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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 17 (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Banks, communications companies lead stocks in early trading

Jan. 17, 2020 10:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Friday as solid earnings from banks helped extend momentum from the previous day's rally. State Street and Citizens Financial were among the latest banks to report encouraging results in a week of solid reports from larger financial institutions....

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo specialist Meric Greenbaum, center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Global stocks inspired by US rally, hopes for Chinese growth

Jan. 17, 2020 7:54 AM EST

Global stocks rose Friday, seemingly buoyed by high spirits on Wall Street, as new data suggested China's economic slowdown may have stabilized and Washington and Beijing signed a trade deal. European indexes were broadly higher, while markets in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong closed with gains, after the U.S.'s...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Jan. 16, 2020 5:04 PM EST

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday, pushing major indexes to more record highs. A batch of solid economic data injected more optimism into markets a day after the U.S. and China signed an initial trade deal. Technology companies powered the market's gains as investors mostly focused on a mixed...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo traders monitor stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange. Over the next few weeks, companies across the country will be telling investors how much profit they made in the last three months of 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

CEOs got a pass in 2019, but they need to grow profits soon

Jan. 16, 2020 2:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CEOs, you get one more mulligan. Over the next few weeks, companies across the country will be telling investors how much profit they made in the last three months of 2019. Analysts along Wall Street are setting expectations very low, again. They're forecasting a fourth-straight quarter of...

Investors monitor stock prices near Chinese New Year decorations hung up at a brokerage in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Share prices are mixed in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

World shares subdued after signing of China-US trade pact

Jan. 16, 2020 7:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets were subdued Thursday after the signing of a preliminary China-U.S. trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the world's two biggest economies. After Asian markets largely closed higher, Germany's DAX was down 0.1% to 13,418. The CAC 40 in Paris...

Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Share prices are mixed in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Asian shares mixed after signing of China-US trade pact

Jan. 15, 2020 11:42 PM EST

Share prices were mixed Thursday in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies. Japan's Nikkei 225 was flat Thursday at 23,925.70, while the Kospi in South Korea added 0.2% to 2,236.01....

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Jan. 15, 2020 4:59 PM EST

Stocks ended a wobbly day with modest gains, enough to send the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its first close above 29,000 points. The benchmark S&P 500 index also set a record high Wednesday, led by gains in health care stocks. Traders were hopeful that the signing of a preliminary trade deal between the...

Dow 29,000: Here are other times Dow has crossed milestones

Jan. 15, 2020 4:10 PM EST

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 29,000 points for the first time Wednesday. Here are other times the Dow first closed above 1,000-point milestones. 1,000: Nov. 14, 1972 2,000: Jan. 8, 1987 3,000: April 17, 1991 4,000: Feb. 23, 1995 5,000: Nov. 21, 1995 6,000: Oct. 14, 1996 7,000: Feb. 13, 1997...

A currency trader talks on the phone at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Asian shares have retreated as conflicting reports raised concerns over the likely outcome of a trade deal to be signed by the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

World shares slip on jitters over China-US trade deal

Jan. 15, 2020 7:57 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly lower on Wednesday as conflicting reports raised concerns over the likely outcome of a trade deal to be signed by the U.S. and China. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1% higher to 7,632, while the CAC 40 in Paris was down 0.2% at 6,028. In Germany, the DAX lost 0.2% to...

A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Asian shares have retreated as conflicting reports raised concerns over the likely outcome of a trade deal to be signed by the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian shares decline on revived jitters over trade deal

Jan. 15, 2020 2:59 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday as conflicting reports raised concerns over the likely outcome of a trade deal to be signed by the U.S. and China. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.5% to 23,916.58 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 0.6% to 28,722.86. The Shanghai Composite index...