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Local stocks experienced tough year, losing value

2018 was a bruising year for local stocks. Each of the seven largest publicly traded companies in the Inland Northwest experienced sharp declines in stock prices.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Jared Bernstein: No, Trump doesn’t determine the fate of the stock market

President Donald Trump, on Aug. 22: “I’ll tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash.” Pretty much every market analyst who was asked about …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

Tech is taking over our lives, and our 401(k) accounts

Surging prices for technology stocks around the world mean the industry is making up a larger proportion of global markets.


U.S. stock market makes biggest gain in 2 months

Banks and other financial companies led the rally as investors bet on interest rates climbing further. Banks can make more money on lending when rates move higher.


Hedge funds close in on designing ultimate trader’s brain

After many false dawns, an artificial intelligence technology called deep learning that loosely mimics the neurons in our brains is holding out promise for firms. WorldQuant is using it for …


Stock market shakes off an early stumble, ends higher

NEW YORK – News of slower hiring last month jolted markets early Friday, driving government bonds up and the dollar down. The stock market, after slumping in early trading, finished …


China worries, sinking drugmakers slam stock market

Ongoing worries about the health of the Chinese economy and another big sell-off in drugmakers pushed the stock market back toward its lowest level of the year.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2015, 4:50 p.m.

U.S. stock rally fizzles at close; Dow down 204 points

A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 200 points and extending Wall Street’s losing …


Retirement worries grow; 30-somethings most uneasy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Younger Americans in their late 30s are now the group most likely to doubt they will be financially secure after retirement, a major shift from three years …


Dow gets new look; GM, Citi booted

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average is the latest Wall Street institution to be reshaped by the financial crisis. The stock market’s best-known barometer is adding Cisco Systems …


Investors remain wary of financial institution stocks

NEW YORK – Investors are back to worrying about banks. Long-present unease about soured loans bubbled over on Monday after Bank of America Corp. said it set aside $13.4 billion …


Wall Street builds momentum; Dow closes 179 up

NEW YORK — Investors restarted Wall Street’s rally Tuesday, buying financial and homebuilder stocks following a surprisingly upbeat report on home construction.


Dow climbs – albeit slightly– for second day in a row

NEW YORK – It took some work, but investors managed to turn Wall Street’s best performance this year into a two-day advance. Stocks ended with modest gains Wednesday, but the …


Citigroup’s good news rallying cry

NEW YORK – Wall Street snapped out of its stupor and posted its best performance of the year Tuesday, finding a badly needed glimmer of optimism in the most unlikely …


Dow ends down 280 as stocks tumble

NEW YORK — Investors have fled Wall Street as fear grows about the stability of the nation’s largest banks and worries mount about General Motors Corp.


Markets tumble to 1997 levels

NEW YORK – Wall Street has turned the clock back to 1997. Investors unable to extinguish their worries about a recession that has no end in sight dumped stocks again …


Dow closes at 6-year low

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average is ending at its lowest level in more than six years.


Stocks advance despite jobs report

NEW YORK – Investors have taken another big gamble on the government’s plans to help the economy – hoping that this one will finally work. All the major indexes rose …