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U.S. stock indexes set records as oil prices jump

A jump in oil prices helped pull U.S. stocks to record highs Monday as investors continue to hope for a cut in oil production that could help prices go higher. The start of the week once again brought several corporate deals, with companies in the energy and technology industries making big moves.

30-year mortgage rate jumps to 3.94 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed this week, reflecting deep declines in U.S. government bond prices in the days after Donald Trump’s election victory.

U.S. consumer borrowing rose in September

American consumers boosted their borrowing in September, a potential sign that recent job growth and wage gains have left them slightly more comfortable with holding debt.

Stocks struggle again as investors eye 2016 election

Stocks retreated for a seventh consecutive day on Wednesday, the market’s longest decline in five years, as investor worries about the U.S. presidential election continued to weigh on the market.

Stocks jump after Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors were relieved that the Federal Reserve once again left interest rates unchanged. That sent dividend-paying stocks higher, while energy companies jumped with the price of oil.

Robert J. Samuelson: The old Fed is dead

Central banks aren’t as influential as we supposed. Low interest rates – a product of both policy and wider economic forces – haven’t had the expected rejuvenating effect.

A flurry of tepid economic data could lead Fed to delay hike

U.S. factory output fell, consumers cut back at retailers and wholesale prices went nowhere in August, the latest evidence of a less-than-robust economy. The weak numbers could give the Federal Reserve further reason to hold off on raising interest rates when it meets next week.

Stocks jump as Apple pulls tech companies up again

U.S. stocks changed course again Thursday and climbed as Apple led a big gain for technology companies and energy companies recovered some of their recent losses. Investors looked over a series of mixed economic reports as they sought clues about the Federal Reserve’s intentions and the health of the economy.