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  • The New Economy The bad business of payday loans

    Payday loans from banks pose huge problems for poor consumers – and the banks themselves. The federal government has finally stepped in with new guidelines for payday loans.

  • Stocks fall for a fourth day

    Stocks fell Tuesday on mixed economic reports and concern about a government shutdown. Stocks edged lower in early trading, before reversing the losses to move modestly higher by late morning. The gains then fizzled out.

  • Stocks rise despite manufacturing slowdown

    Stocks nudged to all-time highs on Wall Street Wednesday despite disappointing economic reports. News of a manufacturing slowdown weighed on stocks early on, but the stock market recovered by midday.

  • 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.

  • Stocks bounce back from worst day of year

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Tuesday the day after they had their biggest decline since November. Tuesday's strong housing and earning reports helped stocks recover.

  • Stocks rise for fourth day straight, led by retail

    Stocks rose for the fourth day in a row on Wall Street Thursday as US retailers surged on better sales reports. A surprising drop in claims for unemployment benefits last week has also helped stocks.

  • Stocks rise; Dow hits another record

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average closing at another record high. Materials and energy stocks led the gains following a surge in prices for commodities like copper.

  • Spending cuts: As Washington frets, Wall Street shrugs (so far)

    Spending cuts set to pummel most government programs starting today so far haven't had much effect on investors. The $85 billion in across-the-board 'sequestration' cuts were expected to cause airport delays, disrupt public services and result in lower pay or layoffs for millions of government workers.

  • Gold prices falling after Italian bond auction

    Gold prices falling: Gold for April delivery fell $19.80, or 1.2 percent, to $1,595.70 per ounce. Silver and platinum were down 1 percent or more.

  • Stocks little changed as earnings fail to inspire

    Stocks were little changed on Wall Street Wednesday as recent earnings reports did little to inspire investors. Stocks are consolidating their gains after surging since the start of the year.

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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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