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Nasdaq 5,000

Stocks rose after reports indicated rising incomes and a manufacturing sector that expanded for the 26th-straight month. The Nasdaq, meanwhile, closed above 5,000 for the first time in 15 years. The Dow jumped 155 points, with 26 of its 30 … Continue reading

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The Magic of texting

Stocks traded slightly lower today as investors received mixed signals about the country’s economy. The Dow lost 81 points, with 23 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index fell 6; and the Nasdaq was down 24. Advancers led … Continue reading

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Can Waffle House disrupt a $70B industry?

Stocks ended mixed as investors weighed data on the U.S. economy, showing falling inflation, rising unemployment, and a slight rebound for factory orders. The Dow fell 10 points, with 17 of its 30 components gaining, the S&P 500 Index dropped … Continue reading

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Self-driving cars might work harder than their owners

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen completed her two-day semiannual congressional testimony today, reiterating the message that the Fed could raise rates later this year if the economy continues to expand. The markets greeted the testimony calmly, with the major indexes … Continue reading

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Pick boring home projects for higher resale value

Stocks gained as investors weighed Congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that shed light on the central bank’s plans for raising interest rates. The Dow climbed 92 points, with 23 of its 30 components gaining; the S&P 500 … Continue reading

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New publishing strategy: Check safe-deposit boxes

A disappointing housing report and concerns about no end in sight to crude oil’s struggles led to the indexes closing mixed. The Dow fell 23 points, led downward by a 2.26% drop in Boeing’s shares (BA) after an analyst downgrade, … Continue reading

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Cable TV fast-forwards your favorite shows

Stocks closed higher on Friday on news that Greece and eurozone finance ministers had agreed to terms that would extend Greece’s bailout by four months. The Dow gained 154 points, with 24 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 … Continue reading

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Home-cooked meals gain an online marketplace

Stocks ended in mixed territory as investors monitored the Greek economic bailout talks and new data on rising U.S. oil inventories. The Dow fell 44 points, with 20 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index lost 2 points; … Continue reading

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Apple might electrify the car market

The markets were largely muted after the release of the minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting, which indicated a growing possibility that the Federal Reserve might delay interest-rate hikes. However, the Fed agreed to no concrete interest-rate … Continue reading

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MIT’s social media T-shirt displays your “likes”

Stocks ended the day in green territory after recovering from early losses prompted by stalled Greek bailout talks. Investors regained hope in negotiations between Greece and its creditors after late-day reporting that Athens would request an extension of its loan … Continue reading

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