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Stocks jump as hopes rise for progress on China trade talks

Aug. 17, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose late in the day Friday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported that the countries hope to have a resolution by November. Industrial, health care and basic materials companies made some of...

US stocks rise as companies that pay big dividends surge

Aug. 3, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Friday after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July and strong quarterly earnings continued to boost the market. U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs last month, fewer than analysts expected. But the Labor Department said more jobs were added in May and June...

RBS says profit down after US settlement, picture improving

Aug. 3, 2018 4:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Royal Bank of Scotland announced a steep fall in second-quarter profit Friday after being hit by a big charge from U.S. authorities over past misdeeds. But the bank said it is putting its troubled past behind it and will pay its first dividend to shareholders in a decade. RBS, which...

Stocks end slightly lower as traders shrug off trade talk

Jul. 20, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks inched lower Friday as bond yields jumped, a shift that helped banks but hurt companies that pay big dividends. The dollar fell after President Donald Trump said China is manipulating its currency. Companies including Microsoft and Honeywell rose as investors were pleased with...

US stocks tick higher, but trade worries stop an early rally

Jun. 29, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday, but they surrendered most of an early gain as worries about rising tariffs once again dampened investors' enthusiasm as the second quarter came to an end. Banks led the early rally. The Federal Reserve gave the green light for most large U.S....

Fed gives OK to 32 of 35 biggest US banks to raise dividends

Jun. 28, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has given the OK to 32 of the 35 biggest banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn. Announcing the results of the second round of its annual stress tests, the...

Walgreens tops 3Q forecasts, hikes dividend but stock sinks

Jun. 28, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

Walgreens gave investors a better-than-expected third quarter, raised its dividend and detailed a big share buyback Thursday. None of this seemed to matter once markets opened. Shares of the nation's largest drugstore chain and its competitors tanked after Amazon.com took another step into their territory by...

Big spenders: S&P 500 stock buybacks set record in 1Q

Jun. 25, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Flush with savings from lower tax bills and profits from a growing economy, big U.S. companies are spending a record amount buying back their own stock. Stock repurchases hit $189.1 billion in the first quarter for the S&P 500, according to preliminary results from S&P Dow Jones...