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US stock indexes are off to a mixed start

Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the day. Investors will be listening for clues Friday on whether the central bank will raise interest rates again later this month. Several companies were moving after reporting their latest quarterly results. Costco slid 3.6 percent after the ...

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US stock indexes move lower in afternoon trading; oil falls

A sharp slide by Target and other big retailers weighed on U.S. stock indexes late Tuesday afternoon, steering the market on course for a lower close. Industrial stocks and phone companies were among the big decliners, while utilities gained the most. Investors were looking ahead to an evening speech by President Donald Trump to both houses of Congress in hopes ...

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Stocks flirt with records as Macy’s soars, oil rebounds

U.S. stocks advanced Thursday as better-than-expected economic data and a rebound in oil prices boosted sentiment among Wall Street investors. Weekly jobless claims pointed to continued low levels of layoffs while both import and export prices inched up despite a decline in fuel costs, suggesting a possible pick up in inflation. The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.20 percent  was up 8 points, or 0.4 percent, ...

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Stocks, pound fall again due to UK vote uncertainty

U.S. stocks indexes headed toward a sharply lower close in late-afternoon trading Monday, reflecting ongoing investor jitters over the fallout of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. European stock markets extended their losses from Friday. The British pound, which last week plunged to its lowest level since 1985, continued to fall as traders expected the British economy would take ...

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US stocks slip as energy companies take losses

U.S. stocks are skidding Monday as energy stocks take big losses. Companies including Xerox and drugmaker Perrigo are down after reporting disappointing earnings and lowering their expectations for the year. Consumer stocks are trading higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,944 as of 1:55 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s ...

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Stocks eke out modest gains as focus turns to US earnings

U.S. stocks were steadily higher in early trading Tuesday, as investors worked through the first batch of earnings from the first quarter of the year. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 42 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,600 as of 10:09 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose two points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,044 and ...

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Stocks rise ahead of company earnings reports

U.S. stocks were slightly higher in afternoon trading Monday as investors wait for first-quarter company earnings to start rolling in. Overseas markets were also rising as investors hoped for more stimulus in China, the world’s second-largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was up 79 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,654 as of 2:25 p.m. Eastern. The Standard ...

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Stocks slip, led by energy and materials companies

  Energy and mining companies led a decline for U.S. stocks in late-afternoon trading Wednesday as the prices of oil, metals and other commodities fell. Disappointing earnings from several companies, including Nike, also weighed on the market. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 79 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,503 as of 3:23 p.m. Eastern Time. The Standard ...

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US indexes waver; travel companies sink following attacks

U.S. stock indexes wavered between gains and losses in morning trading Tuesday, recovering from an early decline following the deadly attacks in Belgium. Health care and materials stocks were among the biggest gainers, while airlines, cruise companies and travel booking sites lagged. European markets fell slightly. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell nine points, or 0.1 percent, to ...

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Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK — Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as the market gives back some of a big gain from the day before. Materials and energy stocks were especially weak in early trading Tuesday as commodities prices moved lower. Fitbit sank 15 percent after releasing a weak forecast, and J.M. Smucker fell 2 percent after reporting sales that ...

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