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Stocks add to records after strong start to earnings season

Apr. 14, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are tacking a bit more onto their record highs in midday trading Wednesday after big banks kicked off a highly anticipated earnings reporting season with profits that thundered past Wall Street’s expectations. The S&P 500 was...

Asian stock markets advance after new Wall St high

Apr. 13, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit a high following an uptick in U.S. inflation and an order by regulators to suspend use of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney rose, while Tokyo was off...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Apr. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

Stocks closed mixed on Wall Street Tuesday as gains from a handful of Big Tech companies were tempered by weakness elsewhere in the market. Treasury yields fell, which hurt banks but helped tech companies. The S&P 500 rose 0.3%, notching another record high. The Dow...

Asian shares gain despite virus worries; China exports rise

Apr. 13, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday with hopes growing for a global economic rebound despite surging coronavirus cases in many places. China reported its exports rose nearly 31% in March, in line with expectations but weaker than the 60% growth seen...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Apr. 12, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

Stocks ended just below the latest record highs they hit last week as technology companies slipped. The S&P 500 edged down less than 0.1% Monday and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gave up 0.4%. Investors are continuing to focus on the economic recovery as well as concerns...

Asian shares decline on vaccine, virus worries

Apr. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were lower on Monday, as investors grew wary over the recent surge in coronavirus cases in many places while vaccination efforts are making scant headway. Shares fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney. The...

Tech company gains help push S&P 500 to record high

Apr. 09, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

Wall Street capped another week of gains with more milestones Friday, as strength in technology and health care stocks helped push the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to all-time highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% for its fourth record high this week and third...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Apr. 09, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

Technology companies helped lift stocks on Wall Street to a record high Friday. Apple and Intel soared about 2%. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% for its third straight weekly gain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.9%, setting its own record high. The Nasdaq composite...

Asian shares mostly lower on strong China price data

Apr. 09, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Friday in most Asian markets after China reported a stronger than expected rise in prices that could prompt authorities to act to cool inflation. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rebounded after falling the day before. Shares declined in...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Apr. 08, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

Stocks are closing moderately higher on Wall Street and the S&P 500 was helped to a new high Thursday by large technology companies that benefitted from lower bond yields. Bank stocks and energy companies fell, which muted the market’s overall gains. The S&P 500...