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Dow hits new record as home prices rise

The Dow closed at a new all-time high Tuesday after strong gains in US home prices and consumer confidence boosted stocks. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 108.05 (0.71 percent) to 15,411.15, a new all-time high. The S&P 500 put on 10.58 (0.64 percent) to…

Dow rockets past 15,000 for first time after lastest jobs report

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 15,000 for the first time Friday following a solid US jobs report. At 1429 GMT, the Dow reached 15,000.54, up 173.96, or 1.17 percent. The rise followed a US Labor Department report that showed the US economy added 165,000 jobs in April, well…

Dow Jones reaches highest point since Great Depression

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones Industrial Average powered to an all-time record high Tuesday exactly four years after hitting bottom in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. After more than doubling its value in a steady march upward since March 2009, the Dow assaulted the record from…

Dow surges to highest level since 2008 on solid U.S. data

NEW YORK — US stocks surged higher Thursday helped by buoyant data on new jobless claims and housing starts, with the Dow reaching its highest level since May 2008. Positive signs for the US economy poured in, with the weekly report of new claims for unemployment benefits falling to their…

European Union denies US snoops access to electronic banking data

A U.S. push to legally access data generated by Europe’s electronic banking activity has been rebuffed by EU lawmakers in a vote of parliament, according to published reports. Though U.S. snoops have been allowed to access data through the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) since the beginning of…

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