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Stocks end a strong week with losses as Apple shares skid

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped Friday as Apple absorbed its worst loss in more than four years. Thanks to gains over the previous three days, the S&P 500 index finished with its biggest weekly increase since March. Apple, the world’s...

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    May 24, 2018

Fed gives stocks a boost; technology and retailers rally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks turned higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it’s not in a hurry to raise interest rates too quickly. Retailers and technology companies led the way as the market erased some early losses. Stocks opened... Full story

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    May 23, 2018

Stocks sink late as smaller companies and industrials fade

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks faded Tuesday afternoon and finished the day mostly lower as industrial companies and retailers fell. Smaller and more U.S.-focused companies slumped after setting records the last few days. Large industrial companies like...

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    May 22, 2018

Hope for US-China trade progress sends stocks jumping

NEW YORK (AP) — Industrial and technology companies led stocks to solid gains Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make significant progress in trade talks. That helped ease concerns among investors that the world’s two biggest economies... Full story

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    May 4, 2018

Late buying drive erases much of an early loss for stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Losses for health care companies and banks left U.S. stocks lower Thursday, although a late push for technology and industrial companies helped the market avoid a steeper decline. After a weak finish the day before, the Dow Jones in... Full story

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    April 26, 2018

Stocks close mixed; Dow industrials end a losing streak

NEW YORK (AP) — A late round of buying erased early losses on Wall Street, leaving major indexes mixed at the close of trading. Bigger companies managed to eke out modest gains, while smaller companies mostly fell. A big gain in Boeing pushed the D...

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    April 13, 2018

Technology, industrials and banks lead rally as stocks rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies, banks and industrial companies all rose Thursday as investors got ready for big banks to announce their first-quarter results and let go of some of their concerns about the trade dispute between the U.S. and Ch... Full story

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    April 12, 2018

Banks and technology stocks fall; oil rises to 3-year high

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies including banks and technology and health care firms fell Wednesday after U.S. stocks had surged the day before. Oil prices hit a three-year high after President Donald trump tweeted that the U.S. will launch missiles at...

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    April 10, 2018

Stocks rise, but biggest gains fade as market stays volatile

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished a bit higher Monday as investors let go of some of their fears about a possible trade war between the U.S. and China. But far bigger gains slipped away as the market suffered a steep afternoon decline....

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    April 5, 2018

Stocks surge as market escapes early plunge on trade fears

NEW YORK (AP) — After an early jolt, stocks rallied and finished higher Wednesday as investors bet that back-and-forth tariff threats between the U.S. and China won’t blossom into a bigger dispute that damages global commerce. The Dow Jones... Full story

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    March 22, 2018

Stocks wobble and end lower after Fed raises interest rates

NEW YORK (AP) — After a jittery afternoon of trading, major U.S. stock indexes fell Wednesday while smaller companies fared better. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates, as investors expected, and said it could raise rates at a quicker pace...

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    March 21, 2018

Stock indexes end mostly higher, but Facebook sinks again

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes finished mostly higher after a day of bouncing around Tuesday as retailers, energy companies and banks recovered some of their losses from the day before, but technology companies struggled as Facebook dropped again. A...

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    March 17, 2018

US stocks inch higher as banks and industrial companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Friday as gains from energy companies, industrial firms and smaller companies helped the market end a modest losing streak. Oil and gas companies climbed along with the price of oil Friday while industrial...

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    March 16, 2018

US stocks end mostly lower as midday gains slip away

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks finished mostly lower Thursday in another choppy day of trading after a midday rally faded. Industrial and technology companies rose, but smaller companies and chemical makers skidded. Without any major economic reports or...

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    March 10, 2018

US stocks soar on strong jobs report; inflation fears ease

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street got exactly what it wanted from Friday’s jobs report: solid hiring, moderate wage growth and continued low unemployment. Investors sent stocks sharply higher, particularly their recent favorites, technology companies....


Stocks stretch winning streak to 6 days despite turbulence

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed out their strongest week in five years Friday and have now recovered more than half of the losses they suffered in a plunge at the beginning of the month. Investors got back to buying stocks almost as quickly as they...


Stocks climb again as investors shake off inflation worries

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors saw some new hints that inflation is increasing on Wednesday, but they still sent banks, technology firms, and consumer-focused companies climbing. That was a big change after the market’s inflation-inspired plunge...

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    April 5, 2017

Stocks tread water as energy companies rise and banks fall

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks hardly moved Tuesday as investors were slow to dip a toe back into the market, although energy companies did climb with the price of oil and natural gas. Banks and retailers took losses. Stock indexes flickered between...

 By MARLEY JAY    Business    April 15, 2016

U.S. stock indexes wobble to a mixed finish

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks hardly budged Thursday and finished with a mix of small gains and losses. Banks and airlines rose on strong first-quarter reports, while consumer products companies struggled. The market wavered throughout the day....


Stocks leap for a 3rd day, driven by gains in oil and tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed Wednesday as investors clung to hope for an international deal to stem a global glut in crude oil with production cutbacks. That sent the price of oil sharply higher, as well as the stocks of major energy companies...


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