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Stocks rise ahead of Fed rate decision, comments

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The Latest on the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting, which ends at 2 p.m. with the release of a policy statement and then a news conference by Chair Janet Yellen: ____ 1:00 p.m. Federal Reserve officials are an hour away from wrapping up their June meeting. Stocks have edged up in trading before the decision regarding short-term interest rates. ...

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US, global stock markets weak ahead of Fed meeting

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Stocks in the U.S. and other global markets were falling for a fourth day Thursday as jittery investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates and worried about Britain’s vote on whether to leave the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 103 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,628 as of 11:05 a.m. Eastern. The Standard ...

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Stocks fall before Fed meeting; LinkedIn soars on buyout

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U.S. and global stocks were lower Monday, as investors waited to see what the Federal Reserve would do with interest rates later this week and awaited the fate of Britain’s membership in the European Union. LinkedIn shares jumped after Microsoft announced plans to buy the company. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 44 points, or 0.3 percent, to ...

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US stocks retreat as banks, mining companies fall

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U.S. stocks are falling Thursday morning and returning some of their recent gains. Banks are skidding as bond yields fall. Energy companies are slipping with the price of oil and metals companies are also down. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slid 60 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,945 as of 10:45 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s ...

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Stocks trading around 2016 highs as oil prices soar

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U.S. stocks are climbing to their highest prices of 2016 Monday afternoon as oil prices also set annual highs, taking energy companies higher. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave a mixed view of the economy, but banks are recovering as investors anticipate higher interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average gained 135 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,941 ...

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Global stocks choppy after G-7 fails to deliver

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Stock markets were choppy Monday after a meeting of the developed world’s central bankers and finance ministers failed to yield fresh ideas for spurring economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the main indexes pushed lower following early gains. France’s CAC-40 index was down 0.7 percent at 4,323 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.6 percent to 9,854. The FTSE 100 index of ...

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Stocks fall after Fed signals June rate hike possible

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Stocks are dropping Thursday afternoon as industrial companies help drag major indexes lower. Health care companies also fell. Investors braced themselves for the likelihood of an interest rate increase in June at the Federal Reserve’s next policy meeting. The selling was broad. Eight of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor’s 500 fell. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial ...

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US stocks gain in early trading as crude oil rises

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Stocks rose on Wall Street early Monday, led by gains in energy companies as the price of crude oil increased sharply. Marathon Oil jumped 7 percent and offshore driller Transocean rose 6 percent. Major U.S. stock indexes have fallen for three weeks in a row. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 70 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,605 ...

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Global stocks drift lower on global growth concerns

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Stock markets around the world and oil prices were weighed down Friday by concerns over the global economy ahead of a raft of U.S. and Chinese economic data. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was up 0.1 percent at 9,875 but the CAC-40 in France fell 0.2 percent to 4,283. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.4 ...

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US stocks surge on the prospect of new China stimulus

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U.S. stocks are climbing Tuesday after the Chinese government moved to stimulate its economy. Machinery companies and miners are rising the most, and energy companies are trading higher with the price of oil. Stocks are on track for their biggest gain in a month. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 200 points, or 1.1 percent, to 17,906 as ...

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