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How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Feb. 15, 2019 4:52 PM EST

Stocks surged on Wall Street Friday after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. The rally drove the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 400 points and helped give the benchmark S&P 500 index its third-consecutive weekly gain. On Friday: The S&P 500 index...

Stocks post strong finish as optimism over trade talks grows

Feb. 15, 2019 4:49 PM EST

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 400 points Friday as renewed optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China put investors in a buying mood. The rally marked a turnaround from a day earlier, when disappointing holiday sales data led to a modest sell-off. Friday's gains helped push the...

Markets Right Now: Stocks surge, boosted by trade talks

Feb. 15, 2019 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks surged on Wall Street Friday after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. Investors are again weighing quarterly results from major U.S. companies. Newell Brands...

World stocks recover as US-China trade talks extended

Feb. 15, 2019 7:24 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets bounced back on Friday after Chinese officials said trade talks with the U.S. would continue in Washington next week. Markets had been dragging on the absence of good news as the U.S. and China concluded talks in Beijing. European markets also rose even as Spanish Prime...

Asian stocks slip on Wall Street leads as trade talks simmer

Feb. 14, 2019 11:47 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 retreated 1.2 percent to 20,886.27 and the Kospi in South Korea tumbled 1.6 percent to 2,189.50. Hong Kong's Hang...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Feb. 14, 2019 4:58 PM EST

Stocks drifted to a mixed finish Thursday as losses for banks and consumer products makers outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. A small loss for the S&P 500 broke a four-day winning streak for the benchmark index. The market started lower after the government reported a surprise drop in retail sales in...

Mixed finish for US stock indexes over weak retail sales

Feb. 14, 2019 4:54 PM EST

U.S. stock indexes clawed most of the way back from an early slide Thursday to finish mostly lower, ending a four-day winning streak for the benchmark S&P 500 index. Losses in banks and retailers and consumer products makers offset gains in health care stocks, technology companies and elsewhere in the market...

Markets Right Now: Mixed finish on Wall Street for stocks

Feb. 14, 2019 4:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks drifted to a mixed finish on Wall Street as losses for banks and consumer products makers outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. A small loss for the S&P 500 Thursday broke a four-day winning streak for...

Stocks move higher as US, China begin talks on tariffs war

Feb. 14, 2019 7:15 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — European shares rose Thursday and Wall Street was set to open higher after the U.S. and China kicked off two days of trade talks in Beijing. The aim is to forestall further tariff hikes in a bruising dispute over Beijing's technology policies. In Europe, France's CAC 40 gained 0.7 percent...

Asian shares retreat as China, US begin trade negotiations

Feb. 13, 2019 10:26 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing's technology policy. Hong Kong's Hang Seng...