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 Business    February 18, 2017 

Stocks inch to new records; S&P 500 up 4 straight weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes inched ahead to record highs Friday, barely, after a late-afternoon push erased losses from earlier in the day. It caps the fourth straight week of gains for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, its longest such streak...

 
 Business    February 17, 2017

Take a breath: Stocks slow down after a record-setting run

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped Thursday to break a seven-day winning streak, its longest in three and a half years, though it remains a nudge away from its record high. It was part of a pause for stock markets around the...

 
 Business    February 10, 2017

Strong company earnings drive US stock indexes to new highs

(AP) — Strong company earnings put investors in a buying mood Thursday, lifting the major U.S. stock indexes to record highs. Banks and other financial companies led the rally as bond yields rose. Energy also notched big gains as crude oil prices r...

 
 Business    February 7, 2017

US stocks close lower, snap S&P 500's 3-day winning streak

AP — Energy companies led U.S. stocks slightly lower Monday as the price of crude oil declined, snapping a three-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Phone company and real estate stocks were also among the big decliners....

 
 Business    February 1, 2017

Stocks battle to a mixed finish as drugmakers rally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fought their way to a mixed finish Tuesday as drugmakers rallied, which mostly canceled out losses for industrial companies. Investors shifted their money to less risky investments for the second day in a row. For the...

 
 Business    January 31, 2017

Drops for postelection winners drag stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Monday as investors grew nervous after President Donald Trump imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Energy companies, which have surged over the last year, took the biggest losses. Airlines...

 
 By ALEX VEIGA    Business    January 26, 2017

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...

 
 Business    January 24, 2017

US stock indexes close slightly lower; oil prices slide

Energy companies led U.S. stock indexes slightly lower Monday as the price of crude oil fell. Real estate, phone companies and other high-dividend stocks did better than the rest of the market as bond yields headed lower, making those sectors more...

 
 Business    January 21, 2017

Stocks edge higher, snapping a 5-day losing streak for Dow

(AP) — Materials companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Friday, recouping much of the market’s loss from a day earlier and snapping a 5-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. Another crop of encouraging company earnings news...

 
 Business    January 18, 2017

Bad day for bank stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — A bad day for bank stocks pulled the Dow Jones industrial average to its third straight loss Tuesday as many of the patterns that have propelled markets since Election Day last year snapped into reverse. The Dow Jones industrial...

 
 Business    January 5, 2017

Stock indexes near records as car makers and retailers rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors bought shares of companies focused on consumers, including automakers and retailers. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index finished a single point below its all-time high. General Motors and...

 
 Business    November 12, 2016

US stocks close mostly higher as Dow sets record high

It was perhaps the most surprising trade in a record-setting week on Wall Street: How quickly investors swapped presidential pre-election jitters for enthusiasm at Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. That enthusiasm — call it the Trump...

 
 Business    November 11, 2016

US stocks mixed overall as Dow sets record high; oil slumps

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks mostly higher Thursday, propelling the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, a broader measure of the stock market, also eked out a gain, adding to a big...

 
 Business    November 5, 2016

S&P 500 index marks its longest losing streak in 36 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The slow, steady retreat of the stock market ahead of the 2016 election continued Friday, with the market falling for a ninth straight day. Wall Street is now in its longest period of decline in more than three decades. Investors...

 
 Business    November 3, 2016

Stocks struggle again as investors eye 2016 election

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks retreated for a seventh consecutive day on Wednesday, the market’s longest decline in five years, as investor worries about the U.S. presidential election continued to weigh on the market. A steep decline in oil prices...

 
 Business    November 1, 2016

US indexes waver as traders use caution ahead of election

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly unchanged on Monday, despite some positive economic data and a raft of big new merger announcements over the weekend. Hesitant traders continue to watch the day-to-day developments of the U.S. presidential...

 
 Business    October 29, 2016

Stocks wilt after FBI inquiry into new Clinton emails

NEW YORK (AP) — A midday advance on the stock market wilted in afternoon trading Friday after the FBI notified Congress that it will investigate new emails linked to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The market had started out on...

 
 Business    October 22, 2016

US stocks close mostly lower; eke out gain for the week

The major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Friday, capping a day spent wavering between small gains and losses. Phone companies were the biggest drag on the market following reports that AT&T was considering a deal to acquire the media conglome...

 
 Business    October 18, 2016

US stock indexes close modestly lower as energy prices fall

Major U.S. stock indexes closed modestly lower Monday, with some of the biggest declines coming in oil and gas companies as energy prices turned lower. Companies that rely on consumer spending also lost ground. Utilities and telecom stocks, which...

 
 Business    October 15, 2016

US stocks inch higher as banks rise and drugmakers fall

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up large gains and finished barely higher Friday. Banks and technology companies traded higher, while stocks that pay large dividends fell thanks to a jump in bond yields. Stocks were on track for large gains early...

 
 Business    August 20, 2016

US stocks take small losses as energy companies slide

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks took small losses Friday to end a quiet week of trading. Energy companies fell as a rally in oil prices faded and investors continue to sell the safe assets they favored earlier this year. Technology and materials...

 
 By Associated Press    Business    August 13, 2016

US stock indexes edge mostly lower; oil rises

Wall Street capped a record-setting week with a day of mostly listless trading Friday that left the three major U.S. stock indexes essentially flat. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed slightly lower. The...

 
 Business    August 12, 2016

US stock indexes close at record highs; oil up

Strong gains by energy companies and retailers helped nudge each of the major U.S. stocks indexes to a record high close Thursday, erasing mild losses from the day before. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Nasdaq composite had previously hit new...

 
 Business    August 3, 2016

US stocks take biggest losses in nearly a month

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 and the price of oil continued...

 
 Business    July 30, 2016

Stocks close mostly higher, helped by technology, oil

NEW YORK (AP) — 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...

 

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