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  • Stocks open higher as jobs growth beats forecasts

    December 7, 2012 9:45 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Stock indexes are opening modestly higher on Wall Street after the government reported jobs growth that was better than economists were expecting. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 60 points to 13,133 shortly after the opening bell Friday. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index rose... more »
  • Stocks weaken despite strong December jobs report

    January 6, 2012 10:57 AM

    Stocks are opening slightly lower despite a government report that the unemployment rate dropped in December to the lowest level in nearly three years. The Labor Department said early Friday that the unemployment rate fell last month to 8.5 percent, while U.S. employers added a net 200,000 jobs. It was... more »
  • FedEx Earns, Drop in Claims Push Stocks Higher

    December 15, 2011 11:49 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Strong earnings from FedEx and a sharp drop in claims for unemployment benefits pushed stocks slightly higher in early trading Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 55 points, or 0.5 percent, to 11,879 at 11 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow lost 360 points over the... more »
  • Stocks open higher on deals and earnings

    February 7, 2011 9:59 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are heading higher in early trading, amid a flurry of deals and earnings reports. Tool maker Danaher Corp has agreed to buy Beckman Coulter, a manufacturer of medical diagnostic tests, for $5.8 billion. The London-based oil rig operator Ensco says it agreed to buy Pride... more »
  • Stock Report

    January 21, 2011 4:03 PM

    Strong profits at General Electric and other companies sent stocks slightly higher Friday. General Electric Co. gained 7.9 percent, leading the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones industrial average. The conglomerate's earnings rose 52 percent on growth in equipment orders and lending. The company's results helped send other... more »

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