NEW YORK (AP) — Those record profits that companies are reporting may not be all they're cracked up to be.
As the stock market climbs ever higher, professional investors are warning that companies are presenting misleading versions of their results that ignore a wide variety of normal costs of running a business to make it seem like they're doing better than they really are.
4. US stocks edge lower as investors assess earnings - Friday, April 03, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged lower Thursday as investors assessed some mixed news on company earnings. Energy stocks rose as oil recouped some of its losses from a big sell-off on Wednesday.5. Stocks edge higher as health care gains on deal news - Friday, April 03, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Deal news gave the stock market a lift Wednesday. Health care stocks rose after generic drugmaker Mylan bid $29 billion for rival Perrigo. That offset a slump in energy stocks prompted by a big drop in oil prices.6. US stocks end lower following late-day sell-off; oil gains - Friday, April 03, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Tuesday as an early advance fizzled in the last hour of trading.
Energy stocks rose with the price of oil while consumer discretionary stocks were among the biggest decliners. Utility stocks also dragged down the major indices.
7. US Sen. Bob Corker making 9-stop tour of Tennessee this week - Friday, April 03, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is making a nine-stop tour of Tennessee this week to discuss the nation's fiscal and foreign policy challenges.
Corker is a former Chattanooga mayor who is now the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.8. What better place for an NRA convention? - Friday, April 03, 2015
When the National Rifle Association announced that it would hold its 2015 convention in Nashville, the timing was propitious.
In 2010, gun sales and handgun permits were booming, and Tennessee had just enacted a controversial and contested new “guns in bars” law that allowed people with handgun permits to carry concealed firearms into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.9. Energy Dept revives vehicle loan program after criticism - Friday, March 27, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Energy is reviving a vehicle loan program it pledged to retool after criticism it funded flops and wasted taxpayer money.
The department announced Thursday it has reached a conditional, $259 million loan agreement with aluminum manufacturer Alcoa. The money will be used to fund an expansion of an Alcoa, Tennessee, facility that manufactures high-strength aluminum used in fuel-efficient cars.10. Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average - Friday, March 06, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is in. AT&T is out. In another victory of sorts for the popular and profitable iPhone giant, Apple will replace AT&T in the aged, but venerable Dow Jones industrial average on March 19, the manager of the index announced Friday11. US stocks fall, pulling market further below record highs - Friday, February 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank Wednesday, pulling indexes further below record highs hit earlier in the week. The drop was modest but broad: nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground.12. Farmers can learn about marketing products at 'boot camps' - Friday, January 30, 2015
SPRING HILL (AP) — Growers who want to participate in farmers markets can learn more about what it takes at six Farmers Market Boot Camp Workshops, including Clarksville and Franklin, this month in Tennessee.13. Obama taking action to push manufacturing - Friday, October 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.14. After Florida, how do fans, players get excited about UTC? - Friday, October 10, 2014
Look around the University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium about mid-afternoon Saturday.
No more human orange-and-white checkerboard in the stands. Some empty seats, for sure. The most diehard of UT football fans will turn out to cheer for their beloved Vols against Tennessee-Chattanooga.15. Stocks sink yet again, dragged down by energy - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's roller coaster ride is continuing for a third day Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging nearly 300 points in afternoon trading. Gap's stock dropped after the company announced its CEO was retiring, and energy stocks fell sharply as the price of oil fell again.16. US stocks have their best day of 2014 - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street had its best day of the year. The U.S. stock market surged Wednesday, erasing a steep loss from the day before.
Investors were encouraged by the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, which showed that the central bank wants to keep interest rates extremely low for the time being.17. US stocks slide on global growth concerns - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about weakening global growth drove the stock market lower Tuesday.
The U.S. economy may be strengthening, but the outlook elsewhere is far less encouraging. On Tuesday the International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecast for global growth. A surprisingly weak report on industrial production in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, added to the concerns.
18. Dow jumps 208 on job gains; Gold, bonds fall - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors think the U.S. economy is at a perfect temperature for stocks: not too hot, not too cold.
