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US stocks rise as auto makers and retailers trade higher

U.S. stocks are rising Wednesday morning as December auto sales start to roll in. General Motors and Ford are trading higher. That’s helping consumer-focused companies. The market is building on its gains from the day before. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average added 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to 19,911 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & ...

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Stocks gain as tepid jobs report stokes hopes for low rates

U.S. stocks are jumping Friday morning even though employers added fewer jobs in August than investors expected. That makes it a bit less likely the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this year. Utility companies made the biggest gains, while energy companies rose as the price of oil rose for the first time this week. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow ...

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Sometimes it’s better to receive — U.S. gaining more China jobs than it’s losing

By TED CARTER The newest assessment of the movement of jobs and investment back to the United States from oversees shows 2014 continued to tilt the jobs competition in the U.S.’s favor. But the United States is still three million to four million jobs short of regaining the number lost since the emergence of Asia, China in particular, as industrial giants. ...

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Senators urge Commerce to enforce antidumping of Asian fish

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mississippi’s senators are encouraging the U.S. Department of Commerce to uphold a fair trade decision that begins to protect U.S. catfish producers from underpriced frozen fish fillets from Vietnam. In a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, a bipartisan group of senators, including Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), have asked the commerce secretary ...

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Here we go again: Another big down day for Dow

NEW YORK — Just when Wall Street seemed to have settled down, a barrage of bad economic reports collided with fresh worries about European banks Thursday and triggered a global sell-off in stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 419 points — a return to the wild swings that gripped the stock market last week. Stocks were only part of ...

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