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Stocks fall over trade tensions, weak economic reports

Stocks fell in afternoon trading Monday on Wall Street as trade tensions flared with China’s diplomatic retaliation for U.S. support of protesters in Hong Kong. The selling accelerated after the U.S. government issued weak manufacturing and construction reports. Technology stocks were the biggest drag on the market. Many of the companies in that sector rely on China for sales and ...

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Stocks edge lower as investors listen for trade deal clues

U.S. stocks fell in early trading Friday as investors grew more uncertain about prospects for a trade deal between the U.S. and China. The market is still poised for a winning week and major indexes were just below record highs set a day earlier. Wall Street has been cheering the latest push to sign an agreement before more costly tariffs ...

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Sanderson Farms honored as Corporate Champion of Diversity

Sanderson Farms, Inc. was honored by the Women’s Forum of New York at its fifth Breakfast of Corporate Champions. The Forum, an exclusive global leadership network, hosts this biennial event to recognize companies that are actively advancing women on corporate boards. To qualify for invitation, companies must have measurably exceeded the national average of board seats held by women. Sanderson ...

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SUPER SIX — Mississippi’s companies offer an array of services

By LYNN LOFTON The top six companies — the Super Six — on the list of Mississippi’s Top 100 private companies are a diverse group. The sectors represented include petroleum refining and distributing, banking, construction, tire services and insurance. The top six are Ergon, BancPlus Corporation/BankPlus, the Yates Companyies, Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance, Southern Tire Mart and Southern Farm ...

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US stocks hang close to records after mixed profit reports

U.S. stock indexes held close to their record highs following a mixed set of earnings reports Wednesday, where some big companies topped Wall Street’s expectations and others warned that the slowing global economy and trade tensions are hitting their profits. The S&P 500 flipped between small gains and losses as trading opened for the day, similar to how it’s been ...

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US stock indexes veer mostly lower as traders weigh earnings

Technology companies led the major U.S. stock indexes mostly lower Wednesday afternoon, placing the market on track to give back some of its gains from the day before. The modest losses came as investors weighed mixed data on the economy and continued to pore over corporate earnings reports. The Commerce Department said U.S. retail sales fell in September by the ...

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Stocks move broadly higher on trade talk optimism

Stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Thursday as investors wait to see whether the U.S. and China make any progress in negotiations aimed at ending their ongoing trade war. The markets were encouraged by an early tweet from President Donald Trump saying that China wants to make a deal, though he did not say whether he was also willing ...

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Nissan names head of China business to be new CEO

Nissan has tapped the head of its China business, Makoto Uchida, as its new president and chief executive, to help lead a recovery from the leadership crisis and sinking profitability that followed the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, last year. Uchida is replacing Hiroto Saikawa, who resigned after acknowledging receiving dubious income. The Japanese automaker announced Uchida’s appointment ...

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Stocks slip as surge in oil brings fresh economic worries

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street in afternoon trading Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil processing facility sent crude prices soaring. The attack, which Yemeni rebels said they were behind, raised worries about the risk of more disruptions for oil at a time when the global economy’s strength is already seen as shaky. President Donald Trump warned ...

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