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Retailers rise again, but tech leads other US stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn’t add to the previous day’s gains. A slew of...

 

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...

 

Energy leads modest slide in US stocks as oil prices fall

Energy companies led U.S. stocks modestly lower Tuesday, erasing the small gains the market made a day earlier. The biggest drop in crude oil prices since October weighed on oil producers and other energy stocks. Disappointing results or outlooks...

 

Industrial and tech stocks fall on potential tax cut delay

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks skidded Thursday after Senate Republicans surprised Wall Street by proposing a delay in cutting corporate taxes. Industrial and technology companies fell the most, but stocks regained some of their losses before the...

 

Stocks tick upward as video game makers jump, but banks skid

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished with small gains Wednesday as video game makers gave technology companies a boost and household goods companies also rose. However a recent decline in interest rates continued to put pressure on banks....

 

Losses for banks and smaller companies take US stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped Tuesday as smaller companies and banks took their worst losses in a few months. With stock indexes near record highs, investors moved some money into big-dividend stocks like real estate companies. Banks and othe...

 

Stocks rise as oil jumps 2-year high; chipmakers climb

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made modest gains and set more records Monday as upheaval in oil-rich Saudi Arabia sent crude prices to two-year highs. Chipmakers and media companies climbed on deal reports while phone and household goods companies...

 

US stocks end mixed on tax proposals and shaky forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mixed on Thursday as investors pored over House Republican’s tax proposals and President Donald Trump picked Fed Governor Jerome “Jay” Powell to lead the Federal Reserve. Weak results from consumer and...

 

Stocks rise: S&P 500 closes seventh straight month of gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks inched ahead on Tuesday after the makers of Kellogg’s cereal and Oreo cookies joined the parade of companies reporting stronger-than-expected profits. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 2.43 points, or 0.1...

 

Tech giants lead rally as stocks near records; Amazon surges

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the biggest companies in the world had their best day in years Friday as Microsoft and Alphabet soared following strong third-quarter reports, as did online retail giant Amazon. U.S. stocks set more records as their winning...

 

Weak earnings and rising bond yields send US stocks down

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising bond yields and a string of weak company reports and forecasts pushed stocks lower Wednesday as major indexes retreated from their recent record highs. Industrial and technology companies and banks fared the worst. Companies...

 

Banks, Caterpillar and industrial companies boost US stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar and Post-it note maker 3M led a rally in industrial companies Tuesday after they made strong third-quarter reports. Other U.S. stocks finished the day with smaller gains....

 

Gains for tech help US stocks higher, but insurers skid

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday to wrap up a subdued week, and technology companies did most of the heavy lifting. Investors were also pleased to see that shoppers spent more money in September. Printer and PC maker HP...

 

Media and retail losses pull stock indexes away from highs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes retreated from their record highs Thursday as retailers and media companies declined and investors shrugged at quarterly reports from a few big banks. Clothing companies and other retailers fell after women’s...

 

Soaring airline stocks help lift Wall Street to new heights

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline and automaker stocks took off on Tuesday and helped U.S. indexes push a bit further into record territory. Trading was again quiet overall, with only modest moves for bond yields, commodities and other markets. The Standard...

 

US stocks climb, led by health care companies and banks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks set more records Monday as health care companies and banks continued to surge as investors grew more optimistic about the recovery in manufacturers. Stocks got a boost after the Institute for Supply Management said U.S....

 

Small companies make biggest gains as US stocks rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as smaller companies soared following a report that showed business investment climbed in August. Investors also hoped stocks will benefit from tax cuts proposed by President Donald Trump and...

 

A rare tumble for tech stocks pulls US indexes lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks slammed into reverse on Monday, and the losses overshadowed gains in other areas of the market to send broad U.S. indexes lower. Treasury bond prices and gold rose, meanwhile, as investors looked for safer places...

 

Slight gains in US stocks lift Dow, S&P, Nasdaq to new highs

(AP) — Wall Street capped a day of mostly listless trading Tuesday with a slight gain, good enough to lift the major U.S. stock indexes to another set of all-time highs. Banks, insurers and other financial companies led the gainers. Technology...

 

Dow ekes out another record even as other indexes struggle

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a split decision on Wall Street on Thursday as gains in a handful of industrial and health care companies largely outweighed sluggishness elsewhere in the market, including the technology sector. Sizable gains by Boeing and...

 

Gains for banks and retailers take stocks to record highs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose to record highs Tuesday as banks kept rising and retailers climbed after some encouraging job data. It was the second straight day for big gains in bank stocks as bond yields pushed higher, which allows banks to...

 

US stocks end mixed as banks stumble; health care climbs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished nearly back where they started Thursday as steep losses for banks and insurance companies were balanced out by gains in health care and technology companies. Banks skidded as bond yields reached their...

 

US stocks jump after report of stronger consumer spending

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose again Thursday as investors were pleased with a report that showed spending by U.S. consumers grew in July, along with wages and salaries. Health care and technology companies lead the way and the Nasdaq composite...

 

Up, down, back again: Stocks dip after meandering again

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes ticked lower on Thursday, but only after a circuitous ride that saw them flip multiple times between small gains and losses. It’s the latest meandering course for a market that’s been pushed in many...

 

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