The latest evidence came Friday in a jobs report that showed a pickup in hiring last month that could mean more people with paychecks, more spending and higher corporate profits. But the report also showed that wages were stagnant, which cheered investors worried anything pushing up inflation could prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates soon and kill the rally.
19. Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote? - Friday, September 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter.
Even a justice recently said she thinks so, too.
The emerging consensus makes it likely that the justices soon will agree to take up the question of whether the Constitution forbids states from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. A final ruling isn't likely before June 2015, but a decision to get involved could come as soon as the end of this month.20. Other than QB, both lines and kickers, Vols all set - Friday, August 08, 2014
KNOXVILLE – One week into fall camp, University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and his assistants are just getting started.
They must assemble a new offensive line – the entire starting unit from 2013 has departed – and pinpoint a starting quarterback.21. Alcoa helps lift market after 2 days of declines - Friday, July 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate earnings season got off to a positive start Wednesday, helping lift the stock market after two days of declines.
The market opened higher and remained modestly higher throughout the day. Stocks climbed further after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its latest policy meeting in June.22. Stocks slip, pulling Dow back near 17,000 - Friday, July 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — After pushing stocks to records last week, investors turned cautious on Monday ahead of a batch of corporate earnings reports.
The Dow Jones industrial average ended almost 50 points lower after closing above 17,000 for the first time last week. Investors moved money into stocks traditionally thought of as safer than broader market: utilities, telecommunication companies and consumer staples.23. Alcoa to spend $2.85B on jet engine parts maker - Friday, June 20, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Alcoa is delving deeper into the aerospace industry, spending nearly $3 billion to acquire the British jet engine component company Firth Rixson.
Alcoa will pay $2.35 billion in cash and $500 million in stock to the current owner, the private equity firm Oak Hill Capital. It may spend an additional $150 million based on pre-set performance targets.24. Stocks advance on Fed minutes, US earnings - Friday, April 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is sharply higher as investors got some encouraging news about interest rates and as U.S. corporate earnings got off to a good start.
Alcoa led a rally in companies that make basic materials. The aluminum maker rose 4 percent after its earnings came in better than investors expected.
25. Mixed earnings hold back US stocks - Friday, January 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index logged a small gain Tuesday on a mixed day for the stock market.
Health-care giant Johnson & Johnson slipped after it warned that pressure to keep prices low would likely mean slightly lower profits than forecast. Delta Air Lines gained after reporting a better-than-expected profit in the fourth quarter as fares and traffic rose.
26. US stocks drift for a second day; Retailers sink - Friday, January 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wavered in early afternoon trading Thursday as traders reacted to disappointing news out of the retail industry. If the Standard & Poor's 500 index ends the day down it would be its fifth decline of the six trading days so far in 2014.27. Stocks mostly lower after Fed releases minutes - Friday, January 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower as investors pick over minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting and look ahead to the beginning of corporate earnings reports.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 68 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 16,462 Wednesday.
28. A weak start to 2014 continues for stock market - Friday, January 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index notched its worst start to a year in almost a decade Monday, closing lower for the third straight trading day.
Although the declines for stocks in the New Year have been modest, the direction has been consistently down. The Standard & Poor's 500 index has fallen 1.2 percent from its most recent record close on Dec. 31.
29. Stocks end mixed on quiet day; energy stocks fall - Friday, November 22, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market paused Monday, ending on a mixed note, after a string of records in recent weeks.
Investors had little company-specific news to digest and trading was light ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday later this week. Still, the market was hit with broader geopolitical news. The U.S. and other world powers reached a deal Sunday to limit Iran's nuclear program, an event that dragged down oil prices and energy stocks.
30. Stocks slide as investors wait on Washington - Friday, October 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market's slow bleed got a little worse Tuesday.
The decline is the result of squabbling in Washington over raising the nation's debt limit and a government shutdown that has dragged on for more than a week. Moderate losses for the stock market in the first days of the shutdown have accelerated this week as the U.S. has moved closer to an Oct. 17 deadline for lifting the government's borrowing authority.
31. Oil rises on hopes of avoiding debt default - Friday, October 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil traders appeared more confident than stock traders Tuesday that the U.S. can avoid defaulting on its debt.
