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Stocks edge lower in early trading on Wall Street

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NEW YORK — The stock market opened slightly lower after the government reported only modest job growth last month. The Dow Jones industrial average edged down 54 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,359 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 12 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,902. The Nasdaq composite gave up 36 points, or 0.8 ...

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An early gain for stocks is gone by midday; retailers sink

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  NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are wavering between small gains and losses at midday after a mid-morning rally faded. Retailers had some of the biggest losses Thursday. Ralph Lauren plunged 17 percent after its revenue fell short of forecasts. Kohl’s also sank 17 percent. GoPro tumbled 13 percent after the maker of wearable cameras issued disappointing results. The price ...

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Energy sector leads another decline in stocks as oil falls

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NEW YORK — Falling oil prices continued to weigh on U.S. and global stock markets on Tuesday as investors remained deeply concerned about the global economy following this week’s disappointing Chinese and U.S. manufacturing data. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, overtook Apple as the world’s most valuable publicly traded company. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 284 points, or ...

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Oil and gas companies lead an early decline in stocks

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NEW YORK — Stocks were solidly lower in early trading Monday, as the price of oil took another tumble amid renewed concerns about the Chinese and U.S. economies. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 96 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,369 as of 10:13 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to ...

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US stocks jump as Microsoft leads a tech stock surge

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  NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are rising sharply on Friday, led by a big gain in technology companies after Microsoft posted a strong fourth quarter, as did Visa and MasterCard. Global stock indexes also rallied. Asian markets climbed after Japan’s central bank announced more aggressive moves to stimulate that country’s economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose ...

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US stocks are little changed in early trade; oil price rises

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are wavering between small gains and losses Thursday morning following a sharp sell-off the day before. The price of oil is climbing for the third consecutive day as key oil-producing nations discuss cuts in production. Strong earnings are propelling Facebook and Under Armor higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was off 22 points, ...

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US stocks slip as energy and metals prices keep falling

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are inching lower Tuesday, adding to sharp sell-offs last week. Utilities and telecommunications companies are rising, but energy and mining stocks continue to slump on fears that demand and prices will get worse. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 40 points, or 0.3 percent, to 15,947 as of 2:15 p.m. Eastern. It was ...

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(UPDATE) US stocks rebound a day after plunge, led by energy sector

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The major U.S. stock indexes veered higher in afternoon trading, recovering from an early slide. Energy companies led the rally, climbing along with the price of crude oil. The gains came a day after the market had its worst drop since September. Exxon Mobil and Chevron each jumped about 5 percent, by far the largest gains in the Dow Jones ...

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Bumper US jobs figures give stock markets further lift

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American employers added a robust 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying global weakness and growing solidly. The strong figures underscore the resilience of the United States at a time of financial turmoil stemming from China’s slowing economy and plummeting stock market. Most economists expect U.S. consumer spending to continue to offset overseas weakness, ...

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US stocks slide again as China woes lead to global selling

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are slipping Thursday on spreading fears about the health of China’s economy, and financial and industrial stocks were among the hardest hit. The market recovered from heavier losses early in the morning. China’s stock market sank about 7 percent Thursday after the yuan fell to its lowest level against the dollar since March 2011. Trading ...

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