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Stocks close higher; Dow in sight of record

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 17:11
Stocks ended near session highs in choppy trading, with the S&P 500 finishing in positive territory for the first Monday in 2013 and the Dow close to hitting its record closing high.

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NYT: Recovery is boosting profits, but where are jobs?

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 15:07

With the Dow Jones industrial average flirting with a record high, the split between American workers and the companies that employ them is widening and could worsen in the next few months as federal budget cuts take hold.





Economists agree: sequester is a bad idea

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 10:18
Sure, we need to cut the federal budget deficit. But this is no way to go about it That’s the view of nearly 200 economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics, who are meeting here for the group’s annual policy meeting.


Buffett not worried sequester will hurt recovery

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 08:52

Warren Buffett still sees "good value" in stocks, even as the Dow Jones Industrial Average approaches an all-time high. On CNBC's Squawk Box, Buffett said Berkshire Hathaway is still buying stocks, even though prices have increased.





Payroll tax hike: Some companies could benefit

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 12:33
Companies have blamed flu epidemics, earthquakes, SARS -- and now tax hikes -- for poor results. But experts say these high-profile events are only part of the story.


Sequester storm gathers over D.C. economy

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 22:04
The nation's capitol and nearby Virginia and Maryland will likely feel the worst of the impact. States heavily-reliant on federal spending - as far away as New Mexico - are also in for some rough weather.

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 22:04

Dow closes higher but still shy of record

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 17:21
Stocks finished in positive territory on the first trading day of March, with the Dow within 100 points of hitting an all-time closing high.


Wall Street (and Main Street) give sequester a big yawn

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 14:20
While politicians in Washington fan the flames of economic doom from the billions in automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin going into effect Friday, they've apparently failed to light a fire under many Americans.


Manufacturing sector picks up steam in Feb.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 11:16
The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up to its fastest rate in over a year and a half in February as new orders continued to accelerate.


Wall Street falls as federal budget cuts loom

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 11:10
Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street with automatic government spending cuts about to kick in. The government also reported that American incomes plunged in January at the fastest pace in two decades.

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 11:10

Income takes sharpest drop in 20 years

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 09:56
U.S. consumer spending rose in January as Americans spent more on services, with savings providing a cushion after income recorded its biggest drop in 20 years.


Dow eases back from near record as rally fades

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 17:18
An early rally faded as the trading day concluded on Wall Street, pulling the Dow slightly lower and a bit further away from reaching a record.


Dow eases back from near record as rally fades

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 17:18
An early rally faded as the trading day concluded on Wall Street, pulling the Dow slightly lower and a bit further away from reaching a record.


Jobless claims hint at improving labor market

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:11
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some traction in the labor market recovery.

Jobless claims hint at improving labor market

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:11
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some traction in the labor market recovery.

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