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US stocks fall ahead of Fed decision on interest rates

Stocks moved broadly lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday ahead of a highly anticipated decision from the Federal Reserve on interest rates. The Fed is expected to cut its benchmark interest for a second time this year. Close attention will be paid to any clues Fed Chairman Jerome Powell gives about future rate policy during a 2:30 p.m. ...

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Stocks move higher as investors pivot after broad sell-off

Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors pivoted to riskier holdings a day after taking shelter from the latest salvos in the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Investors snapped up technology, industrial and bank stocks. Encouraging overseas developments helped paint a more stable economic picture, despite the ongoing trade war. Politicians in Britain are ...

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Solid earnings from major US retailers drive stocks higher

U.S. stocks marched broadly higher in early trading Wednesday as investors welcomed a batch of strong earnings reports from several big retailers. Target and Lowe’s surged, leading a rally in retail stocks, as the market bounced back from its first loss in four days. Technology companies accounted for a big share of the market’s gains. Microsoft gained 1.3% and Apple ...

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Tech, industrial stocks surge following big gains in Europe

Stocks rose sharply in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday, following big gains in Europe, as investors got back their appetite for risk. European markets jumped after the head of the European Central Bank said it was ready to cut interest rates and provide other economic stimuluses if necessary. That puts the spotlight on the Federal Reserve, which is set ...

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TUESDAY MARKETS: Stocks are mixed as household goods makers rise, banks fall

Technology and household goods companies are edging higher while banks and energy companies fall Wednesday morning. That’s leaving U.S. stocks little changed overall. Kroger is jumping after saying it will consider selling its convenience store business. Luxury handbag maker Coach is falling after saying it will change its name to Tapestry. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was ...

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US stock indexes edge higher in afternoon trading

Technology companies led U.S. stocks slightly higher in afternoon trading Friday, recouping some of the losses from the day before. Investors welcomed new data showing U.S. inflation at the consumer level inched higher last month, suggesting that the Federal Reserve may be less likely to raise interest rates next month. That weighed on bank shares, which were down the most. ...

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US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Oil falls

U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in early trading Thursday, giving up some of their gains from a day earlier when the market surged to its latest record high. Materials stocks were down the most. Energy companies also fell as crude prices headed lower. Utilities were up the most. Investors were sizing up the latest batch of company earnings. KEEPING ...

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Political risks weigh on global markets ahead of oil data

A raft of political risks kept a lid on global stock markets on Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average struck a new milestone. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.1 percent at 7,176 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.1 percent to 11,539. The CAC 40 in France was 0.3 percent ...

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US stocks jump following strong January jobs report

U.S. stocks are climbing Friday morning after the government said employers stepped up their hiring last month, another positive sign for the U.S. economy. The biggest gains are going to small-company stocks, which stand to benefit from a pickup in the economy. Banks rose sharply after President Trump took a first step toward scaling back financial industry regulations. Major stock ...

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Weak quarterly reports push stocks lower for a second day

U.S. stocks are falling Tuesday morning following weak fourth-quarter results from companies including UPS and Under Armour. Investors moved money into bonds and stocks that pay large dividends, like utilities. Stocks took losses a day earlier after President Donald Trump imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 127 points, or 0.6 ...

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