Currencies

  • Worries of a Fed pullback sends stocks lower
    Dfb9beaedf902311330f6a7067007f46 2013-11-21 08:01:05 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest news from the Federal Reserve spooked investors Wednesday. Stock and bond prices fell after minutes from the Fed's latest meeting showed that the U.S. economy was improving steadily enough to warrant a reduction in st...
  • Fed's readiness to reduce stimulus sinks stocks
    A88d229790da7613340f6a706700c148 2013-11-20 21:10:41 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — New signs that the Federal Reserve is getting ready to reduce its extraordinary support of the U.S. economy sent stock and bond prices lower on Wall Street Wednesday. Minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting on Oct. 29-...
  • Safe-play stocks lead market to latest records
    00ef85e445b6ae11320f6a70670053f8 2013-11-14 21:37:37 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing at another record high, but the gains were driven mostly by stocks that investors buy when they want to avoid risk. The biggest gainers were safe-play stocks like power companies, banks and health car...
  • Stocks edge higher on Wall Street
    A1dccc42838b0003280f6a70670074ad 2013-11-11 18:20:16 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average held at a record high on Wall Street Monday. The market continued its climb from Friday, when it got a lift from an unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs report. Stocks have surged to record highs this y...
  • Stocks sink on Fed worries, but Twitter surges
    A88d229790da7613340f6a706700c148 2013-11-08 07:46:13 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter popped, but the rest of the market dropped. Twitter wowed investors with a 73 percent surge on its first day of trading Thursday. The broader market, however, had its worst day since August as traders worried that the Fe...
  • Stocks slip; US growth raises fear of Fed pullback
    Ce87f5cf8d1c7025420f6a70670079cc 2013-11-07 17:12:24 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are pulling back from record levels as investors bet that faster growth in the U.S. would increase the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will curtail its economic stimulus program. The U.S. economy expanded at an annual...
  • Weak company earnings keep stock market in check
    3c3a02d0306d2825420f6a70670045ed 2014-01-17 16:20:25 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — More weak earnings results from U.S. companies are keeping stocks in check in early trading. United Parcel Service slumped 3 percent after warning investors that its fourth-quarter income would be lower than previously anticipat...
  • Dow average closes above 16,000 for the first time
    5022e20a9fd99.preview-620 2013-11-22 09:44:04 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average finished above 16,000 for the first time Thursday as the blue-chip index races toward its best performance in a decade. The Dow has been on fire lately, propelled higher by a combination of solid...
  • Stocks rise on profit gains from Microsoft, others
    Dfb9beaedf902311330f6a7067007f46 2013-10-26 18:23:26 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Strong third-quarter results from technology companies drove investors into stocks on Friday, giving the market its third straight weekly gain. After reporting results that topped expectations, Microsoft rose 6 percent and Amazo...
  • Tech earnings drive stocks up; Microsoft leads Dow
    Diaalnews.com 2013-10-25 20:22:50 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings gains from big U.S. companies are pushing the stock market higher. Microsoft led the Dow Jones industrial average up after reporting a jump in sales of tablet computers. The Dow rose 61 points, or 0.4 percent, to clo...
  • Twitter sets $17 to $20 per share range for IPO
    A60276e7ddd12623410f6a7067004a0a 2013-10-25 07:47:59 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has set a price range of $17 to $20 per share for its initial public offering and says it could raise as much as $1.6 billion in the process. The pricing is relatively conservative considering that Twitter is poised to pull...
  • Asia stocks rise on hopes Fed stimulus to continue
    World-stochs-diaalnews.com 2013-10-28 07:51:56 UTC
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday amid growing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve won't start reducing its monetary stimulus until at least the first quarter of next year. With uncertainty over ...
  • Wall Street looks to return to 'normalcy'
    D6c31e7ddafbcb0e300f6a706700c867 2013-10-17 16:52:20 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly higher Thursday as investors got back to focusing on corporate earnings and economic data. It's a change of pace for Wall Street, which had been completely focused on the Washington's political drama over the ...
