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A trader watches prices at his post at the New York Stock Exchange at the opening bell August 8, 2011. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Budget Deal Sends Stocks Shooting Higher

Stocks are moving sharply higher on Wall Street after lawmakers reached a last-minute budget agreement to avert sweeping tax increases and cuts to government spending programs.

01/02/2013

Shoppers arrive at a J.C. Penney store. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

JCPenney Is Biggest S&P Stock Loser

J.C. Penney Co. executives may be confident in the department-store chain’s everyday pricing strategy, but investors are panicking. The Plano-based company’s stock fell nearly 11 percent on Monday.

11/12/2012

Stock specialists at a trading post on t

Dow Jones Topples 634 Points On First Day Since Downgrade

Stocks are plummeting at the close after anxiety overtook investors on the first trading day since Standard & Poor’s downgraded American debt.

08/08/2011