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US stocks end dismal, volatile year on a bright note

Wall Street closed out a dismal, turbulent year for stocks on a bright note Monday, but still finished 2018 with the worst showing in a decade. After setting a series of records through the late summer and early fall, major U.S. indexes fell sharply after early October, leaving them all in the red for the … Continue reading US stocks end dismal, volatile year on a bright note

US stocks head higher, set stage for more milestones

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Friday, extending gains from a day earlier when the market climbed to all-time highs. Technology companies accounted for much of the market’s gains. Retailers and other consumer-focused stocks also rose. Utilities and other high-dividend paying stocks lagged. Oil prices were headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 … Continue reading US stocks head higher, set stage for more milestones

US stocks edge lower amid more trade tariff worries

U.S. stocks veered lower in morning trading Monday amid speculation that the Trump administration is preparing to impose tariffs on another $200 billion-worth of Chinese goods. Technology stocks, restaurant chains and banks were among the decliners. Industrial and basic materials companies also rose as the dollar weakened. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 8 … Continue reading US stocks edge lower amid more trade tariff worries

NEW YORK | US stocks are little changed; energy prices climb further

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes are little changed Wednesday morning as energy companies continue to rise with oil prices, but technology companies head lower. Oil and gasoline prices have jumped this week, partly because investors think Hurricane Florence might cause shortages. Apple is expected to introduce new iPhone models later in the day. KEEPING … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks are little changed; energy prices climb further

NEW YORK | US stocks rally ahead of China trade talks; Walmart surges

NEW YORK  — Stocks are surging on Wall Street Thursday as China and the U.S. prepare to hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending the trade war between them. Walmart is climbing after the retailer said its sales climbed in second quarter. Metals prices rose sharply, a day … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks rally ahead of China trade talks; Walmart surges

NEW YORK | US stocks climb ahead of China trade talks; Walmart surges

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are surging Thursday morning as China and the U.S. prepare to hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending the trade war between them. Walmart is surging after the retailer said its sales climbed in second quarter. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index climbed … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks climb ahead of China trade talks; Walmart surges

NEW YORK | US stocks are little changed; Yelp and Roku jump

NEW YORK — Major U.S. indexes are little changed Thursday morning as technology stocks rise while energy companies and banks slip. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower, after the Labor Department reported that wholesale prices were little changed in July, a sign inflation pressures weakened slightly. It’s been a quiet week on Wall Street with … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks are little changed; Yelp and Roku jump

NEW YORK | US stocks keep climbing as banks and technology firms lead

NEW YORK  — U.S. stocks are rising again Tuesday as strong company earnings lift the market. The benchmark S&P 500 index is up for the fourth day in a row and fifth out of the last six. Technology companies and banks are making some of the largest gains. Overseas markets are also higher. KEEPING SCORE: … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks keep climbing as banks and technology firms lead