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  • Stocks fall as government shutdown settles in

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday as traders fretted over the possibility of a protracted government shutdown. Wall Street made it clear on that the longer the government shutdown drags on, the more its bankers worry about significant damage to the economy.

  • Government shutdown: Jobs report is missing in action. Here's another take.

    Government shutdown is expected to delay Friday's jobs report, but there are alternative measures: The ADP job report, released Wednesday, puts job creation for September at 166,000.

  • Opinion Why Wall Street should rethink its alliance with the GOP

    In light of the US government shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline, Wall Street should shift its traditional GOP alliance to Democrats. Republican extremism is threatening US credibility and markets. Wall Street's clout can help reshape America's fiscal future.

  • Stocks drop on Wal-Mart, Washington fears

    Stocks fell on Wall Street for a fifth straight day Wednesday. Worries about the economy and a report that Wal-Mart is cutting orders with suppliers weighed on stocks.

  • 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.

  • Stock market drops as investors fret over budget fight

    Stock market took a hit from Washington's budget battle Friday. A showdown over federal spending sent the stock market plunging in an afternoon sell-off that wiped out all the gains from a rally earlier this week.

  • Stocks slip after record day (+video)

    Stocks pulled back from record highs Thursday as investors tried to figure out what to do after the Federal Reserve's decision to keep its economic stimulus in place. Despite the pullback, stocks are on pace to have their best month in nearly two years.

  • Why Wall Street is relieved Summers is out (and Yellen may be in) at Fed (+video)

    The Wall Street rally after Larry Summers bowed out of consideration to lead the Fed is really about the Fed's stimulus program of 'quantitative easing.' Wall Street wants it to last as long as possible, and Janet Yellen would likely close the spigot more slowly. 

  • Stocks rise as Federal Reserve convenes

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Tuesday as investors shrugged off worries over the Federal Reserve's $85 billion monthly bond-buying program. Technology stocks led gains in the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

  • Why Obama can't (and shouldn't) close the income gap

    President Obama's recent comments about income inequality have reignited the debate over whether the government can help reduce it. But even if the government can take on income inequality, should 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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