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  • Private Equity Split on Investments Valuations Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 5:17 AM ET
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    It is the brass-tacks question every stock investor asks: What is this company really worth? But in the rarefied realm of private equity investing, the answer to that question is often hard to find, if it can be found at all, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks End Mixed as Dow Hits New High Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed a day after hitting multiyear highs despite positive economic news and after word the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed Ahead of Close; Energy Falls Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 3:51 PM ET

    Stocks gained some strength in the final hour of trading, but remained mixed after news the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program. Alcoa and Walt Disney rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks Struggle; Energy Sinks, Alcoa Rises Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 11:18 AM ET

    Stocks continued to trade mixed despite upbeat economic news from the auto sector, as General Motors reported a surge in sales, and better-than-expected factory orders. Alcoa rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Futures Push Higher, Following Monday Rally Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pushed higher ahead of the open Tuesday as investors waited for clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy from the central bank’s latest meeting minutes.

  • Strained States Turning to Laws to Curb Labor Unions Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 6:29 AM ET
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    Faced with growing budget deficits and restive taxpayers, elected officials from Maine to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, are pushing new legislation to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers, in collective bargaining and politics, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Rise Sharply, Getting 2011 Off to Good Start Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks ended up nearly a percent or more as investors flocked to stocks, pushing the market to new two-year highs for the first trading day of the year. Bank of America and Alcoa gained, while Coca-Cola fell.

  • Stocks Rise Sharply, Getting 2011 Off to Good Start Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks ended up nearly a percent or more as investors flocked to stocks, pushing the market to new two-year highs for the first trading day of the year. BofA and Alcoa rise, while Coca-Cola slipped.

  • Stocks Up Nearly 1% or More Before Close Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks surged to new two-year highs as investors flocked to stocks, pushing all the major indexes up more than 1 percent on the first trading day of the year. Bank of America and Alcoa gained, while Coca-Cola fell.

  • Futures Jump on First Trading Day of 2011 Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    Wall Street looks set to kick off 2011 with some strong gains. Stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open, with many investing returning to the market following a week that saw volume hampered by a snowstorm in the Northeast and the holiday season.

  • Stocks End 2010 with Double-Digit Gains Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 5:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended just below record two-year highs with solid double-digit gains for the year after a quiet New Year's eve session that ended with the major indexes narrowly mixed. Alcoa and American Express rose, while Hewlett-Packard fell.

  • Stocks Slip; Will End Year With Strong Gains Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks turned negative in the final minutes of trading, but were on pace to end the year just below record two-year highs with solid double-digit gains for the year amid thin New Year's Eve trading. Alcoa rose, while Hewlett-Packard fell.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Tech Stumbles; Alcoa Up Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 11:46 AM ET

    Stocks pared losses as the Dow and S&P 500 rose amid thin New Year's Eve trading, as the markets struggled to end the year on an upbeat note.  Alcoa and Verizon rose, while HP fell.

  • Dow Slips, Pointing to Weak End to the Year Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 9:08 AM ET

    The Dow opened modestly lower on New Year's Eve, meaning an otherwise strong year for U.S. stocks could end on a negative note on the final day of trading for the year.

  • Academic Economists to Consider Ethics Code Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 4:43 AM ET
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    When the Stanford business professor Darrell Duffie co-wrote a book on how to overhaul Wall Street regulations, he did not mention that he sits on the board of Moody’s, the credit rating agency, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks End Modestly Down, Off Recent Highs Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

    Stocks ended slightly down from Wednesday's record high levels, shrugging off news of economic strength from several economic reports. AmEx fell, while Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks Decline Ahead of Close, Led by Banks Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks stumbled from their record highs Thursday despite a handful of upbeat economic reports, although trading remained light in the final sessions of the year. AmEx fell, while Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks Fall Modestly; Banks Decline, Intel Up Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 12:23 PM ET

    Stocks traded slightly down from record highs despite a batch of positive economic reports, including a surprising jump in pending home sales and a burst in Midwest manufacturing activity. AmEx fell, while Intel rose.

  • Futures Trim Losses After Jobless Claims News Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 9:19 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures strengthened  but remained lower after the government reported a sharper than expected drop in jobless claims.

  • Groupon Could Go Public by End of 2011 Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 8:34 AM ET
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    Groupon, the social buying site that spurned a $6 billion takeover bid from Google earlier this month, has attracted several big institutional investors as it works to potentially go public in 2011, people briefed on the matter told the New York Times.