NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks ended mostly higher on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record on Apple's bullish results, though Boeing weighed on the Dow and conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip kept the broader market's gains in check.
A former Jefferies Group Inc managing director convicted of defrauding investors who traded mortgage bonds through a government program established after the 2008 financial crisis was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison.
Since 2008 politicians have put taxpayers on the hook for guaranteeing losses in ever more of the financial system. So behold Wednesday's little miracle, in which the Securities and Exchange Commission began shrinking the implied taxpayer safety net ...
A tank car in North Dakota. Under the new rules, tank cars used for crude oil, ethanol and other petroleum products would require increased steel shielding and better thermal protections.
People enter the Reserve Bank of New Zealand headquarters in Wellington. New Zealand's central bank has raised interest rates by 1 percentage point so far this year.