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World stocks lower as investors assess outlook, take profits

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Stock markets around the world fell modestly Friday as investors booked some of the profits made this week. The main factors behind this week’s broad-based ascent were relief that the U.S. Federal Reserve didn’t raise interest rates and a modest easing in policy from the Bank of Japan. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares ...

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US stocks rise with oil prices ahead of Fed statement

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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

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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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Stocks tick higher in quiet start after days of big moves

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U.S. stocks are slightly higher in Wednesday morning as utility companies climb. Energy companies are trading lower as the price of oil continues to slip. Stocks are at their lowest levels in two months after large losses in two of the last three days. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average added 31 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,097 as ...

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Stocks tumble as weaker forecast sends oil prices lower

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U.S. stocks are skidding Tuesday after the International Energy Agency said it expects slower growth in demand for oil this year. That’s pushing the price of oil down and sending energy companies lower. Banks and phone companies are also falling. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 243 points, or 1.3 percent, to 18,149 as of noon Eastern ...

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Fed rate hike jitters and Clinton concerns hit stocks hard

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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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ECB disappointment and North Korea concerns weigh on markets

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Disappointment over the European Central Bank’s decision to keep monetary policy unchanged weighed on the region’s stock markets once again. News that North Korea had conducted a nuclear test also rattled investors, particularly in South Korea. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 fell 0.4 percent to 4,517 while Germany’s DAX slipped 0.5 percent to 10,625. Britain’s FTSE 100 was ...

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US stock indexes slide in morning trading; oil falls

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U.S. stocks fell broadly in early trading Friday, pulled down by sharp declines in utilities and consumer-focused companies. Energy stocks also fell as the price of crude oil turned lower following a rally the day before. News that North Korea had conducted a nuclear test also weighed on the market. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 148 points, ...

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US stocks veer lower in morning trading; oil dips

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U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Wednesday, weighed down by a slide in supermarket operators and other consumer-focused companies. Materials stocks also were among the big decliners. A sharp drop in hiring last month overshadowed a report Wednesday showing a pickup in job openings in July. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 51 points, or 0.3 ...

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Stocks gain as tepid jobs report stokes hopes for low rates

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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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