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  • Dow, S&P 500 post biggest gains of 2012

    Dow, S&P 500 post biggest gains of 2012
    U.S. stocks rallied Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 logging their best gains of the year, as investors grew hopeful that more stimulus for the global economy is around the corner. "There's a lot of optimism from rumors that there will be some type of...
  • Stocks Surge Following Good News on Jobs, Europe and China

    Stocks Surge Following Good News on Jobs, Europe and China
    NEW YORK -- Investors around the world raced to scoop up stocks on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it will work with other central banks to support the global economy. All three major stock indexes closed the day up more than 4%, but only the...
  • Kodak Files for Bankruptcy, Secures $950 Million Lifeline

    Kodak Files for Bankruptcy, Secures $950 Million Lifeline
    NEW YORK -- Eastman Kodak, the once mighty icon of the photography industry, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. Kodak's (EK, Fortune 500) stock plunged 30% in premarket trading. The company said it has obtained $950 million in...
  • US unemployment rate dips to 8.5 percent

    US nonfarm payrolls rose by 200,000 in December, more than forecast, with the unemployment rate unexpectedly falling to 8.5 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.A survey of economists by Dow Jones Newswires expected December payrolls to rise by 155,...
  • Obama, Congress Reach a Debt Deal

    Obama, Congress Reach a Debt Deal
    President Barack Obama announced on Sunday that Democrats and Republicans leaders have reached an agreement to reduce the U.S. deficit and avoid default. The agreement will cut about $1 trillion over 10 years. President Obama said that spending cuts...
  • Stocks Seesaw After Strong Open

    Stocks Seesaw After Strong Open
    NEW YORK -- Stock moved violently throughout Friday's session, the Dow swinging more than 400 points in the session, as investors weighed a strong U.S. jobs report and a step towards resolving Europe's escalating debt problems. The Dow Jones industrial...
  • Stock Market Rises Thanks To Unexpected Positive News On Jobs

    Stock Market Rises Thanks To Unexpected Positive News On Jobs
    Thanks in part to good news from Washington, Wall Street opened significantly higher today, following its worse close in nearly three years yesterday. U.S. stocks rose more than 1 percent at the open on Friday after the July payrolls report showed that...
  • United States loses prized AAA credit rating from S&P

    United States loses prized AAA credit rating from S&P
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States lost its top-tier AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's on Friday in an unprecedented blow to the world's largest economy in the wake of a political battle that took the country to the brink of default. S&P cut...
  • Honda To Recall 2.5 Million Cars on Software Issue

    Honda To Recall 2.5 Million Cars on Software Issue
    DETROIT -- Honda will recall 2.49 million cars, small SUVs and minivans worldwide, including its popular Accord sedan, to repair a software problem that could damage the automatic transmission. The recall includes 1.5 million vehicles in the United...
  • Asia Stocks Start Lower; U.S. Futures Down

    Asia Stocks Start Lower; U.S. Futures Down
    Asian stocks fell in early Monday trading, but losses were not as severe as some analysts feared, in the initial world markets response to Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt. U.S. stock futures tumbled about 1.7% in early electronic trading as...
  • U.S. Stocks Dive on Economic Fears

    U.S. Stocks Dive on Economic Fears
    NEW YORK -- Turmoil returned to U.S. stock markets at Thursday's open as renewed concerns about the U.S. and global economies sent major indexes plunging and pushed gold to a new record high. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 480 points, or 4.2%,...