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How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Jan. 25, 2021 4:45 PM EST

Stocks ended a choppy day with mixed results Monday as the market struggled to find direction. Apple and other Big Tech stocks lurched higher, then lower, then back up again. Several of them report their latest quarterly results this week. The S&P 500 climbed 0.4%, even though slightly more stocks fell than...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, a sign for Wall Street is carved in the side of a building, in New York. Technology stocks were off to a good start on Wall Street, but other parts of the markets weren't as strong, leaving major indexes mixed in the early going. The S&P 500 was up 0.3% in the first few minutes of trading Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq climbed 1.4%. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

A bumpy day on Wall Street ends with stock indexes mixed

Jan. 25, 2021 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks swerved to a mixed finish on Wall Street Monday, ahead of a deluge of corporate earnings reports scheduled to arrive this week. The S&P 500 rose 13.89 points, or 0.4%, to 3,855.36 as gains for influential Big Tech stocks were big enough to steady the index and return it to a...

This Week: Consumer confidence, Apple earns, new home sales

Jan. 25, 2021 1:10 AM EST

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: CONFIDENCE IMPROVING? A closely watched gauge of U.S. consumer confidence is due out Tuesday. Economists predict the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose to 90 in January. That would be up from 88.6 in...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo the symbol for Intel appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York.  Intel is replacing its CEO after two years. The computer company said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021,  that Pat Gelsinger will become its new CEO, effective Feb. 15. He takes over for Bob Swan, who became CEO in January 2019.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Chipmaker Intel Corp. blames internal error on data leak

Jan. 22, 2021 6:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The computer chipmaker Intel Corp. on Friday blamed an internal error for a data leak that prompted it to release a quarterly earnings report early. It said its corporate network was not compromised. The company’s chief financial officer, George Davis, had earlier told The Financial...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders work on the floor during the United Wholesale Mortgage IPO, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Wall Street is tapping the brakes on its record-setting rally this week, as markets worldwide take a pause on Friday. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Mixed finish on Wall Street as worldwide rally takes a pause

Jan. 22, 2021 4:51 PM EST

Wall Street tapped the brakes on its recent record-setting rally Friday with a mixed finish for the major stock indexes, though the S&P 500 still ended the week with its third weekly gain in four. The benchmark index fell 0.3%, snapping a three-day winning streak, but notched a 1.9% gain for the week. The...

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian stocks sink after China coronavirus resurgence

Jan. 21, 2021 11:28 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Australia declined. South Korea advanced. Overnight, Wall Street closed higher. Gains for tech stocks offset losses elsewhere....

FILE - A CSX freight train pulls through McKeesport, Pa., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. CSX railroad reported relatively flat fourth-quarter earnings even though it hauled 4% more freight as the economy continued to rebound from last year’s widespread virus-related shutdowns. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 it earned $760 million, or 99 cents per share, during the quarter. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

CSX profit slips in 4Q but railroad hauls 4% more freight

Jan. 21, 2021 7:06 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX railroad reported relatively flat fourth-quarter earnings even though it hauled 4% more freight as the economy continued to rebound from last year’s widespread virus-related shutdowns. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Thursday it earned $760 million, or 99 cents...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, a United Airlines airplane takes off over another United plane on the runway at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. United Airlines said Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, and it predicted more of the same in the first quarter of this year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

United Airlines shares lose altitude after weak 1Q forecast

Jan. 21, 2021 4:58 PM EST

United Airlines officials said Thursday that travel will recover from the pandemic, but they just don’t know when, and investors appeared to punish the airline for that doubt and a cautious outlook for early 2021. The comments came one day after United reported a $1.9 billion loss in the fourth quarter,...

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Asian shares rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares rise on optimism for more stimulus from Biden

Jan. 20, 2021 11:07 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. Hopes are high that President Joe Biden's administration will mean more support for the struggling U.S. economy, setting off a recovery that's crucial for the export-driven...

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth has debuted a lower-than-expected 2021 earnings forecast partly because of COVID-19’s still-foggy impact on the health care system. The nation’s largest health insurance provider said Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, that it expects to take a hit from treatment and testing costs tied to the ongoing pandemic.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

UnitedHealth overcomes pandemic hit and tops 4Q expectations

Jan. 20, 2021 10:48 AM EST

UnitedHealth’s fourth-quarter earnings tumbled as costs from COVID-19 hit the health insurance provider, but results still easily beat expectations. Health care use rebounded in the final quarter of 2020 after the global pandemic kept people away from doctor offices and surgery centers when it first...