package required for the country to get more bailout loans.

  • Stock market: Futures slide on Greek indecision

    Stock market looks to open lower as emergency talks fail to produce Greek rescue package. A disorderly Greek default could send shock waves through the stock market. 

  • Jobs report boosts Dow to four-year high

    A drop in the unemployment rate to its lowest in three years propelled the Dow Jones industrial average Friday to its highest close since before the 2008 financial crisis.  The Dow jumped 156 points to close at 12862.

  • Strong manufacturing data boosts stocks

    Stocks climbed Wednesday after strong manufacturing data and encouraging reports about the Greek debt crisis. The Dow rose 83 points to close at 12716.

  • Dow, S&P have best start in 15 years

    The Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.4 percent in January and the Standard & Poor 500 gained 4.4 percent, the best performances for both indexes to open a year since 1997.

  • World markets rattled, but Dow only down six

    The wait for an expected deal between Greece and its creditors hurt financial markets around the world, but US stocks only dropped slightly. The Dow lost 6 points to close at 12653 after being down as much as 131 points earlier Monday.

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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