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US midterm polls carry high economic stakes

2014-11-04 09:34

The midterm slugfest for control of the US Senate could have far-reaching effects on the economy, with previous fights having shut down the government.

US stocks finish lower on Russia sanctions

2014-07-30 07:37

US shares have finished lower after the United States and European Union broadened sanctions on Russia, overshadowing US economic data and earnings reports.

JPMorgan Chase shares jump despite lower earnings

2014-07-16 07:33

JPMorgan Chase has bolted higher even as the banking giant reported lower quarterly earnings due to a drop in mortgage banking profits and trading revenues.

US stocks finish higher on Fed minutes

2014-07-10 07:32

US stocks have finished higher following Alcoa's solid kickoff to earnings season and Federal Reserve minutes signalling low interest rates for a while longer.

JPMorgan CEO to begin cancer treatment

2014-07-02 08:16

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has been diagnosed with curable throat cancer and says he plans to remain actively involved in the largest US bank's business.

US Federal Reserve keeps faith in recovery

2014-06-19 09:17

The Fed has expressed confidence that the US economic recovery is on track and hinted at slightly more aggressive interest rate increases starting next year.

US stocks finish higher ahead of Fed decision

2014-06-18 07:45

Wall Street stocks rose as investors weighed continued violence in Iraq with mixed economic data and looked ahead to a Federal Reserve policy statement.

Dow's record winning streak ends

2014-06-12 07:52

The Dow has snapped a four-day streak of record highs in a US equity retreat attributed in part to a shock Republican primary election and profit taking.

Dow, S&P 500 score fresh highs

2014-06-10 07:33

US stocks have rallied, with the Dow and the S&P 500 extending record winning streaks amid a fresh burst of merger and acquisition activity on Wall Street.

US stocks finish with sharp gains

2014-05-22 07:44

Wall Street shares ended the day with strong gains following mixed retail sector earnings and Fed policy meeting minutes that confirmed its stated policy course.

Tech stocks lead US equities higher

2014-05-20 07:34

Tech stocks have led US markets higher, helped by the truce in the smartphone patents battle between Apple and Google.

US stocks sink as Wal-Mart earnings stoke fears

2014-05-16 07:33

US stocks have slumped after weak earnings from Wal-mart hit retail equities amid concerns that investors are shifting from stocks to bonds.

Dow, S&P notch new records, Nasdaq drops

2014-05-14 07:43

The Dow and S&P 500 have edged to record closing highs for the second day in a row, even as the Nasdaq fell on concerns technology stocks are overvalued.

Washington Monument reopens after 2011 quake

2014-05-13 10:36

The Washington Monument, long a symbol of the US capital and the tallest stone structure in the world has undergone a $13 million repair after being whipsawed by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in August 2011.

Wall St ahead: Eyes on home-focused firms

2014-05-12 07:47

Even as the US economy barely grew, companies with a domestic orientation have delivered better first-quarter sales and profit growth than their global peers.

US stocks mostly higher but Nasdaq falls

2014-05-08 07:33

US stocks have finished mostly higher following more conciliatory Russian statements amid the Ukraine crisis, but weak earnings pushed the Nasdaq into the red.

US stocks finish mixed ahead of jobs report

2014-05-02 07:51

US stocks have finished mixed after a busy day of economic data releases ahead of the closely-watched monthly jobs report.

Dow closes at all-time high after Fed decision

2014-05-01 07:54

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed at a new record after the Federal Reserve said the US economy was picking up following a winter slowdown.

'US high-tech export curbs will be a blow'

2014-04-29 16:52

US restrictions on high-tech exports to Russia will be a blow to Russian companies in the sector, says Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

Ukraine casts shadow over US stock gains

2014-04-25 07:35

US shares have finished mostly higher as concerns about rising tensions in Ukraine have affected argely positive earnings results from Apple and other big firms.

S&P 500 gains steady on drugs deals, earnings

2014-04-23 07:35

Solid earnings and major pharmaceutical-sector deals have lifted stocks, producing a sixth straight day of gains for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index.

US economy emerges from winter freeze

2014-04-17 09:06

The US economy is showing clear signs of emerging from the brutal winter with consumer spending picking up broadly, according to the Federal Reserve.

US: Gems disclosure violates free speech

2014-04-15 12:00

A US appeals court has struck down a ruling forcing firms to disclose if their products contain "conflict minerals" from Africa, saying it violates free speech.

US oil reserves highest since 1970s

2014-04-11 16:48

US exploration and production companies are finding accumulations of crude and condensates twice as fast as they are producing them, data shows.

