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  • Stocks soar; Dow nears all-time high

    Stocks rose on Wall Street for a second day Wednesday. The stock market surged on good news from retailers and the US housing market. The Dow came within 100 points of its all-time high.

  • Stocks fall on threat of Italy deadlock

    Stocks saw their worst decline in months Monday as Italy heads for political disarray. As stocks plunged, gauges of market sentiment indicated that investors were becoming more risk-averse and parking their money in defensive assets.

  • Federal Reserve uncertainties drive down Asian markets

    Transcripts from the Federal Reserve's January meeting were made public Wednesday. These documents showed growing doubts about the longevity of the U.S. central bank's bond buying program, which has kept interest rates at record lows. 

  • Stocks fall following Federal Reserve minutes

    Stocks closed down on Wall Street Wednesday as details of the Fed's January meeting seemed to catch stock investors by surprise.

  • Stocks rise on talk of corporate deals

    Stocks were up on Wall Street Tuesday on reports that retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax are discussing a merger came after big corporate deals for Heinz and Dell were announced in recent weeks. Stocks of office supplies stores jumped following the news.

  • Stock breaks $800: Google passes milestone

    Google stock breaks $800 for the first time Tuesday, signaling renewed confidence in the company's ability to reap steadily higher profits. The stock breaks $800 in morning trading, with Google shares climbing 1.2 percent. 

  • Stocks rise as S&P 500 extends streak

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Friday with the Standard & Poor's 500 ending the week nearly two points higher. Investors have piled into stocks at the beginning of the year after lawmakers reached a last-minute deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

  • Stocks waver as Europe's economy slows

    Stocks ended roughly where they started Thursday as European economic woes eclipsed a promising US jobs report. After a strong start, stocks have drifted sideways over the previous week with few major events to sway investors.

  • Stocks fall as McDonald's drags Dow lower

    Stocks fell Wednesday as the Dow was hit by a drop in McDonald's stock price. Other fast-food stocks also fell on Wall Street.

  • Stocks up as Dow closes at year high

    Stocks gained on impressive results from two big consumer brands Tuesday, and the Dow closed at its highest level of the year. Beauty products maker Avon saw a 20 percent gain in its stock price.