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Big gains for Facebook, Microsoft keep stocks near records

Apr. 25, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes held close to their record highs Thursday as blowout results from Facebook and Microsoft offset a sharp slump for industrial companies following earnings reports that fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Communications and technology sectors helped lead the market...

Markets Right Now: Stocks hold near record highs

Apr. 25, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stock indexes held close to their record highs as blowout results from big-name tech companies offset slumps in industrial companies that reported disappointing results. Facebook and Microsoft both reported strong...

Disappointing 3M earnings weigh on Wall Street ahead of bell

Apr. 25, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Disappointing earnings from 3M, the maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics, is weighing on stocks ahead of Wall Street's open Thursday. The failure of two projected mergers in Europe dented market sentiment, too. St. Paul Minnesota-based 3M said it plans to cut 2,000 jobs...

Asian shares mixed after US stocks retreat from record high

Apr. 24, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after U.S. stocks closed lower, giving back some of its gains a day after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% in early trading to 22,247.14. South Korea's Kospi fell nearly 0.3% to 2,195.56. Hong Kong's Hang...

How the major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Apr. 24, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

Stocks gave up an early gain to finish with modest losses Wednesday as investors continued weighing a steady flow of corporate earnings. Energy and communications companies took some of the biggest losses as a three day rally in the price of U.S. crude oil ended. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower, as...

Markets Right Now: Stocks edge lower a day after record

Apr. 24, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks gave up an early gain and drifted mostly lower on Wall Street as investors continue digesting a steady flow of corporate earnings. Energy and communications companies took some of the biggest losses Wednesday....

Wall Street keeps hitting records. What do investors do now?

Apr. 24, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

The S&P 500 just hit an all-time high, recovering from last year's dramatic plunge. The economy seems to be on fairly solid footing, still it's anyone's guess what happens next for the stock market. So what does this mean for the average investor? Here are answers to some questions about where stocks stand...

World stocks subdued as Wall Street eyes new record highs

Apr. 24, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets were subdued in Europe and Asia on Wednesday as investors look to corporate earnings for clues on whether the S&P 500 will hit another all-time record close. The FTSE 100 in Britain lost 0.3% to 7,502 while the CAC 40 in France was flat at 5,590. The DAX in Germany gained...

Asian markets lower after S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs

Apr. 24, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the rally on Wall Street, where the S&P 500 logged an all-time record high close, ran out of steam. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6% to 22,136.56 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 0.9% to 29,707.64. The Shanghai Composite index...

S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs as earnings roll in

Apr. 23, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year. The benchmark index's previous record was set last September, shortly before the market sank in the fourth quarter amid fears of a recession, an escalating trade war between the U.S....