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BlackRock to join S&P 500 index

BlackRock Inc, the world’s largest money manager, will be added to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, S&P said in a release on Tuesday. Get the full story »

S&P 500 heads for best December since 1991

The S&P 500 headed for its best December in nearly two decades as U.S. stocks advanced in thin trade Wednesday, lifted by investor optimism about the economy in 2011. Get the full story »

CBOE to launch 2nd exchange in late October

CBOE Holdings Inc., the biggest U.S. options market, will launch its planned second exchange targeted at high-frequency traders between Oct. 15 and Nov. 1, Vice Chairman Edward Tilly said on Tuesday. Get the full story »

Russell 1000, ETFs added to ‘flash crash’ halts

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules Friday to expand the trading halts it implemented after the May 6 “flash crash” and to harmonize stock exchanges’ procedures for breaking erroneous trades. Get the full story »

Jobs jolt too much for stocks in slow session

A disappointing jobs report sent stocks falling Friday and gave the Dow Jones industrial average its longest losing streak since the worst days of the financial crisis.

The Dow dropped 46 points Friday for its seventh straight loss and its longest slide since October 2008. The Dow and other major indexes posted big losses for a second straight week. Get the full story »