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US stock indexes slide in afternoon trading; oil rebounds

U.S. stocks edged lower in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, led by declines in banks and technology companies. Real estate stocks notched the biggest gains. Bond yields fell and the price of gold rose as investors monitored heightened geopolitical tensions. Oil prices recovered after an early slide. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to ...

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Split results for stocks on Syria strike and weak jobs gains

Following a somewhat disappointing jobs report and U.S. missile strikes against Syria, stocks aren’t much changed Friday as investors buy gold and high-dividend stocks and sell banks and other assets. Defense contractors are making substantial gains and the price of oil is rising. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 held steady at 2,356 at noon Eastern time. The Dow ...

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Stocks head higher as energy, banks, retailers recover

U.S. stocks are broadly higher Thursday after a sharp drop late in the previous day. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil and retailers are up after a series of strong sales reports. Banks are also climbing as bond yields rise. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 8 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,361 as ...

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State finally has good month of collections

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal State revenue collections, which have been sluggish for more than a year, spiked in March even as the Legislature was ending the 2017 session by making major budget cuts because of those ongoing revenue woes. Collections for the month of March were $52.4 million or 12.5 percent above the official estimate, according to information ...

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READY FOR RISK? With market soaring, tapping IRA is tempting

By BECKY GILLETTE Investors with IRAs and 401(k)s may have dreams of taking a cruise or buying a new car with the gains they have seen in their retirement accounts since Donald Trump was elected president. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high of 20,000 in late January, and since then has continued to climb reaching 20,686 by ...

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US stocks surge early after strong private payroll report

U.S. stocks are jumping Wednesday morning after a survey of private businesses showed that hiring was very strong last month. Panera Bread is climbing after the sandwich and soup chain agreed to be bought by European conglomerate JAB for more than $7 billion. Companies that are tightly linked to the performance of the economy, including transportation companies and smaller domestic ...

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US stocks climb after strong private payroll report

U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday after a survey of private businesses showed that hiring was very strong last month. That was a relief to investors, who were worried about spending after a weak report on auto sales earlier this week. Energy and basic materials companies are making some of the biggest gains, and the Nasdaq composite is on track for ...

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Stocks tread water as banks slip and energy companies rise

U.S. stocks are inching lower Tuesday as a recent drop in bond yields continues to put pressure on banks. Department stores, apparel retailers and handbag makers are falling, but Amazon continues to rise. But energy companies are rising with the price of oil, and stocks are little changed overall. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was unchanged at ...

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US stocks waver between small gains and losses at midday

The stock market is closing out a solid quarter with a day of mixed trading on Wall Street Friday. Major indexes were moving in a small range, with the Dow Jones industrials posting a small loss while other indexes were mostly higher. Investors weighed several corporate deals and new economic data on consumer spending and inflation. Energy stocks were down ...

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US stock indexes move higher in midday trading; oil rises

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. indexes modestly higher in midday trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. Energy stocks also rose, getting a boost from rising crude oil prices. Utilities, real estate companies and other high-dividend paying stocks fell as bond yields headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones ...

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