U.S. Stocks

Stocks rally as investors shrug off new China-US tariffs

Once again, Wall Street’s jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China proved to be short-lived. U.S. stocks moved solidly higher Tuesday as investors largely brushed off the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods starting next Monday. A swift response by China, saying it … Continue reading Stocks rally as investors shrug off new China-US tariffs

Technology companies weighing again on US stocks; Oil falls

A slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Friday, adding to the market’s losses from a day earlier. Twitter plunged after the social media network said its monthly users declined in the second quarter. The drop in tech stocks outweighed gains in banks, retailers and restaurant chains. Smaller-company stocks fell more than the rest … Continue reading Technology companies weighing again on US stocks; Oil falls

Tech companies lead US stocks higher on strong earnings

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Tuesday as investors welcomed strong quarterly earnings reports from Google parent Alphabet, Biogen and other companies. Technology and health care stocks accounted for much of the market’s gains. Utilities and other safe-play stocks lagged the market as bond yields rose. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose … Continue reading Tech companies lead US stocks higher on strong earnings

US stocks dip in early trading as busy earnings week starts

U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Monday as losses in technology companies and retailers outweighed gains elsewhere. Banks posted solid gains. Investors had their eye on corporate America as the busiest week of the earnings reporting season got underway. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 3 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,797 as … Continue reading US stocks dip in early trading as busy earnings week starts

NEW YORK | US stocks skid as banks and consumer products companies fall

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are falling Thursday morning as weak results from banks and consumer products companies pull major indexes lower. Online retailer eBay plunged after its second-quarter sales fell short of Wall Street projections. Comcast rose after ending its bid to buy most of Twenty-First Century Fox. Later, representatives of the auto industry … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks skid as banks and consumer products companies fall

NEW YORK | Big gains for industrials and banks take US stocks higher

NEW YORK  — U.S. stocks are edging higher Wednesday as financial and industrial companies including railroads and airlines climb after a round of strong second-quarter reports. United Continental and Berkshire Hathaway are making their biggest gains in years. Household goods makers are returning a chunk of their recent gains and technology companies are lagging behind … Continue reading NEW YORK | Big gains for industrials and banks take US stocks higher

NEW YORK | US stocks waver; transports rise but energy companies slip

NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are mixed in early trading Wednesday as energy companies fall with the price of oil, but industrial companies including railroads and airlines climb after a round of strong second-quarter reports. KEEPING SCORE: At 10 a.m. Eastern time, the S&P 500 index was unchanged at 2,809. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks waver; transports rise but energy companies slip

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

NEW YORK | US stocks move higher as tech companies regain some ground

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly higher Tuesday as energy companies rise with oil prices and technology and industrial companies bounce back from sharp losses the day before. General Electric is jumping after it said it will shed its health care business and its majority stake in oil services company Baker Hughes over … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks move higher as tech companies regain some ground

NEW YORK | Stocks skid as trade worries pull technology companies lower

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks skidded Monday as investors grew concerned that technology companies could be pulled into the broadening trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Indexes in Europe and Asia also fell. Stocks sank after the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News reported that the administration intends to limit exports of some … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks skid as trade worries pull technology companies lower

NEW YORK | Stocks sink on reports US may limit tech exports to China

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Monday following losses in Europe and Asia, and technology companies are skidding following reports that the Trump administration plans to limit high-tech exports to China and will limit Chinese investment in American technology companies. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested the restrictions might apply to other countries as … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks sink on reports US may limit tech exports to China

NEW YORK | Oil prices and energy companies jump as US stocks rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC agreed to produce more oil, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. The European Union is following through on its promise to put import taxes on $3.4 billion … Continue reading NEW YORK | Oil prices and energy companies jump as US stocks rise

NEW YORK | Tech companies lead US stocks higher as trade fears ease

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Wednesday as global markets let go of some of their fears about the growing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Technology companies are making some of the largest gains. Twenty-First Century Fox is jumping after it agreed to a new deal with Disney, which will … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tech companies lead US stocks higher as trade fears ease

NEW YORK | Stocks edge up following ECB rate decision, strong US data

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks mostly ticked higher on Thursday after Europe’s central bank became the latest to spell out how it will close the spigot on the emergency stimulus it’s flooded into the market in recent years. More evidence also arrived that the U.S. economy is improving, including a better-than-expected report on retail … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks edge up following ECB rate decision, strong US data

NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher as G-7 summit begins; tech stocks slip

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are turning slightly higher Friday after small losses the day before. Household goods makers and health care companies are rising, but technology companies are taking small losses after they took their biggest drop in six weeks. Investors are treading cautiously as the Group of Seven summit gets started. Leaders … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher as G-7 summit begins; tech stocks slip

NEW YORK | US stocks on track for fourth gain in a row as banks jump

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising for the fourth day in a row Wednesday as banks rise in tandem with interest rates. Technology companies and smaller, more domestic-focused companies continue to set records as investors monitor trade disputes between the U.S. and other countries as well as global economic growth. Electric car maker … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks on track for fourth gain in a row as banks jump

NEW YORK | Technology gains drive Nasdaq composite to an all-time high

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the second consecutive day Monday with technology companies, retailers and household goods companies in the lead. Indexes of technology companies and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies both hit all-time highs. Major technology companies including Google’s parent company, Alphabet, made solid gains. Apple rose as it previewed new features … Continue reading NEW YORK | Technology gains drive Nasdaq composite to an all-time high

NEW YORK | Stocks dip as US imposes steel, aluminum tariffs; GM surges

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are down Thursday after the Trump administration announced that it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Europe, Canada and Mexico. That’s helping U.S. steel and aluminum companies, but hurting big machinery makers like Boeing and Caterpillar. Mexico announced tariffs on some U.S. goods in response. The … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks dip as US imposes steel, aluminum tariffs; GM surges

NEW YORK | Banks help US stocks higher as Italian worries ease

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday morning, recovering some of the ground they lost the day before, as investors hope Italy might be able to avoid a new round of elections. Banks are rising along with bond yields after outsize losses a day ago. Big dividend payers are lagging the market, also … Continue reading NEW YORK | Banks help US stocks higher as Italian worries ease

NEW YORK | Stocks slide as Trump says North Korean meeting is canceled

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are skidding Thursday after President Donald Trump said he is canceling a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Energy companies are falling along with oil prices as investors respond to reports the nations of OPEC may start producing more oil. Car companies including Fiat Chrysler and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks slide as Trump says North Korean meeting is canceled

Technology, retailers help drive rebound in US stocks

May 16, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) –U.S. stocks notched solid gains Wednesday, recouping some of the market’s losses from a day earlier. Technology and health care companies drove much of the rebound, outweighing losses in safe-play stocks like utilities and real estate investment trusts. Small-company stocks fared better than the rest of the market. Macy’s led a … Continue reading Technology, retailers help drive rebound in US stocks

Tech and health care lead US stocks lower; bond yields rise

May 15. 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Losses in technology and health care companies helped pull U.S. stocks lower Tuesday, snapping an eight-day winning streak by the Dow Jones industrial average. The broad sell-off followed a slide in bond prices, which sent the 10-year Treasury yield to its highest level in almost seven years. That paves the … Continue reading Tech and health care lead US stocks lower; bond yields rise

Major US stock indexes head lower as bond yields spike

U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in midday trading Tuesday, led by declines in technology, health care and consumer-focused companies. The slide put the Dow Jones industrial average on track to end an eight-day winning streak. Banks rose as bond prices fell, sending yields to their highest level in almost seven years. The pickup in bond … Continue reading Major US stock indexes head lower as bond yields spike