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Stocks fall broadly, S&P 500 set to break winning streak

Aug. 19, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

Stocks are broadly lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Friday, putting major indexes on track for losses that will end a solid run of weekly gains. The S&P 500 fell 1.3% as of 3:29 p.m. Eastern. The benchmark index is now on pace to break a four-week winning streak. The...

Asian markets mixed after Wall St gains on jobs data

Aug. 19, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street rose as investors analyzed conflicting economic signals ahead of a Federal Reserve conference next week. Shanghai and Seoul declined while Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Oil prices edged lower but stayed above...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday 8/18/2022

Aug. 18, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

Stocks ended modestly higher on Wall Street after another day of choppy trading. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% Thursday, putting it just barely back into the green for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended a touch higher. The Nasdaq also rose as technology companies gained...

Asian stocks follow Wall St down after Fed inflation report

Aug. 18, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Thursday after the Federal Reserve said U.S. inflation is too high, suggesting support for more aggressive interest rate hikes. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney declined. Oil prices edged higher. Wall...

Entergy chairman and CEO to retire; successor as CEO chosen

Aug. 17, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The chairman and CEO of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp., one of two Louisiana companies in the Fortune 500, will retire next year, and his successor has been chosen, the company announced Wednesday. Leo Denault, 62, will retire as the utility's CEO this year and...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday 8/17/2022

Aug. 17, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street, led by drops in big technology companies and erasing the S&P 500′s gains for the week. The S&P 500 fell 0.7% Wednesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq also fell. Small-company stocks fell more than the rest of the...

Asian shares rise on optimism about US, China economies

Aug. 17, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday as regional markets looked to strong economic signs out of the U.S. and China as drivers of growth. Benchmarks rose in morning trading in Japan, China and Australia, although shares dipped slightly in South Korea. Analysts...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday 8/16/2022

Aug. 16, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

Stocks ended mostly higher on Wall Street Tuesday after another bumpy day as investors cautiously reviewed mostly encouraging financial results from major retailers. The S&P 500 index wound up with a modest gain of 0.2%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq fell. The Dow Jones Industrial...

Asian shares mostly higher, echoing Wall Street rebound

Aug. 15, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Tuesday after a rebound on Wall Street, despite regional investor risks reflected in negative economic data out of China. The benchmark in Tokyo was little changed, erasing earlier gains, but indexes in South Korea, Australia and China gained...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday 8/15/2022

Aug. 15, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

Stocks recovered from early losses and ended higher on Wall Street. Investors remain focused on the economy and upcoming reports from retailers this week. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% Monday after stumbling in early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq also extended last...