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Stocks end mostly lower after Yellen speech
NEW YORK – Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday after Federal Reserve officials said the case has strengthened for raising interest rates above the super-low levels that have helped fuel a seven-year bull market. Major U.S. indexes...
- Posted August 26, 2016
Stocks rise on upbeat data, investors await Fed speech
HONG KONG – European stock markets rose on solid economic data Tuesday while investors in Asia largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Fed chief. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 rose 0.7%...
- Posted August 23, 2016
Stocks end mostly lower in quiet trade; oil prices decline
NEW YORK – Stocks closed slightly lower in quiet trading Monday after drifting most of the day between gains and losses. Energy companies fell along with the price of oil while biotechnology and drug companies rose after...
- Posted August 22, 2016
US stock indexes close slightly lower; oil rises
A mostly listless day of trading left U.S. stock indexes little changed Monday, hovering just below the record highs they set late last week. Drug company and consumer-focused stocks weighed on the market, while energy companies surged,...
- Posted August 8, 2016
US stocks rise to record highs after strong jobs report
NEW YORK – U.S. stocks jumped to record highs Friday after a strong jobs report for the month of July gave investors more confidence that the economy is still growing. Financial and technology stocks soared and investors...
- Posted August 5, 2016
US stocks take biggest losses in nearly a month
NEW YORK – U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in almost a month on Tuesday as investors worried about the health of the U.S. economy and sold shares in retailers and car companies. Machinery companies also fell...
- Posted August 2, 2016
US stocks slip as falling oil prices punish energy companies
NEW YORK – U.S. stocks wobbled and finished mostly lower Monday as the price of oil continued to nosedive thanks to the strong dollar. Energy companies took the biggest losses as U.S. crude hovered around $40 a...
- Posted August 1, 2016
Stocks close mostly higher, helped by technology, oil
NEW YORK – Stocks ended slightly higher on Friday, helped by better-than-expected quarterly results from Google’s parent Alphabet and retailer Amazon and a modest recovery in oil prices. However, the gains were held back by disappointing results...
- Posted July 29, 2016
Stocks pull back after 4 weeks of gains
- Posted July 25, 2016
Another creep higher sends S&P 500 to record high, again
NEW YORK – Another day, another lazy drift higher for stocks and another record high. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 9.86 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,175.03on Friday. It surpassed its...
- Posted July 22, 2016