  • US stocks down as investors wait on debt news
    E29516df082e7f11320f6a7067009e97 2013-10-16 05:06:11 UTC
    The stock market was whipsawed Tuesday as the on-again, off-again talk of a debt deal in Washington made investors wonder just how pessimistic they should be. Stocks were flat or down all day, but the size of the losses waxed and waned dependin...
  • Stocks rise as debt talks continue in Washington
    22ae1b9a334b09213f0f6a7067001ecf 2013-10-12 06:40:08 UTC
    The closer Washington gets to a deal over the debt ceiling, the higher stocks go. Stock prices rose for a second day in a row on Friday as investors bet against a U.S. debt default. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 111 points Friday, bring...
  • Stocks end mostly higher on signs of compromise
    5f133a706395c111320f6a7067002037 2013-10-10 05:39:42 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Signs that lawmakers are making moves to end a stalemate in Washington and avert a U.S. government debt default halted a slump on the stock market Wednesday. President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmake...
  • China leads Asian stocks higher, Europe gains
    4a6a8a72b6d0c612330f6a706700cb0f 2014-01-22 10:31:21 UTC
    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Asian and European stock markets mostly posted gains Wednesday led by a surge in Chinese stocks and in anticipation of a raft of British economic data. The Shanghai Composite jumped 2.2 percent to 2,147.14 after the central...
  • Stocks slip after US hiring report disappoints
    22ae1b9a334b09213f0f6a7067001ecf 2013-10-02 19:14:57 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Weak hiring and worries about a protracted government shutdown pushed the U.S. stock market lower Wednesday. U.S. businesses added 166,000 jobs last month, payroll company ADP said Wednesday, a level consistent with only a modes...
  • Stocks drop as government heads toward shutdown
    Af44c653f617dc203e0f6a70670079df 2013-09-30 18:56:31 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to something much worse for the economy— a failure to raise the nation's borrowing limit. It has become all but certain that the federal gove...
  • Stocks fall on third day of government shutdown
    3806f111d65ce112330f6a7067004243 2013-10-04 07:41:52 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors sold stocks across the board Thursday as a U.S. government shutdown dragged into its third day and the nation inched closer to a critical deadline to raise its borrowing limit. Stocks opened lower and fell steadily thr...
  • Fairfax reaches tentative deal to buy BlackBerry
    Blackberry-diaalnews.com 2013-09-24 00:12:31 UTC
    TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry's largest shareholder has reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.7 billion for the troubled smartphone maker, even as many investors fret about its potential demise. BlackBerry Ltd. said Monday that Fairfax Financial ...
  • Stocks waver a day after record-setting run
    5f133a706395c111320f6a7067002037 2013-09-19 16:18:47 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly lower Thursday, a day after hitting a record high because of a surprise move from the Federal Reserve to keep its economic stimulus in place. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down two points, or 0.1 percent...
  • Dow Jones average has its best week since January
    Bf57ddef49040114350f6a706700b04b 2013-09-14 08:09:18 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly Friday, giving the Dow Jones industrial average its best week since January. The market got a lift from two economic reports, one showing that inflation remained tame in August and the other showing that Amer...
  • Stocks higher following retail, inflation reports
    A88d229790da7613340f6a706700c148 2013-09-13 17:58:21 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Reports that Americans spent more last month and inflation remained tame gave stocks a lift Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average added 73 points as of 12:40 p.m. Eastern, or 0.5 percent, to 15,373. The Dow got a lift from In...
  • Stocks trade mixed; Apple sinks after iPhone news
    Download 2013-09-11 16:53:04 UTC
    Stocks were trading mixed on Wednesday as investors became more tentative after several days of gains and waited to see if the confrontation with Syria can be resolved peacefully. The market is on its longest winning streak since July. In af...