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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 […]


Dollar Tumbles Broadly As Fed Moves Expected

The euro moved above $1.39 Wednesday for the first time since February, while the yen struck a 15-year high. The dollar is sliding broadly because investors expect that the Federal Reserve will increase its support […]


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.


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.


Americans' Wealth Fell In Spring As Stocks Tanked

Americans’ long journey to regain the wealth they lost in the recession is stalled.


Stocks Resume Rally As European Debt Worries Ease

Stocks are rising as investors brush off fresh worries about the health of European banks to resume a rally.


Bernanke: Shut Down Banks If Needed

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a panel investigating the financial crisis that regulators must be ready to shutter the largest institutions if they threaten to bring down the financial system.


Bernanke: Fed Eyeing Major Investment In Economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that the Fed will consider making another large-scale purchase of securities if the slowing economy were to deteriorate significantly and signs of deflation were to flare.


Fed Takes Small Steps To Boost Economy

More worried about the recovery, the Federal Reserve took a small step Tuesday to bolster the economy.


Stocks Inch Higher As Investors Look To Fed

Stocks edged higher Monday as investors avoided making any big bets before the Federal Reserve’s key meeting later in the week.