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Trucks carrying smashed tents, trash and other refuse rolled out of the Pearl Roundabout in Bahrain midday Thursday, remnants of a demonstration that turned deadly overnight.
The spread of protests to strategically vital countries such as Bahrain has put the US on the back foot after years when Washington appeared to overestimate the impact of local leaders’ reform efforts. The FT reports.
Epitaphs for the Mubarak government all note that the mobilizing power of the Internet was one of the Egyptian opposition’s most potent weapons. But quickly lost in the swirl of revolution was the government’s ferocious counterattack, a dark achievement that many had thought impossible in the age of global connectedness. The New York Times reports.
Stocks ended narrowly mixed, which is how the market traded much of the session, amid light volume and little economic news. Wal-Mart fell, while Exxon Mobil rose.
Stocks turned positive in the final minutes of trading after moving in a narrow range amid very light volume for most of a session lacking in much economic news.
Stocks continued to trade narrowly mixed amid a session lacking much economic news and following a second straight week of solid gains as the markets considered what's next for the Middle East. Wal-Mart and Verizon fell, while Alcoa rose.
A two-year collaboration of dissidents gave birth to a new force — a pan-Arab youth movement dedicated to spreading democracy in a region without it, the New York Times reports.
Stock index futures pointed to a flat open for Wall Street on Monday as President Barack Obama prepares to present his 2012 budget plan to Congress and following two weeks of straight gains.
Stocks ended higher Friday after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned in response to demonstrations against his rule, helping lift investor sentiment and uncertainties surrounding the country.
Stocks were poised to close the session higher Friday after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned in response to demonstrations against his rule, helping lift investor sentiment and uncertainties surrounding the country.
A furious wave of protest finally swept Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond.
Stocks gained Friday, paring earlier losses, after news that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waived his rights to presidency in response to demonstrations against his rule.
Stocks ended mixed with the Dow snapping an eight-day winning streak as weak tech earnings weighed on the market. But hopes for a possible resolution to the political unrest in Egypt lifted equities off their intraday lows.
Stocks remained moderately lower Thursday, but hopes for a possible resolution in Egypt to the political unrest helped equities pare earlier losses.
Stocks shaved earlier losses to trade mixed Thursday after news that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will step down and as investors saw the weakness as a buying opportunity.
Stocks ended higher Monday with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting their highest levels since June 2008 amid a flurry of M&A activity and several positive earnings news.
Stocks extended gains in the last minutes of trading to end the week on a high note, posting the best week in two months, as traders shrugged off a tepid jobs report to keep the major indices above key benchmarks reached earlier this week.
Stocks gained slightly Friday as retailers and tech sectors gained strength and traders shrugged off a tepid jobs report to keep the major indices above key benchmarks reached earlier this week. Kraft rose, while JPMorgan fell.
Stocks fluctuated within a narrow range Friday morning as investors considered a surprisingly small jobs gain in January amid a slew of stronger economic reports out earlier this week. JPMorgan and Bank of America fell, while Home Depot rose.
Stocks ended slightly higher after trading lower most of the session as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy, evident in news out early in the session. Cisco and BofA rose, while Merck fell.