Benchmark crude for November delivery rose 46 cents to close at $103.49 a barrel, at point rising above $104. Meanwhile, stocks fell on worries that the budget standoff in Washington could jeopardize the nation's ability to pay its bills.32. Stocks fall on concern about economy, budget fight - Friday, September 20, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns about the strength of the economy and the potential for a budget fight in Washington pushed down the stock market Monday.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell for a third straight day.
33. Dow average adds Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa - Friday, September 06, 2013
The Dow Jones industrial average is swapping Bank of America for Goldman Sachs and also replacing Hewlett-Packard and Alcoa in a six-company shake up of the most widely known barometer of the U.S. stock market.34. Stocks rise as Syria conflict looks less likely - Friday, September 06, 2013
Stocks rose and oil prices fell Tuesday as the risk that the U.S. would attack Syria appeared to fade.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index had its sixth straight gain, the longest winning streak since July.
35. BNA, Tune, Smyrna, Dickson among airports sharing $14.2M - Friday, August 30, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville International Airport, John C. Tune, Smyrna and Dickson airports are among 18 Tennessee airports sharing $14.2 million in federal and state grants, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.36. Stocks head higher for fourth day - Friday, July 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market edged higher Tuesday as investors bought companies that fare best when the economic outlook is bright.
All major stocks indexes rose, but gains were led by the riskier parts of the market. The Russell 2000, an index of small-company stocks, climbed for a fourth straight day. The Dow Jones transportation average, seen as a leading indicator for the broader economy, also jumped.
37. US stocks turn lower after Egypt turmoil worsens - Friday, June 28, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended slightly lower Tuesday after reports of intensifying political turmoil in Egypt offset good news about the U.S. economy.
Stocks rose most of the day on positive news about car sales, home prices and manufacturing. But major indexes turned lower after 1:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time after news emerged that Egypt's military had drawn up plans to suspend the country's constitution, dissolve its legislature and set up an interim government. Millions of protesters are demanding the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.
38. Windham expanding in Hendersonville, Alcoa - Friday, April 12, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials say national collections agency Windham Professionals is expanding operations in Hendersonville and Alcoa, adding 245 jobs in the process.
Gov. Bill Haslam and state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty say the expansion in the two cities represents an investment of $500,000 by Windham.39. Dow Jones average closes at another record high - Friday, April 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Materials and energy companies led the stock market higher Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its second all-time high in a week.
The Dow closed at 14,673.46, a gain of 59.98 points, or 0.4 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index also rose 0.4 percent, closing less than two points below its own all-time high set April 2.
40. Stocks rise ahead of earnings season - Friday, April 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended modestly higher Monday, shrugging off an early decline, as investors waited to see whether big U.S. companies would deliver on expectations of strong earnings in 2013.41. Oil ends slightly higher ahead of earnings, Fed - Friday, April 05, 2013
The price of oil was a little higher Monday, as traders awaited the start of the quarterly corporate earnings season and the latest word from the Federal Reserve on the economy.
Benchmark oil for May delivery rose 66 cents to finish at $93.36 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.42. Alcoa earnings as expected, revenue tops forecasts - Friday, January 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Alcoa Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings that met Wall Street's expectations, and the company said it expects slightly higher demand for aluminum this year.43. Oil down slightly, natural gas falls 3.3 percent - Friday, January 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil barely budged Wednesday, while natural gas plunged to the lowest level since late September.
Benchmark oil slipped 5 cents to end at $93.10 per barrel in New York trading. After rising on the year's first trading day following the resolution of a budget standoff in Washington, oil has been holding around $93.44. US stocks slip ahead of earnings season kickoff - Friday, January 04, 2013
Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street as the U.S. corporate earnings season gets under way.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 55 points to close at 13,328 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost four points to close at 1,457 and the Nasdaq composite fell seven points to 3,091.45. Oil down slightly, natural gas continues to drop - Friday, January 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices ended a little lower on Tuesday, as traders took their cue from U.S. stock markets and investors awaited the start of the earnings season.
Natural gas prices fell again following a report showing production is at record levels and mild early winter weather.46. Stocks sink, pulling S&P 500 down from 5-year high - Friday, January 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street, pulling the Standard & Poor's 500 index down from the five-year high it reached Friday.
