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Feb 1, 2013 12:07PM on InvestingBy Charley Blaine

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%.

Jan 31, 2013 10:27PM on InvestingBy Charley Blaine

The bond king is worried that massive credit expansion -- not just deficit spending -- is a threat to the global economy. His advice includes buying hard assets like gold.

Jan 31, 2013 4:10PM on InvestingBy Kim Peterson

The annual indicator says no matter which team wins, investors will have a very good year.

Jan 31, 2013 3:10PM on InvestingBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips just miss a 6% gain for the month. The S&P 500 gains 5%, its best January since 1997. Despite lots of headwinds, a good January for stocks could mean a good 2013.

Jan 31, 2013 12:33AM on InvestingBy Charley Blaine

Wall Street cheered the retailer's fourth-quarter earnings, but a profit measure the company says is most important has been trimmed as it builds data and fulfillment centers.

Jan 29, 2013 4:33PM on InvestingBy Charley Blaine

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.

Jan 28, 2013 7:40PM on InvestingBy Charley Blaine

The stores with drive-up servce are far more profitable than ones without. So the coffee giant is adding the windows to most of the 1,500 US stores it expects to open over the next 5 years.

Jan 25, 2013 3:02PM on InvestingBy Charley Blaine

The oil giant's market value overtakes that of the iPhone and iPad maker for the first time in a year.

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