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Stock market today: Wall Street drifts lower ahead of a big week for updates on the economy

Mar. 04, 2024 09:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street drifted lower as markets turn their attention this week to a trove of labor market data and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s appearance before Congress. The S&P 500 slipped 0.1% early Monday, coming off its latest all-time high set this year and its 16th...

China seeks ways to revive slowing economy and salvage property market as annual congress convenes

Mar. 04, 2024 03:53 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — It's clear that China’s efforts to build confidence in its slowing economy will top the agenda of its ceremonial national legislature, which convenes Tuesday in Beijing. What remains unclear is how the ruling Communist Party can navigate toward stronger, sustained...

Stock market today: Japan's Nikkei tops 40,000, as investors await China political meeting

Mar. 04, 2024 01:10 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday ahead of China’s top annual political gathering, while Japan’s benchmark surpassed the 40,000 level for the first time. U.S. futures fell and oil prices were little changed. Japan’s Nikkei 225 share index...

Stock market today: Japan's Nikkei tops 40,000, as investors await China political meeting

Mar. 03, 2024 23:53 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday ahead of China’s top annual political gathering, while Japan’s benchmark surpassed the 40,000 level for the first time. U.S. futures fell and oil prices were mixed. Japan’s Nikkei 225 share index rose to...

Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service

Mar. 01, 2024 17:19 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest rail layoffs this week, combined with an investment fund's ongoing campaign for control of Norfolk Southern, are renewing concerns among unions and regulators about the effects all the cuts might have on safety and service. The worries about the lean...

Dell, NetApp rise; Ginkgo Bioworks, New York Community Bancorp fall, Friday, 3/1/2024

Mar. 01, 2024 16:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Friday: Dell Technologies Inc., up $29.93 to $124.59. The computer and technology services provider released strong fourth-quarter financial forecasts. New York Community...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 3/1/2024

Mar. 01, 2024 16:24 PM EST

Wall Street added to its records as U.S. stocks closed out another winning week. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.2%, and the Nasdaq composite rose 1.1%. More leaps for Dell and other companies on excitement around artificial-intelligence...

China pledges to increase opportunities for foreign companies as it seeks to boost its economy

Mar. 01, 2024 11:32 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Vice President Han Zheng pledged Friday to provide more opportunities for foreign companies in China as the government tries to restore confidence in the world's second largest economy. Han told an audience of American business people in Beijing that the...

Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Mar. 01, 2024 07:43 AM EST

BRENTFORD, Britain (AP) — BRENTFORD, Britain (AP) — Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure plc (AY) on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Brentford, Britain-based company said it had profit of 2 cents. The results...

Stock market today: Asia stocks rise follow Wall Street climbs to more all-time highs

Feb. 29, 2024 23:54 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks gained Friday, after U.S. stocks climbed to all-time highs Thursday. U.S. futures edged higher and oil prices advanced. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 rose 1.7% to 39,850.00. Japan’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.4% in January,...