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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Aug. 21, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors applauded encouraging quarterly results from Target, Lowe's and other retailers. Technology companies accounted for a big share of the gains. Traders had a muted reaction to minutes from the Federal Reserve's policy meeting last month, which showed...

US stocks climb after major US retailers post solid earnings

Aug. 21, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

Strong earnings reports from several big retailers helped drive stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday as the market bounced back from its first loss in four days. Target notched its biggest-ever gain, while Lowe's had its best day in more than a year, leading a broad rally in companies that rely on...

Markets Right Now: Big gains by retailers lead stocks higher

Aug. 21, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street as investors applauded encouraging quarterly results from major retailers. Target soared 20% Wednesday after releasing earnings that blew past analysts' expectations. Lowe's...

Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US Fed release

Aug. 21, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were back in positive territory Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts. Market benchmarks in London and Frankfurt rose in early trading. On Wall Street, the futures for...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower before US Fed release

Aug. 21, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Australia declined while South Korea advanced. U.S. stocks fell...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Aug. 20, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Tuesday after another slide in bond yields and a mixed batch of corporate earnings weighed on the market. The selling pulled every major sector lower, snapping a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500. Banks took the biggest losses as investors reacted to another drop in...

Markets Right Now: Banks lead major US stock indexes lower

Aug. 20, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Financial companies led a modest slide by stocks on Wall Street as a mixed batch of company earnings and declining bond yields weighed on the market. The selling pulled every major sector lower on Tuesday, snapping a...

Global shares mixed after Wall Street rally on Huawei

Aug. 20, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Tuesday after rallying a day earlier on the U.S. decision to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. Markets around the world have been swinging back and forth for months on incremental developments in the U.S.-China...

Asian shares mostly rise after Wall Street rally on Huawei

Aug. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street rallied on the U.S. decision to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. That decision appeared to inspire a buying mood among investors eager for any signs of progress in the trade war...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Aug. 19, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

Stocks notched their third gain in a row Monday after the U.S. gave Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. The move put investors eager for any signs of progress in the trade war between Washington and Beijing in a buying mood that drove a broad rally led by...