NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Wednesday as a sharp drop in the price of oil dragged down energy companies. U.S. crude closed below $40 a barrel for the first time since August.
Investors continue to weigh the implications of potential changes in interest rate policy around the world. The European Central Bank meets Thursday to discuss increasing its stimulus program, and the Federal Reserve is likely to raise rates for the first time in nine years at its next policy meeting in mid-December.
16. Stocks advance in solid start to December trading - Friday, November 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks started off December on a strong note, helped by improving economic data from Japan and Europe as well as hopes that the European Central Bank will expand its stimulus program. Trading remained relatively quiet ahead of the release later this week of the U.S. government's monthly jobs survey and a Federal Reserve meeting later this month.17. Signs of weak holiday spending send retail stocks lower - Friday, November 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed modestly lower on Monday, as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday to focus on the early signs of how the holiday shopping season may turn out and where interest rates may go in the U.S. and Europe.18. As US prepares to hike rates, Europe could reap benefits - Friday, November 13, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In a high-stakes juncture for the global economy, the central banks of Europe and the United States are set to take opposing actions in December: the European Central Bank to cut rates, the Federal Reserve to raise them.19. Energy stocks lead a rally as the price of oil climbs - Friday, November 13, 2015
U.S. stocks mounted a broad rally on Monday, snapping a three-day losing streak as investors moved past concerns that the terrorist attacks in Paris could spell big trouble for the global economy.
Oil and gas stocks were among the biggest gainers as the price of crude rose. Traders also bid up shares in defense contractors, while travel-related stocks slumped.
20. Stocks skid as prices of oil and other commodities fall - Friday, November 06, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are skidding Thursday, weighed down by weakness in mining and energy companies as commodities prices fall. Stocks are heading for their sixth drop in seven days.
KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average sank 209 points, or 1.2 percent, to 17,492 as of 12:24 p.m. The Standard & Poor's 500 lost 20 points, or 1 percent, to 2,054. The Nasdaq composite index fell 30 points, or 0.6 percent, to 5,036.21. US consumer confidence slips in October - Friday, October 23, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans turned slightly more anxious about the job market this month.
The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell to 97.6 in October, down from a nine-month high of 102.6 in September.
22. Tech stocks lead a rally; S&P 500 turns positive for year - Friday, October 23, 2015
U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, delivering their second gain in two days and pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index back into positive territory for the year.
Strong quarterly earnings from several big-name technology companies helped rally the market, which has been gradually regaining ground following a swoon in August and September. Microsoft vaulted to a 15-year high, while Amazon and Google's parent company Alphabet closed sharply higher.
23. Strong company earnings send stock indexes higher - Friday, October 16, 2015
Encouraging earnings from McDonald's, eBay and other companies sent U.S. stocks higher in midday trading Thursday. The market also got a lift from a rally in European stocks after the head of the European Central Bank said the bank will consider expanding its stimulus program in December. Industrials stocks were among the biggest gainers.24. Vietnam seems big winner in US-anchored Pacific trade deal - Friday, October 02, 2015
HONG KONG (AP) — An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal anchored by the U.S. promises to boost the economies of its 12 participating countries by opening their markets to one another, but not all the gains will be spread evenly.25. Global stock markets waver as Fed decision nears - Friday, September 11, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were more or less unchanged in midday trading Thursday as investors remained on the sidelines until the Federal Reserve's announcement this afternoon. Policymakers are considering whether or not to raise U.S. interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.26. Is now time for a Fed rate hike? Here are 2 clashing views - Friday, September 11, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — For seven years — through political fights, Europe debt crises and market panic — investors could count on one thing: Short-term U.S. interest rates would stay locked near zero.
Such was the will of the Federal Reserve, which remained wary of the economy's durability long after the gravest recession since the 1930s had ended.27. The end of the Fed’s up-market guarantee program - Friday, September 11, 2015
A week ago, the European Central Bank committed to do even more of “whatever it takes,” driving European stocks up 2.5 percent. Conversely, after Friday’s strong U.S. job report, Fed tightening fears pushed American stocks down 1.5 percent.28. European markets soothed by Chinese assurances - Friday, September 04, 2015
LONDON (AP) — Attempts by Chinese officials to reassure investors helped European markets post some modest gains Monday, on a day when trading activity was diminished by a U.S. holiday.
KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC-40 closed up 0.6 percent at 4,549.64 while Germany's DAX rose 0.7 percent to 10,108.61. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares ended 0.5 percent higher at 6,074.52. Wall Street was closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday.
