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  • 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.

  • Stocks gain slightly on energy earnings

    Stocks ended slightly higher on Wall Street Thursday as gains in energy and chemical companies pushed the market higher. Even with plenty of earnings news from big companies, stocks have shuffled between minor gains and minor losses.

  • Stocks fall on grim Caterpillar outlook

    Stocks were tugged lower Wednesday by a grim earnings report from the world's largest construction equipment company. That makes two consecutive days of losses for stocks, the first time that's happened all month. 

  • Stocks flat after mixed earnings reports

    Stocks closed mostly lower Tuesday, but only slightly. Encouraging and discouraging reports seemed evenly matched, leaving the stock market flat.

  • Stocks edge higher, helped by gold miners

    Stocks overcame some disappointing quarterly performances Monday with gold and copper prices boosting mining companies. That helped nudge stocks to another all-time high.

  • Stocks up on reassurance from Bernanke

    Stocks edged up Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the U.S. central bank had no firm timetable for cutting back on its bond purchases. Higher earnings for several major companies also helped stocks.

  • The world’s 10 most valuable sports teams

    This year’s Forbes list of the world's most valuable teams is heavy with two kinds of football and features a new top squad. Can you guess which team, and which sport, nabbed the number one spot? 

  • Stocks extend hot start to July

    Stocks edged higher on Wall Street Monday on a surge in Boeing, after it was found that batteries were not the cause of a fire on one of its 787 aircraft at London's Heathrow airport last week. The gains continue a hot streak for stocks in July. 

  • Bernanke comments spur markets to record highs

    A day after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced his commitment to maintaining a relaxed monetary policy, markets responded positively. 

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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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