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After an early wobble, US stocks edge higher in late trade

U.S. stock indexes moved slightly higher in late-afternoon trading, reversing an earlier slide. Health care companies led the rebound. Energy stocks were the biggest laggard following a meeting of OPEC ministers that ended without an agreement on crude production cuts. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 19 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,809 as of 3:14 p.m. ...

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Stocks fall after Fed signals June rate hike possible

Stocks are dropping Thursday afternoon as industrial companies help drag major indexes lower. Health care companies also fell. Investors braced themselves for the likelihood of an interest rate increase in June at the Federal Reserve’s next policy meeting. The selling was broad. Eight of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor’s 500 fell. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial ...

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US stocks gain in early trading as crude oil rises

Stocks rose on Wall Street early Monday, led by gains in energy companies as the price of crude oil increased sharply. Marathon Oil jumped 7 percent and offshore driller Transocean rose 6 percent. Major U.S. stock indexes have fallen for three weeks in a row. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 70 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,605 ...

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Global stocks drift lower on global growth concerns

Stock markets around the world and oil prices were weighed down Friday by concerns over the global economy ahead of a raft of U.S. and Chinese economic data. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was up 0.1 percent at 9,875 but the CAC-40 in France fell 0.2 percent to 4,283. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.4 ...

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US stocks turn higher as consumers look for safe picks

U.S. stocks are mostly higher Thursday afternoon as investors take refuge in safe-play stocks like phone companies after a surprisingly weak report on the job market. Energy stocks are getting a lift after the price of oil turned higher. Retailers got more bad news as department store Kohl’s reported disappointing first-quarter results. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose ...

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Retailers lead a broad decline in stocks as Macy’s plunges

U.S. stock indexes are falling Wednesday as Macy’s leads a rout in retail stocks. The department store slashed its profit forecast after it reported a steep drop in earnings. Office supply companies Office Depot and Staples are tumbling after a judge blocked their plans to merge. Stocks are coming off their biggest gain in two months. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow ...

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US stocks slip as oil prices skid ahead of OPEC meeting

U.S. stocks are taking small losses Friday morning as energy companies are slipping with the price of oil. Citigroup became the latest bank to report weak but better-than-expected results for the first quarter. MORNING RUSH: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 28 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,898 as of 10:10 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ...

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US stocks rise as Fed emphasizes slow interest rate pace

U.S. stocks are rising in afternoon trading Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank still expects interest rates in the U.S. to rise gradually. Big names including Apple and Microsoft are leading tech stocks higher, while energy companies are falling along with the price of oil. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 55 points, ...

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US stocks rising as earnings impress investors

Stocks are turning higher in early trading Wednesday on strong earnings reports and a rise in crude oil prices. Several energy companies are rising sharply after getting a beat-down the day before. Oil-rig operator Transocean is up 5 percent. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 40 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,004 as of 10:19 a.m. Eastern time. ...

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Dow Jones average is back at a record high

NEW YORK— The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at another record high. The Dow rose 128 points, or 0.8 percent, to 15,746, beating the record it set last Tuesday by 66 points. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,770, just one point below its own all-time high. One of the biggest gainers ...

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