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How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Mar. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

Stocks managed to post modest gains on Wall Street Monday after charging ahead in a solid rally last week. Energy companies notched the biggest gains after the price of U.S. crude oil closed above $59 a barrel for the first time since November. Smaller company stocks fared better than the rest of the market. On...

Energy companies lead modest gains for US stock indexes

Mar. 18, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

U.S. stock indexes finished modestly higher Monday, extending the market's solid gains from a rally last week. Energy companies notched the biggest gains after the price of U.S. crude oil closed above $59 a barrel for the first time since November. Smaller company stocks fared better than the rest of the market....

Markets Right Now: Stocks extend their gains on Wall Street

Mar. 18, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks managed to post modest gains on Wall Street after charging ahead in a solid rally last week. Banks and retailers did better than the rest of the market Monday. Wells Fargo climbed 2.1 percent and Amazon added...

Global shares rise as investors watch US-China trade talks

Mar. 18, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — European shares were mixed by midday while Asian markets closed higher on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. France's CAC 40 was unchanged at 5,405. Germany's DAX slid 0.2...

Asian shares advance as investors watch US-China trade talks

Mar. 18, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent in morning trading to 21,591.90. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...

Tech companies power US stocks to solid weekly gain

Mar. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

The S&P 500 rose to a new high for the year Friday as resurgent technology stocks closed out their best week in four months with solid gains. Financial, health care and consumer stocks also helped lift the market. The gains erased losses from last week, when the S&P 500 had its worst week of the year. The...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Mar. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

Wall Street finished the week with solid gains Friday as technology stocks led a market rally and the sector notched its best week in four months. Financial, health care and consumer stocks also helped lift the market. The gains erased losses from last week, when the S&P 500 had its worst week of the year. On...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end week on high note

Mar. 15, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street, as gains by technology firms and retailers lift the market to a strong finish for the week. Chip provider Broadcom posted solid profits and an upbeat forecast. Its...

China's moves on foreign investment help shore up markets

Mar. 15, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hopes that the U.S. and China will resolve their trade dispute as Beijing tweaked rules on foreign investment has helped shore up global stock markets on Friday. Following a week dominated by Brexit uncertainty, traders focused on the annual session of China's ceremonial congress, which ended...

Asian shares shrug off Wall St losses as China ends congress

Mar. 15, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

Shares were higher Friday in Asia after a day of lackluster trading on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1 percent to 21,501.48 as the Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting by keeping its key interest rate at minus 0.1 percent, maintaining its stance of extreme monetary easing and lavish stimulus....