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Market surge

On Thursday, five major U.S. stock-index benchmarks – Dow Jones, S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite, Russell 2000, Dow Jones Transportation Average – all closed at all-time highs on records on the same day. This hasn’t...

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The US jobs market continues to improve

The US economy added 178,000 jobs in November after a 142,000 gain in October, which was less than previously estimated, according to figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on December 2. Revisions...

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Market vibe

The Dow Jones industrial average reaches a record high and rose 74 points, or 0.4 percent, to 19,198. The Nasdaq Composite Index ended with its worst daily drop since Oct. 11, according to FactSet...

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The OPEC deal sends prices soaring

Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the oil producers’ cartel, have agreed to cut output for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis to rebalance the oversupplied market. In September,...