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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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Trade hopes push US stock indexes toward more record highs

Stocks rose broadly in early trading on Wall Street Thursday, pushing major indexes toward another set of records, after China said it agreed with the U.S. on a gradual pullback on tariffs if talks progress. The S&P 500 is heading for its second record-setting day this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq are on pace for their ...

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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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Stocks move broadly lower as trade war anxiety lingers

Banks and technology companies drove a broad slide in stocks on Wall Street Monday afternoon that knocked the Dow Jones Industrial Average more than 300 points lower. The sell-off adds to losses that the market racked up last week amid heightened anxiety over the U.S. China-trade war. Investors are coming off of a week of wild swings that ended in ...

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Wall Street: Distractions be damned — Stocks continue to break records despite volatile political environment

By BECKY GILLETTE   The old saying is, “Wall Street doesn’t like surprises.” But it seems to be holding up during this time of divisiveness, political discord, devastating hurricanes and twitter rants. How do financial advisers suggest you invest during these times where surprises are waiting around every corner? Dave J. Lundgren, Jr., executive vice president and chief investment officer, ...

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Trump’s troubles lead US stock indexes lower in early trading

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks sharply lower in midday trading Wednesday as bond yields tumbled. Investors fretted that the latest turmoil in Washington could hinder President Donald Trump’s pro-business agenda. Technology and industrial stocks were among the big decliners, while real estate companies were up the most. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 26 ...

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Stocks tick higher, S&P 500 flirts with record

Stock indexes ticked higher on Wednesday, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index flirted with its record high, as the White House unveiled a broad outline of its plan to cut tax rates. The market has sprinted higher since November, due in large part to expectations that lower taxes and looser regulations for businesses are on the way. White House ...

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Healthy profits push stocks higher yet; Nasdaq crosses 6,000

Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices. More big businesses joined the earnings parade Tuesday, saying their profits were even larger in the first three months of the year than analysts were expecting, including Caterpillar and McDonald’s. The encouraging reports pushed U.S. indexes to their second straight day of big gains, placing them either close to ...

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Split results for stocks on Syria strike and weak jobs gains

Following a somewhat disappointing jobs report and U.S. missile strikes against Syria, stocks aren’t much changed Friday as investors buy gold and high-dividend stocks and sell banks and other assets. Defense contractors are making substantial gains and the price of oil is rising. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 held steady at 2,356 at noon Eastern time. The Dow ...

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US stocks surge early after strong private payroll report

U.S. stocks are jumping Wednesday morning after a survey of private businesses showed that hiring was very strong last month. Panera Bread is climbing after the sandwich and soup chain agreed to be bought by European conglomerate JAB for more than $7 billion. Companies that are tightly linked to the performance of the economy, including transportation companies and smaller domestic ...

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