early october

NEW YORK | Stocks open higher on Wall Street after 2 days of big losses

NEW YORK — Stocks in the U.S. are higher Wednesday morning after two days of steep losses, and major European indexes are also recovering. Major technology companies including Apple and Microsoft are up after they’ve tumbled in the last few days. Crude oil prices are up about 2 percent after they sank to a one-year … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks open higher on Wall Street after 2 days of big losses

FRANKFURT, Germany | New oil price plunge sends ripples through global economy

FRANKFURT, Germany — Sharply lower oil prices are sending ripples through the global economy, lending more spending power to consumers shopping for Christmas gifts and making fuel cheaper for people in poorer countries. The fall doesn’t yet match the 2014-2016 slump to $26 per barrel but will have its winners and losers. The decline has … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | New oil price plunge sends ripples through global economy

NEW YORK | Stocks skid as oil plunge continues; tech sector also falls

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are falling Friday as technology and internet companies take steep losses. Energy companies are also lower as crude oil heads for its 10th drop in a row. The price of oil has been falling steadily since early October and is now trading at its lowest price since April, causing steep … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks skid as oil plunge continues; tech sector also falls

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Democrat challenges GOP hold on Florida governor’s seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Voters are deciding whether to keep Florida under Republican control with a close Trump ally or elect its first Democratic governor since 1994 — and the first African-American ever — after a campaign marked by a deadly hurricane and gun violence. Former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis is hoping to ride President … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Democrat challenges GOP hold on Florida governor’s seat

NEW YORK | Stocks head lower, giving back some of a big rally

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday after their biggest gain in more than six months. Homebuilders are sinking after the Commerce Department said construction of new homes dropped in September, and retailers are also sharply lower. IBM tumbled after it announced disappointing quarterly revenue. Netflix jumped after it announced big subscriber gains, which … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks head lower, giving back some of a big rally