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  • $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.

  • Stock market's record bull run shows few signs of slowing down

    Stock market averages are hitting record highs routinely, and there are few red flags to indicate they are about to peak. Instead, historical data suggest a continued upward trend.

  • 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.

  • Tax VOX How should the US pay for corporate tax reform?

    Corporate tax reform in the US seems to be inevitable, Harris writes, but questions remain over how to pay for it. Finland may have the answer.

  • SAC to pay $614 million in insider trading settlement

    Two affiliates of SAC Capital Advisors, charged with trading on confidential details about a drug trial, agree to settle insider trading case. Regulators call it the largest insider trading settlement ever.

  • Stocks up again; Dow on 10-day streak

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Thursday, and the Dow Jones industrial average rose for the tenth day in a row. Reassurances from Federal Reserve officials that they plan to keep interests rates at historically low levels have also helped push stocks higher

  • Stocks up; Dow on longest streak since '96

    Stocks closed up on Wall Street Wednesday with the Dow Jones industrial average notched its ninth gain in a row, giving the index its longest winning streak in more than sixteen years. Demand for stocks has been propelled this year by optimism that the housing market is recovering and that companies have started to hire.

  • Stocks rise; Dow logs longest winning streak in 2 years

    Stocks closed up on Wall Street Tuesday with the Dow barely extending its winning streak to eight days. Stocks have surged this year as investors became encouraged by a recovery in the housing market and a pickup in hiring.

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