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Stock market rises on merger news

A flurry of corporate deals and a positive outlook for the technology industry gave the stock market a lift Friday. Intel jumped after the company said sales of business computers have been stronger than expected, and raised its revenue forecast. Technology stocks rose on the news, which was also a positive sign for investors who are betting that higher investment ...

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Stock market rises on merger news

NEW YORK (AP) – A flurry of corporate deals and a positive outlook for the technology industry gave the stock market a lift Friday. Intel jumped after the company said sales of business computers have been stronger than expected, and raised its revenue forecast. Technology stocks rose on the news, which was also a positive sign for investors who are ...

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S&P extends losing streak to third day: Stock market live blog recap

There goes the bell. Stocks continue to pull back from recent records, with the SP 500 retreating for a third straight day and the Dow dropping for two in a row. We haven’t seen a two-day Dow decline since mid-May, while the Nasdaq is on track for its first weekly decline in five weeks. SP 500 — down 13.83, or ...

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Stock market not so complacent after Cantor’s loss

The stock market, it’s often said, doesn’t like uncertainty. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary defeat to tea party activist David Brat certainly rattled investors heading into midterm elections. In the wake of his stunning loss, Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House, plans to step down from his post as majority leader, sources told NBC News. Read MoreWell, there ...

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Is a Confident Stock Market a Good Thing?

With both the Dow and Standard and Poor’s 500 indexes hitting all-time highs once again Monday, the market’s growing confidence continues to be a front-burner issue. A measure of market fear, the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, closed at 11.15, near its low for this year and close to its all-time low of 9.3 reached in 1993. Contrast that with ...

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Stock market rises slightly in midday trading

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market nudged higher Monday after a handful of U.S. companies announced deals. Family Dollar’s stock jumped following news that investor Carl Icahn has taken a stake in the company. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard Poor’s 500 index was up five points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,955, shortly after noon. The Dow Jones industrial average rose ...

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Stock market heads higher after jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market headed higher in early Friday trading following news that U.S. employers added workers at a good clip for the fourth month in a row. Hertz plunged after saying it would need to restate three years of its financial results because of accounting errors. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard Poor’s 500 index gained five points, ...

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Stock market heads higher after jobs report

NEW YORK — News that U.S. employers added workers at a good clip for the fourth month in a row helped send the stock market higher Friday. The Standard Poor’s 500 index notched another record high, its eighth in the past 10 days. For the week, the SP 500 climbed 1.3 percent, the third straight week the index has posted ...

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Fox News Poll: Voters feel better about the economy, say stock market rigged

  The National Bureau of Economic Research officially declared the recession over in June 2009, yet most people still think the nation’s economy is hurting. The silver lining for President Obama is fewer feel that way today than at any time since he took office. That’s according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Two-thirds of voters say ...

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Ban Maker-Taker Stock Market Pricing, Australian Stock Exchange CEO Says

U.S. regulators aiming to improve the quality of the stock market need only ban the country’s current system in which trading firms profit by collecting a fee from matching orders, said the head of Australia’s main stock exchange. At issue are “maker-taker” fee plans, which pay firms that “make” orders happen-often high-frequency trading firms that specialize in trading strategies designed ...

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