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Stocks rise on better outlook for jobs, Europe

Sun, 12 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose last week, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its biggest two-week gain since June, as concern about Europe's sovereign debt crisis eased and U.S. jobs data came in better than forecast.



Rising U.S. stocks spark economic optimism

Sun, 05 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose last week, snapping three weeks of declines, as better-than-estimated growth in private employment and manufacturing raised optimism that the economy will avoid a recession.



Stocks still mired in a losing streak

Sun, 29 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell for a third straight week, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its longest losing weekly streak since February, as a record decline in home sales raised concerns that the economy may fall back into recession.



Stocks finish down again on weak data

Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell for a second straight week as a jump in jobless claims and an unexpected slump in manufacturing in the Philadelphia area suggested that a rebound in corporate profit growth won't be sustained.
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U.S. stocks post biggest weekly loss in five weeks as economic uncertainty rises

Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks slid last week on concerns that the Federal Reserve's stimulus plan and a surge in jobless claims mean the economic recovery is in jeopardy, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its biggest loss in five weeks.



Standard & Poor hits highest level since May on surging earnings estimates

Sun, 08 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDT

The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index climbed to the highest level since May last week after companies including Pfizer and News Corp. beat earnings estimates and reports showed expansion in the service and manufacturing industries.



Weak earnings, outlook curb S&P rally

Sun, 01 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell, trimming the biggest monthly rally for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index in a year, after economic reports and earnings forecasts from technology companies disappointed investors.



Dow nearly erases 2010 loss on strong earnings from Apple, UPS and Ford

Sun, 25 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose, almost wiping out the Dow Jones industrial average's 2010 loss, after better-than-expected earnings at companies from United Parcel Service to Apple and Ford Motor lifted confidence that the economy is recovering.
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Dow Jones industrial average's winning streak ends as U.S. stocks sink

Sun, 18 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell, ending the Dow Jones industrial average's longest winning streak in two months, following worse-than-estimated sales at Bank of America, Citigroup and General Electric and consumer confidence that sank to the lowest level in a year.



U.S. stocks' gain boosts S&P 500-stock index to biggest weekly rally in a year

Sun, 11 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks gained for four consecutive days, giving the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index the biggest weekly rally in a year as retailers eased concern about the economy and the International Monetary Fund raised its growth forecast.



Dow has first seven-day loss since 2008

Sun, 04 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks plunged last week, giving the Dow Jones industrial average its first seven-day loss since 2008, after reports showed slower-than-estimated growth in jobs and factory orders.



U.S. stocks fall after new-home sales sink to record low

Sun, 27 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index dropping four consecutive days, after new-home sales sank to a record low and the Federal Reserve said European indebtedness could harm American growth.
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U.S. stocks rise for second straight week

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose last week, capping the market's biggest two-week rally since November, after New York area manufacturing expanded and Europe's efforts to contain its debt crisis bolstered confidence in the global economy.



China, Fed chief send S&P to 3-month high

Sun, 13 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose last week, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to the biggest weekly advance since March, as China's exports jumped the most in six years, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the economic recovery is intact, and commodity prices rallied.



Jobs report drags stocks to 4-month lows

Sun, 06 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell last week, dragging benchmark indexes to four-month lows, as weaker-than-estimated jobs growth and a worsening European debt crisis fueled fears the economic recovery is in jeopardy.



Dow Jones industrial average has its second-worst May in history

Sun, 30 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT

The Dow Jones industrial average ended the month down the most for any May since 1940 as a downgrade of Spain's debt rating and escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula triggered a flight from riskier assets.
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U.S. markets still rattled by Europe

Sun, 23 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell last week, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to a three-month low, on growing uncertainty over European leaders' plans to halt the debt crisis and economic data that raised doubts about the strength of the economic recovery.



U.S. stocks rise for the first time in two weeks

Sun, 16 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose, halting a two-week slump, as an almost $1 trillion aid package for indebted European nations triggered the biggest daily rally in a year and drove up shares of Boeing, Caterpillar and Apple.



With eyes on Europe, U.S. stocks plunge

Sun, 09 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell the most in 14 months last week on concern Europe's leaders cannot contain the government debt crisis. A rout Thursday briefly erased more than $1 trillion in market value as the Dow fell almost 1,000 points, its biggest percentage loss since 1987, before paring losses.



