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Stocks rise on hopes for more economic stimulus

NEW YORK — The mere discussion of more economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve was enough to send stocks higher. Minutes from the Fed’s latest policy meeting Aug. 9 showed that central bank officials discussed a variety of options to ...

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Insurers lead stocks higher after weaker Irene

NEW YORK — So much for Irene. Stock indexes rose sharply Monday after it became clear that the tropical storm caused far less damage than many had feared. Stocks rose broadly, led by insurers. The Dow Jones industrial average gained ...

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Stock rise after storm damage is less than feared

NEW YORK — Stocks rose sharply after fears that Tropical Storm Irene would cause widespread catastrophic damage subsided along with the storm. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 220 points in afternoon trading Monday. Irene raked the East Coast and ...

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Stocks jump; Dow notches best gain in 2 weeks

NEW YORK — Stocks posted their biggest jump in nearly two weeks on Tuesday. Investors picked up cheaply priced stocks after fears that the U.S. would slip into a recession pounded the market over the last month. The Dow jumped ...

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Stocks inch higher, shaking off 4 weeks of losses

NEW YORK — It was another day of big swings in the Dow Jones industrial average, but at least Monday ended with a modest gain. The Dow soared 200 points in the morning, an encouraging start after four weeks of ...

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Stocks open higher, breaking 4-week losing streak

NEW YORK — Stocks are opening sharply higher, breaking a four-week losing streak. Many traders are looking ahead to a speech by Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, at an annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo. on Friday. Some analysts ...

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