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The New York Stock Exchange is seen in New York, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.   U.S. stocks are hovering close to their record levels Thursday, Dec. 3, as Wall Street takes a pause following its rocket ride higher on optimism about a coming COVID-19 vaccine.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

US stocks tick higher, as Wall Street coasts following surge

Dec. 3, 2020 12:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are inching further into record heights Thursday, as Wall Street continues to coast following its rocket ride on hopes for coming COVID-19 vaccines. The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in afternoon trading, a day after inching up to set another all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, a specialist works at his post on the trading floor, Monday Nov. 30, 2020, in New York.  Companies in the S&P 500 reported that their earnings held up surprising well in the third-quarter despite an economy still struggling to recover from the virus pandemic. (Nicole Pereira/New York Stock Exchange via AP, File)

3Q earnings offer an unexpected light in pandemic darkness

Dec. 3, 2020 12:20 PM EST

Corporate earnings are likely to end this year with a fourth-straight quarterly decline, but a profit rebound may be appearing on the horizon, analysts say. Despite the continuing struggle with the virus pandemic, profits for companies in the S&P 500 held up surprisingly well in the third-quarter. That's a...

People wearing face masks walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday as investors were encouraged by progress toward rolling out coronavirus vaccines and talk of reaching a compromise on new help for the U.S. economy.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asian shares inch higher on optimism over vaccines, stimulus

Dec. 2, 2020 10:33 PM EST

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday, helped by progress toward rolling out coronavirus vaccines and talk of reaching a compromise on new help for the U.S. economy. Shares rose in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney but fell in Shanghai. The rollout of a vaccine in the U.S. could begin this month, if...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Dec. 2, 2020 5:14 PM EST

Stocks closed with modest gains Wednesday, nudging the S&P 500 index to an all-time high for the second day in a row. Communications, financial and health care companies accounted for the bulk of the gains. A pullback in technology stocks, companies that rely on consumer spending and others kept the...

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Asian markets are mixed after the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 set another record. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 sets fresh record high

Dec. 1, 2020 10:45 PM EST

Asian shares advanced Wednesday after Wall Street kicked off December with more milestones, as a broad rally pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite to new highs. Australia reported its economy expanded 3.3% in the July-September quarter as the country recovered from pandemic lockdowns. That lifted the...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Dec. 1, 2020 5:06 PM EST

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 closed out November with its biggest monthly gain since April. The gains pushed the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq composite to all-time highs, beating the their previous record highs set on Friday. Stocks have been ramping higher in...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a United States flag is reflected in the window of the Nasdaq studio, which displays indices and stocks down, in Times Square, New York. Nasdaq is looking to become more diverse, proposing new rules that would require all companies listed on its U.S. exchange to publicly disclose consistent, transparent diversity statistics about their board of directors. The listing rules would also require most Nasdaq-listed companies to have, or explain why they don’t have, at least two diverse directors. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Nasdaq seeks mandatory board diversity for listed companies

Dec. 1, 2020 3:26 PM EST

Nasdaq is pushing for the more than 3,000 companies listed on its U.S. stock exchange to make their boardrooms less overwhelmingly male and white by hiring directors that better reflect the country's diverse population. The company filed a proposal Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that, if...

Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing improved, with investors looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before legislators. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks gain on stronger Chinese factory data

Nov. 30, 2020 11:50 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing improved, with investors looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before legislators. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index...

Tesla to be added to benchmark S&P 500 index in one stage

Nov. 30, 2020 6:08 PM EST

Tesla will be added to the benchmark S&P 500 index on a single day next month, rather than over two days as previously contemplated. S&P Dow Jones Indices said Monday that it will move the electric car maker into the S&P 500 on Dec. 21 at the company's full market value. Because Tesla will be one of...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Nov. 30, 2020 5:02 PM EST

Stocks ended lower Monday, giving back some of their recent gains, but the S&P 500 still closed out November with its biggest monthly rise since April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has far less impact on 401(k) accounts than the S&P 500 does, had its best month since 1987. In recent weeks,...