NEW YORK — The Nasdaq composite index closed above 4,000 on Tuesday for the first time since 2000, while the Dow and S&P ended barely changed. Retailers and homebuilders were among the best performing sectors, responding to stronger-than-expected earnings and robust housing market data. Big-cap technology stocks helped the Nasdaq the most on Friday to finish above 4,000 for the first time since the dot-com bubble burst in 2000 and sent the tech-heavy index hurtling. Tiffany & Co jumped 7 percent to $88.02 and was the S&P 500’s top performer after the luxury retailer’s third-quar
CHICAGO — A sharp drop in feed corn prices caused by the huge U.S. harvest last month has put the nation’s cattle feedlots in the black for the first time in more than two years. But analysts warn those profits could soon disappear as the prices they pay for scarce lightweight calves remain near record high. Feedyards and packing plants, such as Cargill Inc.
NEW YORK — The Dow industrials eked out a slim gain on Monday to end at another record high, after the Nasdaq topped 4,000 for the first time in 13 years and then slipped to close below that level. Wal-Mart Stores Inc shares rose 0.8 percent to close at $80.43, off an all-time intraday high of $80.57 after the world’s largest retailer said it has chosen its next chief executive. The stock was among the Dow's best performers. Energy stocks slipped following a deal to reduce sanctions on oil producer Iran.
NEWTOWN, Conn. — Around the time of the massacre of children at an elementary school in Connecticut last December, gunman Adam Lanza was living an isolated existence, communicating with his mother by email only even though they lived in the same house. A long-awaited state’s attorney report on Monday on one of the worst mass shootings in the United States revealed few new details and left relatives of 20 children and six adults killed with no more knowledge about Lanza’s motive. But the report on the Dec.
LOS ANGELES — The wife of an 85-year-old American man detained in North Korea appealed to the reclusive Asian nation on Monday to free him and allow him to return home to California for the Thanksgiving holiday. Merrill Newman, a veteran of the Korean War who had been visiting North Korea as a tourist, has been held since authorities in Pyongyang on Oct.
By The Sports Xchange Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy opened his Monday press conference by erasing speculation about quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing in the Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit. "He would like to go," said McCarthy. "Frankly, based on the info where we are, I would say he's slim to none." Rodgers suffered a fractured collarbone in a loss to the Chicago Bears on Nov. 4 and said last week he would like to return for Thursday's game against the NFC North rival Detroit Lions.
SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama took on critics of a newly brokered nuclear deal with Iran on Monday by saying their tough talk was good for politics but not for U.S. security. Top Republicans — as well as U.S. ally Israel — have criticized Obama for agreeing to the deal, which the U.S.
With Ron Burgundy coming to ESPN ’s studios, let’s hope that nobody messes with the teleprompters.
LONDON - The Sundance festival will be heading back to London in April, 2014 as the popular independent film and music event ventures outside
WASHINGTON - Environmental regulators may have underestimated by 50 percent the amount of the greenhouse gas methane emitted in the United States , according to a study published on Monday by