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Stocks end week up over 2%

Investors were ready for the long weekend, and it showed. Trading meandered around the breakeven mark for much of the day. Volume was light.

The Dow fell more than 50 points this morning, but by the afternoon it was up more than 30 points. In the end ...

Obama Biden jobs near Pittsburgh

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Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

World's toughest job

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World's toughest job ad ends with smiles

The job ad listed the many unusual requirements for director of operations -- and still, a few dozen people answered it and set up video interviews.

Milwaukee Fast food strike

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Oklahoma bans local minimum wage hikes

Oklahoma cities and towns are banned from raising the local minimum wage under a new state law.

Stock Exchange floor 10_19_12

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Feel good Wednesday: Markets up 1%

Investors did a happy dance on Wednesday as earnings, economic data and Janet Yellen brought good news.

The Dow soared 162 points, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both bounced over 1%.

Despite a lot of choppiness in the markets in recent weeks, Wednesday...

New York Stock Exchange trading

Mark Blinch/Reuters

Stocks finish higher on turnaround Tuesday

Investors seemed to have trouble making up their minds Tuesday. Stocks rallied out of the gate, then languished for most of the day before sprinting into the close.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all ended the day higher...

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Rising beef prices blamed on California drought

The severe drought across California is prompting a spike in beef prices at the grocery store.

NY stock exchange

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Stocks bounce back...somewhat

The stock market today felt a bit like a game of musical chairs with no one quite sure where it would end up.

Stocks ultimately finished higher, but about an hour before the close all bets were off as a late wave of selling hit the biotech sector har...

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