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Stocks notch modest gains and a 3rd winning week for S&P 500

Jun. 11, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

Wall Street closed out a mostly listless week Friday with a wobbly day of trading that helped nudge the S&P 500 to its third straight weekly gain. The benchmark index edged up 0.2% after spending much of the day in the red. The small uptick was enough to lift the...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Jun. 11, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

Stocks shook off a wobbly day of trading and ended modestly higher on Wall Street Friday, giving the S&P 500 its third weekly gain in a row. Bond yields fell this week despite reports showing the economy is gaining strength as well as some signs of inflation....

Asian shares mixed after US inflation jumps 5% in May

Jun. 11, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after the S&P 500 index notched another record high despite a surge in U.S. consumer prices in May. Shanghai fell, Tokyo was flat, while shares rose in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney. On...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Jun. 10, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

Major indexes closed higher Thursday, bringing the S&P 500 to another record high and out of the red for the week. Bond yields mostly fell despite a much-anticipated report showing a big jump in inflation last month. Consumer prices rose 5% in May, the biggest...

Asian shares advance as investors await US inflation data

Jun. 10, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are higher after Wall Street logged modest losses, as investors await key U.S. inflation data. Benchmarks rose across the region, but stayed in a narrow range. Investors will get closely watched U.S. inflation data on Thursday. The focus is...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Jun. 09, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

Stocks gave up an early gain and turned lower in the last half-hour of trading Wednesday, leaving major indexes with modest losses. Several stocks championed by hordes of online investors made more erratic moves, and several of them including Clover Health ended with...

Asian shares mixed as China reports jump in inflation

Jun. 09, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday after China reported a big jump in factory gate prices at a time when inflation is a top investor concern. Shares fell in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney but rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong. China's producer price index,...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Jun. 08, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

Major indexes closed mostly higher on Wall Street, thanks largely to gains in a handful of Big Tech companies. S&P 500 was nearly unchanged. Small-company stocks continued to outpace the rest of the market, while investors’ attention turned to huge gains in a new...

Study: Racial diversity stagnated on corporate boards

Jun. 08, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many U.S. companies have rushed to appoint Black members to their boards of directors since racial justice protests swept the country last year. But in the two preceding years, progress on increasing racial diversity on boards stagnated, a new study...

Asian shares edge lower after mixed finish on Wall Street

Jun. 07, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in Asia on Tuesday after a mixed finish on Wall Street, as investors weighed the risks of inflation against signs the recovery from the pandemic is gaining momentum. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai and were flat in...