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US stocks drift; S&P 500 gives up most of morning gain

Mar. 18, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes drifted sideways Monday, giving up gains from earlier in the morning, at the start of a busy week for markets. Energy companies and banks had strong gains, but losses for internet companies and high-dividend stocks weighed on the market. The S&P 500 was close to flat...

Markets Right Now: Stocks edge mostly higher on Wall Street

Mar. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are drifting mostly higher on Wall Street, although a decline in Boeing is pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a small loss. Boeing slumped 2.4 percent in midday trading Monday following reports...

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....

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Mar. 14, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

U.S. stock indexes capped a wobbly day of trading with mostly slight declines Thursday as the market's three-day winning streak stalled. Communications, industrial and health care stocks outweighed gains in financial and technology companies. Several retailers and homebuilders also declined. On Thursday: The...