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Wall Street rises modestly following Yellen speech

Aug 25 2017

NEW YORK U.S. stocks rose slightly on Friday, lifted by high-dividend-paying stocks, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stayed silent on monetary policy in a much-anticipated speech. | Video

Wall Street edges lower with Jackson Hole meeting in focus

Aug 24 2017

U.S. stocks dipped on Thursday as political uncertainty in Washington kept investors cautious ahead of comments on monetary policy from central bankers gathered for their annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. | Video

Wall Street falls as Trump threatens government shutdown

Aug 23 2017

NEW YORK U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday as investors grappled with a threat from President Donald Trump to shut down the government if Congress fails to fund a Mexico border wall. | Video

Wall Street rallies on optimism about tax reform

Aug 22 2017

U.S. stocks ended up on Tuesday, with each of the three major indexes posting their best one-day percentage gains in over a week, as lawmakers' comments on tax reform and the debt ceiling boosted investor optimism. | Video

S&P 500 index gains after recent selloff; energy stocks fall

Aug 21 2017

The benchmark U.S. S&P 500 stock index ended up slightly on Monday after two days of declines, though a drop in oil prices weighed on energy shares and tensions between the United States and North Korea kept investors on edge. | Video

Solar eclipse coming with nearly $700 million tab for U.S. employers

Aug 17 2017

NEW YORK Add next week's total eclipse of the sun to the list of worker distractions that cost U.S. companies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity.

S&P falls 1.4 percent in safety flight on North Korea tensions

Aug 10 2017

NEW YORK The S&P 500 index had its biggest one-day drop in almost three months on Thursday as investors fled riskier assets, with technology stocks leading the charge, in response to an increasingly aggressive exchange of threats between the United States and North Korea. | Video

S&P closes barely lower despite North Korea tensions

Aug 09 2017

NEW YORK U.S. stocks clawed back losses late on Wednesday as investors appeared to brush off geopolitical concerns after falling in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea. | Video

Optimism among U.S. small businesses rises in July, helped by strong hiring

Aug 08 2017

A measure of U.S. small-business confidence rose in July, boosted by strong hiring and an improving economic outlook, according to a National Federation of Independent Business report released on Tuesday.

Reading of U.S. small-business hiring in July nears 18-year high

Aug 03 2017

Job creation among small businesses picked up in July as strong economic growth in the United States and abroad gave confidence to small business owners, a National Federation of Independent Business report showed on Thursday.

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