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Global stocks lower, except for Tokyo, on Yellen speech

Most global stocks slipped Monday after the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week said the case had strengthened for raising interest rates. The Tokyo market was an exception and gained on prospects for a strong dollar. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 lost 0.9 percent to 4,401, while Germany’s DAX fell 0.7 percent to 10,513. The London Stock ...

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Stocks slip into losses in the afternoon after Yellen speech

Stocks were mostly lower on Wall Street in early afternoon trading on Friday, giving up modest gains following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Phone companies and utilities, widely considered safe-play stocks, led the list of declining stocks, while the health care and technology sectors rose. AT&T and Verizon each fell 1 percent. KEEPING ...

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Stocks lackluster, oil drops ahead of Fed chair’s speech

Global stock markets were subdued and the price of oil fell Wednesday as investors awaited fresh cues from the U.S. Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rates in the world’s largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 edged 0.2 percent lower to 6,852 and Germany’s DAX rose 0.3 percent to 10,619. The CAC 40 of France rose 0.5 percent ...

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Stocks fall in early trading as oil prices decline

Stocks were moving mostly lower in early trading Monday as investors looked ahead to the Fed’s meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for clues on timing for possible interest rate hikes. A drop in oil prices pulled energy companies lower, along with the broader market. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 67 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,487 as ...

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US stocks mostly lower as energy companies slide

U.S. stocks are mostly lower Friday as investors continue to sell phone and utility stocks, and energy companies trade lower as the price of oil slips. Consumer and technology companies are making modest gains, however. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average shed 23 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,574 as of 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s ...

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US stocks wobble as energy companies rise, health care dips

Stocks are little changed Thursday morning as the market remains in the doldrums. Energy companies are rising as the price of oil continues a recent recovery and phone companies and health care stocks are trading lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 6 points to 18,568 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 ...

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US stocks slip on mixed reports, with utilities skidding

U.S. stocks slipped Tuesday morning as investors continued to sell phone company and utility stocks. Materials companies are the exception, as they’re trading higher as the dollar weakens. Investors are also sifting through reports that showed inflation remained weak in July, but home building and factory production improved. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 38 points, or 0.2 ...

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US stock indexes edge lower as investors weigh economic data

U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Friday, as investors weighed new data showing retail sales and producer prices come in softer than expected in July. Health care companies and banks were among the biggest decliners, while utilities led the gainers. The market was coming off all-time highs set by the three major stock indexes a day earlier. KEEPING SCORE: ...

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Stocks flirt with records as Macy’s soars, oil rebounds

U.S. stocks advanced Thursday as better-than-expected economic data and a rebound in oil prices boosted sentiment among Wall Street investors. Weekly jobless claims pointed to continued low levels of layoffs while both import and export prices inched up despite a decline in fuel costs, suggesting a possible pick up in inflation. The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.20 percent  was up 8 points, or 0.4 percent, ...

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US stocks turn mixed in afternoon trading as oil slides

U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Tuesday, reversing some of Monday’s gains. Energy stocks weighed on the market as the price of crude oil veered lower. Health care, technology and consumer-focused companies were among the gainers. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slid 17 points to 18,512 as of 2:36 p.m. Eastern time. ...

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