The blue-chip index hits its highest level since October 2007. The S&P 500 also reaches a 5-year high. Employers add 157,000 jobs in January; November and December gains were better than thought. The unemployment rate ticks up to 7.9%.
Fears are starting to rise that the Fed's low-interest-rate policy could lead to more inflation or to markets that get too frothy. But Fed officials will say they need more evidence to change their policies.
Crude oil nears $100 a barrel for the first time since May. Prices at the pump are up 4.5% since bottoming in December. Want someone to blame? Try hopes for global growth and geopolitical tensions.
A new report finds that bank-issued debit cards cut into entitlements with penalties for transactions and balance inquiries.
The end of a payroll tax break and mixed economic signals from Congress have erased all the gains made by the Consumer Confidence Index in 2012.
Nearly half of all graduates end up in jobs that don't even require a higher education. The 'bartender with a bachelor's degree' trend will continue for years.
A Web product manager is receiving praise for his Amazon.com look-alike resume, complete with starred ratings and a shopping cart.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.