The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year. Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies.
I'd love to tell you that editors and decision-makers across the country and around the globe heard that plea - based on the Dow being antiquated and no longer any sort of true gauge of �the market� - and immediately started modernizing their thinking.
The stock market had another turbulent session Friday, capping off one of the more eventful weeks on Wall Street in years. The Dow Jones industrial average soared more than 250 points following strong earnings from Morgan Stanley, General Electric and ...
Stocks ended a wild day mostly lower Wednesday as indexes recovered much of an early plunge. Investors dumped risky assets in heavy trading and parked their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S.