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Stocks close higher, capping a 3rd straight week of gains

Jul. 09, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

Bond yields rebounded solidly and stock indexes notched new highs Friday as Wall Street closed out a choppy, holiday-shortened week of trading with the market's third straight weekly gain. The S&P 500 index rose 1.1% to an all-time high for the second time this week....

Asian shares slip after Wall Street retreat, bond yields dip

Jul. 09, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Friday after stocks pulled back from their recent record highs on Wall Street as bond yields fell and investors turned cautious. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost nearly 2%. Shares fell in Seoul, Sydney and Shanghai but rose...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Jul. 08, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

Stocks pulled back from the record highs they’ve been setting as bond yields continued to fall and investors turned cautious. The S&P 500 fell, with technology, financial and industrial companies taking some of the biggest losses. The yield on the 10-year Treasury...

US average mortgage rates continue to fall; 30-year at 2.90%

Jul. 08, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates continued to fall this week, tracking a decline in yields on Treasury securities as the bond market continues to signal concerns over the strength of the recovery from the pandemic recession. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday...

EU raises €20 billion in 10-year bond to fund virus recovery

Jun. 15, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission said on Tuesday it has raised €20 billion ($24.2 billion) through a 10-year bond as part of its plans to finance the 27-nation bloc's recovery from the coronavirus crisis. EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said the...

Pioneering investor dubbed 'China's First Shareholder' dies

Jun. 15, 2021 04:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former factory worker known as “China’s First Shareholder” after he amassed a fortune trading in the country’s infant financial markets starting in the 1980s has died, news reports said Tuesday. Yang Huaiding died Sunday at 71, the state-owned...

Stocks notch modest gains and a 3rd winning week for S&P 500

Jun. 11, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

Wall Street closed out a mostly listless week Friday with a wobbly day of trading that helped nudge the S&P 500 to its third straight weekly gain. The benchmark index edged up 0.2% after spending much of the day in the red. The small uptick was enough to lift the...

US stocks cling to modest gains and end the week higher

May. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

Stocks capped a listless day of trading on Wall Street with modest gains Friday and the S&P 500's first weekly gain in three weeks. Gains in technology and health care companies outweighed a slide in communications stocks, retailers and elsewhere in the market. The...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

May. 28, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

Stocks held on to modest gains on Wall Street Friday, ending the week higher for the first time in three weeks. Investors took in stride a report showing that a closely watched measure of inflation came in somewhat hotter than expected last month. The yield on the...

Stocks end a wobbly day mixed; S&P 500 posts a weekly loss

May. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

Wall Street racked up more losses Friday on a choppy day of trading that left the major indexes mixed and the S&P 500 with its second straight weekly decline. The S&P 500 ended 0.1% lower after having been up 0.7% in the early going. The benchmark index, which...