Stock indexes gave up early losses and edged higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reported encouraging news on the U.S. economy. Manufacturing, consumer spending and corporate hiring increased in all 12 regions surveyed by the central bank. Full story
Egypt's benchmark stock index rallied moderately on Wednesday, gaining as investors hoped that the detention of former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons may allay growing frustrations with the pace of reforms and accountability in the country. Full story
The bull market is two years old and counting. In the first quarter, the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index rose 5.9 percent, including dividends. It added up to another strong quarter for stock mutual funds, which have risen for seven of the last eight quarters. Below are highlights of how mutual fu Full story
Egypt's benchmark stock index plunged to its lowest point in eight months amid continued unrest in the country. CNBC's Carina Kamell has the story.