29. As ECB holds rates, reports show euro economy holding up - Friday, August 28, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank kept its interest rates at record lows on Thursday, as expected, after reports showed the eurozone economy held up better than many had expected over the summer months.30. Stocks gain; Europe's central bank ready to boost stimulus - Friday, August 28, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stocks were modestly higher Thursday, helped by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus to the region's economy, if needed. A rebound in oil prices lifted energy stocks.31. Loss of confidence or loss of overconfidence? - Friday, September 04, 2015
As you already know, markets have gyrated wildly over the last two weeks. While suspicions of crisis have developed, the market has behaved as if crisis were already upon us.
Broad measures of volatility recorded record gains last week, market mechanics fractured at the Monday, Aug. 24 open and ETF prices became dramatically disconnected from underlying value.32. Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank - Friday, August 28, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy.
Analysts are already talking about when and how the European Central Bank might extend its 1.1 trillion-euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus program that has been running for the past six months in an attempt to boost the modest recovery in the 19 countries that use the euro.33. Eurozone inflation stable at low rate of 0.2 percent - Friday, August 28, 2015
BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was stable in August at an annual rate of 0.2 percent, an official report shows — another weak figure that may help push the European Central Bank toward doing more economic stimulus.34. US stocks extend losses as early rally fades - Friday, August 21, 2015
A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 200 points and extending Wall Street's losing streak to six days.35. Greek opposition tries to form government but election looms - Friday, August 21, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's president asked the main opposition party Friday to try to form a new government, a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and called an early election next month to deal with a governing party rebellion over Greece's third bailout deal.36. Greece election talk grows as government taps new bailout - Friday, August 14, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister is considering options, including early elections, to tackle a rebellion by hardliners within his party who are opposed to the terms of the country's new bailout.37. Stocks lower as Fed minutes keep rate increase in play - Friday, August 14, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted solid losses on Wednesday as investors got mixed signals from the Federal Reserve over the possibility of an interest rate hike in September. Energy stocks fell as the price of oil plummeted.38. Greek government seen calling confidence vote - Friday, August 14, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek minister indicates it is highly likely Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will call for a vote of confidence in his government after a bailout deal with foreign creditors sparked a rebellion within his governing Syriza party.39. Eurozone optimism after Greek lawmakers back bailout deal - Friday, August 14, 2015
BRUSSELS (AP) — Eurozone officials were optimistic of approving a draft bailout deal for Greece on Friday after the country's lawmakers cleared it in a vote that nevertheless saw the government suffer significant dissent.40. Greek government defends bailout deal ahead of vote - Friday, August 07, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government defended its new bailout program Thursday as tough but essential to avoid the nation's financial collapse, as it faced a rebellion in the governing Syriza party ahead of a parliamentary vote on the deal.41. China currency falls for 2nd day after surprise devaluation - Friday, August 07, 2015
BEIJING (AP) — China's yuan fell further Wednesday, fueling concern about a possible "currency war" if other governments fight back with their own devaluations to compete in export markets.
Shock waves from Tuesday's 1.9 percent devaluation against the U.S. dollar, which was the yuan's biggest change in a decade, spread through financial markets, causing stocks and Asian currencies to tumble.42. US stocks wobble, then recover after China currency weakens - Friday, August 07, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Another drop in China's currency shook markets around the world for a second straight day amid rising concerns about the world's second-largest economy. Major markets in Europe slumped, while the U.S. stock market recovered from an early drop to finish nearly flat.43. Greece agrees on broad terms of new bailout package - Friday, August 07, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has agreed on the broad terms of a new three-year bailout package with international creditors, with a few last details expected to be ironed out Tuesday.
Finalizing quickly the deal for about 85 billion euros ($93 billion) in new loans would prevent the country from defaulting on its debts next week and secure its future in the euro.44. China's move to cut currency reverberates in global economy - Friday, August 07, 2015
BEIJING (AP) — China's bold move Tuesday to sharply devalue its currency threatens to squeeze exporters around the world whose goods will likely become comparatively costlier than many Chinese products.45. Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens - Friday, July 31, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's stock market plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country's latest economic crisis.46. Greece's stock market to reopen as bailout talks progress - Friday, July 31, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government announced that the Athens Stock Exchange will reopen Monday, a big step toward normalcy as talks with international creditors shifted into high gear.
The exchange has been closed since June 29, when the government imposed capital controls to prevent a banking collapse.47. US indexes advance on strong earnings; China stabilizes - Friday, July 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks steadied and U.S. markets advanced Tuesday, as investors were encouraged by strong results from UPS, Ford and other big companies.
The recovery comes after five straight days of losses for U.S. indexes. It's not uncommon for stocks to reverse course after several days in one direction, and investors say the market is still lacking the foundation for an extended rally.
