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Stocks gain as European central bank says it’s ready to act

U.S. stocks moved slightly higher Thursday as markets calmed after a recent bout of turmoil.

Why today’s US jobs report could affect Americans’ finances

With the Federal Reserve edging into the spotlight, today’s jobs report for August could trigger eventual changes in Americans’ financial lives.

Google refines logo as it prepares to join Alphabet

Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet.

Shell pauses Arctic offshore drilling for high wind, water

Strong winds and high waves that pounded the northern coast of Alaska have led Royal Dutch Shell PLC to temporarily stop exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

US stocks close nearly flat after a wild week

U.S. stocks are ending the day little changed at the end of a volatile week.

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A Q&A with Wall Street’s top psychiatrist on market turmoil

When it seems like the stock market has lost its mind, big banks and investment firms often turn to one particular psychiatrist: Richard Peterson, CEO of MarketPsych, a firm that applies research from behavioral science to financial markets.

US stocks end sharply higher after Chinese market surges

Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second straight day as they took advantage of this month’s heavy sell-off.

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US stocks extend losses as early rally fades

Just when it looked as if the bleeding had stopped, it started up again.

US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears

Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in nearly four years.

Dow drops 358 points after China fears spur global sell-off

The U.S. stock market endured its worst performance in 18 months on Thursday, driven lower by another slump in Chinese shares and heavy selling by technical traders.

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Shell allowed to drill for Oil in Arctic Ocean

The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.

Apple said to show interest in automotive testing facility

Adding fuel to rumors Apple is working on designs for a car, local officials say engineers for the giant tech company recently made inquiries about a former navy base that’s been converted into a testing ground for self-driving cars and other cutting-edge vehicles.

US factory output climbed in July, lifted by auto production

Auto plants, clothing makers and plastics factories drove a sharp rebound in manufacturing in July.

J.C. Penney’s 2Q results show turnaround gaining traction

J.C. Penney’s turnaround is gaining traction.

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Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government’s largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history.

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