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  • Stocks down on signs of global economic slowdown

    Stocks fell on Wall Street Wednesday as evidence of a slowing global economy grows. The drop comes just one week after US stocks hit an all-time high.

  • 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 soar, led by gains in technology

    Stocks rose sharply on Wall Street Wednesday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average to record highs. Technology stocks surged after network communication company Adtran reported earnings that were double what Wall Street analysts expected.

  • 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.

  • Stocks edge higher ahead of earnings season

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Monday as traders turned their focus to US corporate earnings reports. Better-than-expected earnings reports from Alcoa helped push stocks higher.

  • Stocks fall on weak jobs report

    Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Friday after the US economy showed a sharp slowdown in hiring in March. The March jobs report was far worse than economists had forecast and the news sent stocks lower.

  • Stocks rise; Best Buy jumps 16 percent

    Stocks ended higher on Wall Street Thursday, regaining half of its plunge the day before, as buyers returned to the market. Among stocks making big moves, electronics retailer Best Buy jumped $3.48, or 16 percent, to $25.13.

  • $1.4 trillion stimulus planned by Japan central bank

    $1.4 trillion stimulus: Bowing to demands from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for more aggressive monetary easing, the Bank of Japan announced Thursday a policy overhaul intended to double the money supply and achieve a 2 percent inflation target.

  • Stocks down on weak economic reports

    Stocks fell on Wall Street Wednesday on weak reports on hiring and service industries. Losses were widespread among stocks with the steepest decline in banks and energy.

  • Stocks rise on strong auto sales, factory orders

    Stocks rose Tuesday after reports on auto sales and factory orders provided the latest evidence that the US economy is strengthening. Health insurer stocks rose after the government released revised reimbursement rates for Medicare Advantage plans.