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NEW YORK - It was another seesaw week on Wall Street, but it ended with a jolt of good news: a $6-a-barrel tumble in oil. This week, investors will watch to see if crude extends its drop or bounces back up again.
NEW YORK - The dollar’s rebound and oil’s tumble breathed some serious optimism into Wall Street last week. But no one knows for sure yet whether the two trends are truly antidotes for what’s been ailing the stock market.
NEW YORK - Oil futures rose Thursday as the stock market's relative stability after days of steep declines calmed investors' worries about the health of the economy.
They’re out there working 24/7 to take your money and then disappear. The Arizona Corporation Commission has released its list of the 12 most common ways Arizonans are likely to be trapped when investing this year.
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished mixed in another seesaw session Wednesday after regulators allowed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy more mortgages and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank will remain vigilant about the weakened economy.
WASHINGTON - Government-backed investors from the Middle East and China have pumped billions of dollars into U.S. companies this year without stirring the kind of national security concerns that have scuttled previous deals.
NEW YORK - Third-quarter earnings for the large-cap companies listed in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index have met Wall Street’s expectations overall, but the lack of company forecasts on future earnings — or disappointing outlooks in many cases — is starting to have investors worried.
NEW YORK - Stocks finished moderately higher in an uneven session Tuesday as optimism about the economy helped investors overcome some of their uneasiness about the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
NEW YORK - Stocks made a sizable comeback Thursday, as investors snapped up some of the financial sector's stronger players and pumped money into the materials and transportation sectors. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 160 points.
The gas crisis is pumping up business for con artists offering bogus energy investments.
NEW YORK - Volatility again swept the financial markets Monday as investors grew nervous about an amorphous government plan to buy $700 billion in banks' mortgage debt. Stocks fell sharply, taking the Dow Jones industrials down more than 200 points, while investors sought safety in hard assets such as gold and oil, which at one point shot up more than $25 a barrel.
They’re out there just hoping investors will slip up and fall for something that sounds too good to be true. The Arizona Corporation Commission has released its annual forecast of the top 10 traps likely to ensnare investors.
NEW YORK - Investors eked out Wall Street's fifth-straight day of gains Friday, bucking concerns about lagging consumer sentiment and disappointing second-quarter results from Dell Inc.
US Airways Group is eager to ring in the new year after taking a beating on Wall Street in 2007.
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished mixed Thursday, nudging the Dow Jones industrials higher for the fourth straight session but moving cautiously as investors awaited new data to assess whether their hopes for an interest rate cut are justified.
NEW YORK - Stock investors smarting from months of volatility are hoping this holiday-shortened week provides signs of a badly needed year-end rally.
NEW YORK - After the Federal Reserve’s meeting this week, the Fed policymakers are expected to voice a tough stance on inflation. Talk about poor timing.
NEW YORK - Investors took a cautious approach Friday ahead of next week's rush of earnings reports, sending stocks lower for the third time in four sessions. Mixed economic and earnings news contributed to the sluggish performance.
NEW YORK - Oil prices plunged Monday, pulling back at least temporarily from record levels as investors feared that the financial crisis that forced the sale of Bear Stearns Cos. is a sign of deep economic trouble.
NEW YORK - Wall Street pulled back Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrials tumbling more than 100 points as a rush of quarterly results from bellwethers like AT&T, DuPont and McDonald's Corp. failed to impress investors. Oil prices also reached fresh highs.
One day the news is gloomy: oil prices up, stock market down, dollar drops, home prices plunge, credit market turmoil, recession looms.
NEW YORK - Gold’s not like oil or steel — it can’t run cars or heat homes, and it doesn’t build bridges. Unless you’re a jewelry maker, the high price of gold probably won’t cramp your style.