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Markets End Week With a Mixed Finish

January 12, 2019 |

Stocks drifted to a mixed finish on Wall Street as falling oil prices tugged energy stocks lower. Small-company stocks rose, the AP reports. The S&P 500 edged lower Friday, ending a five-day winning streak but still ending with its third straight weekly gain. That followed a brutal stretch in December…
Newser

Reviews Mixed for ‘Low Energy’ Trump

January 9, 2019 |

After addressing the nation from the Oval Office Tuesday night, President Trump tweeted video of his speech on border security and added : “Thank you for soooo many nice comments regarding my Oval Office speech. A very interesting experience!” The comments, however, were not universally nice. Raw Story reports that the…
Newser

ECB Stimulus’s Mixed Legacy: Economic Success, Political Fiasco

December 14, 2018 |

The European Central Bank is nearing a landmark decision to wind down its $ 3 trillion bond-buying program, closing a chapter on a policy the U.S. used to help restore its growth but has had mixed results in Europe.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

US Stocks See Mixed Finish

December 11, 2018 |

The stock market ended another see-saw day broadly mixed after a big rally in the morning gave way to a brief drop in the afternoon, the AP reports. Stocks got off to a strong start Tuesday on encouraging news that the US and China appeared to be restarting talks on…
Newser

Mixed Finish for US Stocks

November 8, 2018 |

Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street after a big rally the day before, the AP reports. Energy companies fell again Thursday as price of oil entered a bear market with a decline of 20.6% from its peak in early October. Oil prices have been falling as traders…
Newser

After turbulent day of trading, stocks off to mixed start on Tuesday

October 24, 2018 |

Stocks are off to a mixed start Wednesday following turbulent trading the day before.

Gains for Boeing and other industrial companies are offset by losses elsewhere in the market.

Boeing jumped 2.2% after beating analysts’ earnings forecasts and raising its estimates for the year, citing faster…


L.A. Times – Business

After a Bumpy Week, It’s a Mixed Finish for Stocks

October 20, 2018 |

US stocks gave up an early rally and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued to sell former favorites like retailers, the AP reports. Homebuilders also fell sharply Friday after a realtors’ group reported that home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September. Beazer Homes gave up…
Newser

Stocks end mixed as interest rates take a pause

October 10, 2018 |

U.S. stock indexes ended Tuesday nearly where they began, as interest rates let off the accelerator following their sharp rise last week. But the modest moves for indexes masked some roiling underneath.

Raw-material producers plunged on worries that inflation and weaker demand are eating into their…


L.A. Times – Business

US Stocks Struggle to Mixed Finish

October 8, 2018 |

US stock indexes found their footing after a sharp early loss and managed a mixed finish, the AP reports. Technology companies sank for the third day in a row Monday. Adobe lost 3.2%. Financial companies did well. Chubb rose 1.3%. Arconic jumped 7% following a Reuters report that…
Newser

Stocks are mixed after solid job gains; yields rise again

October 5, 2018 |

U.S. stocks are mixed Friday morning after Thursday’s decline, their biggest loss in three months. Bond prices continue to sink. The Labor Department said the economy continued to add jobs at a strong pace.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note has soared over the last three days and hasn’t been…


L.A. Times – Business