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Oil drops amid caution over OPEC meeting; stocks mixed

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The price of oil dropped and stock markets were mixed Tuesday as it became uncertain whether OPEC countries might reach an agreement to cut crude production at their meeting this week. KEEPING SCORE: Among stocks, London’s FTSE 100 index shed 0.4 percent to 6,770 while France’s CAC 40 advanced 0.8 percent to 4,544 and Germany’s DAX added 0.2 percent to ...

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Stocks fall after record run as consumer companies slip

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U.S. stocks are opening lower Monday after they set records throughout last week. Consumer companies and banks are taking some of the largest losses. Energy companies are climbing as the price of oil jumps. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average sank 55 points, or 0.3 percent, to 19,097 as of 9:42 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 ...

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Global stocks steady, dollar rises ahead of US GDP data

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Global stock markets were steady and the dollar made further gains Friday ahead of a report on U.S. economic growth in July-September. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX edged down 0.3 percent to 10,687 while Britain’s FTSE 100 was flat at 6,986. France’s CAC 40 rose 0.3 percent to 4,545. U.S. shares were set to drift slightly higher, with Dow and S&P ...

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Global stocks hit by gloom on Wall Street, lower oil prices

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Global stock markets fell on Wednesday after some disappointing earnings reports and as a drop in oil prices dragged down shares in energy companies. KEEPING SCORE: The FTSE 100 of Britain dropped 1 percent to 6,949 while Germany’s DAX fell 1 percent as well, to 10,649. The CAC 40 in France lost 0.8 percent to 4,506. Dow and S&P futures ...

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World stocks steady amid firm Chinese growth, earnings

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Global stock markets were steady Wednesday after China reported its economy expanded at a firm pace in the July-September quarter and investors awaited more U.S. corporate earnings reports. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX edged down 0.1 percent to 10,616 and the FTSE 100 in Britain lost 0.2 percent to 6,989. France’s CAC 40 was flat at 4,507. Wall Street also looked ...

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Global stocks fall after disappointing China data

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Global stocks fell Thursday after Chinese export data disappointed and renewed concerns about the health of the world’s second-largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 0.9 percent to 6,961 and France’s CAC 40 retreated 1.3 percent to 4,394. Germany’s DAX fell 1.2 percent to 10,395. Futures indicated that Wall Street was set for a weak start. Dow and ...

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Global markets solid as they take lead from Britain’s FTSE

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British stocks led a global market rally Tuesday as the pound slumped on renewed fears over Britain’s exit from the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 soared 1.8 percent to 7,107, just shy of its all-time high of 7,122. Germany’s DAX was 0.6 percent higher at 10,569 while the CAC-40 in France rose 0.9 percent to 4,494. ...

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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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Global stocks rally ahead of Fed and Bank of Japan meetings

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Global stock markets started the new trading week strongly Monday as investors appeared to put last week’s jitters behind them as they awaited the outcome of the latest policy meetings of the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan later this week. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 1.5 percent at 6,807 ...

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