By John Solomon
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Stock indexes are edging higher Tuesday in early trading on Wall Street as investors look ahead to the Federal Reserve's next moves.
A plunge in the cost of gas drove down a measure of U.S. consumer prices last month by the most since December 2008. Excluding the drop in fuel costs, prices were largely unchanged.
The stock market continued its climb Wednesday, despite a handful of disappointing economic reports.
U.S. manufacturers cut back on production in April as auto companies cranked out fewer cars, factories made fewer consumer goods and most other industries reduced output. The weakness suggests economic growth may be slowing this spring.
Sharp drops in fuel and food costs reduced a measure of U.S. wholesale prices in April by the most in three years. Outside those volatile categories, inflation stayed tame.
The prospect of ongoing stimulus from the Federal Reserve and rising optimism among small-business owners helped push stocks back to record levels.
An associate choreographer who worked on Michael Jackson's planned comeback concerts testified Monday that she didn't see any signs that the pop superstar was ill or might die in the final days of his life.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looked set Sunday to return to power for a third term, with an overwhelming election tally that just weeks ago seemed out of reach for a man who had been ousted in a coup and was exiled abroad before clawing his way back as an opposition leader.
Laying the groundwork this weekend for likely White House bids, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal reached out to Republican voters in the two states that open the presidential nomination race — sounding the unofficial starting gun of the 2016 campaign.
The architect of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program — who illegally passed the technology along to Iran, Syria and North Korea — said Pyongyang could "no doubt" have perfected a nuclear weapon and long-range missile warheads.
Seventeen pregnant teenage girls and 11 babies were rescued Friday from a Nigerian home that's a suspected baby factory, police in the southeastern Imo province said.
Gold's rise seemed unstoppable at one point, but millions of fanatics got a jolt last month when the market posted its biggest collapse in 30 years, including a 9 percent one-day drop to less than $1,400 on April 15.
In the four years since Fojol Bros. started to feed the masses gathered for President Obama's first inauguration, the D.C. streets have welcomed close to 200 food trucks.
The U.S. stock market joined a global rally Tuesday, and the Dow Jones industrial average continued to flirt with the 15,000 mark.