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  • 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
    Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    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
    Groupon

    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.

  • Stocks Pare Gains but Close at New Highs Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains in the final minutes of trading but still ended at new highs in light trading Wednesday as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks Gain, Hitting New Highs Ahead of Close Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade at new highs in light trading Wednesday as the closing bell approach despite an absence of fresh economic reports, as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks Advance; Chevron Gains, Banks Slip Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 12:16 PM ET

    Stocks continued to reach new highs Wednesday in an absence of economic data as trading volume continued to be light. McDonald's and Chevron rose, while P&G fell.

  • Futures Edge Up, Treasurys in Focus Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 9:13 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged higher ahead of the open Wednesday as investors braced for an auction of government debt following a weak Treasury auction in the previous session.

  • Share Rules Could Push Offering by Facebook Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 5:04 AM ET

    Facebook likes big numbers — it now has more than 500 million users, each one of whom can have as many as 5,000 friends. Yet as a privately held company, its ownership base must remain small, or it will have to disclose publicly its financial results, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Dow Reaches New High Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed amid thin holiday trading after a couple lackluster economic reports on housing and consumer confidence. Chevron and HP rose, while American Express fell.

  • Stocks Mixed Ahead of Close as Nasdaq Slips Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 3:57 PM ET

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