The Dow Jones and other indexes were already doing well when Donald Trump won the presidential election. And the overall jump of recent weeks has accelerated mightily, rising from just above 18,000 on election day to breaking 21,000 this week.
By PBS NewsHour
World markets were shaken Tuesday by new fears that the European debt deal might come unglued. Jeffrey Brown discusses the move with a reporter in Athens and a market analyst.
Markets dropped Tuesday when Greece's leaders called for a referendum to the massive bailout package that emerged from an emergency summit last week. Jeffrey Brown reports.
New job numbers out Friday offered a glimmer of hope after a bad week for the economy ended with another volatile day on Wall Street. Jeffrey Brown discusses what the latest developments could mean for the U.S. economy with Lisa…
At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, President Obama said the debt deal had averted "a massive blow" to the economy, but it wound up being another rocky day for global markets. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest on the markets and…
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on August 3, 2011 in New York City. The Dow closed 29 points up after a late afternoon rally, recovering from an eight day slump.
Bank of America reported Friday that it lost more than $2.2 billion in the third quarter, largely due to loan defaults and credit card delinquencies.
By PBS NewsHour
Continuing concerns over the depth and breadth of the economic meltdown rippled through world markets Friday, pushing U.S. stocks to extend deep losses and sending overseas markets tumbling.
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Stocks across the world closed with large gains Monday after European and U.S. officials poured billions of dollars into struggling banks as part of emergency plans to restore confidence in global financial markets.
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