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Hilton Shares Jump in Stock Market Debut

Shares for the McLean-based hotelier jumped in initial trading Thursday as the company returns to the market in the largest hotel IPO ever.


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Abercrombie & Fitch Shareholder Calls for New CEO

An investment firm said Tuesday that Abercrombie & Fitch should not renew its contract with CEO Michael Jeffries when it expires in February. Shares of the teen retailer rose more than 5 percent in afternoon trading.



Hacked Twitter Account Reports Explosion at the White House, Causes Market Plunge

Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House.


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Rumors of Fiscal Cliff Deal Effect Market

Rumors of a scaled back fiscal cliff deal caused stock markets to rise suddenly Thursday and subsequently fall after denials from top D.C. insiders.