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US stocks edge higher as retailers rally; oil companies fall

NEW YORK/August 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks rose slightly Wednesday as Urban Outfitters and Target helped retailers rally. That was enough to cancel out more losses for energy companies. Urban Outfitters and Target did better in the second quarter than analysts expected, and Target raised its forecasts for the year. That helped companies that … Continue reading US stocks edge higher as retailers rally; oil companies fall

Retailers stumble but stocks are little changed overall

NEW YORK/August 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stock indexes finished Tuesday close to where they started as technology companies and household goods makers rose. But weak reports from sporting goods and auto parts retailers left a lot of smaller companies with steep losses. Dick’s Sporting Goods and Advance Auto Parts both disclosed disappointing second-quarter results … Continue reading Retailers stumble but stocks are little changed overall

US stocks jump as tensions with North Korea appear to ease

NEW YORK/August 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks rallied Monday as technology companies and banks helped companies regain a lot of the ground they lost last week, although the calm that has defined the market this year wasn’t quite restored. Almost 90 percent of the Standard & Poor’s 500 index finished higher. Technology stocks outpaced … Continue reading US stocks jump as tensions with North Korea appear to ease

US stock indexes edge higher in afternoon trading

August 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) – Technology companies led U.S. stocks slightly higher in afternoon trading Friday, recouping some of the losses from the day before. Investors welcomed new data showing U.S. inflation at the consumer level inched higher last month, suggesting that the Federal Reserve may be less likely to raise interest rates next month. That … Continue reading US stock indexes edge higher in afternoon trading

Tech firms drive US stock indexes to new highs

August 7, 2017 (STL.News)(Keywords: US stock indexes, new highs) Gains in technology companies helped lift U.S. stock index higher Monday, nudging the market once again into record territory. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at an all-time high, as did the Dow Jones industrial average. The latest gain extended the Dow’s winning streak to … Continue reading Tech firms drive US stock indexes to new highs

Ameren (NYSE: AEE) Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

– Second Quarter Earnings Per Share were $0.79 in 2017, Compared to $0.61 in 2016 – 2017 GAAP Earnings Guidance Range Reaffirmed at $2.65 to $2.85 Per Diluted Share – 2017 Core (Non-GAAP) Guidance Range Established at $2.70 to $2.90 Per Diluted Share Reflecting Exclusion of Expected Third Quarter Non-Cash, Tax-Related Charge   ST. LOUIS, … Continue reading Ameren (NYSE: AEE) Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

World stocks mixed as investors brace for key US job report

SEOUL, South Korea/August 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — World stock markets were mixed Friday as investors parsed the latest earnings reports while awaiting a key U.S. jobs report that threatens to dent optimism over the Fed’s rate hike schedule. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were fairly flat in early trading. Germany’s DAX was nearly unchanged at 12,163.52 … Continue reading World stocks mixed as investors brace for key US job report

Stocks inch up as media and bank gains cancel out tech dip

NEW YORK/July 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Monday as banks, media and energy companies climbed just enough to cancel out losses for technology companies including Facebook and Amazon. Cable provider Charter Communications surged on a report it might be bought by a Japanese technology company. Meanwhile, cable networks Scripps Networks and … Continue reading Stocks inch up as media and bank gains cancel out tech dip