The S&P 500 dropped four points end at 1,461 Monday. Stocks surged last week after lawmakers reached a last-minute budget deal.47. Stocks edge higher on Wall Street - Friday, January 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market edged higher on Thursday as investors waited for more indications on the health of U.S. companies from earnings reports. Economic reports were mixed.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 19 points at 13,409 shortly after noon EST. It had been up as much as 54 points in the early going. The Standard & Poor's 500 added three points to 1,464, after rising as much as eight. The Nasdaq composite fell three points to 3,103.48. Stock market has its worst week since June - Friday, October 12, 2012
Stocks closed out their worst week since June after investors looked over third-quarter corporate earnings reports and decided there wasn't much to get excited about.
The big indexes were mixed on Friday. But they were all down more than 2 percent for the week. That was their worst weekly showing since the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3 percent for the week ending June 1.49. Stocks head higher, despite Europe worries - Friday, October 05, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — One piece of good news on jobs was enough Thursday on Wall Street.
The stock market popped higher after the Labor Department reported an encouraging decline in weekly claims for unemployment insurance. That one piece of good news was enough to help traders forget about a drumbeat of worrisome developments, like a widening U.S. trade deficit, higher unemployment in Greece and a ratings cut for Spain.'50. Dow falls 128, with Chevron and Alcoa leading way - Friday, October 05, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Downbeat reports from Alcoa and Chevron at the start of corporate earnings season pulled stock indexes lower for a third straight day Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 128 points, its steepest loss since late June.51. Stocks indexes slide following gloomy IMF forecast - Friday, October 05, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slumped Tuesday on Wall Street after the International Monetary Fund predicted weaker world economic growth and as investors waited for what they expected to be lower corporate earnings.52. Stocks lower on weak outlook for 3Q, Asian economy - Friday, October 05, 2012
Investors looked warily at forecasts for poor U.S. corporate earnings and weaker growth in Asia and decided there wasn't much reason to buy stocks.
The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 26.50 points to close at 13,583.65 points Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 5.05 points to 1,455.88 and the Nasdaq composite lost 23.84 points to 3,112.35.53. Stocks edge up; H-P sinks on Whitman's outlook - Friday, September 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of encouraging economic reports helped nudge the stock market higher Wednesday. Measures of business activity in the service sector and job growth last month came in better than economists had expected.54. Stocks waver on Spain report, Mosaic miss - Friday, September 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Mixed signals on the world economy tugged on major stock indexes Tuesday.
The country's largest fertilizer company, Mosaic, said weak demand from China and India have hurt its profits. Mosaic, Dupont and stocks of other companies in the materials industry fell.55. Stocks slide on Wall Street for sixth straight day - Friday, July 06, 2012
U.S. stocks slid for a sixth day Thursday as concern spread that weaker global economic growth and the European debt crisis will hurt U.S. corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average was headed for its longest losing streak since mid-May.56. Stocks fall for a fourth day as tech profits slump - Friday, July 06, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell for the fourth straight day Tuesday following a profit slump at technology companies and a steep decline in oil prices, which sent energy stocks sharply lower.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 83.17 points to close at 12,653.12. Aluminum maker Alcoa was the biggest loser in the Dow, giving up 4 percent after reporting a slump in revenue late Monday.57. Stocks slide ahead of corporate earnings season - Friday, July 06, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Edgy investors sent stocks lower Monday on Wall Street ahead of U.S. corporate earnings reports and amid more signs of instability in Europe.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 36.18 points at 12,736.29. It was the Dow's third straight day of declines.58. US stocks plunge after weak June jobs report - Friday, July 06, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors abandoned stocks Friday after the U.S. government reported that only 80,000 jobs were created in June, the third straight month of weak hiring.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 124.20 points to close at 12,772.47. The loss wiped out the Dow's gain for the week.59. Stocks rise as oil prices, factory orders climb - Friday, June 29, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed Tuesday in an abbreviated holiday trading session after an encouraging report about manufacturing. Energy stocks rose the most because of increased tension over oil-rich Iran.60. Stocks mixed as American manufacturing slows - Friday, June 29, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors rejoiced over Europe last week. On Monday, they got back to worrying about the United States.