Wall St soars after Fed minutes signal support

2014-04-10 07:37

US stocks have rallied after minutes from the Federal Reserve's policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than investors had previously expected.


Mystery virus outbreak in the US sends scores to hospital

2014-09-09 08:42

A respiratory virus has stricken more than 1 000 children across 10 states in the US, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak.

US stocks slide on Malaysian Airlines crash

2014-07-18 07:54

US stocks have sunk, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest one-day percentage drop since April 10 on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet has crashed.


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US eagle on the wane?

2014-07-10 07:04

The time for American domination may have come and gone, says Leopold Scholtz.

S&P 500 edges to record

2014-06-20 07:32

The S&P 500 has moved up to a new record as investors weighed solid economic data with ongoing violence in Iraq that pushed oil prices to a new nine-month high.

S&P 500 hits new record on Fed decision

2014-06-19 07:41

The S&P 500 has reached a new record after the Federal Reserve kept its policy of ultra-low interest rates and did not accelerate the timeframe for raising them.

US stocks drop as Iraq violence worsens

2014-06-13 07:49

Wall Street stocks have fallen decisively on escalating violence in Iraq that pushed US oil prices to their highest level in nearly nine months.

Dow edges to new record as markets flatline

2014-06-11 07:44

The Dow has moved to a new record as markets essentially moved sideways with low trading volumes.

US stocks rise, small caps score big gains

2014-05-23 07:44

Wall Street stocks have finished higher following mixed US economic data as a closely watched index of small-cap equities outperformed the broader market.

US stocks fall on weak retail earnings

2014-05-21 07:28

Wall Street shares have slumped on a batch of mostly poor retail earnings and after an official endorsed a speedier rise in benchmark interest rates than expected.

No more obese mommies!

2014-05-18 11:00

Being an obese mom-to-be could cause your child to be overweight.

US stocks drop after mixed earnings

2014-05-15 07:38

US stocks have finished lower following mixed earnings and a surprising rise in producer prices, snapping a five-day winning streak for the Dow.

Mazda's magical Miata - 25 years on

2014-05-13 13:21

It's been 25 years since the Mazda Miata MX-5 made its debut and it's still one of the best two-door roadsters to have come off a production line. Now there's a 2014 model...

Dow, S&P 500 close at records on tech rally

2014-05-13 07:38

The Dow and S&P 500 have closed at fresh record highs, spurred by a strong rally in technology stocks that lifted the Nasdaq Composite Index by nearly 1.8%.

US stocks finish mixed amid tech concerns

2014-05-09 07:37

US stocks have finished mixed but some selling pressure continued to dog the technology sector amid worries about overvaluations.

US stocks edge higher in cautious trade

2014-05-06 07:25

US stocks have finished higher after struggling to get out of the losing column, shrugging off poor industrial data from China and growing violence in Ukraine.

US court revives $10bn cigarette verdict

2014-05-01 17:30

An appellate court has reinstated a $10.1bn verdict in a class-action lawsuit against America's biggest cigarette maker over 'light' and 'low tar' designations.

US stocks finish higher on mixed data

2014-04-30 07:34

US shares have finished higher after mixed economic data and corporate earnings as a two-day US Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting got under way.

US stocks mostly up on new Russia sanctions

2014-04-29 07:42

US stocks have finished mostly higher as investors absorbed new sanctions on Russia and looked ahead to a busy week of economic news and earnings.

Tech losses break S&P's 6-day streak

2014-04-24 07:35

Broad selling in tech stocks have pulled US markets lower, cutting short a six-day streak of gains by the S&P 500.

US stocks up as busy earnings week kicks off

2014-04-22 07:47

US stocks have finished higher as solid earnings reports from Halliburton and others kicked off the busiest week of the quarterly earnings season.

US stocks end higher after wild swings

2014-04-16 07:46

US stocks have finished higher after a wild swing lower, led by tech stocks that saw the Nasdaq Composite index down nearly 2% at one point.

US stocks up on Citi earnings, retail sales

2014-04-15 07:31

US stocks have risen decisively after a solid earnings report from Citigroup and encouraging retail sales data, reversing course after deep losses last week.

Tech stock anxiety leads to Nasdaq plunge

2014-04-11 07:38

Anxiety about pricey technology stocks has returned with a vengeance to Wall Street, sending the Nasdaq down more than 3.0% and sparking deep declines.

Nasdaq snaps losing streak

2014-04-09 07:35

The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index has rallied, leading the market to its first day of gains after three straight losses.

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