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FILE - In this July 21, 2020 file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are drifting in early Friday, Aug. 14, trading on Wall Street after a report showed that sales for U.S retailers strengthened again last month, but by less than economists expected. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks barely budge on Wall Street; S&P 500 just shy of high

Aug. 14, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes barely budged on Wall Street Friday, leaving the S&P 500 just shy of its record once again. The S&P 500 edged down 0.58, or less than 0.1%, to 3,372.85 after drifting between small gains and losses throughout the day. They’re the latest meandering moves for the...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Aug. 14, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

Wall Street ended Friday more or less where it started after a day of drifting between small gains and losses for major stock indexes. The market was nearly evenly split between rising and falling stocks after a report showed that sales for U.S retailers strengthened again last month, but by less than economists...

FILE -In this June 16, 2020 file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York.  Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street Thursday, Aug. 13, a day after the S&P 500 closed just below its pre-pandemic record high. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Asian shares mixed on weak China data, worries over pandemic

Aug. 14, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors studied fresh data out of China showing that its recovery remains subdued. Shares rose in Japan and Australia, but fell in Hong Kong, South Korea and Shanghai. China said Friday that its factory output rose 4.8% from a year earlier in July, on a...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Aug. 13, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

Energy companies led a pullback on Wall Street Thursday that left stock indexes mostly lower. The S&P 500 again crossed above its record high but closed just below that level for the second day in a row. Losses in banks and industrial stocks helped outweigh gains in communication services and technology...

FILE - This July 21, 2020 file photo shows The New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are rebounding in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Aug. 12, carrying the S&P 500 back toward the cusp of its record high. The benchmark index was up 1% after the first half-hour of trading and on pace for its eighth gain in nine days.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Asian shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally

Aug. 13, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday, cheered by the rally on Wall Street that's likely a boon for export-driven regional economies, even as investors worry about the coronanvirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.9% in morning trading to 23,272.34. South Korea's Kospi...

FILE - This July 21, 2020 file photo shows The New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are rebounding in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Aug. 12, carrying the S&P 500 back toward the cusp of its record high. The benchmark index was up 1% after the first half-hour of trading and on pace for its eighth gain in nine days.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks rebound on Wall Street, S&P 500 trades above record

Aug. 12, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, briefly nudging the S&P 500 above its all-time closing high set in February, before the coronavirus pandemic led to a historic market plunge. The benchmark index notched a 1.4% gain, its eighth in nine days. It ended within 0.2% of its record high from...

FILE - In this June 30, 2020 file photo, a woman wearing a mask passes a sign for Wall Street during the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P 500 is trading above its record closing high Wednesday, Aug. 12,  after a rebound for stocks helped the index erase the last of the historic losses taken due to the pandemic. The index was up 1.6% in afternoon trading, with big technology stocks once again leading the way.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

How can Wall Street be so healthy when Main Street isn't?

Aug. 12, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is not the economy. Rarely has that adage been as clear as it is now. An amazing, monthslong rally means the S&P 500 is roughly back to where it was before the coronavirus slammed the U.S, even though millions of workers are still getting unemployment benefits and...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Aug. 12, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

Stocks rebounded on Wall Street Wednesday, briefly inching the S&P 500 above its all-time closing high set before the coronavirus pandemic led to a historic market plunge. The benchmark index had its eighth gain in nine days and ended within 0.2% of its record high from Feb. 19. Big technology stocks led the...

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street pumped the brakes on its recent rally. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Shares mostly lower in Asia after retreat on Wall Street

Aug. 12, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street pumped the brakes on its recent rally. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index edged higher while the Shanghai Composite sank 2%. Overnight, a late slide in big technology companies left indexes broadly lower on Wall Street, breaking a seven-day winning...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Aug. 11, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

A late slide in big technology companies left indexes broadly lower on Wall Street Tuesday, erasing an early gain and breaking a seven-day winning streak for the S&P 500. The benchmark index remains within striking distance of the all-time high it reached in February. Gains for banks and industrial companies...