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US stock indexes end mixed; S&P 500 notches 3rd weekly gain

Sep. 13, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

The S&P 500 notched its third straight weekly gain Friday, even as the major U.S. stock indexes ended the day mostly lower. A slide in technology stocks, along with losses in consumer-focused and real estate companies, offset solid gains elsewhere in the market, including big Wall Street banks and industrial...

Broadcom and Apple slip while PG&E and Tyson Foods advance

Sep. 13, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday. Broadcom Inc., down $10.26 to $290.32 The chipmaker maintained a weak revenue forecast for the year and warned that demand remains low. PG&E Corp., up $1.08 to $11.18 The utility and a group of insurers reached an $11 billion...

Asian shares gain on fresh optimism over US-China trade

Sep. 13, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

Stocks were broadly higher in Asia on Friday after gains overnight on Wall Street. Investors have stepped up buying on hopes for an easing of tensions in the costly trade war between the U.S. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 1% to 21,982.06 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong climbed 0.4% to 27,186.35. Sydney's S&P ASX...

Markets Right Now: After a day of wavering, stocks end lower

Aug. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended an up-and-down day mostly lower as losses for health care and technology companies offset gains in banks and other sectors. UnitedHealth Group gave up 3.1% Thursday and Adobe lost 1.3%. Remarks from two...

Democratic hopefuls take aim at insurer and pharma profits

Aug. 11, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressives seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are zeroing in on pharmaceutical and insurer profits, money they say would be better spent providing health care for everyone under "Medicare for All." Their idea: Health care dollars from government...

Health insurers experience July heatwave

Aug. 1, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

Health insurer stocks heated up in July. UnitedHealth Group, Anthem and several other insurers outpaced the broader market in what has been an otherwise choppy year for the industry. The industry is also holding up surprisingly well during the most recent round of corporate earnings. It is showing solid profit...

Asian shares higher, Korean Kospi dives after missile launch

Jul. 24, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares rallied Thursday after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs, though South Korea's Kospi declined after North Korea launched two short range missiles into the sea. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.3% to 21,770.09 while the Kospi lost 0.8% to 2,065.41. In Hong Kong,...