Stock Market


Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Pleasant Surprises: 236,000 Jobs Added; Jobless Rate Dips To 7.7 Percent

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 7:54 am

The scene at a job fair in Manhattan earlier this month.
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Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Economy Growing At 'Modest To Moderate Pace,' Fed Says

There was "modest to moderate" economic growth across the nation as the year began, the Federal Reserve says in its latest "beige book" review of conditions around the nation.

According to the central bank, five of its 12 districts "reported that economic growth was moderate in January and early February." Those five: Dallas, New York, Minneapolis, Richmond and St. Louis.

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Wed March 6, 2013
NPR Story

Financial Markets Rally After Dow's Record Close

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 9:18 am



NPR business news starts with markets on fire.


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Tue March 5, 2013
Planet Money

The Dow Isn't Really At A Record High (And It Wouldn't Matter If It Were)

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 4:28 pm

Related: The floor of the New York Stock Exchange is increasingly irrelevant to the stock market. But a picture of a room full of computers would be super boring.
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Just a quick, cranky reminder: Despite what you may have read, the Dow Jones industrial average did not hit a new high today in any meaningful sen

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Tue March 5, 2013
The Two-Way

14,253.77: Dow Rallies, Finishing In Record Territory

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 3:36 pm

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange earlier this week.
Brendan McDermid Reuters /Landov

Update at 4:09 p.m. ET. A New Record:

The Dow Industrials finished in record territory today. Gaining 89 points, it closed at 14,253.77, its highest level since Oct. 9,2007.

That is, the Dow has recovered all the losses it suffered during the Great Recession.

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