Stocks struggled to stay out of the red in quiet holiday-week trading after the government said American manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in almost three years.61. Stocks plunge after weak manufacturing reports - Friday, June 15, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A quiet start on Wall Street quickly turned into a rout Thursday as the bad news piled up.
Commodity prices slumped in early trading after a report said manufacturing in China fell this month. Then, around 10 a.m., the Philadelphia branch of the Federal Reserve reported a sharp contraction in manufacturing in the Northeast. The report, the worst since last August, helped knock the Dow Jones industrial average down about 40 points.62. Why stocks may be even riskier than you think - Friday, June 15, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Job growth in the United States is slowing. Sales at stores have stopped growing. The economies of India, Brazil and China are cooling. Europe is crippled by government debt and bad bank loans.63. Europe worries stalk Wall Street; Dow loses 161 - Friday, May 25, 2012
Fearing a financial rupture in Europe, investors around the world fled from risk Wednesday. They punished stocks and the euro, and the yield on a benchmark U.S. bond hit its lowest point since World War II.64. A rare gain for the Dow on hopes for China growth - Friday, May 25, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is desperately looking for good news.
On Tuesday, oil prices fell, the euro sank to a 22-month low, and the yield on the U.S. government's 10-year Treasury note fell near a historic low after a report suggested that Spain will have more trouble repaying its debts.65. Stocks drop on mixed news on profits, economy - Friday, April 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A slew of U.S. companies announced big profits Thursday, but investors spooked about the economy sold stocks anyway.
Investors shifted between buying and selling early Thursday, then stuck with selling after deciding that strong earnings results weren't enough to make up for weak reports on jobs, housing and manufacturing.66. Natural gas prices dip below $2 - Friday, April 06, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of natural gas has dropped below $2 for the first time in more than a decade.
A mild winter and production boom have left the U.S. with more natural gas than Americans can consume. Storage facilities are quickly filling up. The glut has pushed down the futures price of gas 59 percent since it peaked at $4.85 last summer.67. Stocks make a U-turn, rising after big decline - Friday, April 06, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors on Wednesday all but forgot the previous day's burdens and sent stocks soaring. It was a stark turnaround from the day before, when they'd pushed the market into a free-fall on worries about European debt and corporate earnings in the U.S.68. Worst loss for Dow this year as stocks slump again - Friday, April 06, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market extended its longest and deepest slump of the year Tuesday, caught between a recurring nightmare of European debt and the beginning of uncertain corporate earnings reports at home.69. US stocks fall on worries about Europe's economy - Friday, March 23, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Thursday for the third day in a row as investors were daunted by reminders that Europe has not solved its debt crisis and the U.S. economy is far from healed, despite progress on both fronts.70. Materials lead US stocks lower as commodities dip - Friday, March 23, 2012
Falling commodity prices punished materials and energy companies Wednesday, pushing Wall Street's major stock indexes to a lower close.
Crude oil lost nearly $2 to $105 a barrel, hurting energy stocks. Peabody Energy fell 3.4 percent, Chevron 1.1 percent and Exxon 0.9 percent.71. Dow falls more than 200, interrupting 2012 rally - Friday, March 02, 2012
Stocks suffered their biggest losses in three months Tuesday, the first hiccup in a strong and steady rally to start the year. Wall Street worried about the global economy and waited while Greece pressured the last investors to sign on for its bailout.72. Stocks edge lower on worries about China, Greece - Friday, March 02, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Two signs of trouble elsewhere in the world pushed U.S. stocks lower: slowing economic growth in China and a possible hitch in a deal to get Greece its bailout money.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed the day down 14.76 points to 12,962.81, or down 0.1 percent. The Dow closed above 13,000 last week for the first time since May 2008.73. Stocks fall sharply as Greek deal is held up - Friday, February 10, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are having their worst day this year Friday after Greece hit a roadblock on its way to a critical international bailout.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 126 points, or 1 percent, at 12,765 at 3 p.m. EST. Materials stocks fell the most. Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. fell 3.4 percent, the biggest drop among the 30 stocks in the index.74. Dow approaches 13,000, and maybe a record to come - Friday, February 03, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — It was just last summer that the Dow Jones industrial average shed 2,000 points in three terrifying weeks. Investors had a host of things to worry about, including the possibility of another recession.75. US stocks flat after mixed economic data - Friday, January 27, 2012
Investors coasted Thursday while they waited for a critical government report on jobs. Stocks were mostly flat, a pause from their strong start this year, and bonds didn't move much, either.
