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Technology companies lead slide in US stocks; Oil rising

U.S. stocks fell in morning trading Friday, adding to modest losses from a day earlier. Losses in technology and health care stocks outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Energy companies led the gainers as crude oil prices rose on news that OPEC members will elect to cut production. The government said job growth in November … Continue reading Technology companies lead slide in US stocks; Oil rising

BEIJING | Stocks mostly rise but Europe weighed down by Brexit discord

BEIJING— Global stock markets mostly rose Thursday, though European indexes and the pound sagged as discord within the British government threatened a newly agreed Brexit deal. KEEPING SCORE: German‘s DAX was flat at 11,417 and France’s CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,054. London’s FTSE 100 gained 0.1 percent to 7,038, as a sharp drop … Continue reading BEIJING | Stocks mostly rise but Europe weighed down by Brexit discord

Energy companies lead US stocks higher as oil prices rebound

Energy companies led U.S. stocks broadly higher in early trading Wednesday, wiping out some of the market’s losses from a day earlier. Energy stocks are benefiting from a pickup in crude oil prices, which have fallen sharply in recent weeks on concerns of rising supplies. Industrial companies and banks were also climbing. KEEPING SCORE: The … Continue reading Energy companies lead US stocks higher as oil prices rebound

SINGAPORE | World stocks gain on hopes for Brexit progress

SINGAPORE — World markets were mostly higher Thursday following a report that British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured a deal with the European Union on financial services, as the country’s exit from the bloc looms. KEEPING SCORE: Germany‘s DAX rose 0.6 percent to 11,521 and France’s CAC 40 was 0.1 percent higher at 5,098. … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks gain on hopes for Brexit progress