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Stock indexes finish nearly flat

March 15, 2019 |

U.S. stock indexes barely budged Thursday as the market’s three-day winning streak stalled.

The benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index finished essentially flat as declines by communications, industrial and healthcare stocks outweighed gains by financial and technology companies. Several retailers…


L.A. Times – Business

Stock indexes end slightly lower after wobbly day

February 27, 2019 |

U.S. stock indexes capped a day of wobbly trading with slight losses Tuesday, erasing some of their modest gains from the day before.

The market changed course several times during the day as investors balanced conflicting U.S. economic data and testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H….


L.A. Times – Business

Stock indexes edge up, and Walmart jumps after posting strong earnings

February 20, 2019 |

Stocks shook off an early wobble on Wall Street on Tuesday, finishing modestly higher and extending the market’s gains into a fourth week.

Solid earnings from Walmart encouraged investors to bid up other retailers and consumer goods companies. Communication services firms, banks and home builders…


L.A. Times – Business

Stock indexes slip as video game companies drop

February 7, 2019 |

A mixed bag of corporate earnings nudged U.S. stocks slightly lower Wednesday, snapping the market’s five-day winning streak.

Communications sector stocks, led by steep declines in video game companies, accounted for most of the market’s slide. Take-Two Interactive and Electronic Arts plunged after…


L.A. Times – Business

Stock indexes mostly edge up as chipmakers power a tech-sector rally

January 24, 2019 |

Stocks are mostly higher Thursday as technology and industrial firms climb following some better-than-expected quarterly reports from companies including chipmakers and airlines. Spice maker McCormick and other household-products companies are sinking.

The European Central Bank confirmed that it…


L.A. Times – Business

Stock indexes hit one-month highs as tech companies rally

January 15, 2019 |

Stock indexes in the U.S. are rising to their highest levels in a month Tuesday. Netflix is leading a rally in internet and technology companies after raising subscription prices, and China’s government said it plans to cut taxes — a step that could generate more business for tech firms.

Healthcare…


L.A. Times – Business

Stock Indexes Rise for 4th Straight Day

January 9, 2019 |

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street, giving the market its first four-day winning streak since September, the AP reports. Technology companies and banks posted big gains Wednesday. Those stocks tend to benefit the most from economic growth. Apple added 1.7% and Citigroup also rose 1.7%. Energy companies benefited…
Newser

U.S. Indexes Close With 2018 Losses

January 1, 2019 |

U.S. stocks rose on the final trading day of 2018, although punishing losses from recent months pushed major indexes to their steepest one-year decline since 2008.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

U.S. Indexes Close With 2018 Losses

January 1, 2019 |

U.S. stocks rose on the final trading day of 2018, although punishing losses from recent months pushed major indexes to their steepest one-year decline since 2008.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Stock Indexes Finish Week Mostly Lower

December 29, 2018 |

Major US stock indexes finished mostly lower Friday after another day of volatile trading, the AP reports. Losses in technology, energy and industrial stocks outweighed gains in retailers and other consumer-focused companies. Smaller company stocks outgained the rest of the market. The benchmark S&P 500 index ended the week with…
Newser