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Wall Street Journal What's News: Episodes

The Dow posted its first triple-digit point gain in three weeks. The Fed, in its monthly beige book report, said overall economic activity rose in February.
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Consumer prices barely budged in March. The improving economy helped first-quarter earnings for J.P. Morgan Chase.
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Morgan Stanley's $8.8 billion real-estate fund may lose nearly two-thirds of its value from bad property investments ... a severe earthquake in western China has killed at least 400 people and injured thousands ... and Intel's profit and revenue surged, kicking off an upbeat earnings season for tech ...
The market finished the session with modest gains. Volume was light. The ten year treasury was up over 1/4 point with the yield at 3.81 percent
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Twitter is beginning a new advertising service called Promoted Tweets. The U.S. trade deficit widened in February as soaring imports of consumer goods and industrial supplies outweighed the impact of a sharp decline in oil imports.
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The FDIC is expected to extend its deposit-insurance program ... Avon suspends four executives in China ... details are scarce on WaMu's failure ... and the Dow notched its first close above 11,000 since the financial system began teetering nearly 19 months ago
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Stocks edge higher as the Dow closes above 11,000 for the first time in 18 months; Alcoa's earnings improve, but charges keep the aluminum producer in the red; and Microsoft enters the mobile phone arena with the KIN.
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Earnings season is getting underway, with the first Dow stock, Alcoa, scheduled to report after the closing bell. Smartphone maker Palm has reportedly put itself up for sale.
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The U.S. rescue of troubled firms and markets is looking far less expensive and long-lasting than once feared ... European governments pledged to extend Greece a $40 billion bailout if needed ... and power companies Mirant and RRI Energy agreed to merge
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The Dow breaks the 11,000 mark and then retreats just before the close; wholesale inventories rose; Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and Representative Bart Stupak D-MI, both said they were retiring; Walgreen's completes its acquisition of Duane Reade.
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U.S. wholesalers' inventories rose far above expectations in February. Fitch cut its rating for Greece by two notches to the lowest investment-grade rating.
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Several major banks have been masking their risk levels ... foreclosures hit the rich and famous ... Wal-Mart cuts prices in a bid to reinforce its reputation as a discount leader ... and the U.K.'s drinking problem gets political
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Stocks rise as retail sales trump a soft report on jobless claims; retail sales post strong gains in the month of March; and Apple update's its iPhone software.
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The number of workers filing new claims for jobless benefits rose by 18,000 to 460,000 last week. U.S. retailers reported strong year-over-year sales gains in March.
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UAL and US Airways have resumed discussions about a potential combination ... more consumers are keeping up with payments on credit cards and other loans, but they're cutting back sharply on borrowing ... and GM posted a $4.3 billion loss for the first six months after leaving bankruptcy but expressed ...
Stocks fall as consumer credit creates worries; consumer borrowing tumbles in February, showing that Americans aren't ready to pull out their credit cards just yet; and former Fed chair Alan Greenspan spars with Congress.
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Alan Greenspan said there will be future financial problems if steps aren't taken to address "too big to fail" firms. GM posted a $4.3 billion loss for the second half of 2009.
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Auto makers Renault and Nissan expect to reap nearly $2.7 billion in additional profits over the next five years from their new partnership with Daimler ... hope slipped away for four miners missing in an explosion in West Virginia that killed 25 ... and Goldman Sachs is addressing some 2009 controversies ...
Stocks stuck in neutral as investors await earnings season; ;the Fed's meeting minutes indicates interest rates will remain low for awhile; and Comcast scores a victory in court over net neutrality.
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A federal court ruled that the FCC lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic. Chain store sales moved higher last week.
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