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