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Stocks end higher after release of Fed minutes

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Traders pushed shares higher Tuesday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting kept hope alive that the central bank would take more action to stimulate the economy. The Fed had said after its Sept. 21 meeting that it was concerned that inflation was too low, and suggested it could step up its purchases of… Continue Reading Stocks end higher after release of Fed minutes

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Stocks dip after positive job news

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Stocks dipped Thursday as traders balanced slightly better news on weekly unemployment claims against uncertainty about an upcoming monthly jobs report. The Dow Jones industrial average came within two points of 11,000 before turning lower. The Labor Department said first-time claims for unemployment insurance fell last week, a better result than analysts were expecting. Retailers… Continue Reading Stocks dip after positive job news

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Stocks dip as investors enter week cautiously

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Stocks edged lower Monday as investors took a cautious approach to trading before the government’s latest report on the jobs market. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 22 points in morning trading. Broader indexes also edged lower. Several stocks were moving on the latest flurry of corporate news. Genzyme Corp. rose after rejecting Sanofi-Aventis SA’s… Continue Reading Stocks dip as investors enter week cautiously

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Stocks tumbled today after two disappointing economic reports renewed investors’ concerns about the pace of the recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 144 points. All the major stock indexes fell more than 1 percent. Interest rates also fell sharply as investors moved back into the safety of Treasury bonds. The Labor Department said initial… Continue Reading Stocks drop as jobless claims rise unexpectedly

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Stock futures dipped this morning as investors paused after a big two-day rally to prepare for key reports on the jobs market and retail sales. High unemployment and slow growth in consumer spending have been the biggest impediments to a strong, sustained recovery. So Thursday’s weekly government report on initial jobless claims and retailers’ reports… Continue Reading Stock futures dip ahead of jobs, sales reports

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Stock futures are falling after an unexpected drop in retail sales again calls into question the pace of a domestic economic recovery. The Commerce Department says retail sales fell 1.2 percent in May. Economists had forecast sales would rise 0.4 percent last month. The disappointing report Friday comes after stocks surged a day earlier on… Continue Reading Stock futures fall after weak retail sales report

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Dow dips below 10,000, then bounces back

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A rally pushed the Dow Jones industrials back over 10,000 after the stock market sank to its lowest levels of the year Tuesday. The late-day rebound did nothing to erase lingering worries about Europe’s debt crisis. The Dow plunged more than 250 points after the opening bell and stayed under 10,000 most of the day,… Continue Reading Dow dips below 10,000, then bounces back

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Stocks plummet on economic worries

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The Dow Jones industrials plunged below 10,000 today as traders turned away from stocks amid worries about the global economy and tensions between North and South Korea. The Dow fell 206.51, or 2.1 percent, to 9,859.76. It closed at 10,066 on Monday and has fallen 1,346 points, or more than 12 percent, from its recent… Continue Reading Stocks plummet on economic worries

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Stocks plunge, despite manufacturing growth

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NEW YORK – The stock market’s rally finally gave way on Tuesday, sending shares sharply lower as investors concluded that a six-month surge was overdone. At midday, all the major indexes fell more than 1.5 percent, including the Dow Jones industrials, which lost about 165 points. Stocks moved in tandem with oil prices, which fell… Continue Reading Stocks plunge, despite manufacturing growth

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Three bad alternatives to the market

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Despite the stock market showing some signs of life during the past month (the fastest bull market since 1938), investors are exploring new ways to build wealth. Interest in stocks and real estate has cooled to say the least, while high-yield bonds, gold and annuities are on fire. Let’s look at each. High-yield bonds With… Continue Reading Three bad alternatives to the market

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