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Stocks up on hope of UK stimulus, eurozone Brexit resilience

Stock markets turned higher on Friday after surveys suggested the eurozone economy is proving resilient to the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s Brexit vote. A big drop in business activity in the U.K. raised expectations of more central bank stimulus there. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.4 percent to 6,728 and Germany’s DAX was up 0.1 percent to 10,163. France’s CAC ...

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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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US stocks rise as Britons go to polls on EU membership

U.S. stocks are rising Thursday afternoon as investors grow more optimistic that Britons will vote to stay in the European Union. Investors are buying stocks and selling bonds, sending banks higher. Energy companies are up with the price of oil and materials companies are also climbing. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 158 points, or 0.9 percent, to ...

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US stocks slip in afternoon trade; British vote remains focus

U.S. stocks moved lower on Friday, erasing all of the previous day’s gains, as investors continued to monitor Britain’s frenzied debate on whether to leave the European Union. The debate took on a new level of concern after the killing of a member of parliament. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 72 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,661 ...

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