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US stocks slide on final trading day of 2017

Wall Street capped 2017 with a loss, weighed down by a broad slide in light trading ahead of the New Year’s holiday. Technology companies, banks and health care stocks accounted for much of the market’s decline. Energy stocks also fell, even as...

 

US stock indexes eke out gains in quiet day on Wall Street

U.S. stock indexes capped another quiet day on Wall Street Wednesday with slight gains, recouping some of the market’s modest losses from a day earlier. Technology, health care and industrials stocks accounted for much of the gain. A report...

 

US stocks finish slightly lower after light day of trading

A listless day of trading on Wall Street ended with major stock indexes closing slightly lower Tuesday, weighed down by losses among some big technology companies. Apple slid 2.5 percent amid speculation that the consumer electronics giant might cut...

 

Banks, energy companies lead rebound in US stocks

Banks and energy companies led U.S. stocks higher Thursday, erasing modest losses from the day before. Retailers and makers of consumer products also posted solid gains. Small-company stocks rose more than the rest of the market, and technology...

 

US stocks move broadly higher in late-afternoon trading

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in late-afternoon trading Friday, placing the major indexes on course for new highs. Technology companies, banks and health care stocks were among the biggest gainers. Investors were encouraged by signs that the Repub...

 

Health care companies, banks drive lower close for US stocks

Health care companies and banks drove U.S. stocks lower Thursday, pulling major indexes below their recent highs. The afternoon slide, which erased gains from earlier in the day, came on news that some Republican senators’ support for the GOP’s...

 

US stocks indexes close mostly higher after Fed rate hike

The major U.S. stock indexes finished mostly higher Wednesday, with small companies notching big gains as lawmakers in the House and Senate reached a deal on a sweeping tax reform package. The Dow Jones industrial average eked out its third...

 

US stocks close modestly higher; S&P 500, Dow hit new highs

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Technology companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, driving the market to another set of milestones. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average finished at new highs. Both indexes also...

 

US stocks mostly recoup their losses after early slide

Wall Street took investors on a turbulent ride Friday as stock indexes veered into a steep slide that knocked 350 points off the Dow Jones industrial average before the market eventually clawed back most of its losses. The market stumbled after...

 

Steep tech drop pulls US stock indexes mostly lower; Dow up

A steep slide in big technology companies pulled the major U.S. stock indexes mostly lower Wednesday, offsetting strength in banks and health care and erasing some of the gains the market made a day earlier. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite, which is...

 

Banks power solid gains for US stocks, more record highs

Banks led a broad rally in U.S. stocks Tuesday, lifting the market to a milestone-shattering finish. Gains by industrial stocks, retailers and health care companies also helped drive the major stock indexes to record highs. Investors were encouraged...

 

Energy firms lead US stocks mostly lower as oil prices slip

A sluggish day of trading on Wall Street finished Monday with stocks edging mostly lower as investors came back from the Thanksgiving holiday. Energy stocks declined the most following a slide in crude oil prices. Materials companies also declined,...

 

Strong earnings from Wal-Mart, Cisco drive US stocks higher

U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak. Investors cheered strong quarterly earnings from Wal-Mart Stores, Cisco Systems and other companies. Technology stocks accounted for much of the market’s gains, which...

 

US stocks decline for a second straight day; oil falls

Technology companies led U.S. stocks lower Wednesday, giving the market its biggest loss since early September. Grocery stores and packaged foods and beverage companies also accounted for much of the decline. Energy stocks fell as the price of crude...

 

Dow Jones industrial average breaks through 20,000 milestone

The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time Wednesday, the latest milestone in a record-setting drive for the stock market. Strong earnings from Boeing and other big companies helped push the Dow past the threshold...

 

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