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Stocks climb as stronger economic growth cheers investors

NEW YORK/August 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors cheered a report of stronger economic growth. Technology companies, retailers and travel providers all made solid gains. The Commerce Department raised its estimate for economic growth and said the U.S. gross domestic product grew at its fastest pace in two years between April … Continue reading Stocks climb as stronger economic growth cheers investors

Global stocks higher as investors shrug off Korea tensions

SEOUL, South Korea/August 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks were higher Wednesday as investors hunted for bargains and shrugged off geopolitical tensions a day after North Korea fired a missile that flew over northern Japan. KEEPING SCORE: European markets opened higher. Britain’s FTSE 100 advanced 0.4 percent to 7,363.12 in early trading and France’s CAC … Continue reading Global stocks higher as investors shrug off Korea tensions

Tech and industrial companies lead stocks back from losses

NEW YORK/August 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — North Korea‘s latest missile launch jolted the U.S. stock market Tuesday, but major indexes pulled back from those early losses and mostly finished higher as the weakening dollar gave technology and industrial companies a boost. Investors bought bonds, which are traditionally considered safe assets, after North Korea fired a … Continue reading Tech and industrial companies lead stocks back from losses

Global stocks fall, rattled by North Korean missile launch

TOKYO/August 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News)(Keywords: North Korean, missile launch) — Global shares were mostly lower Tuesday, as investors were rattled by North Korea’s launch of a mid-range ballistic missile that crossed over northern Japan and fell into the Pacific Ocean. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 dipped nearly 1.0 percent in early trading to 5,030.32, while Germany’s … Continue reading Global stocks fall, rattled by North Korean missile launch

Stocks are mixed as storm affects insurers, energy companies

NEW YORK/August 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks finished little changed on Monday as investors focused on the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey. Insurance companies and oil drillers stumbled while refineries rose along with gasoline prices. With August coming to a close, Monday was one of the quietest days of the year on Wall Street. … Continue reading Stocks are mixed as storm affects insurers, energy companies

World shares mostly fall on euro strength, US storm damage

HONG KONG/August 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — World stocks were mostly lower Monday as the euro’s gains sent European shares lower and investors waited for damage assessments from Tropical Storm Harvey, which battered Texas’ refinery-rich Gulf Coast and sent gasoline futures spiking. KEEPING SCORE: European shares sank in early trading. France’s CAC 40 lost 0.2 percent … Continue reading World shares mostly fall on euro strength, US storm damage

Stocks climb; S&P 500 breaks two-week losing streak

NEW YORK/August 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Stocks rose on Friday, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index cruised to its first winning week in the last three. It was a relatively quiet week, with fewer shares trading hands than usual, and one where the most anticipated event was a pair of speeches expected to create … Continue reading Stocks climb; S&P 500 breaks two-week losing streak

Asian shares rise, Europe mixed before central banks meeting

TOKYO/August 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian shares were mostly higher but European trading began mixed Friday as market players watched for comments at a central banks’ annual meeting later in the global day. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 edged down 0.2 percent in early trading to 5,102.80, while Germany’s DAX inched down 0.1 percent to … Continue reading Asian shares rise, Europe mixed before central banks meeting