Gregg Wachter

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Stocks end higher, S&P 500 at new closing high

The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index finally caught up with other major stock indexes, setting a new closing high on the final trading day of the first quarter.<p>U.S. financial markets are closed for Good Friday.<p>The broad measure of the U.S. stock market passed its previous closing high of 1,565.15 …

Hagel: U.S. must take 'bellicose' N. Korea seriously

WASHINGTON — North Korea's provocative and "bellicose" actions in recent weeks must be taken seriously, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.<p>Hagel, at a Pentagon news conference, noted that he had been in contact with South Korean officials. He was critical of North Korea's increasingly …

Can stocks keep climbing at frenetic 1Q pace?

The Dow's at a record high and had its best first quarter since 1998. The S&P 500 topped its 2007 peak. Will the bull start showing fatigue?<p>NEW YORK -- The U.S. stock market sprinted to record highs and double-digit gains in the first three months of 2013, but investors expecting stocks to keep …

9 things I learned from deleting my Facebook account

A DePaul University student shares nine lessons she learned from deleting her Facebook account, including the real value of birthdays.<p>Kristina Campagna, a junior psychology major at DePaul University, deleted her Facebook page in January 2012. She was one of the last people in her high school to …

N. Korea says it is in a state of war with S. Korea

The warning is likely meant to coerce South Korea into softening its policies.<p>BEIJING –North Korea declared Saturday it has entered "a state of war" with South Korea in the latest of a string of threats that have raised tensions on the Korean Peninsula.<p>North Korea's government, parties and …

Maine Zumba instructor pleads guilty to prostitution

Prosecutors to recommend 10 months in jail for scandal that rocked small coastal town of Kennebunk.<p>A Maine fitness instructor pleaded guilty Friday to running a one-woman prostitution business from her Zumba studio in a small seaside town.<p>In plea bargain that avoids a media-saturated trial, Alexis …

Report: Zuckerberg facing $1billion tax bill

So how much will Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have to pay in taxes for taking his social network public?<p>According to a report in CNN, more than $1 billion. The reason for Zuckerberg's hefty tax bill is linked to Facebook's first day on Wall Street.<p>When Facebook's initial public offering was …

The week in Tech: 5 must-know things

This week in the tech world, T-Mobile finally added one of the most popular smartphones to its lineup, Yahoo hired an employee younger than the company itself, and BlackBerry talked about its revamp. Here's what you need to know about the week in Tech:<p><b>1) T-Mobile finally adds the iPhone</b><p>T-Mobile …