June 7, 2012 The Federal Reserve chairman talks about the outlook for the economy this morning. Investors will listen closely for clues to the Fed's plans.
June 1, 2012 Investors are reacting to the much-weaker-than-expected report on job growth in May.
May 15, 2012 Strong demand has pushed the company to say it anticipates a higher initial price for its first publicly traded shares. But can the little guy get in on the action? It won't be easy, experts say.
February 28, 2012 For the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, the Dow Jones Industrial average has closed above the 13,000 mark. It didn't do it by much — about 5 points.
October 4, 2011 For the long-term investor, our friends at Planet Money note, the sharp drop at least offers some buying opportunities.
October 3, 2011 As fears spread that American Airlines may be headed for bankruptcy proceedings, shares in the airline's parent company, AMR Corp., plummeted by 41 percent before closing at $1.98 Monday — a 33 percent drop in its value.
September 12, 2011 Among today's top stories: U.S. stock futures point down; biggest of Texas wildfires 50 percent contained; another of Gadhafi's sons shows up in Niger.
August 24, 2011 A 4 percent increase in orders for products designed to last three or more years has set the stage for what could be another good day for the stock market.
August 19, 2011 The Dow headed south after the opening, bell, then steadied, and has now headed lower again. Markets overseas fared poorly.
August 10, 2011 U.S. stocks stumbled out of the gate Wednesday, falling more than 300 points in the first few minutes of trading. As the markets closed, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 10,719, a loss of more than 520 points. The S&P 500 index also lost ground, dropping by 4.4 percent.
August 9, 2011 For evidence of the volatile swings of Tuesday's stock market, consider that for a bit, Apple became the most valuable American company, surpassing Exxon Mobil. The day's trading spanned 600 points, as investors rallied from two days of steep declines and digested guidance from the Federal Reserve.
August 8, 2011 U.S. stock benchmarks took another big hit Monday, in the first day of trading since America's credit was downgraded by Standard and Poor's rating agency late Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial index closed below the 11,000 mark for the first time since late 2010, ending the day at 10,811.
August 5, 2011 U.S. stock markets ended a week of steep declines with a volatile day of trading Friday. But for drivers, there's an upside to the market's losses: The price of gasoline is expected to fall as well, dragged down by the same fears that prompted the flight from stocks.
February 22, 2011 Investors are spooked by what's happening in north Africa.