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Stocks end lower; S&P 500 notches 2nd straight weekly gain

Oct. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

The S&P 500 index closed out an uneven week of trading on Wall Street with its second straight weekly gain, even though stock indexes ended lower Friday. Technology companies led the slide, which erased the major U.S. indexes' gains from the day before. Communication services, industrials and health care...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Oct. 18, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

The S&P 500 index closed out a choppy week of trading on Wall Street with its second straight weekly gain, even though stock indexes ended lower Friday. Technology companies led the slide, erasing some of the market's gains from a day earlier. Communication services, industrials and health care stocks also...

Markets Right Now: Technology stocks lead US indexes lower

Oct. 18, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing lower Wall Street Friday, weighed down by losses in technology and communications companies. Microsoft lost 1.6% Friday, and Facebook gave up 2.4%. Makers of consumer products were bucking the...

Stocks slip as first big week of earnings heads to a finish

Oct. 18, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street Friday, weighed down by losses in technology companies. The market is still on track for its second weekly gain after three straight losing weeks. Investors are also absorbing the latest economic data showing that growth in China sank to a...

Global markets brush off disconcerting data out of China

Oct. 18, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets largely brushed off more disconcerting economic signals from China, which on Friday reported that its economy grew at its slowest pace in 26 years last quarter. The 6% growth pace China reported for July-September was worse than most economists were expecting, highlighting a...

Asian shares fall back after China reports economy weakened

Oct. 18, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices retreated in Asia after China reported Friday that its economy grew at an annual rate of 6.0% in the latest quarter. The Shanghai Composite index gave up early gains, losing 0.6% to 2,960.55 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.2% to 26,800.24. Australia's S&P ASX 200 declined...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Oct. 17, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday as some solid corporate earnings and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union put investors in a buying mood. Companies including Netflix, CSX and Morgan Stanley rose after reporting surprisingly good profits. Health care,...

Markets Right Now: Earnings, Britain-Europe deal lift stocks

Oct. 17, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as some solid corporate earnings and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union put investors in a buying mood. Companies including...

Global shares rally on tentative Brexit deal

Oct. 17, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets were boosted Thursday by news that Britain and the European have agreed on an outline Brexit deal after days of intense negotiations. Benchmarks in London and Frankfurt rallied and Wall Street was positioned for gains when the market opens in New York. Although news of a...

Asian shares mixed on caution over China-US trade deal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after officials signaled work remains to be done on an agreement for a truce in the tariff war between the U.S. and China. Hong Kong led regional gains after its chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced help for the property sector. The semi-autonomous city's...