Stocks rise to another high for the year – 11/17/09

Despite disappointing outlooks by retailers Target and Home Depot, stock prices rose on analyst upgrades for Microsoft and Exxon Mobil, both components of the...

Ben talks, stocks rise – 11/16/09

Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke said in a New York speech that the Fed is likely to keep interest rates at their current low...

Wall Street up on retail hopes – 11/13/09

Upbeat talk from JC Penney thrilled Wall Street on Friday, with traders apparently forgetting that much larger retailer Wal-Mart had been more guarded just...

Wal-Mart cautious, so is Wall Street – 11/12/09

Retail giant issued cautious guidance about holiday sales, saying it is looking for sales to be flat with last year. That was not met...

Housing rebound cheers Wall Street – 11/11/09

An upbeat forecast from the Toll Brothers home building company put Wall Street traders in a stock buying mood. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Stocks closed mixed on Tuesday – 11/10/09

Traders paused to consider whether the market's rally has enough steam behind it as the economy recovers in fits and starts. The Dow Jones...

DJIA rises to high for the year – 11/09/09

Stock prices staged a broad rally on Monday as finance ministers from the Group of 20 (G20 - the world's major industrial nations) said...

Stocks rose on Friday – 11/06/09

The market looked at the highest unemployment rate in decades and decided the economy was on the mend anyway, so stock prices rose again...

Stocks jump on good news day – 11/05/09

Traders cheered a drop in unemployment claims and an upbeat earnings report and forecast from tech giant Cisco Systems. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Fed to hold rates low for a while – 11/04/09

You'd think that assurance from the Federal Reserve would have been met with cheers on Wall Street, and it was, but stocks closed mixed...

Stocks closed mixed after choppy trading day – 11/03/09

Berkshire Hathaway's deal to buy Burlington Northern got some traders excited, but one big deal - $34 billion - still wasn't enough to drive...

Stocks rise on upbeat reports – 11/02/09

Better than expected reports on pending home sales and manufacturing gave stock prices a boost on Monday, although that did not extend to television...

Wall Street herd notices downbeat consumers – 10/30/09

When the analysts have gotten gloomy this year, consumers have showed up with a smile on their face and a heaping helping of confidence...

Stock market rebounds in late trading – 10/29/09

Stocks rallied Thursday in a broad-based advance as a strong report on economic growth in Q3 reassured investors that the recovery is on track....

Stock market decontructs – 10/28/09

Every day it's a new excuse - this time a downturn in new housing sales led to another downturn on Wall Street, and the...
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