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Stock market today: Wall Street finishes worst week since April with more losses

Jul. 19, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped Friday in another washout, as businesses around the world scrambled to contain the effects of a disruptive technology outage. The S&P 500 fell 0.7% to close its first losing week in the last three and its worst since April. The Dow Jones...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 7/19/2024

Jul. 19, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

U.S. stocks closed lower, extending a slump that left Wall Street with its worst week since April. The S&P 500 fell 0.7% Friday, its third straight drop since setting a record high on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 0.9%, and the Nasdaq composite...

CrowdStrike, Scholastic fall, Intuitive Surgical, SLB rise; Friday, 7/19/2024

Jul. 19, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Friday: CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD), down $38.09 to $304.96. A global IT outage affecting flights and businesses appears to have been triggered by a faulty update sent from the cybersecurity company. ...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jul. 19, 2024 15:23 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery fell $2.69 to $80.13 per barrel Friday. Brent crude for September delivery fell $2.48 to $82.63 per barrel. Wholesale gasoline for August delivery fell 7 cents to $2.45 a gallon. August heating oil fell 7 cents to $2.42 a gallon. August...

Travelers: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 19, 2024 07:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — The Travelers Cos. (TRV) on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $534 million. On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had net income of $2.29. Earnings, adjusted for investment costs, came to $2.51 per share. ...

Halliburton: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 19, 2024 06:59 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — HOUSTON (AP) — Halliburton Co. (HAL) on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $709 million. On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had net income of 80 cents. The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11...

Stock market today: Asian shares sink, weighed down by Wall St tech retreat, China policy questions

Jul. 19, 2024 00:57 AM EDT

Asian shares retreated Friday after a broad washout across Wall Street dragged U.S. stocks lower, and Hong Kong’s benchmark fell more than 2% as investors remained wary over China’s plans for helping its ailing property sector. U.S. futures rose while oil prices declined. ...

Massachusetts Senate approved bill intended to strengthen health care system

Jul. 18, 2024 22:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed in part at addressing some of the issues raised after Steward Health Care said it plans to sell off all its hospitals after announcing in May that it filed for bankruptcy protection. Democratic Sen. Cindy...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jul. 18, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery fell 3 cents $82.82 per barrel Thursday. Brent crude for September delivery rose 3 cents to $85.11 per barrel. Wholesale gasoline for August delivery rose 2 cents to $2.52 a gallon. August heating oil fell 1 cent to $2.49 a gallon. August...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 7/18/2024

Jul. 18, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

A widespread washout across Wall Street dragged U.S. stocks lower. The S&P 500 fell 0.8% Thursday to pull further from its all-time high set on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 1.3% from its own record set a day before, while the Nasdaq composite was 0.7% lower. ...