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How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Sep. 13, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Friday as a decline in technology stocks offset a strong performance by Wall Street banks. The S&P 500 notched its third straight weekly gain. Bond yields rose sharply after the government reported that Americans kept spending money in August. Investors were looking...

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...

Yes, stocks are up again. No, recession worries aren't gone

Sep. 13, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. economy is sending some worrying signals about a possible recession, yet the stock market has gone on a what-me-worry ride toward record heights. What gives? Put simply, while the stock market watches the economy, the two don't always move in lockstep. If investors see that...

Markets Right Now: Stocks mostly lower as tech shares drop

Sep. 13, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing mostly lower Friday as a decline in technology stocks offsets a strong performance by Wall Street banks. Apple dropped 1.9% and Broadcom fell 3.4% after the chipmaker warned that demand remains...

World shares buoyed by fresh optimism over US-China trade

Sep. 13, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly higher on Friday, buoyed by fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and hopes for progress in China-U.S. trade talks. Germany's DAX picked up 0.1% to 12,426.92 and the CAC 40 in France added 0.2% to 5,651.91. But Britain's FTSE 100 gave up 0.2% to 7,327.05...

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...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Sep. 12, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

Stocks closed higher Thursday as investors grew cautiously optimistic the U.S. and China can make progress in upcoming trade talks. Technology, financial and consumer-focused stocks helped power the modest rally, which extended the market's solid gains from the day before despite losing some momentum in the final...

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on hope for progress on trade

Sep. 12, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher Thursday as investors grow cautiously optimistic the U.S. and China can make progress in upcoming trade talks. The S&P 500 gained 8 points, or 0.3%, to 3,009, led by technology and...

Stock-picking fund managers are clawing back. Can it last?

Sep. 12, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mutual fund managers are making the most of the shaky stock market, which has provided them an opportunity to prove themselves and lure back investors who dumped them in recent years. Nearly half of all actively managed U.S. stock funds turned in better returns than their average index-fund...

Stock markets edge up ahead of ECB stimulus decision

Sep. 12, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose cautiously Thursday as investors awaited the European Central Bank's decision on how much stimulus it will provide the economy. Sentiment also was brightened by hopes that China and the U.S. are moving to ease trade tensions. Germany's DAX edged 0.2% higher to 12,378...