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 By ALEX VEIGA    Business    January 20, 2018 

US stocks close higher as market sets latest record high

Investors shrugged off the potential for a federal government shutdown Friday, driving U.S. stocks higher and setting new milestones for several of the indexes. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, Nasdaq composite and Russell 2000 index of smaller-com...

 

US stock rally lifts Dow to first close above 26,000 points

A broad rally on Wall Street propelled the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 26,000 points for the first time Wednesday. The sharp gains also delivered record highs for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Nasdaq composite, wiping out...

 

Dow industrials recede from 26,000 as early gains fade

Losses by industrial and technology companies helped pull U.S. stocks lower Tuesday, pulling the market back from its latest record highs. The slide erased some of the gains from a broad rally earlier in the day that had sent the Dow Jones...

 

US stocks brush off year's first wobble, return to records

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks brushed aside their first wobble of the year and got back to setting records on Thursday. Energy stocks led the way after the price of oil touched its highest level since 2014. The gains for indexes marked a return to...

 

Perfect start for stocks in 2018 stalls after rates rise

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market’s fantastic start to 2018 stalled on Wednesday after real-estate companies and other dividend payers sank on concerns about rising interest rates. The losses knocked indexes a bit off their record highs and...

 

Tech stocks climb for fourth day as New Year rally continues

NEW YORK (AP) — After another solid monthly jobs report, technology companies again led the way as U.S. stocks rose for the fourth day in a row to start 2018. They are on their longest new-year winning streak in eight years. The Labor Department sa...

 

Dow Jones industrials climb above 25,000 for the first time

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average burst through the 25,000 point mark Thursday, just five weeks after its first close above 24,000. The Dow passed five 1,000-point barriers in 2017 on its way to a 25 percent gain for the year, as an...

 

US stocks ring in 2018 with gains as technology leads again

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and health care companies jumped Tuesday as U.S. stocks started the new year the same way they spent the last one: rising steadily and setting records. Energy companies, which struggled in 2017, also climbed. Asian...

 

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...

 

Health care and bank stocks pull US indexes slightly lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly lower on Wall Street Friday afternoon as a subdued week of trading comes to a close. Health care companies and banks are slipping. High-dividend stocks made small gains even as bond yields remained near their...

 

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...

 

Deals and hopes for corporate tax c uts drive stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed again Monday and set more records as investors grew more certain Republicans will pass their tax plan this week. Technology companies climbed, as did banks and retailers, which are likely to see lower taxes....

 

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...

 

S&P 500 returns to record following strong US jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, and the strong finish pushed the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight weekly gain despite some weakness earlier in the week. The gains were...

 

S&P 500 snaps losing streak as industrial, tech stocks rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes perked higher on Thursday following a nearly weeklong lull, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose for the first time in five days. Industrial and technology companies helped lead the way, as broad swaths of the...

 

S&P 500 drops to third straight loss after tech rally fades

NEW YORK (AP) — Another afternoon fizzle for stocks left the Standard & Poor’s 500 index with its third straight loss on Tuesday. The market seemed like it was headed for a gain in the morning, after technology stocks recovered from one of their...

 

Slump for tech stocks overshadows gains by telecoms, banks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes didn’t do much at first glance on Monday, but the modest move for the Standard & Poor’s 500 masked some dramatic changes roiling underneath the surface. Telecom stocks, banks and other areas of the market that stan...

 

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...

 

Dow Jones industrials breach 24,000 in broad market rally

NEW YORK (AP) —Investors are exuberant and for good reason: the global economy is strong, corporate earnings are solid, Washington appears closer to delivering lower taxes on corporations and is signaling less restrictive oversight of the...

 

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...

 

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