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  • Stocks gained despite further evidence of weakening in the nation's manufacturing sector and continuing concerns over the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Wednesday as concerns over the euro zone debt crisis and fears of a Greek default in particular weighed on sentiment.

  • Disappointing Durable Goods

    CNBC's Steve Liesman says takes a look at what's behind the slowdown in industrial production.

  • Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.

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    Belgium became the latest small European nation to come under the cloud of having its credit ratings outlook cut on Monday. As rating agencies themselves are increasingly criticized, is this the threat it once was?

  • Stocks ended modestly lower amid further signs of economic weakness, and despite a positive call on commodities by Goldman Sachs, which lifted prices of oil and metals.

  • Stocks turned modestly lower before the close amid more news of weakness in the nation's manufacturing sector, and a positive call on commodities by Goldman Sachs lifted prices of oil and metals.

  • Stocks turned mixed a day after a steep selloff, although energy and materials sectors were lifted by a positive report on commodities prices by Goldman Sachs.

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    Companies in the wind power industry are gearing up for expansion, despite hurdles such as decreasing demand for electricity and lower natural gas prices.

  • Stock index futures gained ahead of the open Tuesday, tracking European and Asian shares higher a day after the markets sold off amid fears over euro zone debt troubles and falling commodity prices.

  • President Barack Obama

    It has almost been two years since US President Barack Obama took the stage at Cairo University, reaching out to a mesmerized audience and seeking "a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world".

  • Stocks closed sharply lower, triggered by worries over euro zone debt troubles and signs of a slowing economy in Europe and Asia.

  • Stocks pared losses but remained significantly lower on worries over euro zone debt troubles, and signs of a slowing economy in Europe and Asia.

  • Stocks traded sharply lower amid worries over global growth in Europe and China, and continuing concerns about debt troubles in peripheral euro zone countries.

  • Stock index futures sank ahead of the open amid worries over global growth in Europe and China, and continuing concerns about debt troubles in peripheral euro zone countries.

  • President Barack Obama

    US President Barack Obama (or Barack O’Bama as some Irish jokers have dubbed him) is one of many Americans with Irish roots who come back to the old country to visit the places their ancestors left.

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    The nation’s biggest banks and mortgage lenders have steadily amassed real estate empires, acquiring a glut of foreclosed homes that threatens to deepen the housing slump and create a further drag on the economic recovery, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks ended the day sharply lower amid concerns over the restructuring of European debt issues and as retailers such as Gap offered a bleak earnings outlook.

  • Stocks added to losses before the close amid concerns over the restructuring of European debt issues and a weak earnings outlook offered by U.S. retailers.

  • The Dow fell at the open amid poor earnings outlooks delivered by retailers and in the absence of major economic news.