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Wall Street Ends Lower As Taper Looms Large

Wall Street ended lower on Friday to cap a week during which indices fell four days out of five, as thin economic data left most of the focus on an emerging picture of a September date for the
Jobless data from last week was released on Thursday indicating that unemployment claims jumped to 360,000, a significant increase on estimates of 330,000, while the prior week’s figure was
Following a week of unexpectedly good economic news, particularly with regard to the nation’s unemployment rate, stocks on Monday continued to advance, if not with the same sense of urgency as