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Global stocks sink ahead of US tariff deadline

Dec. 10, 2019 8:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets around the world fell sharply Tuesday as nervous investors watched a rapidly approaching deadline for more U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. Markets also have their eyes on American and European interest rate decisions coming this week and the outcome of Britain's general...

UnitedHealth plans bargain bid for Diplomat Pharmacy

Dec. 9, 2019 10:35 AM EST

UnitedHealth plans to acquire Diplomat Pharmacy at a steep discount about a month after the specialty drug provider said it may not be able to make its debt payments. United Health Group's OptumRx said Monday that the company will spend $4 for each share of Diplomat in a cash tender offer. That’s 31%...

US stocks close out half-day session with broad losses

Nov. 29, 2019 3:20 PM EST

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday following a shortened trading session a day after the Thanksgiving holiday that left the market slightly below its record highs. Technology, health care and industrial stocks accounted for a big slice of the selling. Several big retailers also dragged the market lower as...

Markets Right Now: Stocks pull back from record highs

Nov. 29, 2019 1:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 1 p.m. Stocks are ending an abbreviated session of trading with losses after sharp drops in oil and gas prices dragged down energy companies. Trading ended earlier than usual on Friday, which was a half day for markets...

Stocks end week of milestones at new highs; Dow tops 28,000

Nov. 15, 2019 5:41 PM EST

Wall Street closed out the week with more milestones Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. Health care and technology stocks powered most of the broad rally, which helped drive the S&P 500 to its sixth straight weekly...

Markets Right Now: Trade hopes send stocks to records

Nov. 15, 2019 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing at all-time highs after U.S. officials said they’re making progress in the latest push for a trade agreement with China. Technology stocks were the biggest winners Friday. Applied Materials...

Anthem 3Q profit jumps 23%, helped by enrollment gains

Oct. 23, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Anthem's third-quarter profit jumped 23%, and the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer raised its 2019 forecast after pulling in more people covered by Medicare Advantage and Medicaid. Anthem also gave investors an initial glimpse into next year's profit expectations. CEO Gail Boudreaux told...

Stocks end lower; S&P 500 notches 2nd straight weekly gain

Oct. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

The S&P 500 index closed out an uneven week of trading on Wall Street with its second straight weekly gain, even though stock indexes ended lower Friday. Technology companies led the slide, which erased the major U.S. indexes' gains from the day before. Communication services, industrials and health care...

Stocks slip as first big week of earnings heads to a finish

Oct. 18, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street Friday, weighed down by losses in technology companies. The market is still on track for its second weekly gain after three straight losing weeks. Investors are also absorbing the latest economic data showing that growth in China sank to a...

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...