• California hedge fund manager settles SEC charges

    A Bay Area hedge fund manager settled civil charges that he secretly diverted more than $12 million in proceeds to other entities he controlled, securities regulators announced.
  • Wall Street down after data but bounces from lows

    Stocks slipped on Thursday as manufacturing and other data suggested a slowing recovery, but shares were well off session lows as investors snapped up some beaten-down shares.
  • Wall St. drops with commodities

    Stocks fell on Friday, following the Dow's eight consecutive days of gains as a rising dollar hurt oil prices and weighed on energy stocks.
  • Wall St dips after four-week rally

    Stocks fell on Monday, but were off their session lows, as investors booked profits following a four-week rally that took the broad S&P 500 index to a 10-month high on Friday.
  • Oil jumps 2 percent on Nigeria disruptions, weaker dollar

    Oil rose nearly 2 percent on Tuesday as the dollar weakened and disruptions from OPEC member Nigeria stoked supply concerns.
  • Wall Street falls as retail data blurs economic outlook

    Stocks slumped on Wednesday after retail sales data came in worse than expected, hurting shares in the sector including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and blurring the economic outlook.
  • Oil falls over $2 as inventories rise

    Oil fell more than $2 a barrel to below $48 on Wednesday, as U.S. data showed crude stocks grew again last week.
  • Oil falls over $2 as U.S. inventories rise

    Oil fell more than $2 a barrel to below $48 on Wednesday, as U.S. data showed crude stocks grew again last week.
  • Oil falls below $48, U.S. inventories rise

    Oil fell more than 3 percent to below $48 on Wednesday, pressured by bearish economic news and a 16-year high in U.S. crude inventories.
  • Wall St. gains on China bets and commodities

    Stocks rose on Wednesday as investors jumped back into the market following a five-day sell-off that drove Wall Street to 12-year lows, while soaring prices of oil and other commodities lifted energy and natural resource shares.
  • Recession and housing gloom weigh on stocks

    NEW YORK - Stocks dipped in choppy trading on Wednesday as data pointing to yet more weakness in housing suggested the recession is worsening, offsetting a search for bargains following Tuesday's big market slide. Data showed U.S. housing starts and building permits dropped to record lows in January, with construction plans scrapped as unsold houses stood empty. Drags included shares of financ...