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Indexes End Wobbly Day Mostly Higher

November 27, 2018 |

Major indexes ended mostly higher on Wall Street after wobbling between gains and losses throughout the day, the AP reports. Health care and consumer products companies did better than the rest of the market Tuesday. Johnson & Johnson rose 1.3% and Coca-Cola climbed 1%. Stocks that are more sensitive…
Newser

Apple Shares Pull Down U.S. Stock Indexes

November 3, 2018 |

The Dow Industrials lost more than 100 points after a big drop in shares of Apple dragged major U.S. stock indexes into the red Friday, threatening the recent stock-market rebound.
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U.S. stock indexes jump following big gains in Europe

October 29, 2018 |

U.S. stocks jumped Monday morning as the market rapidly changed course once again.

Technology companies are climbing, with open-source software company Red Hat surging after IBM agreed to buy it for $ 34 billion in stock.

Internet and media companies are rising, as are companies that make and sell…


L.A. Times – Business

US Stock Indexes Surge a Day After Huge Rout

October 25, 2018 |

Strong results from major companies including Microsoft and Visa helped US stocks bust out of another losing streak, the AP reports. The rally wiped out most of the market’s plunge from the day before, but stocks are still down sharply over the past three weeks. Tesla soared 9.1% after…
Newser

Banks Lead US Indexes Lower

October 22, 2018 |

Banks led a broad slide in US stocks on Wall Street, giving the S&P 500 index its fourth straight loss, the AP reports. Bank of America and Citigroup each fell 3.3% Monday. Energy stocks also fell as the price of crude oil spent most of the day lower. Halliburton…
Newser

Stock indexes slip, and tech-sector losses mount

October 8, 2018 |

Nearing the end of the trading day, U.S. stocks were lower for the third session in a row Monday as technology companies again took steep losses. Major indexes were coming off two weeks of declines, and a big jump in bond yields startled investors last week.

Stocks in Europe fell after Italy’s…


L.A. Times – Business

US Stock Indexes End Mixed

September 19, 2018 |

Stocks are closing mixed on Wall Street as gains for banks are offset by losses elsewhere in the market, the AP reports. Bond yields climbed to the highest level in four months Wednesday, sending bank shares higher and weighing on utilities and other high-dividend payers. Technology companies also did poorly….
Newser

Tech Stocks Lead US Indexes Lower

September 17, 2018 |

Technology stocks led the way downward on Wall Street as traders braced for more tariffs to be announced on China, the AP reports. Apple lost 2.7% Monday, Netflix slumped 3.9% and Twitter gave up 4.2%. Most stocks closed lower on the New York Stock Exchange. Safe-play sectors…
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Stock Indexes Close Lower

September 8, 2018 |

US stock indexes are closing lower Friday after a surprisingly strong jobs report pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates, the AP reports. Investors sold high-dividend stocks as bond yields rose, and tech stocks rebounded from recent losses. Tesla slumped 6.3% after its chief accounting officer quit after…
Newser

US Stock Indexes Close Sharply Higher

August 16, 2018 |

Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street following strong results from Walmart and signs of progress in defusing the trade dispute between China and the US, the AP reports. Walmart jumped 9.3% Thursday after reporting its strongest sales growth in a decade as well as a surge in online…
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