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S&P 500 snaps 3-day losing streak as US stocks close higher

Health care and technology companies helped lift U.S. stocks higher Friday, breaking a three-day losing streak for the S&P 500 and giving the benchmark index its fifth consecutive weekly gain. Renewed optimism for a potential resolution to the U.S.-China trade conflict helped put investors in a buying mood following a Bloomberg story saying U.S. officials … Continue reading S&P 500 snaps 3-day losing streak as US stocks close higher

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

NEW YORK | US stocks keep climbing; technology companies 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; technology companies lead

NEW YORK | US stocks get a lift from earnings; Berkshire boosts banks

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are rising Monday as Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway leads financial companies higher. Media and technology companies are also making gains and energy companies are moving up with the price of oil. Overseas markets are getting off to a sluggish start to the week. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks get a lift from earnings; Berkshire boosts banks

NEW YORK | US stocks get a lift from earnings; Berkshire and Tyson rise

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Monday as companies including Tyson Foods and Berkshire Hathaway are rising after their second-quarter reports. Energy companies are moving up with the price of oil. Overseas markets are getting off to a sluggish start to the week. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 5 points, or … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks get a lift from earnings; Berkshire and Tyson rise

NEW YORK | US stocks inch higher after solid jobs report for July

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are mostly higher Friday morning after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July. Retailers are making some of the largest gains while industrial and technology companies are slightly lower. There was little immediate reaction to China’s threat to put tariffs on $60 billion in American goods. KEEPING SCORE: … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks inch higher after solid jobs report for July

NEW YORK | Apple tops $1 trillion, leading gains for US stocks

NEW YORK— U.S. stocks climbed Thursday as Apple led a rally in technology companies and reached $1 trillion in value. Consumer products and health care companies rose as second-quarter results from corporate America continued to surpass investors’ expectations. Stocks in Asia and Europe fell after the White House said it will consider even higher tariffs … Continue reading NEW YORK | Apple tops $1 trillion, leading gains for US stocks

Facebook-led tech slump dims broader gains for US stocks

A Facebook-led slump in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, overshadowing broad gains in other sectors. Fresh optimism among investors that trade tensions between the U.S and European Union may be on the mend, coupled with another round of strong company earnings, sent airlines, energy companies and consumer goods stocks higher. Small-company stocks did … Continue reading Facebook-led tech slump dims broader gains for US stocks

NEW YORK | US stocks rebound as tech and household goods companies rise

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as retailers, technology and household goods companies all made solid gains and helped the market shake off a weak start.  Netflix slumped after investors were disappointed with the streaming video company’s subscriber growth. Stocks skidded at the start of trading as investors sold some of their recent favorites including … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks rebound as tech and household goods companies rise

NEW YORK | US stocks climb again as Pepsi leads household goods rally

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks shook off some midday doldrums and rose for the fourth day in a row Tuesday as strong results from Pepsi helped household goods companies. The market is at its highest level since early February. Shares of most kinds of large companies finished higher, with food and consumer products makers, energy … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks climb again as Pepsi leads household goods rally

NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher; Pepsi rallies after 2Q report

NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are higher Tuesday, led by technology and household goods companies. PepsiCo is gaining ground after reporting solid second-quarter results. The market has risen recently as investors expect strong earnings reports from various industries in the next few weeks. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index added 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher; Pepsi rallies after 2Q report

NEW YORK | US stocks inch higher a day after sharp losses; GE leaps

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks bobbed higher Tuesday as technology and consumer-focused companies regained a sliver of their losses from the day before. Oil prices and energy companies jumped as the U.S. pressed its allies to stop importing oil from Iran. Coming off their worst loss since early April, stocks were on track for … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks inch higher a day after sharp losses; GE leaps

NEW YORK | US stocks recover from sharp early drop and finish mixed

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks shrugged off early losses and wound up with a mixed finish Monday. Household goods companies took some of the worst losses as the S&P 500 index fell for the third time in four days. The S&P 500 dropped as much as 22 points early on. Consumer products and packaged … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks recover from sharp early drop and finish mixed

NEW YORK | US stocks and bond yields dip amid trade worries

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks closed out a whirlwind week with a modest loss Friday as markets gauged how much to fret about the Trump administration’s decision to step up the trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies. The White House announced tariffs on $50 billion of imports from China, and China’s almost-immediate … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks and bond yields dip amid trade worries

US stocks moving higher in afternoon trade; oil surges

Technology companies helped drive U.S. stocks higher in afternoon trading Wednesday, adding to the sector’s market-leading gains this year. Banks also rose as bond yields inched higher. Energy stocks got a boost from the price of crude oil, which climbed back above $70 a barrel a day after the U.S. moved to withdraw from a … Continue reading US stocks moving higher in afternoon trade; oil surges

Energy companies lead US stocks higher as crude oil climbs

Energy companies led U.S. stocks higher in afternoon trading Monday, adding to solid gains at the end of last week. The sector got a boost from crude oil prices, which were trading above $70 a barrel for the first time since November 2014. Gains in technology and bank stocks also helped lift the market, outweighing … Continue reading Energy companies lead US stocks higher as crude oil climbs

Tech and energy companies help lift US stocks in early trade

  U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Monday, adding to solid gains at the end of last week. Technology companies accounted for a big slice of the gains. Energy stocks rose as crude oil prices traded above $70 a barrel for the first time since November 2014. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index … Continue reading Tech and energy companies help lift US stocks in early trade

Earnings drive gains for US stocks in midday trading

January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-Stocks moved higher in midday trading Wednesday after several big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly results. Technology companies accounted for much of the market’s gain, outweighing losses in health care and other sectors. Oil prices headed lower. The market was coming off a two-day losing streak and its biggest drop since August. Bond … Continue reading Earnings drive gains for US stocks in midday trading

Health care companies and banks lead US stocks; dollar skids

NEW YORK/January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Banks and health care companies are rising Wednesday and retailers are making gains as stocks are on pace to add to a three-day winning streak. The dollar is weaker after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the declining dollar is good for U.S. exporters, suggesting he isn’t likely to try to stop … Continue reading Health care companies and banks lead US stocks; dollar skids

US stocks move higher in early trade; Dow crosses 26,000

January 16, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-U.S. stocks climbed broadly in early trading Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average past the 26,000-point mark for the first time. Technology, health care and financial stocks accounted for much of the market’s gains. Energy companies were the only laggard. Investors were sizing up the latest company earnings and deal news after … Continue reading US stocks move higher in early trade; Dow crosses 26,000

US stocks brush off first wobble of the year to climb again

NEW YORK/January 11, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— U.S. stocks recovered from their first wobble of the year and climbed on Thursday. Energy stocks led the way after oil climbed to its highest price since 2014. The gains for indexes marked a return to calm for markets, which got a whiff of nervousness a day earlier after interest rates … Continue reading US stocks brush off first wobble of the year to climb again

Tech companies lead US stocks mostly lower in early trading

/December 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) —  U.S. stocks edged mostly lower in light trading early Tuesday as markets reopened following the Christmas holiday. Losses among technology companies outweighed gains by airlines and other industrials stocks. Energy companies rose as the price of crude oil headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2 … Continue reading Tech companies lead US stocks mostly lower in early trading

US stocks move broadly higher in morning trading; oil rising

/December 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in morning trading Friday, erasing modest losses from the day before. Technology companies, banks, and health care stocks were among the biggest gainers. Investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings news. They also kept an eye on Washington, where GOP lawmakers sought to line … Continue reading US stocks move broadly higher in morning trading; oil rising