Stocks Surge A Day After Fed Reveals Stimulus Plan

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 Rise On Hopes Of Fed Move, Dow Breaches 11k

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 Surge to 5-Month High, Dow Up Nearly 200

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 Edge Lower At The Beginning Of A Busy Week

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 Nudge Higher As Manufacturing Improves

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 Pull Back As Investors Take Profits

Stocks retreated Thursday as investors decided to lock in profits at the end of a historically strong month.


Stocks Slip As European Protests Worsen Debt Fears

Stocks slipped Wednesday as protests against austerity measures in Europe brought new worries about the region’s financial system.


Stocks Edge Lower As Investors Pocket Profits

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.


Fed Signals It Will Take Further Steps If Needed

The Federal Reserve offered a dim view of the economy Tuesday and signaled it’s prepared to provide new relief if necessary.


Stocks End Mixed As Sept. Rally Loses Steam

Stocks are ending mixed as a two-week rally loses momentum. News of a retrenchment by FedEx also discouraged buyers.