Stocks break two-month winning streak

Sun, 02 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell last week, breaking the Dow Jones industrial average's longest winning streak since 2004, after credit downgrades for Greece, Portugal and Spain spurred concern that global economic growth will slow and prosecutors considered filing fraud charges against Goldman Sachs.
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Goldman Sachs suit drags down stocks

Sun, 18 Apr 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell last week, halting the longest rally in a year, after allegations of fraud at Goldman Sachs Group heightened concern that the government would crack down on Wall Street.



A sixth straight week of stock gains

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose for a sixth straight week, giving the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index its longest winning streak since April 2009, as reports showed the fastest job growth in three years and higher-than-estimated retail sales.



S&P 500-stock index has best 1st quarter since 1998

Sun, 04 Apr 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose for a fifth straight week, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index and the Dow Jones industrial average to their highest closes in 18 months, as fresh signs emerge that the economy is recovering.



Stocks mark fourth straight week of advances

Sun, 28 Mar 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose for a fourth week, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its longest winning streak since August, on speculation that the economy is recovering from the worst contraction since the 1930s.
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Stock markets gain for week as Federal Reserve vows to keep interest rates low

Sun, 21 Mar 2010 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks advanced last week, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to a third straight weekly gain, as the Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates near zero to nurture the economy's recovery.



Banks lead another week of stock market gains

Sun, 14 Mar 2010 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks rose, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to a 17-month high, as Citigroup led a rally among banks and report data boosted confidence that the economic recovery is sustainable.



S&P rally slumps after stocks decline

Sun, 28 Feb 2010 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks declined last week, trimming the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index's rally for this month as unexpected drops in consumer confidence and equipment orders signaled that the economic recovery might lose momentum.



Earnings, manufacturing reports give stocks a boost

Sun, 21 Feb 2010 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks had their best week in more than three months as improving earnings and better-than-expected reports on manufacturing bolstered optimism that the economy is gaining momentum.
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U.S. stocks rise for the first time in 5 weeks

Sun, 14 Feb 2010 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks rose for the first time in five weeks after European officials pledged to help close Greece's budget deficit and the U.S. economy gained momentum, overshadowing China's actions to limit inflation.



Stocks fall for the week on concerns over euro-zone economies

Sun, 07 Feb 2010 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks fell for a fourth straight week, the longest streak since July, as concern grew that widening budget deficits in Europe will slow the economic recovery. A 167-point rally in the Dow Jones industrial average during the final hour of trading Friday failed to erase losses.



Tech stocks battered as earnings disappoint

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks declined for a third straight week, giving the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index its worst month since February, as technology companies missed earnings estimates and surging Greek bond yields triggered a flight from riskier assets.



Obama bank plan, China's moves to cool economy boost fear factor on Wall Street

Sun, 24 Jan 2010 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks fell for a second straight week, sending the market to its biggest drop since October, as banks plunged on a White House proposal to limit financial risk-taking and China moved to cool economic growth.
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Stocks retreat after hitting 15-month high

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks fell last week, pulling the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index down from a 15-month high, as profits at Alcoa and J.P. Morgan Chase disappointed investors.



Stocks rally to start the new year

Sun, 10 Jan 2010 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks advanced last week, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its steepest weekly gain in two months, as the nation's manufacturing increased more than forecast and metal and oil prices surged.



Down week ends S&P index's worst decade

Sun, 03 Jan 2010 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks fell last week, but the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index still finished the year with its biggest annual increase in six years. However, the major rally that began in March couldn't prevent the index from posting its worst decade ever.



Despite ghastly start, stocks finish 2009 with strong gains

Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 EST

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks ended a mercurial year with a nearly 24 percent gain, rebounding from the biggest loss since the Great Depression with a rally many investors had not seen in their lifetime.
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S&P 500 index hits 15-month high

Sun, 27 Dec 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks rose last week, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to a 15-month high, as gains for commodities boosted metal producers and reports showed the economy is improving.



Stocks have their worst week since October

Sun, 20 Dec 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks fell last week, handing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index its biggest weekly decline since October, as Citigroup sold stock at a discount and Best Buy and FedEx predicted decreased profitability.



Oil's losses are airlines' gains

Sun, 13 Dec 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks inched up last week, overcoming concern that credit losses will rise, as data on jobless claims and retail sales signaled the economic recovery is strengthening.



