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2 years 4 months ago

Stocks open the week higher

U.S. stocks are opening higher as calm returns to global markets after a spasm of fearful selling last week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose modestly in early trading Monday, starting from its lowest opening value since December. Bond investors appeared less concerned about the finances of some...

2 years 9 months ago

Occupy protest planned for Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) - Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement will meet outside the Capitol in Washington for what participants hope will become the largest gathering of Occupy activists from around the country. Participants say they plan to decry the influence of corporate money in politics and show...

2 years 11 months ago

Occupy Denver protesters march for 8th week

DENVER (AP) - Several hundred Wall Street protesters marched through downtown Denver for an eighth consecutive Saturday and stopped at the state Capitol for a rally. About 300 people cheered speakers who called for single-payer health care or related personal stories of economic hardship. Police escorted the marchers...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Labor unions join protesters

NEW YORK (AP) - Labor leaders say they'll keep supporting anti-Wall Street protesters, who've been camped out near New York's Financial District since Sept. 17. The demonstration swelled Wednesday, with members of United Auto Workers, Service Employees International Union and the Working Families Party joining the protest. There were smaller...

3 years 1 month ago

US stocks slide as Greek debt worries grow

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are tumbling as investors worry that Greece won't qualify for a new installment of emergency funds in time to avoid defaulting on its debt. Investors also appear pessimistic about a Federal Reserve policy decision expected Wednesday. The Fed has hinted it might take new...

3 years 1 month ago

Stocks to start up for today

U.S. stock futures are following European shares as they increase. The Stoxx 600 Europe index is up more than 2 percent after a German court upheld the country's role in bailing out other countries in the European Union. Investors will receive reports Wednesday on U.S. job openings in...

3 years 1 month ago

Stocks falling in wait for jobs report

U.S. stock futures are falling as anxious traders await a key report on hiring and employment in August. The Labor Department reports at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on the number of jobs created in August. Economists surveyed by FactSet expect that the economy added 93,000 jobs, not enough to reduce...

3 years 2 months ago

Tropical Storm Irene hits stock market

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock futures are rising after the damage from Tropical Storm Irene wound up being less than many analysts had anticipated. The storm ripped through the East Coast and caused widespread flooding. Millions were without power. However a consulting firm predicted that insured damages would...

3 years 2 months ago

Stocks could rise this week

Stock futures are pointing higher to open this week after fears that the economy could be headed into a second recession, pummeled the major indexes for four weeks in a row. No major economic reports are due out Monday. Crude oil jumped 1.6 percent to $83.58 a barrel in...

3 years 2 months ago

U.S. stocks sink - experts warn for another recession

U.S. stock futures are sinking as economic jitters and uncertainty about Europe's finances fuel another day of selling around the world. European banking shares fell near two-and-a-half-year lows, dragged down by rumors about the companies' potential losses on bonds issued by heavily-indebted governments. Earlier, Asian shares took a beating,...

3 years 2 months ago

Wall Street worries

NEW YORK (AP) - Money flowed out of stocks and into Treasurys today leading to the worst drop in the Dow since December 2008. The Dow closed down 635 points. Fears of slower global growth and the European debt crisis led investors to look for safe places to put...

3 years 2 months ago

July jobs data could heighten Wall Street jitters

WASHINGTON (AP) - Investors seeking reason for optimism after the worst stock-market sell-off since the 2008 financial crisis probably won't find it in Friday's July jobs report. Economists forecast that employers added only 90,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent, according to...

3 years 4 months ago

Pandora sings a happy tune for IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pandora Media sold its initial public offering of stock at $16 per share Tuesday. That's double what the popular but unprofitable Internet radio service expected less than two weeks ago. The IPO's completion sets the stage for Pandora to make its stock market debut Wednesday...

3 years 5 months ago

Stocks gain after drop in jobless claims

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening higher, extending Wednesday's gains, after a government report showed a sharp drop in new claims for unemployment benefits for a second straight week. It's a sign that the job market is slowly recovering. The Department of Labor is reporting that applications for...

3 years 9 months ago

Stocks open mixed as investors weigh data

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are starting out mixed as traders sift through the last batch of economic data for the year. Thursday morning, the Labor Department provided some positive news by reporting that initial filings for unemployment insurance in the week ending Dec. 25 fell to 388,000 from...

4 years 2 months ago

Cashing in 10 years after divorce

Michael Douglas' starring role in a sequel to Wall Street has gotten him an unwanted part in a legal sequel to his 2000 divorce. Lawyers for the Academy Award-winning actor and for ex-wife Diandra Douglas argued Tuesday in a New York court over her claim that she's entitled to...

4 years 6 months ago

GOP poised to abandon stall of banking bill

Senate Republicans are prepared to end their stalling tactics on new banking regulations and will attempt to change the bill on the Senate floor, Republican officials said. Sen. Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Senate Banking committee, said he has assurances that Democrats will adjust his banking regulation...

4 years 8 months ago

President Obama raises money in Denver

President Barack Obama attended two fundraising events in Denver for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet Thursday. Obama praised Bennet during his visit Thursday, calling him an "agent of change" who knows how to make the private sector work. Bennet is facing a primary challenge from former Colorado House Speaker Andrew...

4 years 9 months ago

New jobless claims last week: 432,000

The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped unexpectedly last week, a sign the job market is healing as the economy slowly recovers. The Labor Department says that new claims for unemployment insurance fell by 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 432,000, the lowest since July 2008....

5 years 1 month ago

AP Poll: Economy still troubles most Americans

A new poll suggests the economy still trouble most Americans one year after Wall Street teetered on the brink of collapse. According to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, seven out of 10 Americans lack confidence the federal government has taken safeguards to prevent another financial industry meltdown. Even more --...

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