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Stocks set highs for 2010 after boost from Fed

Stocks indexes reached new highs, a day after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion plan to boost the economy.

Stocks mixed after positive job news; Dow near 11K

Stocks seesawed today as traders balanced slightly better news on jobs against mixed results from PepsiCo Inc. The Dow Jones industrial average came within two points of 11,000 before turning …

Stocks extend rally ahead of Fed meeting

Stocks extended their September rally into a fourth week today as investors hoped for more moves by the Federal Reserve to prop up the economy.

Local experts: ‘Fast, furious’ market rally could happen

Risk-averse investors pouring money into bonds could become stock market bulls in a hurry with only modest shifts in economic and political sentiment, local managers said at a forum Thursday. …

Stocks retreat as Fed grows more cautious

Stocks and interest rates tumbled Wednesday as investors around the world took an bleaker view of the U.S. economy.

Business update: Mortgage applications rise 7 percent

Applications for home loans rose last week as consumers raced to refinance at the lowest rates in decades. The Mortgage Bankers Associations said today that overall applications increased nearly 7 …

Business update: Stocks mostly fall

Stocks mostly fell today after home construction and applications for building permits slumped in May following the end of a homebuyer tax credit. The housing report and a disappointing profit …

Stocks pare losses as consumer sentiment climbs

Stocks traded in a narrow range today after a report showed consumers are gaining confidence in the economy, even if they aren’t returning to stores.

Disappointing jobs report sends stocks tumbling

NEW YORK — Stocks tumbled today after the Labor Department said hiring remains weak and Hungary became the latest European country to report its economy is in crisis. Interest rates …

Dow dips below 10,000, then bounces back

A rally pushed the Dow Jones industrials back over 10,000 after the stock market sank to its lowest level of the year today. The late-day rebound did nothing to erase …

Stocks dive, Dow off 376 on world economic worries

Stocks plunged again Thursday as more investors woke up to the possibility that economic problems such as Europe’s debt crisis might spread around the world and stop the growing recovery …

Stocks tumble as worries about Europe return

Stocks tumbled for a second day today after concerns grew that the deep spending cuts under Europe’s bailout plan would slow a global recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average ended …

Stocks surge on effort to ease Europe debt crunch

NEW YORK — Stocks rocketed higher and bond prices fell today after investors were reassured by a nearly $1 trillion plan to avoid a European debt crisis.

Stocks extend plunge on concerns about Greece

The stock market had one of its most turbulent days in history as the Dow Jones industrials dropped almost 1,000 points in less than half an hour on fears that …

Stocks pull back on Europe’s deepening debt woes

Investors are once again worried that debt problems in Greece and Portugal could threaten the global economic recovery.

It’s longest win streak since 2004

NEW YORK – Investors expecting a pullback in stocks – and there are plenty of them – are going to have to wait. As of Friday the Dow Jones industrial …

Stocks climb on upbeat earnings, economic reports

Stocks rose early Tuesday following upbeat earnings reports and a fresh round of corporate dealmaking.

Retail sales gains in January could boost growth

A modestly better-than-expected report on retail sales for January could suggest stronger economic growth in coming months. But this week’s severe snowstorms will likely depress activity in February.

Stocks sink again on Obama’s pushback on banks

Stocks suffered their fourth sharp drop in five trading days as investors caved to growing anxiety about President Barack Obama’s plans to restrict big banks and earnings reports that just …

Ask a Planner: Don’t let stock market consume your mind or time

If you went through a series of emotional lows and highs during 2009, you’re not alone. It’s human nature for emotions to overrule logic when it comes to investing. Academics …

Regional index did well in 2009

An index of 15 Inland Northwest stocks outperformed the broader market in 2009 despite dismal results by four local bank holding companies. The Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index climbed 31.8 …

Stocks tumble on fears about Dubai debt fallout

Stocks skidded Friday as concern swept world markets that financial trouble in the Middle Eastern city-state of Dubai will upend a global economic recovery.

Economy’s rebound not as strong as first thought

The economy is growing modestly, with consumers too wary about spending to invigorate the recovery.

3 strong economic reports lift recovery hopes

Hopes for the fledgling economic recovery got a boost Monday from better-than-expected news on manufacturing, construction and contracts to buy homes.

Stocks swoon as worries about the economy return

Grim signals about consumer spending ripped through the markets Friday, sending stocks tumbling as investors raced for safe havens.

Dow Jones closes above 10,000 for first time in year

The Dow Jones industrial average is back above 10,000 for the first time in a year. The Dow has crossed five figures seven months after it hit a 12-year low …

Stocks jump as Bernanke says economy near recovery

NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has told investors what they wanted to hear: The economy is indeed on the verge of recovery.

Jobless rate eases, providing boost

NEW YORK – The economy’s most vexing problem, unemployment, is showing the first signs of easing. And Wall Street is celebrating. Major stock indexes jumped more than 1 percent Friday …

Dow tops 9,000 as home sales rise for 3rd month

Investors celebrated news of another jump in home sales by propelling the Dow Jones industrials to their first close above 9,000 since January.

Stocks fluctuate on weak home sales report

Stocks are turning lower as an unexpectedly large drop in home sales is dashing hopes that the economy is healing some its biggest wounds.