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US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Oil falls

U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in early trading Thursday, giving up some of their gains from a day earlier when the market surged to its latest record high. Materials stocks were down the most. Energy companies also fell as crude prices headed lower. Utilities were up the most. Investors were sizing up the latest batch of company earnings. KEEPING ...

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Political risks weigh on global markets ahead of oil data

A raft of political risks kept a lid on global stock markets on Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average struck a new milestone. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.1 percent at 7,176 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.1 percent to 11,539. The CAC 40 in France was 0.3 percent ...

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US stocks jump following strong January jobs report

U.S. stocks are climbing Friday morning after the government said employers stepped up their hiring last month, another positive sign for the U.S. economy. The biggest gains are going to small-company stocks, which stand to benefit from a pickup in the economy. Banks rose sharply after President Trump took a first step toward scaling back financial industry regulations. Major stock ...

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Weak quarterly reports push stocks lower for a second day

U.S. stocks are falling Tuesday morning following weak fourth-quarter results from companies including UPS and Under Armour. Investors moved money into bonds and stocks that pay large dividends, like utilities. Stocks took losses a day earlier after President Donald Trump imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 127 points, or 0.6 ...

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Dow nears 20,000 as familiar tech and retail names climb

Major U.S. stock indexes are reaching record highs Tuesday as big-name technology companies like Apple trade higher and energy companies extend a recent winning streak. The Dow Jones industrial average traded above 19,900 for the first time. The Federal Reserve began its last policy meeting of the year, and it’s widely expected to announce an increase in interest rates on ...

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Markets Right Now: Dow at record; most other stocks lower

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street, except for energy companies, which rose along with the price of oil. Big jumps in Exxon Mobil and Chevron early Monday nudged the Dow Jones industrial average higher, but other major market indexes were lower. The price of crude oil ...

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Global stocks mixed over US presidential race concerns

Global stock markets were mixed Thursday, bogged down by concerns over the outcome of next week’s U.S. presidential election and ahead of the Bank of England’s policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX dipped 0.05 percent to 10,365.37 in early trading, while France’s CAC 40 was up 0.3 percent at 4,426.42. Britain’s FTSE 100 edged 0.2 percent higher to ...

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Global markets solid as they take lead from Britain’s FTSE

British stocks led a global market rally Tuesday as the pound slumped on renewed fears over Britain’s exit from the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 soared 1.8 percent to 7,107, just shy of its all-time high of 7,122. Germany’s DAX was 0.6 percent higher at 10,569 while the CAC-40 in France rose 0.9 percent to 4,494. ...

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US stocks rise with oil prices ahead of Fed statement

U.S. stocks are higher Wednesday as energy companies rise with the price of oil. Metals prices are also rising as the dollar gets a bit weaker. Investors are waiting for the Federal Reserve to conclude a policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average added 50 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,180 as of noon Eastern time. The Standard ...

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US, European shares slide, led by plunge in Deutsche Bank

U.S. and European stocks were moderately lower in early trading Friday after Deutsche Bank said it wouldn’t settle with the Department of Justice over its role in the 2008 financial crisis. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 83 points, or 0.5 percent, to 18,129 as of 10:10 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 10 points, ...

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