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US stocks edge higher in early trading, extending gains

Feb. 20, 2019 10:25 AM EST

U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Wednesday, extending modest gains from a day earlier, as investors reviewed the latest batch of company earnings reports. Gains in consumer goods, technology and communications companies outweighed losses in health care and financial stocks. Garmin, maker of...

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver in early trading

Feb. 20, 2019 9:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are wavering in early trading on Wall Street as investors sized up the latest company earnings reports. Garmin jumped 13 percent Wednesday after reporting better sales. Cadence Design Systems climbed 5.5...

World shares mostly higher on upbeat talk on China-US trade

Feb. 20, 2019 7:20 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were mostly higher in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested trade talks with China do not face a hard March 1 deadline for a deal. Negotiators from both sides resumed talks Tuesday in Washington following discussions in Beijing last week that U.S....

Asian shares mostly higher, extending Wall St advance

Feb. 19, 2019 11:03 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market's gains into a fourth week. The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 percent despite news that Japan's exports sank 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, far more than forecast....

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Feb. 19, 2019 5:05 PM EST

Stocks shook off a wobbly start and ended modestly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, extending the market's gains into a fourth week. Solid earnings from Walmart encouraged investors to bid up other retailers and consumer goods companies. Communication services stocks and banks also contributed to the broad gains....

Markets Right Now: Stocks extend gains into a 4th week

Feb. 19, 2019 4:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks shook off a wobbly start and ended modestly higher on Wall Street, extending the market's gains into a fourth week. Solid earnings from Walmart sent the company up 2.2 percent Tuesday and also encouraged...

World stocks turn lower ahead of more China-US trade talks

Feb. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock mostly fell in Europe and Asia on Tuesday and U.S. markets looked set to open lower as Chinese and U.S. negotiators geared up for trade talks in Washington. Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent to 11,256 while the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.5 percent to 5,141. Britain's FTSE 100 sank 0.7...

Asian shares gain on hopes for progress on China-US trade

Feb. 18, 2019 11:04 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese and U.S. officials prepare for trade talks in Washington this week. U.S. markets were closed Monday for President's Day. Analysts said much is riding on the outcome of the trade talks after an inconclusive end to an earlier round in Beijing last...

Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

Feb. 17, 2019 10:32 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. South Korea's Kospi jumped 0.7 percent to 2,212.38 and the Shanghai Composite index rose 1.6 percent to 2,724.23. Hong...

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...