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US stocks edge higher after 2 weeks of gains

Jun. 17, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday following two weeks of gains. Trading remained choppy as uncertainty continued over several ongoing trade disputes and their possible effect on economic growth. Technology companies were among the early gainers. Qualcomm,...

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise, building on recent gains

Jun. 17, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are moving broadly higher on Wall Street as the market builds on two weeks of gains. Technology and communications companies rose more than other sectors in midday trading Monday. Chipmaker Qualcomm rose...

Global shares mixed as investors look ahead to Fed rates

Jun. 17, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited a run of interest rate decisions, notably from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and more clarity over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The week will likely be dominated by central banks with those from...

Asian shares mostly higher as investors look ahead to Fed

Jun. 16, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 21,170.63 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.3% to 6,535.50, while South...

Stocks post small losses; investors look ahead to Fed

Jun. 14, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a choppy week of trading with modest losses Friday as investors look forward to getting more clues about the direction of interest rates. Technology shares drove the declines, and energy stocks also fell a day after leading the market. Some late-day gains in banks and insurers...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on fresh concerns about trade

Jun. 14, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are finishing lower Friday amid more concerns about the business impact of the U.S.-China trade dispute. Technology shares dropped after chipmaker Broadcom reduced its 2019 revenue forecast by $2 billion,...

Stocks don't always get a boost when the Fed cuts rates

Jun. 14, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

When the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, or even hints that it's about to, investors cheer. That's because lowering rates stokes the overall economy, which sends stock prices higher — usually, that is. The Fed has initiated 16 rate cut cycles since World War II. In 11 of those cycles, the stock market...

Concerns over Persian Gulf escalation weigh on markets

Jun. 14, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly fell Friday as investors fretted over the mounting crisis in the Persian Gulf and lingering worries about trade conflict between the U.S. and China. The U.S. has blamed the suspected attacks Thursday on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Iran and that...

Asian shares mixed over concerns about oil tankers, trade

Jun. 13, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as investors weighed a variety of factors, including suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and lingering worries about trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% to 21,076.11 in morning...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Jun. 13, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher Thursday, led by gains in retailers and media and energy companies. U.S. crude oil rose 2.2% after two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks. Gains in energy and internet companies powered the rally, which ended the market's two-day losing...