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It was a maybe, maybe not week.
It's IRA time, with people opening individual retirement accounts after doing their tax returns and then fretting over where to invest the new money.
Our European vacation from stock market angst has ended abruptly, with Italy's elections this week showing investors worldwide that they may have jumped too quickly at the conclusion that Europe's debt crisis had been tamed.
Cuts, due Friday, come at bad time for fragile economy It's coming, and not by popular demand.
Price down about 16% from all-time high in 2011 Are the golden years over for gold?
January retail sales numbers a relief to investors, but Wal-Mart report pessimistic In the first test of resilience after January's payroll tax hike, consumers achieved a passing score as they went shopping and bought more than economists had expected.
January retail sales figures on Wednesday will be first peek at shoppers' reaction Could the federal government's belt-tightening become a noose around consumer spending?
Concerns about European scandal, elections ease; technology stocks drive rally After turning squeamish early in the week, investors returned to the stock market and sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index to 1,517 Friday, the highest level since November 2007.
European debt issues and politics gave investors pause Monday, but stocks climbed again Tuesday It's not unusual to lose your balance while standing on a peak.
Gail MarksJarvis: Analysts see positive environment for stock market bulls You'd hardly think a 7.9 percent unemployment rate and a negative GDP report would signal a Goldilocks economy and drive the Dow Jones industrial index over the 14,000 mark for the first time since October 2007.
What parents need to know, and when they need to know it Look at your cute baby, and imagine the little tyke wearing a high school cap and gown about 17 years from now.
After running in terror from stocks since the financial crisis, individuals are suddenly feeling cozy again about a stock market that's gained 120 percent since early 2009.
Performance relative to S&P 500 falls away after Madoff scandal, recession The magic is gone … the infatuation over.
Other experts caution that market seems headed for a midyear correction The stock market is at a five-year high after gaining 13.4 percent last year and carrying investors on a remarkable four-week run so far in 2013.
Does your debt nag at you and make you miserable?
Stocks surge on stimulus efforts to revive sluggish global economy The stock market has surprised investors with an unusually strong surge, even enticing individuals to throw billions into the stock funds they've feared for years.
Investors waiting to see many fourth-quarter earnings released this week With the urgency of the "fiscal cliff" behind the nation and the earnings hurdle for companies low, investors have pushed the stock market close to the high that occurred before the financial crisis.
With markets near 5-year highs, concerns grow about ability to maintain momentum Investors have been ducking for two days — laying low while they hope that corporate executives assure them during the next few weeks that companies have come through a soft patch and can produce strong profits in 2013.