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Solid earnings, Britain-Europe deal push US stocks higher

Oct. 17, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

Stocks moved broadly higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Thursday after several large companies delivered surprisingly good results. A breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union also injected confidence into markets and prompted investors to move money into riskier holdings....

Markets Right Now: Earnings, Britain-Europe deal lift stocks

Oct. 17, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A round of solid corporate earnings and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union put investors in a buying mood. Companies including Netflix, CSX and Morgan Stanley rose Thursday...

Global shares rally on tentative Brexit deal

Oct. 17, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets were boosted Thursday by news that Britain and the European have agreed on an outline Brexit deal after days of intense negotiations. Benchmarks in London and Frankfurt rallied and Wall Street was positioned for gains when the market opens in New York. Although news of a...

Asian shares mixed on caution over China-US trade deal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after officials signaled work remains to be done on an agreement for a truce in the tariff war between the U.S. and China. Hong Kong led regional gains after its chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced help for the property sector. The semi-autonomous city's...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Oct. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

Stocks closed with modest losses on Wall Street Wednesday as the market gave back some of its gains from the day before. Technology stocks accounted for most of the selling. The losses came as investors weighed mixed economic data and corporate earnings. A bid by the U.S. House to show support for pro-democracy...

Markets Right Now: Stocks close mostly lower on Wall Street

Oct. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street as losses for technology and energy companies offset gains in other sectors. Salesforce.com slumped 3.8% Wednesday and Exxon Mobil gave up 1.7%. Homebuilders benefited...

Global shares mixed as investors await more earnings

Oct. 16, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global markets were mixed Wednesday as investors await another batch of earnings reports from U.S. companies and Brexit talks faltered yet again. Germany's DAX rose 0.3% to 12,666, while Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.1% to 7,202. France's CAC 40 was flat to slightly lower at 5,699. U.S. shares...

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gain on solid earnings

Oct. 15, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.6% in morning trading to 22,554.05, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.0% to 6,720.10, while South Korea's Kospi added 0.6% to...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Oct. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street Tuesday as investors welcomed surprisingly good quarterly results from some of the nation's biggest companies. Technology, health care and financial stocks powered the market's broad gains, which erased modest losses from a day earlier. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 index...

Markets Right Now: Solid earnings send stocks higher

Oct. 15, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed surprisingly good quarterly results from some of the nation's biggest companies. Strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group, JPMorgan Chase and other...