48. Greece readies for bailout talks as Plan B details revealed - Friday, July 24, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government was poised Monday for the imminent start of intricate bailout discussion but faced rebuke following revelations that former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, formed a secret committee to plan for the possible conversion of euros into drachmas "at a drop of a hat."49. Greece invites IMF to join bailout talks, should begin Monday - Friday, July 24, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is formally inviting the International Monetary Fund to join its negotiations with European creditors over a vital third bailout — talks that were delayed Friday by logistics but are expected to conclude before Greece faces another big repayment Aug. 20, Greek officials said.50. Greece clears final reform hurdle before new bailout talks - Friday, July 17, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's radical left-led government survived another revolt by rebels in the early hours of Thursday, passing reforms that should pave the way for the imminent start of bailout discussions with European creditors.51. Greece gets new liquidity boost ahead of key reform vote - Friday, July 17, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's liquidity-starved banks got a new cash injection from the European Central Bank on Wednesday, hours before a key vote in parliament on further economic reforms demanded by international creditors in return for a third bailout.52. Greek banks reopen but cash limits remain; taxes soar - Friday, July 17, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece set a series of landmarks Monday it hopes will shore up its battered economy following months of crisis that threatened its place in the euro.
Banks reopened after more than three weeks, and the cash-strapped country got a short-term loan from European creditors to pay more than 6 billion euros ($6.5 billion) owed to the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. Non-payment on either would have derailed Greece's recent bailout request.
53. US stocks rise as eBay, Citi, others report strong earnings - Friday, July 10, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising broadly in midday trading Thursday after several big companies reported better-than-expected earnings. Citigroup, Intel, Netflix and eBay all beat analysts' forecasts. The rise in U.S. stocks follows a rally in European markets on news that Greece's parliament approved pension reforms and other measures demanded by its creditors.54. Greek parliament to vote on painful new austerity bill - Friday, July 10, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's lawmakers were debating an austerity bill set for a midnight vote Wednesday that will condemn the country to years of more budget savings but is needed to get a new bailout and avert financial collapse.55. Greece reaches deal with creditors, avoids euro exit - Friday, July 10, 2015
BRUSSELS (AP) — After months of acrimony, Greece clinched a preliminary bailout agreement with its European creditors on Monday that will, if implemented, secure the country's place in the euro and help it avoid financial collapse.56. Greece's Tsipras to sell austerity deal to reluctant party - Friday, July 10, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sought his left-wing party's backing on Friday for a new budget austerity package that is harsher than what he urged Greeks to reject in a vote just last week, but would provide the country will longer-term financial support.57. Greece rushing to finalize reforms and remain in euro - Friday, July 03, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government was racing Thursday to finalize a plan of reforms for its third bailout, hoping this time the proposal will meet with approval from its European partners and stave off a potentially catastrophic exit from Europe's joint currency, the euro, within days.58. Greece seeks 3-year aid program, rushes to detail reforms - Friday, July 03, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece requested a new three-year rescue program from its European partners on Wednesday and rushed to complete a detailed plan of economic reforms in time to avoid the country's descent into financial chaos.59. Greece restarts talks with creditors as country on edge - Friday, July 03, 2015
BRUSSELS (AP) — With their country struggling to stave off financial collapse, Greek officials restarted talks with skeptical creditors on a new rescue deal, but showed up Tuesday without the concrete proposals their European counterparts had demanded.60. What's next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit - Friday, July 03, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit.
Without a deal on more bailout loans, the heavily indebted country faces looming financial hurdles in the coming days.61. US stocks slip amid global sell-off after Greek 'no' vote - Friday, July 03, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly following drops in overseas markets as Greeks voted to reject creditor conditions for more loans, but the losses weren't as steep as many had feared.62. After vote win, Greece's Tsipras looks to rebuild talks - Friday, July 03, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece on Monday faced the urgent need to heal its ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal that might prevent it from falling out of the euro — possibly within days.63. Greek vote campaign begins amid grinding cash crisis - Friday, June 26, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get cash ground on in the face of uncertainty.64. US stocks gain as Greece appears to be willing to negotiate - Friday, June 26, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Hopes that a deal could be reached between Greece and its creditors pushed stocks higher on Wednesday.
The U.S. market opened higher, following strong gains for European stocks, after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wrote a letter to the nation's creditors and appeared to make concessions. Greece failed to repay a loan to the International Monetary Fund that was due on Tuesday after talks between the nations and its creditors broke down late last week.65. Greece, creditors to discuss new plan as bailout to expire - Friday, June 26, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's European creditors were assessing a last-minute proposal Athens made for a new two-year rescue deal, submitted just hours before the country's international bailout program expires and it loses access to billions of euros in funds.66. US stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates - Friday, June 26, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Fears that Greece's troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year.
Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated to the safety of government bonds. Measures of volatility spiked. In many ways, it looked similar to previous episodes in Europe's long-running debt crisis, except that this time, investors said, they weren't quite as worried.
67. Greece, creditors edging closer to rescue deal - Friday, June 26, 2015
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its rescue creditors edged closer to a deal on loans needed to avoid a potentially disastrous bankruptcy, but angry objections in Athens to some demands kept the talks on edge ahead of a key meeting this weekend.68. Greece, creditors at loggerheads as debt deadline looms - Friday, June 19, 2015
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its international creditors remained at loggerheads Thursday over reform measures that Athens must introduce to unlock billions of euros in loans and prevent a likely bankruptcy of the country.69. Divisions remain on Greece as officials meet for last push - Friday, June 19, 2015
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece's leader was trying to bridge differences with creditors Wednesday on a plan to make more reforms in Greece in exchange for bailout loans the country needs to avoid a potentially disastrous default next week.70. Greece: We had no choice but to propose 'harsh' reforms - Friday, June 19, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's economic reforms plan includes "harsh" measures the government would not have proposed had it had a choice, a spokesman said Tuesday.
The country this week offered a series of measures, including multiple tax increases, to persuade its creditors to release bailout funds and keep the country from defaulting on its debts as soon as next week.71. Bernanke: Dump Jackson, not Hamilton, on US currency - Friday, June 19, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve chief-turned blogger Ben Bernanke is calling for the U.S. Treasury to abandon plans to drop Alexander Hamilton from his featured spot on the $10 bill and to dump Andrew Jackson from the $20 instead.72. Greece gets temporary lifeline, turns hope to new summit - Friday, June 19, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With the clock running down on Greece's chances of avoiding a painful exit from the euro, the country got a temporary lifeline Friday to help it cope with a bank deposit drain and turned its hopes to a European leaders' summit next week.73. US stocks advance; Harley climbs on buyback plan - Friday, June 12, 2015
US stocks moved sharply higher in midday trading Thursday, as investors assessed the latest corporate deal and earnings news. The rally came a day after the Federal Reserve suggested that it wasn't planning to raise interest rates right away.74. Focus on talk of company deals sends US stock indexes higher - Friday, June 12, 2015
Signs of more corporate dealmaking sent U.S. stocks higher on Tuesday, allowing investors to take their mind off Greece's debt troubles.
Investors were also looking ahead to Wednesday's economic and interest rate policy update from the Federal Reserve. They'll be looking for hints as to when the central bank will begin raising its key interest rate after holding it close to zero for more than six years.
75. Why a higher-rate era may not pain economies and individuals - Friday, June 12, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers, businesses and investors are facing an era of higher borrowing costs as some of the lowest global interest rates in modern history begin to rise.
Yet the message from most economists is a reassuring one: Rates won't likely climb fast or high enough to inflict much damage on economic recoveries in the United States or Europe. Borrowers and investors may feel some short-term pain but should manage fine in the long run.76. Greece set to present fresh proposals to break impasse - Friday, June 12, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece said Friday it will present its creditors with new proposals over the weekend in an attempt to breathe life into stalled bailout discussions that have stoked fears of the country's bankruptcy.77. Greece gets wake-up call: coming week could seal its fate - Friday, June 12, 2015
BRUSSELS (AP) — International creditors sent Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras home from a summit Thursday with a clear message: swiftly tone down your demands in the bailout talks over the next week or face financial ruin.78. US stocks move higher, building on gains from the day before - Friday, June 05, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Thursday after an encouraging report on retail sales suggesting consumers are shaking off their winter doldrums. Eight of the 10 industry sectors of the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose.79. Greece makes new proposals to end bailout impasse - Friday, June 05, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has made new proposals aimed to end a long standoff with international bailout creditors and unlock vitally needed rescue funds, officials in Athens and Brussels said Tuesday.80. US stocks end lower, pushing Dow into the red for the year - Friday, June 05, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average slipped into the red for the year on Monday as stocks extended their slump.
Airlines were among the biggest losers amid concern that capacity growth in the industry may curb profitability. JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines were among the carriers that declined.
81. Greece faces risk of early elections amid bailout standoff - Friday, June 05, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece faced the risk of early elections, adding new uncertainty to its crisis, as many in the ruling radical left party said Friday there was no way they would agree to the budget cuts creditors are demanding in exchange for rescue loans.82. ECB keeps rates on hold, markets look to Draghi comments - Friday, May 29, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank kept its key interest rate on hold Wednesday, as expected, leaving investors to look ahead to President Mario Draghi's comments due later, particularly for any news about Greece.83. Stocks end week lower following disappointing economic data - Friday, May 29, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year.
