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How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Apr. 16, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

Stocks continued to march higher on Wall Street Friday, giving the S&P 500 its latest record high and its fourth straight weekly gain. The benchmark index rose 0.4%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also closed at an all-time high. Higher bond yields helped lift bank...

S&P 500 hits another record, marks 4th weekly gain in a row

Apr. 16, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

Stocks added to their recent gains Friday, driving the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to new highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.4%, led by gains in companies that rely directly on consumer spending, health care stocks and banks, which benefited from higher...

Asian shares mixed as vaccine wait tempers Wall St optimism

Apr. 15, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as jubilance over positive U.S. economic data and a Wall Street record high were tempered by caution in the region, where the coronavirus vaccine rollout has lagged. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.1% to 29,674.31 in...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Apr. 15, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

Stocks rallied to more record highs on Wall Street as a suite of stellar data suggested the recovery for the economy and corporate profits is accelerating. The S&P 500 rose 1.1% Thursday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.9%, both reaching all-time highs....

A year after stocks soared, CEOs must show it was warranted

Apr. 15, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's time to show the receipts, CEOs. For more than a year, investors have been pushing up stock prices, even though the pandemic caused profits to crater for companies. With COVID-19 vaccines going into arms and businesses reopening, investors want to...

Asian stock markets mixed after Wall St retreats from record

Apr. 14, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after Wall Street retreated from a record high as major banks reported strong profits at the start of the U.S. earnings season. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney declined while Tokyo and Seoul advanced. ...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Apr. 14, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

Most U.S. stocks rose Wednesday following an encouraging start to what’s expected to be a thunderous earnings reporting season, but major indexes still ended mixed as drops in several tech heavyweights including Apple and Facebook weighed them down. The S&P 500...

Asian stock markets advance after new Wall St high

Apr. 13, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit a high following an uptick in U.S. inflation and an order by regulators to suspend use of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney rose, while Tokyo was off...

Asian shares gain despite virus worries; China exports rise

Apr. 13, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday with hopes growing for a global economic rebound despite surging coronavirus cases in many places. China reported its exports rose nearly 31% in March, in line with expectations but weaker than the 60% growth seen...

Asian shares decline on vaccine, virus worries

Apr. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were lower on Monday, as investors grew wary over the recent surge in coronavirus cases in many places while vaccination efforts are making scant headway. Shares fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney. The...