Stocks rose sharply Thursday, one day after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion plan to stimulate the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 199.51, or 1.7 percent, to 11,414.82 in afternoon trading, a […]
Stocks are climbing after a surprise dip in unemployment claims and stronger sales reports from retailers. The Dow Jones industrial average was trading just below 11,000 for the first time since early May, shortly before […]
Stocks surged to their highest level in five months Tuesday after a report that activity in U.S. services companies powered ahead in September, a hopeful sign for the economy’s largest sector and the country’s main […]
Stocks fell Monday as investors took a pause from a historic rally in September and held back ahead of a busy week of economic and earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than […]
Stocks started off October on a positive note following mostly good news on the economy. Shares of big manufacturing companies like Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and 3M Co. rose Friday after the Institute for […]
Stocks retreated Thursday as investors decided to lock in profits at the end of a historically strong month.
Stocks slipped Wednesday as protests against austerity measures in Europe brought new worries about the region’s financial system.
Stocks took a pause Monday from their big September rally as worries about the financial sector offset excitement over a fresh round of corporate dealmaking.
The Federal Reserve offered a dim view of the economy Tuesday and signaled it’s prepared to provide new relief if necessary.
Stocks are ending mixed as a two-week rally loses momentum. News of a retrenchment by FedEx also discouraged buyers.