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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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Fed rate hike jitters and Clinton concerns hit stocks hard

Global stock markets tumbled Monday as investors fretted over the possibility of an imminent U.S. interest rate hike and reacted to the weekend health problems of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was down 1.8 percent at 10,384 while the CAC-40 in France fell 1.8 percent to 4,412. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares ...

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US stock indexes edge lower as investors weigh economic data

U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Friday, as investors weighed new data showing retail sales and producer prices come in softer than expected in July. Health care companies and banks were among the biggest decliners, while utilities led the gainers. The market was coming off all-time highs set by the three major stock indexes a day earlier. KEEPING SCORE: ...

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US stock indexes drift lower in morning trading; oil up

U.S. stocks edged lower in morning trading Monday as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. The major stock indexes were coming off new highs set last week following a strong U.S. jobs report. Energy stocks surged the most as oil prices rose, while health care companies were the biggest laggard. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial ...

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Stocks are rising on Wall Street for 6th day

Stocks are rising modestly in early morning trading Friday as the market extends a winning streak into a sixth day. Bond yields climbed again as investors felt more comfortable moving money out of low-risk assets. Raw material suppliers and health care stocks led the advances. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,535 ...

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US stocks rise for a 5th day on solid earnings reports

Solid earnings reports Thursday drove the stock market to another record high. Stocks rose from the start of trading after JPMorgan Chase released results that were better than analysts expected. Companies are expected to report earnings dropped again in the April-June period, but a few big ones that have released numbers so far have beaten low expectations, encouraging investors. The ...

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Stocks edging lower on Wall Street in midday trading

Stocks are edging lower on Wall Street in midday trading Wednesday after setting records the last few days. Energy companies are dropping sharply along with the price of oil. Utility companies, prized for the steady dividends, are rising. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 14 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,334 at 12:07 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard ...

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Dow Jones industrial average closes at a record high

The stock market reached another milestone Tuesday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high. A day earlier, the broader Standard & Poor’s 500, a widely used benchmark for index funds, also reached a record-high close. Both indexes beat peaks set in May 2015. The Dow, which is made up of just 30 stocks, is an older ...

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