U.S. stocks close higher for third day in a row

Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data. Major U.S. stock indexes notched their third day of gains in a row. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies posting big gains.

Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

IPOs are having their best start to a year since 2000. Eighty-nine companies have raised $19 billion through sales of new stock so far in 2014, according to Dealogic. But demand for more offerings depends largely on the health of the broader market, and after last week's sell-off, the clamor from buyers may quiet down.

U.S. stock markets rebounds after choppy day

Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebuilders and simmering tensions in the Ukraine. The late rally even gave a lift to tech stocks like Google and Intel, which had weighed on the market much of the day.

Seven smarter things to do with your tax refund than splurge

Most years, more than three out of four Americans who file a tax return get some money back. Last year, the average refund was $2,800. If you’re in line for a refund, I know you’re already thinking about all the things you can do with that money! And in many cases, you’ve already spent it in your head many times over.