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Stocks Start Higher on Buffett investment in BofA

U.S. stocks opened higher Thursday after Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway said it would invest $5 billion in Bank of America Corp. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 69.86 points to 11,390.57. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index climbed 8.21 points to 1,185.81. The Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 8.17 points ...

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Stocks Ended Up for Third Day

U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday for a third day of gains, as investors jumped back into beaten-down financial shares and backed away from safer assets like gold in volatile trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 143.95 points, or 1.29%, to 11,320.71. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 15.25 ...

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Stocks Waver After Durable Good Report

Stocks erased losses to turn higher in early trading on Wednesday after government data showed new orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately was up 69.18 points at 11,245.94. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 8.32 points to 1,170.67. The ...

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Stocks Ended at Session Highs on Fed Hopes

.S. stocks rallied Tuesday on speculation Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would signal new help for the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 322.11 points, or 2.97%, to 11,176.76. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 38.53 points, or 3.43%, to 1,162.35. The Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 100.68 points, ...

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Stocks Extend Gains into Second Day

U.S. stocks began modestly higher on Tuesday, extending gains into a second day, as reports on manufacturing in Europe and China lifted sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 67.59 points to 10,922.24. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index climbed 5.48 points to 1,129.30. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained ...

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Stocks Rose in Choppy Trading

U.S. stocks finished higher Monday but well off the day's highs, as investors were hesitant to take big risks without a catalyst for buying. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 37.00 points, or 0.34%, to end at 10,854.65 and the S&P 500 added 0.29 point, or 0.03%, to end at ...

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Stocks Bounce at Open after 4 Week Drop

U.S. stocks opened higher Monday after four weeks of declines, as market sentiment is improving in anticipation of a policy response from the Fed this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 165.21 points to 10,982.86. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index climbed 17.18 points to 1,140.71. The Nasdaq ...

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Stocks Extend Weekly Loss to Four

U.S. stocks dropped Friday and lost ground for the fourth straight week, as investors slashed their expectations for economic growth and corporate spending. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 172.93 points, or 1.57%, at 10,817.65 and slid 4% for the week. The S&P 500 fell 17.12 points, or 1.50%, ...

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Stocks Extend Losses on Recession Worries

U.S. stocks fell in early trading on Friday, extending weekly losses, as concerns mount the U.S. economy may slip back into recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 95.89 points to 110,894.69. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index declined 7.12 points to 1,133.53. The Nasdaq Composite was off 6.82 ...

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Stocks Sank on Global Worries

U.S. stocks sank Thursday on worries about the global economy and the health of European banks.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 419.63 points, or 3.68%, to 10,990.58. The S&P 500 fell 53.24 points, or 4.46%, to 1,140.65. The Nasdaq Composite lost 131.05 points, or 5.22%, to 2,380.43. New worries ...

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