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  • Bank of America leads bank stocks rally

    Bank of America stocks soared Monday, leading a rally in big-bank stocks on an otherwise quiet day on Wall Street. Stock indexes ended little changed following a record-setting run last week.

  • Despite slowing growth, shareholders' faith in Warren Buffett holds strong

    At Berkshire Hathaway Inc's annual meeting, investors acknowledged the company's fastest-growing days have probably passed. But shareholders say they are still confident with Warren Buffett and his hand-picked management team at the helm.

  • Cover Story Dow at 15,000: What the stock market is telling us

    As Wall Street posts a new record, experts decode its message about the state of the economy – and whether it's too late to invest.

  • Top 5 bull markets since 1929

    The bull market that started in 2009 is proving to be one for the history books. From 2009 through the end of 2013, the market is up 173 percent, as measured by the Standard & Poor's 500 index. So how does that stack up against the biggest bull markets of the past eight decades? Take a look:

  • Stocks soar to new heights on good jobs report

    Stocks jumped from the opening on Wall Street Friday, and traders put on party hats and a wave of buying helped the Standard and Poor's 500 index close above 1,600 for the first time. A surprisingly good jobs report sent stocks higher.

  • Stocks gain after jobless claims fall

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Thursday on encouraging news about jobless claims. Higher profits from CBS, Facebook, and other companies helped push stocks upward.

  • Stocks edge higher; IBM pulls up Dow

    Stocks overcame a morning slide to finish modestly higher, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index another record close. Worries about slower economic growth have rattled stocks this month, but they have consistently bounced back.

  • Stocks rise with S&P 500 hitting new high

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Monday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to another record high. A pair of strong economic reports helped to boost stocks.

  • Stocks edge higher on drop in jobless claims

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street but only after giving up much of the ground they won earlier in the day. Good news on jobless claims and healthy earnings from name-brand companies like Royal Caribbean and Harley-Davidson encouraged investors to buy stocks.

  • Stocks held back by weak earnings

    Stocks were weighed down by disappointing quarterly results Wednesday. A subscriber slump at AT&T and a weak profit forecast from Procter & Gamble kept stocks down.