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  • Stocks fall on budget fight, economic worries

    Stocks closed down on Wall Street on concerns about the economy Monday. A looming budget fight in Washington also weighed down stocks.

  • Stocks fall ahead of busy week for markets

    Stocks edged lower Monday in anticipation of a series of big economic reports due out this week. A string of big-name merger deals wasn't enough to push stocks higher.

  • Stocks mixed in slow start to week

    Stocks fluctuated between small gains and losses on Wall Street for most of Monday. Small-company stocks are doing well because they are less exposed to recession-plagued Europe than the large international stocks that make up the Dow and the S&P 500 index.

  • Stocks rise as Dow holds above 15,000

    Stocks rose Wednesday, on a day without any major economic releases. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 15,000 for a second day. Stocks have defied predictions that a sell-off would follow the spring surge as signs emerged that growth could be set for a slowdown. 

  • 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.

  • Stocks slide with slowdown in manufacturing growth

    Stocks opened April on a weak note, ending slightly lower after an industry group reported that US manufacturing growth cooled in March. Industrial stocks fell the most in the S&P 500.

  • Stocks rise, pushing Dow back near record

    Stocks closed up on Wall Street Monday as stock investors largely ignored early concerns about China. The Dow Jones industrial average neared its record closing level. 

  • Will investors ride bull market?

    Though stocks soared in 2012, investors stayed on sidelines. Will the bull market of early 2013 lure them back into stocks?

  • Facebook debut doesn't buoy stocks; Dow down 73

    The Dow lost 73 points to close at 12369 on Facebook's big day. The index fell 3.5 percent on the week.

  • Dow just misses 13000. Again.

    The Dow lost 1 point to close at 12981 – 19 points shy of the 13000 mark. The index hit 13000 several times last week but so far hasn't been able to hold onto it.

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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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