The revised data showed that gross domestic product contracted 0.7 percent in the first quarter. That was worse than the government's initial estimate of growth of 0.2 percent.
84. US stocks recover from a slump the day before - Friday, May 22, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering the most of their losses from the day before, as Greece appeared closer to resolving its latest debt issues.
However, the overall market remains directionless as most investors are focused on figuring out when the Federal Reserve's long-awaited interest rate increase may come.
85. Slumping energy sector leads a broad sell-off in US stocks - Friday, May 22, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market endured its worst day in three weeks on Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece's debt crisis and a surge in the U.S. dollar.
Investors seeking safety bought U.S. government bonds.
86. US stock market drifts from latest record highs - Friday, May 15, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market slipped back from its latest record high in a listless day of trading Tuesday. Oil companies and drillers tugged major indexes down as the price of crude oil dropped for a fifth day straight.87. US stocks drop as investors assess corporate earnings - Friday, April 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks traded lower Thursday as investors assessed the latest corporate earnings. Harman International, which makes audio systems for cars, and Yelp, an online listings company, fell sharply after posting weak earnings.88. G-20 finance officials confronting global weakness - Friday, April 17, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's major economies are searching for the right mix of policies to bolster a still-weak global recovery nearly six years after the Great Recession while confronting a range of new threats from a soaring U.S. dollar to a big drop in oil prices.89. European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro - Friday, April 10, 2015
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China.90. US stocks rise as earnings roll in, oil prices climb - Friday, April 10, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising corporate profits and a jump in oil prices helped push the stock market to a modest gain on Wednesday. Delta and Intel led the way up after turning in results that beat Wall Street's forecasts. The price of oil soared to its highest price this year, driving up energy stocks.91. IMF cuts forecast for US economy, upgrades Europe and Japan - Friday, April 10, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund, citing the consequences of a strong dollar, is downgrading its outlook for the U.S. economy but raising its forecast for Europe and Japan.
The IMF predicted Tuesday that the American economy will grow 3.1 percent this year and next — a performance the fund characterized as "robust." But the U.S. outlook was down from the IMF's January forecast of 3.6 percent growth in 2015 and 3.3 percent growth in 2016. The American economy advanced 2.4 percent last year.
92. Volatile start to year in markets could help bank profits - Friday, April 10, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Wild swings in the stock, bond and currency markets in the first three months of the year are likely to translate into bigger profits for big U.S. banks, analysts say.
Investors will get quarterly results from the nation's major banks in the next two weeks, including Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo.93. Corporate deals appetite hits 5-year high - Friday, April 10, 2015
LONDON (AP) — The current wave of corporate takeovers and mergers is set to grow, with the appetite for deals among executives hitting a five-year high thanks to a strong dollar and low oil prices, a global survey found Monday.94. 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.95. Bull trots on: Stocks grind higher for 9th straight quarter - Friday, March 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The bull market slowed to a trot but didn't stop this winter.
Stocks have been buffeted since the start of the year by plunging oil prices, a surging dollar and worries about the timing of a potential rate increase by the Federal Reserve. None of that has been enough to keep the market from logging a small gain in the first three months of the year.96. US economic growth may be mild, but it's also really durable - Friday, March 27, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Yet the sluggish pace of the recovery has a silver lining: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II.97. General Motors beats a retreat out of Russia - Friday, March 13, 2015
MOSCOW (AP) — General Motors will slash production in Russia and pull its mass-market Opel brand completely in the face of plummeting sales in the economically troubled country.
Mainstream GM brands have been among the biggest losers as Russia's auto market shrinks, with sales of Chevrolet down 74 percent year-on-year in February and those of Opel plunging 86 percent.
98. Stocks decline for third week; interest rate worries persist - Friday, March 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market was hit hard Friday, capping a third week of declines, as investors reacted to a steep drop in oil prices and a jump in the value of the dollar.
Utilities, companies that make basic materials like steel, and major exporters had the biggest declines.
99. Banks lead early gains in US trading; Dollar General up - Friday, March 06, 2015
US stocks open higher, led by gains for financial companies
STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, led by gains in financial stocks after a number of banks got approval from the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates and buy back stock.
100. The euro's tumbling – here's why - Friday, March 06, 2015
LONDON (AP) — The euro is notching one milestone after another as it drops against major currencies. On Wednesday, it hit a 12-year low against the dollar and many think its descent has further to go.