Good news from near and far boosts stocks

Sun, 06 Dec 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks rose last week, lifting the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its biggest gain in three weeks, boosted
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Worries about Dubai wipe out early gains

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks were flat last week as speculation that Dubai will default on its debt unnerved investors, overshadowing an improvement in American jobless claims and home sales and negating gains early in the week.



Stocks take a break from rally

Sun, 22 Nov 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks fell last week, halting a two-week advance, as a worsening outlook for technology company earnings added to concerns that the eight-month rally in equities has outpaced the prospects for economic growth.



Wall St. gets lift from profit reports, G-20

Sun, 15 Nov 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks climbed for a second straight week as the Group of 20 largest economies agreed to maintain economic stimulus efforts, and profits at companies including Wal-Mart Stores and Walt Disney beat analysts' projections.



Encouraging economic reports drive gains

Sun, 08 Nov 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks rose last week, breaking a two-week losing streak, as worker productivity, manufacturing and home-sales figures beat economists' projections and Warren E. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway made its biggest purchase ever.
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Stocks fall on housing, consumer reports

Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks had their worst week since May as disappointing new-home sales and a drop in consumer spending added to concern that the seven-month rally has outpaced prospects for an economic recovery.



Earnings reports weigh on stocks

Sun, 25 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks posted their first weekly decline in three weeks as several major companies forecast earnings that trailed Wall Street estimates.



Earnings Reports Give Stocks a Lift

Sun, 18 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks advanced for a second straight week as profits from J.P. Morgan Chase and Intel surpassed estimates, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average above 10,000 for the first time in more than a year. But on Friday, General Electric's and Bank of America's results helped push the Dow average...



Dow Ends Week at Highest Level in a Year

Sun, 11 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks gained last week, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to its highest close in a year, as Alcoa unexpectedly reported a profit and economic data signaled the U.S. recession is ending.
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Stocks Fall Again on Missed Forecasts

Sun, 04 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell last week, giving the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index its first two-week decline since July, after gauges of manufacturing and jobless claims missed forecasts, spurring concern that the economy is struggling to recover.



Reports Reverse Upward Momentum

Sun, 27 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks had their worst week since July as disappointing reports on housing and durable goods raised concern that the market's record six-month rally has outpaced the prospects for an economic recovery.



Dow Finishes Week at 11-Month High

Sun, 20 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose for a second straight week, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to an 11-month high, as increases in retail sales and industrial production signaled that the economy is recovering.



S&P Hits 11-Month High on Oil Forecasts

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDT

The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index posted its biggest weekly gain since July as rising forecasts for oil demand boosted energy companies and Goldman Sachs Group's recommendation lifted industrial companies.
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Fears of a Rally Too Far Pull Down Stocks

Sun, 06 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks slumped the most in two months last week, as financials shares were hit by concerns that banks have rallied more than their earnings prospects warrant and energy producers were dragged down by lower oil prices.



Stocks Inch Up on Continued Optimism

Sun, 30 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose for a second straight week as better-than-estimated consumer confidence, housing data and technology-sector earnings suggested the recession is ending.



Signs of Recovery Boost Stocks

Sun, 23 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose for the fifth time in six weeks, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its highest level since October, as rising commodity prices and a surge in home sales signaled an economic recovery.



Stocks Rise for Fourth Week as Economic Signs Improve

Sun, 09 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose for a fourth week, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index above 1000 for the first time since November, as better-than-estimated employment, manufacturing and home-sales data boosted confidence that the worst slump since the Great Depression is ending.
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Market Climbs Third Straight Week

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose for a third week, completing the Dow Jones industrial average's best month since 2002, as companies such as Motorola and MasterCard topped analysts' profit estimates.



Earnings Reports Give Stocks Big Boost

Sun, 26 Jul 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose last week, leaving the Dow Jones industrial average with its best two weeks since 2000, as companies beat profit estimates and an increase in home resales signaled an economic recovery may be underway.



Earnings, Economic Reports Boost Stocks

Sun, 19 Jul 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its biggest weekly gain since March, as Goldman Sachs Group and Intel beat analysts' estimates and reports on manufacturing and retail sales signaled the economy is improving.



