U.S. Stocks

NEW YORK | Stocks are mixed as banks move higher and oil prices slump

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are mixed Monday morning as banks rise along with interest rates but energy companies sink along with the price of oil. Stocks finished at five-month highs last week as investors remained optimistic about the U.S. economy even as they worried about the trade war between the U.S. and China as … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks are mixed as banks move higher and oil prices slump

NEW YORK | Technology companies lead US stock indexes higher

NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are rising Thursday as technology companies like Apple resume their upward march. Software company CA is soaring after chipmaker Broadcom agreed to buy it for $18.9 billion. Health care and industrial companies are also climbing as the market recovers much of the previous day’s losses. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index … Continue reading NEW YORK | Technology companies lead US stock indexes higher

What trade war? Markets shrug off US-China dueling tariffs

Wall Street shrugged off the escalation of a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies Friday after the U.S. imposed tariffs on billions in Chinese goods and China responded in kind. After a wobbly start, U.S. stocks were moving broadly higher, placing the market on track for a weekly gain after two weeks of … Continue reading What trade war? Markets shrug off US-China dueling tariffs

US stocks veer lower in light trading ahead of US holiday

U.S. stocks veered lower in afternoon trading Tuesday as losses in technology companies and banks outweighed gains elsewhere. Health care and energy companies had led the market higher for much of the morning. Volume was light during the half-day trading session ahead of the Independence Day holiday. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 6 … Continue reading US stocks veer lower in light trading ahead of US holiday

Tech companies lead US stocks higher after rocky start

U.S. stocks closed higher Monday after a last-minute market rally erased the losses from a daylong slump. Technology companies led the market rebound. Banks and health care stocks also notched gains. Energy took the biggest losses as crude oil prices declined. Big department store chains and consumer goods companies also declined. The stock market, which … Continue reading Tech companies lead US stocks higher after rocky start

US stocks slide in early trade amid US-China trade worries

U.S. stocks slid in early trading Monday, weighed down by concerns over escalating global trade tensions, weak economic data from Asia and an election result in Mexico that’s likely to complicate talks on renegotiating the NAFTA trade agreement. Health care and consumer-focused companies took some of the biggest losses. Energy stocks also fell following a … Continue reading US stocks slide in early trade amid US-China trade worries

NEW YORK | Banks rally and lead US stocks higher as 2nd quarter ends

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as banks rally after the Federal Reserve approved their plans to increase their dividends and buy back more stock. Wells Fargo is leaping after it said it will repurchase $24.5 billion in stock. Nike is climbing after it reported strong results in its latest quarter including … Continue reading NEW YORK | Banks rally and lead US stocks higher as 2nd quarter ends

NEW YORK | US tech stocks jump; Amazon deal shakes health care firms

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday afternoon as gains for technology companies and banks help the market recover the previous day’s losses. Amazon said it’s buying an online pharmacy and launching its own delivery van business, and drugstores and medication distributors as well as delivery companies are sinking. U.S. crude oil is … Continue reading NEW YORK | US tech stocks jump; Amazon deal shakes health care firms