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  • Stocks slip on a ho-hum day

    Stocks closed down Friday – a slow end to a slow week on Wall Street. Unimpressive earnings kept investors feeling wary of stocks, and news about the US economy left them uninspired.

  • Stocks end slump on surge in mining

    Stocks rose Thursday, ending a three-day slump, after news that China's trade rebounded last month signaled the end of a six-month slowdown for the world's biggest buyer of raw materials. The report helped lift Newmont Mining, Freeport-McMoRan and other stocks in the materials industry.

  • Stocks fall on weak earnings news

    Stocks were down on Wall Street Wednesday as disappointing earning news and a drop in bank stocks weighed on the market. Banks had some of the biggest losses following news that the government filed lawsuits accusing Bank of America of misleading investors.

  • Stocks slide on weak retail sales

    Stocks slipped on Wall Street Tuesday on weak retail sales. A rise in US exports wasn't enough to save stocks from falling.

  • Stocks mixed on quiet day on Wall Street

    Stocks were mixed Monday on a quiet day for trading on Wall Street. There was little in the way of news to shake stocks out of a summertime stupor.

  • Stocks rise after tepid jobs news

    Stocks rose Friday despite the US adding fewer jobs than forecast in July, curbing optimism that the economy is poised to pick up strength in the second half of the year. Stocks gradually recovered throughout the day and major indexes ended slightly higher. 

  • Stocks hold steady on Federal Reserve announcement

    Stocks held near record levels Wednesday after wavering in response to the latest economic assessments by the Federal Reserve. July was still the best month for stocks since January.

  • Second quarter GDP better than expected – but economy still in slow gear

    New GDP numbers for April through June show the economy growing by 1.7 percent – an unexpected jump. That could lead the Federal Reserve to ease up on its stimulus program.

  • Stocks fall ahead of busy week for markets

    Stocks edged lower Monday in anticipation of a series of big economic reports due out this week. A string of big-name merger deals wasn't enough to push stocks higher.

  • Stocks eke out small gains on mixed earnings

    Stocks slumped in early trading Friday, climbed steadily the rest of the day, then ended little changed. A deluge of potentially market-moving events next week could make it an interesting week for stocks.