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US stock indexes end mixed ahead of Fed chairman speech

Aug. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

A wobbly day on Wall Street left stock indexes mostly lower Thursday as investors turned cautious ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Federal Reserve chairman. Losses by health care, technology and energy companies, among other sectors, outweighed gains by banks, consumer goods makers and elsewhere in the...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Aug. 22, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

Stocks ended and up-and-down day mostly lower Thursday as losses for health care and technology companies offset gains in banks and other sectors. Remarks from two Federal Reserve bank presidents left investors less certain about the likelihood that the central bank will lower interest rates again next month. On...

Markets Right Now: After a day of wavering, stocks end lower

Aug. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended an up-and-down day mostly lower as losses for health care and technology companies offset gains in banks and other sectors. UnitedHealth Group gave up 3.1% Thursday and Adobe lost 1.3%. Remarks from two...

Corporate profits slump again in 2Q

Aug. 22, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

Corporate profits fell for a second straight quarter in the spring as the effect of last year's tax cut wore off and companies contended with uncertainty from the Trump administration's trade wars. As the second quarter earnings season winds down, companies in the S&P 500 index are on track to notch the first...

Global stocks subdued as investors seek more clues on Fed

Aug. 22, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts. Investor reaction was muted following Wednesday's release of notes from the latest Fed meeting...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

Aug. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts. Investor reaction was muted following Wednesday's release of notes from the latest Fed meeting...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Aug. 21, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors applauded encouraging quarterly results from Target, Lowe's and other retailers. Technology companies accounted for a big share of the gains. Traders had a muted reaction to minutes from the Federal Reserve's policy meeting last month, which showed...

Markets Right Now: Big gains by retailers lead stocks higher

Aug. 21, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street as investors applauded encouraging quarterly results from major retailers. Target soared 20% Wednesday after releasing earnings that blew past analysts' expectations. Lowe's...

Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US Fed release

Aug. 21, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were back in positive territory Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts. Market benchmarks in London and Frankfurt rose in early trading. On Wall Street, the futures for...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower before US Fed release

Aug. 21, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Australia declined while South Korea advanced. U.S. stocks fell...