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Dow breaks 13,000 for first time since ’08 crisis

The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 13,000 today for the first time since May 2008, when the Lehman Brothers investment bank was solvent, unemployment a healthy 5.4 percent and the …


Motley Fool: Moats give stability to portfolio

Here’s a litmus test for stocks, via Warren Buffett: Say you knew that the day after you bought a stock, the market would close for five years, so no matter …


Unemployment rate falls to 8.5 pct., hiring surges

A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011.


Motley Fool: Intuitive Surgical could be good bet

When Fool co-founder David Gardner first recommended Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG) in 2005, it was trading at $44. Recently the stock was near $435. Despite its meteoric rise, there’s still …


Stocks soar on Europe hopes, strong housing starts

The Dow Jones industrial average surged 337 points today following encouraging signs out of Europe and a jump in apartment construction in the U.S. It was the best day for …


Stock valuations as attractive as they have been in years

The S&P 500 has recently been near where it was in December 1998. But during this stagnant period, its component companies’ earnings more than doubled. Thus, some stocks are as …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 30, 2011, 1:29 p.m.

Dow soars 490 points after move by central banks

A move by the world’s central banks to lower the cost of borrowing exhilarated investors today, sending the Dow Jones industrial average soaring 490 points and easing fears of a …


Stocks head higher on lowered borrowing rates

Stocks soared in morning trading Wednesday.


Stocks soar after big holiday shopping weekend

Hopes for a more far-reaching solution to Europe’s debt crisis and a strong start to the U.S. shopping season sent stocks sharply higher today.


Greece shocks markets with referendum on austerity

Worries that a planned Greek referendum could scuttle a plan to resolve Europe’s debt crisis rattled markets this morning. Stocks indexes plunged in the U.S. and Europe. The dollar and …


Stocks soar on European pledge to help banks

Stocks are closing sharply higher after the leaders of France and Germany promised to strengthen European banks.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 4, 2011, 11:32 a.m.

Stocks trim losses on hopes for Fed action

Stocks made up much of their morning losses today after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank is prepared to take more steps to stimulate the economy. The …


Stocks end gloomy 3rd quarter on a weak note

The worst quarter for the stock market since the financial crisis ended on another down note.


Dow falls nearly 400 on fears about economy

Stocks have closed sharply lower after investors sold stocks with abandon, convinced that the U.S. and the world are headed for a new recession.


Fear about world economy sends markets lower

Stocks opened sharply lower today, extending a rout around the world. Indicators across the financial markets suggested investors were frightened that the global economy is in for a long slump.


Stocks plunge as worries about Europe intensify

The problems that weighed down stocks all summer show no sign of letting up.


Stocks plunge after U.S. hiring dries up in August

Stocks tumbled today on news that the U.S. economy added no new jobs last month. The jobs report was the weakest in almost a year. It renewed fears that the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 18, 2011, 1:05 p.m.

Here we go again: Stocks plunge on economic fear

Stocks are tumbling around the world on more signs of economic weakness.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 17, 2011, 11:27 a.m.

Stocks fluctuate after earnings reports

U.S. stocks fluctuated today after companies reported strong earnings but gave mixed forecasts for the future.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 11, 2011, 1:08 p.m.

Stocks soar on small positive economic signs

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 550 points shortly before today’s close, and the Nasdaq was up more than 5.3 percent.


Stocks plunge as attention returns to weak economy

Stocks plunged again today as investors turned their attention back to the weak economy and Europe’s debt problems. Most of the big gains that followed a Federal Reserve pledge to …


Questions and answers about the market’s turmoil

Global stock markets tumbled Monday on the first trading day since Standard & Poor’s downgraded long-term U.S. debt. The plunge came as investors grew anxious over a weakening U.S. economy …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 8, 2011, 1:06 p.m.

Markets tumble again; Dow down 635 points

The U.S. stock market joined a sell-off around the world today in the first trading since Standard & Poor’s downgraded American debt and gave investors another reason to be anxious.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 5, 2011, 2:36 p.m.

Stocks end a day of wild swings mostly down

Don’t look away for too long. You might miss a market rally. Or a plunge.


Stocks rally as job growth surprises Wall Street

The biggest corporate hiring spree in five years is reversing a weeklong slide in the stock market.


Stocks sink after S&P issues warning on debt

Stocks opened sharply lower today after Standard & Poor’s warned that it might lower its rating on U.S. government debt because of mounting budget deficits. More bad news about Europe’s …


Worsening nuclear crisis rattles financial markets

Financial markets were jolted for a third day today by fears that a partial meltdown may have occurred at a nuclear plant in Japan. Stocks fell heavily and erased nearly …


Stocks plunge as Japan nuclear crisis worsens

Stocks are plunging and bond prices are rising. The nuclear crisis in Japan has intensified following last week’s deadly earthquake and tsunami. The Dow Jones industrial average is down more …


Dow breaks above 12,000 for first time in years

The Dow Jones industrial average slipped after rising above 12,000 for the first time in two and a half years.


Growth reports buoy stocks

WASHINGTON – The economy is showing new life in the final months of the year. Factories are busier, construction spending is up, and auto sales are rising. And on Wednesday …