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Stocks notch record as rising oil boosts energy sector

The stock market eked out another record close on Thursday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks.

Fed minutes indicate June rate hike unlikely

Federal Reserve policymakers largely agreed when they met last month that it would be too early to start raising interest rates in June, as they debated whether the economy's winter weakness would fade or persist.

4 banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

Four of the world’s biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.

Stocks barely move in yet another listless day for markets

The stock market showed little life on Wednesday as it closed yet another trading day barely changed from the day before.

Surge in home construction lift hopes for US economy

The U.S. housing market has given a sudden jolt to what appeared to be a slumping economy.

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Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

US stock market drifts from latest record highs

The stock market slipped back from its latest record high in a listless day of trading Tuesday. Oil companies and drillers tugged major indexes down as the price of crude oil dropped for a fifth day straight.

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Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers'

When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans. So I looked into online lenders and discovered a growing part of the sharing economy known as peer-to-peer lending, a system in which a group of investors pool money to loan to people like me.

US stock indexes end mostly higher; S&P hits new high

U.S. stock indexes spent Friday mostly drifting between tiny gains and losses, but the small moves were enough to nudge the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its second record high in two days.

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage up for 3rd week

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the third straight week.

US stock indexes end higher, breaking three-day slump

U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a three-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

US producer prices fall in April

A sharp drop in the cost of gasoline and food pushed down overall U.S. producer prices in April.

Stock indexes end mostly lower after a listless day

Weak U.S. retail sales data helped set the stage Wednesday for a listless day of trading on Wall Street.

Stocks edge lower amid bond volatility

A spike in long-term interest rates rattled investors Tuesday, nudging major U.S. stock indexes lower for the second day in a row.

US stocks jump the most since March following hiring gains

The U.S. stock market had its best day in two months Friday following good news about the job market.

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