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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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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 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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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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