Losing Streak Stretches to Four Weeks

Sun, 12 Jul 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell for a fourth consecutive week, matching the longest stretch of declines over the past several years, as consumer sentiment dropped more than estimated and as oil's steepest retreat since January dragged down energy shares.
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Optimism Takes a Hit, and So Do Stocks

Sun, 28 Jun 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell last week, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to the first back-to-back weekly declines since March, as the World Bank said the recession will be deeper than previously forecast and a report showing the U.S. savings rate is at its highest level in 15 years signaled that...



Stocks' Weekly Loss Is First in a Month

Sun, 21 Jun 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell for the first time in five weeks as a decline in crude oil prices hurt fuel producers and Standard & Poor's downgraded the credit ratings of 18 banks.



Dow Pushes Into the Black for the Year

Sun, 14 Jun 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose last week, erasing the Dow Jones industrial average's year-to-date loss after oil's climb above $72 a barrel drove a group of energy stocks to a seven-month high.



A Three-Month Win Streak for Stocks

Sun, 31 May 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose last week, producing the first three-month gain for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index since 2007, as commodities posted the biggest monthly rally since 1974 on bets that an economic recovery will boost demand for fuel, metals and crops.
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Interest Rates, Job Losses Weigh on Stocks

Sun, 24 May 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks gained last week, with all of the advance coming on the week's first day, as news that companies such as Lowe's and Sears beat earnings projections was offset by concerns that the government faces higher interest rates to finance the bailout of the financial industry.



After 2-Month Rally, a Downer of a Week

Sun, 17 May 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks last week fell the most since March, with the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index having reached the priciest level relative to earnings in seven months, companies from Ford to U.S. Bancorp selling shares and General Motors saying bankruptcy is probable.



Stress-Test Results Boost Stocks

Sun, 10 May 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose last week, erasing the year-to-date loss in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index, as results from the government's "stress tests" of major banks reassured investors and the Labor Department said the pace of job cuts slowed in April.



Stocks in Review

Sun, 03 May 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose last week, completing the biggest monthly advance in nine years as first-quarter earnings beat analysts' estimates at two-thirds of the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index that released results.
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Losses End S& P's 6-Week Win Streak

Sun, 26 Apr 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks fell last week, ending a six-week winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index, as concern grew that credit losses at banks are worsening and drugmakers slid following disappointing earnings at Merck.



Gains Give S&P 500 Its Sixth Straight Winning Week

Sun, 19 Apr 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks rose last week, giving the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index its sixth straight week of gains, its longest winning streak since May 2007, as profits at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase ignited a rally in bank shares.



Financial Stocks Drive 5th Week of Gains

Sun, 12 Apr 2009 00:00:00 EDT

Stocks rose for a fifth straight week, capping the steepest rally since 1933, as Wells Fargo's higher-than-estimated earnings and investor speculation that banks will pass government stress tests spurred optimism that the industry's slump is ending.



Chance of a Bottom Sends Stocks Up

Sun, 05 Apr 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks climbed for a fourth week, the longest stretch since 2007, after the economy showed signs of improvement and world leaders agreed on measures to halt the recession.
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A Third Straight Winning Week for Stocks

Sun, 29 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EDT

The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index gained for a third week in a row, pushing it toward the biggest monthly advance since 1991, after a government plan to rid banks of toxic assets and improving economic reports ignited a rally.



Stocks Soar Most Since November On Toxic Asset Plan, Rise in Home Sales

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EDT

NEW YORK, March 23 -- Wall Street got the news it wanted Monday on the economy's biggest problems -- banks and housing -- and celebrated by sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its biggest point gain since November.



Fed's Move to Buy Bonds Lifts Markets

Sun, 22 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks posted the first back-to-back weekly rally of the year after the Federal Reserve said it would buy $1 trillion in bonds and after a report showed home construction snapped the longest streak of declines in 18 years.



Stocks Eke Out Second Week of Gains

Sat, 21 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EDT

Stocks tumbled yesterday as investor confidence in bank stocks waned, but Wall Street still closed the week in positive territory.
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Rally Ends Four-Week Losing Streak

Sun, 15 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. stocks ended a four-week losing streak with the steepest rally since November after the three largest U.S. banks said they've become profitable and General Electric said losing the top credit rating from Standard & Poor's won't hurt business.



Stocks Post Biggest Gains of the Year

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EDT

NEW YORK, March 10 -- Wall Street snapped out of its gloom Tuesday and posted its best performance of the year, finding a glimmer of optimism in the most unlikely of places: Citigroup is actually managing to turn a profit.



