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Five Questions With: Mark Rapoza

Mark Rapoza has been with Barrett & Co. in Providence since 1994. He is certified as a fund and income specialist by the Institute...
THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE hit 2019 highs Monday after strong manufacturing data from China boosted sentiment that the global economy is not slowing down as much as has been anticipated. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Rally lifts U.S. stocks to highest levels of year

NEW YORK – Stocks strengthened worldwide as strong manufacturing data out of the world’s second largest economy helped allay investor concern about a slowdown in...

U.S. stocks end worst year since financial crisis

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks ended the worst year since the financial crisis with a narrow gain in thin pre-holiday trading. Treasuries rose to a...

Traders see bad day as `slightly overdue,’ not a reason to...

NEW YORK – With major indexes like the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Nasdaq having their worst day since late June, traders across...

U.S. stocks see best quarterly gain in 5 years

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks ended virtually unchanged to cap the best quarterly advance in five years as the dollar edged higher against foreign currencies. The...

Don’t blame Amazon, Apple for today’s expensive market

The highest-valued stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, based on this year’s expected earnings, is not Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc. or any...
DESPITE ONGOING INTERNAITONAL RELATIONS CHALLENGES, including the escalating trade war between China and the United States, the U.S. equities markets posted significant gains Monday, as earnings season prepares to get underway. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. stocks rally as dollar gains, treasuries slip

NEW YORK – U.S. equities rose to their highest level in almost a month as investors set aside concern about escalating trade tensions and rising...
HASBRO ANNOUNCED $500 million in share repurchases, in addition to the buyback program of the same scale approved in 2015. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro announces additional $500M share buyback

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. authorized a repurchase of an additional $500 million of its common stock, expanding its original buyback plan, the company announced...

U.S. stocks sink most since 2011 as rout deepens

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks plunged the most in 6 1/2 years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average sinking more than 1,100 points, as the...

Dow tumbles nearly 670 points as rate angst sinks bonds

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 665 points in the biggest plunge since June 2016, as the worsening bond rout stirred angst...

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