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Markets Right Now: Stocks edge higher, led by health care

Sep. 20, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Stocks are modestly higher in midday trading on Wall Street Friday, led by health care companies and banks. There was little corporate news moving markets. Many companies are finishing up their third quarters and...

Stocks edge higher; S&P 500 heads for another week of gains

Sep. 20, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading on Friday as solid gains from health care companies offset a sliding technology sector. The S&P 500 rose 0.1% to 3,006 and is within 20 points of its all-time high. The index is headed for a fourth straight weekly gain, even after some...

Global stocks ending action-packed week solidly

Sep. 20, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges on Friday at the end of a fairly eventful week that saw oil prices spike sharply after attacks on Saudi oil facilities and the Federal Reserve cut interest rates again. Though oil prices are up strongly on the week, there's been an element...

Asian shares mostly higher as China cuts loan rate

Sep. 20, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, as investors shifted their focus to China-U.S. trade talks after a busy week of central bank news. Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4% to 22,135.98 and the Shanghai Composite index rose 0.2% to 3,004.48....

Markets Right Now: Stocks little changed after rally wanes

Sep. 19, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are sputtering at the close on Wall Street Thursday after an early rally fizzled. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 52 points, or 0.2%, to 27,094, while the S&P 500 was essentially flat at 3,006....

World shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut rates

Sep. 19, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets pushed higher Thursday as traders had their first chance to respond to the U.S. Federal Reserve's widely anticipated decision to cut its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year. In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.3% to 12,422 while the FTSE 100 index of...

Asian shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut rates

Sep. 19, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S. trade conflicts. Japan's central bank opted to keep its own...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Sep. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve delivered an expected cut in interest rates. Stocks initially fell after the Fed announcement, which revealed central bank policymakers are divided about the upcoming path for interest rates. The market rebounded as Fed Chairman...

Markets Right Now: Stocks sink then recover after Fed cut

Sep. 18, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are rebounding at the close of trading, led by banks and big tech names, after the Federal Reserve delivered an expected cut in interest rates. Stocks initially fell after the Fed announcement, after the Fed...

The Latest: Powell says Fed facing "difficult judgments"

Sep. 18, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledges that officials at the U.S. central bank are fractured about next steps on interest rates. Forecasts from the Fed show uncertainty about the course of...