The Labor Department said the four-week average of unemployment claims fell to 375,750, the lowest since June 2008 and enough to suggest a steadily improving job market.76. Stocks close higher on hopes for earnings, Europe - Friday, January 06, 2012
U.S. stocks rose solidly Tuesday after European markets rallied and corporate bellwether Alcoa predicted stronger demand in 2012. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at its highest level since July.77. Stocks close higher in 4th day of listless trading - Friday, January 06, 2012
Stocks are closing slightly higher after a fourth straight listless session. Traders were waiting for quarterly financial results from Alcoa Corp. that might offer clues about the economic recovery.78. Positive jobs report fails to lift stocks - Friday, January 06, 2012
The stock market offered a reminder Friday that even if the U.S. job market is improving, there's plenty to worry about elsewhere in the world.
The unemployment rate fell in December to 8.5 percent, the lowest level in nearly three years. Yet stock indexes teetered between small gains and losses all day as traders fretted about Europe's ongoing financial drama.79. Wall Street's happy new year: Dow up almost 180 - Friday, December 30, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market got a big jump on a better year.
After a flat 2011, stocks rose sharply Tuesday in the first trading of 2012 after investors returned from the holiday and found encouraging economic reports from the United States and around the world.80. Stocks close higher; S&P turns positive for 2011 - Friday, December 23, 2011
Stocks closed higher Friday after a quiet, pre-holiday session that turned the S&P 500 index positive for the year.
Traders were relieved by news that Congress extended a payroll tax holiday for workers and emergency unemployment benefits. Both programs were set to expire at the end of the year. Letting that happen would have reduced economic growth by about 1 percent, analysts said.81. Stocks slide as government lowers growth estimate - Friday, November 18, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — A downward revision of U.S. economic growth in the third quarter sent stocks lower Tuesday. Higher borrowing costs for Spain also renewed worries about Europe's debt crisis.
The Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy grew at a 2 percent annual rate from July through September, down from its initial estimate of 2.5 percent. Economists had expected the figure to remain the same.82. Stocks fall broadly as oil tops $100 a barrel - Friday, November 11, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly in midday trading Wednesday as the price of oil topped $100 a barrel for the first time since July.
The jump in the price of crude could weaken the already U.S. fragile economy by raising costs for gas, heating oil and airline fuel. Oil futures jumped 2.7 percent to $102 a barrel as U.S. supplies dropped and a deal for a new pipeline threatened to cut them even more.83. Stocks surge on European debt deal, GDP growth - Friday, October 21, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are soaring after European leaders agreed on a deal to slash Greece's debt load and prevent the debt crisis there from engulfing larger countries like Italy. Stronger U.S. economic growth and corporate earnings also drove markets higher.84. Oil rises to above $86 on weaker dollar to euro - Friday, October 07, 2011
Oil prices inched up above $86 a barrel Wednesday, supported by a weaker dollar even as concerns persisted about the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the International Energy Agency slightly lowered its demand growth forecasts.85. US stocks dive after dismal June jobs report - Friday, July 08, 2011
U.S. stocks opened sharply lower Friday after the government said businesses added the fewest jobs in June in more than a year. The unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent.
Employers created only 18,000 jobs last month, a fraction of what economists expected. The Labor Department also lowered its estimates for the number of jobs created in April and May.86. New hotels set for Elm Hill Pike - Friday, February 18, 2011
Despite the down economy, the Nashville area is continuing to experience new hotel construction, including a couple of extended-stay hotels going up in the same vicinity on Elm Hill Pike.
One is a TownePlace Suites, a new brand to Nashville, and the other a Candlewood Suites.