Pressured on Several Fronts, Stocks Fall

Sun, 08 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks posted the biggest weekly decline in three months after American International Group reported a $61.7 billion loss, Warren Buffett said the economy is in "shambles" and General Electric faced increased concerns that it will be stripped of its top credit rating.



U.S. Government Acts, but Losses Pile Up

Sun, 01 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks declined, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index and Dow Jones industrial average to 12-year lows, as the government rescued Citigroup and shares of drugmakers and insurers fell on President Obama's health-care plan.
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Battered Bank Stocks Lead the Way Down

Sun, 22 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks declined, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its lowest level in six years as economic reports raised concern that government efforts won't curb the recession.



Stocks Plunge Near November Lows

Wed, 18 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 -- Stocks tumbled Tuesday as investors around the world grew more doubtful that governments can quickly turn around the weakening global economy.



Disappointment Over Bailout Drives Losses

Sun, 15 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks fell last week after Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner failed to convince investors that his bank rescue will work.



Reports of Government Mortgage Aid Inspire Mid-Afternoon Rebound

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- The stock market made a strong late-day comeback Thursday on hopes that homeowners will get more help with their mortgages.
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Rally Built on Hopes for Stimulus, Bailout

Sun, 08 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks rose last week, snapping four weeks of declines, on speculation that the deteriorating economy will force Congress to reach a compromise on President Obama's economic stimulus package.



Retail Sales, Earnings Reports Drive Rally

Fri, 06 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST

NEW YORK, Feb 5 -- Investors shook off weak economic readings Thursday and placed bets on retail and technology stocks after several companies posted better-than-expected sales and profit reports.



Stocks Are Mixed as Market Is Gripped by 'Legislative Paralysis'

Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 -- Investors worried about the recession have turned to a strategy of cherry-picking stocks -- on Monday sending tech shares higher and industrials lower.



After a Promising Start, a Down Week

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks fell for the fourth straight week, capping the market's worst January retreat, after companies from Procter & Gamble to Caterpillar and Allstate reported earnings that trailed estimates.
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Profit Reports Give Wall Street a Lift

Wed, 28 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 -- Some of Wall Street's earnings anxiety eased Tuesday after companies including United States Steel and American Express managed to post profits in a difficult recession.



Pessimism Deepens, Driving Down Stocks

Sun, 25 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks fell as disappointing earnings at companies from Microsoft to Fifth Third Bancorp increased concern that the recession is deepening and that banks need to raise more capital.



Investors Dump Shares As Banking Fears Mount

Wed, 21 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 -- At the dawn of the Obama presidency, the stock market could not shake its dejection over the rapidly deteriorating state of the banking industry.



Banks' Moves Drag Down Stocks

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks fell last week, led by financial companies after Citigroup said it would split in two to stanch losses and after Bank of America required emergency federal funds for its takeover of Merrill Lynch.
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In Wake of Alcoa Report, Dow Falls Again

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 -- Wall Street's growing angst about company earnings gave stocks a mixed finish Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrials suffering their fifth straight loss.



Anticipating Poor Earnings Reports, Investors Pull Back

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 -- Wall Street extended last week's slide Monday as investors worried that the quarterly results companies begin releasing this week will signal the economy is in worse shape than feared.



Jobs, Corporate Reports Drag Down Stocks

Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks posted the biggest weekly retreat since November after companies cut profit forecasts and rising unemployment spurred concern the recession is deepening.



Stocks Fall as Jobs Report Deepens Pessimism About Consumer Spending

Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 -- Investors sent stocks lower Friday as the U.S. unemployment rate shot above 7 percent, signaling that Americans will be sticking to their tightened budgets.
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Mortgage Plan Gives Stocks a Boost

Fri, 09 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 -- A deal to help head off more mortgage foreclosures pulled Wall Street out of a slump Thursday, giving stocks a mostly higher close.



As Bonds Fall Again, Stocks Gain Ground

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST

Stocks rose modestly yesterday as investors dismissed more poor economic news and crude oil prices briefly climbed back to $50 a barrel.



Rise in Oil Prices Helps Fuel Stock Gains

Sun, 04 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST

U.S. stocks last week advanced the most since November after fewer Americans filed for jobless claims and oil's biggest weekly increase in two decades lifted energy stocks.