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With 'functional' beverages, brands rush to quench a thirst for drinks that do more than taste good

Apr. 15, 2024 07:29 AM EDT

Supermarket beverage aisles are starting to look a lot more like a pharmacy. There are sodas made with mushrooms that supposedly improve mental clarity and juices packed with bacteria that claim to enhance digestive health. Water infused with collagen carries the promise of better...

Stock market today: Global markets are mixed as Middle East tensions escalate

Apr. 15, 2024 05:03 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks pulled back while European markets opened higher on Monday as worries about potentially escalating tensions in the Middle East rattled financial markets, pushing investors to look for safer places for their money. The future for the S&P 500 gained...

The US and UK restrict the trade of Russian-origin metals

Apr. 12, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and U.K. will begin restricting the trade of new Russian-origin metals — including aluminum, copper and nickel — on global metal exchanges and in derivatives trading. The announcement is meant to follow up on the Group of Seven nations' commitment in...

Stock market today: Wall Street falls sharply to close out its worst week since October

Apr. 12, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks tumbled Friday following a mixed start to earnings reporting season. Worries about potentially escalating tensions in the Middle East rattled financial markets, pushing investors to look for safer places for their money. The S&P 500 sank 1.5% to...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 4/12/2024

Apr. 12, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

U.S. stocks fell sharply following a mixed start to earnings reporting season. The S&P 500 sank 1.5% Friday. The Dow dropped 1.2%, and the Nasdaq composite fell 1.6% from its record. Worries about tensions in the Middle East rattled financial markets, and Treasury yields fell as...

JPMorgan Chase, Advanced Micro Devices fall; Progressive, State Street rise, 4/12/2024

Apr. 12, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Friday: JPMorgan Chase & Co., down $12.64 to $182.79. The bank gave investors a lower-than-expected forecast for its annual net interest income. Newmont Corp., down 43...

Stock market today: Asia stocks are mostly lower after Wall St rebound led by Big Tech

Apr. 12, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asia stocks were mostly lower on Friday after gains for Big Tech shares helped U.S. stock indexes claw back much of their slide from the day before. U.S. futures and oil prices were higher. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index was up 0.4% at 39,609.60,...

U.S. stocks soar above global markets, giving investors solid path for growth

Apr. 11, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets are far outpacing their global counterparts in 2024, continuing a decade-long trend of strong growth compared with the rest of the world. The S&P 500 is up 10% for the year, compared to just 4% for developed markets outside the U.S. Since 2019 the...

Fastenal, CarMax fall; Alpine Immune Sciences, Arvinas rise, Thursday, 4/11/2024

Apr. 11, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Thursday: Fastenal Co., down $4.86 to $69.88. The distributor of nuts and bolts to the construction industry reported disappointing first-quarter financial results. CarMax...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/11/2024

Apr. 11, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

Jumps for Big Tech stocks helped U.S. stock indexes claw back much of their slide from the day before, when worries that interest rates may stay high for a while rocked Wall Street. The S&P 500 rose 0.7% Thursday. The Nasdaq composite jumped 1.7% to set a record. The Dow Jones...