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US stocks head higher, set stage for more milestones

Sep. 21, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Friday, extending gains from a day earlier when the market climbed to all-time highs. Technology companies accounted for much of the market's gains. Retailers and other consumer-focused stocks also rose. Utilities and other high-dividend paying stocks lagged. Oil...

Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher, building on gains

Sep. 21, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, building on gains the market made a day earlier. Telecommunications companies rose Friday, led by a gain in AT&T. Major U.S. indexes are still at record highs. The...

Global stocks buoyed by Wall Street optimism

Sep. 21, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday as a record high on Wall Street buoyed investor sentiment despite global trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 index rose 0.9 percent to 7,433. Germany's DAX gained 0.4 percent to 12,378 and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.7 percent to 5,487. On...

It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Sep. 21, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Some experts are concerned that the ending will be a buzzkill. Billions of dollars have...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

Sep. 20, 2018 11:50 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday after Wall Street hit a new high and a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 23,793.35 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.9 percent to 27,712.47. The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.3 percent,...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Sep. 20, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

U.S. stocks closed broadly higher Thursday, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index to all-time highs. The Dow beat the mark its set in January, while the S&P 500 eclipsed the peak it set last month. Big technology and health care companies led the broad rally. Banks also rose. Energy...

Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent

Sep. 20, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the most affluent. The value of Americans' stock and mutual fund portfolios rose $800...

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a record, beating the all-time high set in January; S&P 500 also at record

Sep. 20, 2018 4:02 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a record, beating the all-time high set in January; S&P 500 also at record.

S&P 500 gets new look as it shuffles some key companies

Sep. 20, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost moving day on the stock market. The line-ups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being shuffled as of Monday. Twenty companies in the index including famous names like Facebook, Alphabet and Netflix will find a new home. The most notable...

Stocks up despite trade dispute, oil drops on Trump threat

Sep. 20, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — European markets climbed Thursday following a mixed day in Asia, buoyed by hopes the U.S. and China will proceed with talks to tackle their escalating trade dispute. The price of oil dropped after U.S. President Donald Trump warned OPEC to ensure production increases, as they promised this...