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US stocks mixed ahead of more China-US trade talks

Stocks wavered between small gains and losses in morning trading on Wall Street Tuesday as U.S. markets reopened following the Presidents Day holiday and as investors sized up the latest company earnings reports. Losses in financial, industrial and energy stocks outweighed gains in consumer goods and communications companies. Investors are keeping a close eye on … Continue reading US stocks mixed ahead of more China-US trade talks

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks surge, boosted by trade talks

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks surged on Wall Street Friday after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. Investors are again weighing quarterly results from major U.S. companies. Newell Brands shares are plunging 21 percent after saying … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks surge, boosted by trade talks

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks higher, boosted by trade talks

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Stocks are higher on Wall Street at midday after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. Investors are again weighing quarterly results from major U.S. companies. Newell shares are plunging 19 percent after … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks higher, boosted by trade talks

Investor News: US stock indexes shedding early gains from jobs report

(AP) Major U.S. stock indexes edged mostly lower in late-afternoon trading Friday as enthusiasm over a surge in hiring in January was tempered by a weak revenue forecast by Amazon. Losses in retailers, led by Amazon, outweighed gains in energy stocks, banks and technology companies, placing the benchmark S&P 500 index on track to break … Continue reading Investor News: US stock indexes shedding early gains from jobs report

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks soar, erasing Thursday’s plunge

NEW YORK — Jan 04, 2019—The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Wall Street roared back, wiping out all of the market’s losses from the previous day, as a barrage of positive news eased concerns about the global economy and interest rates. Major indexes closed up more than 3 percent … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks soar, erasing Thursday’s plunge

WASHINGTON | US employers went on a hiring spree in December: 312K jobs

WASHINGTON —Jan 04, 2019— U.S. employers dramatically stepped up hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial government shutdown. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9 percent, but that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US employers went on a hiring spree in December: 312K jobs

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks surge on trade talks, jobs report

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are rocketing higher Friday and wiping out much of the previous day’s losses after a string of developments eased investors’ concerns about the global economy and interest rates. The Labor Department said hiring ramped up in December, which could … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks surge on trade talks, jobs report

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: US stocks waver in midday trading

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in midday trading Friday as the market continues to churn amid the volatile trading that has gripped the market throughout December. Gains in banks, retailers and health care companies are outweighing losses … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: US stocks waver in midday trading