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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK | Tue Dec 4, 2012 7:34pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks finished slightly lower in a quiet session on Tuesday as the back-and-forth wrangling over the “fiscal cliff” gave investors little reason to act. Trading volume was light as legislators continue to negotiate a deal to avoid a $600 […]

→  December 4, 2012

By Masayuki Kitano SINGAPORE | Tue Dec 4, 2012 1:17am EST SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Tuesday after a plunge in U.S. manufacturing activity hit Wall Street stocks and the dollar, while the euro hovered near a six-week high on optimism over Greece’s plan to buy back debt. Declines in Asian stock markets […]

→  December 3, 2012

Photo submitted by Peter Schultz. Peter Schultz and his wife have reclaimed 160 acres of prairie land to counter-balance the carbon footprint made by his summer school abroad program in Santorini, Greece. Six years ago, Peter Schultz and his wife, Darcie, purchased a 160-acre piece of land. What was initially meant to be an investment […]

→  December 2, 2012

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK | Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:56pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – In normal times, next week’s slew of U.S. economic data could be a springboard for a December rally in the stock market. December is historically a strong month for markets. The SP 500 has risen 16 times in the […]

→  November 30, 2012

By Edward Krudy NEW YORK | Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:45pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks dipped on Friday as President Barack Obama and top Republicans remained at odds about how to avert a series of tax hikes and spending cuts next year that could push the economy into recession. Trading has been choppy […]

→  November 29, 2012

By Edward Krudy NEW YORK | Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:38pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks climbed on Thursday, but shed some earlier gains, after John Boehner, the top Republican in Congress, poured cold water on hopes that lawmakers were getting closer to cutting a budget deal that would avert a possible recession next […]

→  November 22, 2012

By Richard Hubbard LONDON | Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:12am EST LONDON (Reuters) – World share markets extended a week-long rally on Thursday as manufacturing surveys in China and the United States boosted confidence in global growth and euro zone data at least did not worsen the already weak outlook for that region. The euro […]

→  November 21, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:26pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks finished modestly higher on Wednesday, with the SP 500 up for a fourth session, although volume was one of the year’s lowest on the day ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Investors welcomed news that a ceasefire was declared […]

→  November 20, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:38pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street halted its two-day rally on Tuesday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank lacks tools to cushion the economy from the impact of the “fiscal cliff.” The day’s biggest disappointment was Hewlett-Packard Co shares […]

→  November 20, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:38pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street halted its two-day rally on Tuesday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank lacks tools to cushion the economy from the impact of the “fiscal cliff.” The day’s biggest disappointment was Hewlett-Packard Co shares […]