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Markets Right Now: Stocks close flat, giving up early gains

Sep. 23, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing flat Monday, giving up early gains by technology companies and makers of household products. The market turned lower in the late afternoon after wobbling earlier as investors digested some weak...

Tech companies help lift US stocks after wobbly start

Sep. 23, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

Stocks edged higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Monday, placing the market on track to recoup some of its losses after snapping a three-week winning streak. Gains in technology stocks, consumer-centric companies and banks outweighed losses in health care, communication services and other sectors. The...

First Lady Melania Trump rings NY Stock Exchange bell

Sep. 23, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has rung the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The exchange's first female president, Stacey Cunningham, escorted Mrs. Trump on Monday and discussed the exchange's history with her. They were flanked by children from the United Nations International...

Global shares, oil slip as Iran tensions in focus

Sep. 23, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly lower Monday as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on prospects for a resolution of the tariffs war between China and the U.S. Germany's DAX dropped 1% to 12,338 while the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.9% to 5,637. Britain's FTSE 100 gave up 0.5% to 7,308....

Asian shares fall as Iran, China-US trade tensions loom

Sep. 23, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks got a downbeat start to the week as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on signals from China and the U.S. on prospects for a resolution of their tariffs war. The Shanghai Composite index skidded 1.3% to 2,967.01 in early trading Monday while Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell...

Marks & Spencer finance director to step down

Sep. 21, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Marks & Spencer says its chief financial officer is to step down, just weeks after the retailer learned it would drop out of the FTSE 100 of leading British shares for the first time. In a statement Saturday, M&S said Humphrey Singer would remain in the job to ensure an orderly...

Fresh US-China trade worries erase early gains for stocks

Sep. 20, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

Wall Street closed out a volatile week with losses Friday as investors worried that upcoming trade talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing could be in trouble. The selling, which erased modest early gains for the market, snapped a three-week win streak for the S&P 500. The...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Sep. 20, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

Stocks finished lower on Wall Street Friday amid new concerns about the progress of trade talks between the U.S. and China. The market turned lower in the afternoon after reports said a Chinese trade delegation had cut short a trip to the U.S. The selling, which erased modest early gains for the market, snapped a...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on fresh trade worries

Sep. 20, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are finishing lower Friday on concerns about the progress of trade talks between the U.S. and China. The market turned lower in the afternoon after reports said a Chinese trade delegation had cut short a trip...

Global stocks ending action-packed week solidly

Sep. 20, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges on Friday at the end of a fairly eventful week that saw oil prices spike sharply after attacks on Saudi oil facilities and the Federal Reserve cut interest rates again. Though oil prices are up strongly on the week, there's been an element...