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Stock Market News for September 18, 2012 - Market News
The tech-laden Nasdaq Composite Index slipped 0.2% to end at 3,178.67. The fear-gauge CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) added a mere 0.6% to settle just 0.08 point higher at 14.59.
Stock Market News for September 14, 2012 - Market News
The tech-laden Nasdaq Composite Index surged 1.3% to end significantly higher at 3,155.83. The fear-gauge CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) plunged 11.1% to settle at 14.05.
Wall Street ends at multi-year highs on Fed  Reuters
What's the best age to retire?
BOSTON (MarketWatch)—If you're going to do it—retire, that is—you might as well do it at the right age. And doing it at the right age, according to the authors of a soon-to-be published paper, involves a bit of homework.
Guess Which President Has Been Best for Stocks?
From Sept 1, 2008—just before the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the financial crisis—until Obama's inauguration, the S&P 500 punged 34 percent, with the Dow and Nasdaq making similar declines. The president also would have to credit Federal ...
Should you take a 7-year car loan?
A growing number of car loans will take nearly two presidential terms to pay off. The typical duration of a new-car loan rose slightly to 64 months in the second quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by Experian.
Are financial advisers worth their fee?
BOSTON (MarketWatch) - Investors have long wondered about whether it's worth paying someone to mastermind a financial plan. After all, it's tough to see how much a proper asset-allocation plan or the right withdrawal strategy really adds to performance.
McDonald's highest-calorie menu item? Not a burger
The obesity epidemic is explained by about 100 extra calories per person per day, so if we get a daily 30-calorie decrease from menu labeling, that's huge,” Wootan said.
Stocks lower, still set for third-quarter gains
The Standard & Poor's 500 index is closing down six at 1,441. And the Nasdaq composite index finishes the day down 20 at 3,116.
US stocks slip on eurozone turmoil
Stocks pare gains, finish mixed
U.S. stocks shaved earlier gains and finished mixed Friday, as investors kept tabs on the global economy. The market also broke a two-week winning streak, as all three major indexes declined for the week.
Wall Street ends flat despite Spain hope, S&P off for week  Reuters
Bill Clinton's DNC speech: Fact check finds former president's claims of ...
Sure enough, the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite stock index and the Dow Jones industrial average both peaked in March 2000. The bursting of the high-tech bubble dragged down the economy and markets through the rest of the year.