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  • 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.

  • April jobs report, at 165,000 new jobs, exceeds expectations; Dow surges (+video)

    April jobs report shows a net 165,000 new jobs, as the unemployment rate drops to its lowest level since 2008. Federal government's workforce also drops to its lowest level since December 2008.

  • Robert Reich Cheap Fed money isn't helping the economy

    Easy money from the Fed can’t get the economy out of first gear when the rest of government is in reverse, Reich writes.

  • Stocks stall on tepid GDP growth

    Stocks stalled Friday after GDP didn't grow as much as hoped and earnings from a handful of big companies failed to rev up investors. Weaker hiring reports have also held stocks back.

  • 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.

  • New $100 bill on the way in October

    A new $100 bill will be in circulation by this fall, the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday. The new $100 bill's launch comes nearly two years after its initial target date. 

  • Gold price: biggest tumble in 30 years (+video)

    Gold price falls $140 – 9 percent – in a single day. Here are four reasons the two-year decline in the gold price is accelerating. 

  • Stocks end four-day advance as energy slips

    A four-day advance for stocks came to an end on Wall Street as falling commodity prices brought down the stocks of energy and mining companies.

  • Worst lapse in years: Fed probes early release of minutes

    More than 100 people received Federal Reserve policy minutes some 24 hours before their scheduled release. Federal Reserve and federal regulators are looking to see if any stocks or other securities were traded based on the information. 

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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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