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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…

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…

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…

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

Stocks End Mixed on Wall Street

October 1, 2018 |

Stocks are ending mixed on Wall Street after an early gain on excitement over a new trade between the US and Canada faded, the AP reports. Larger stocks ended mostly higher Monday, but smaller and mid-sized companies fell. The price of US crude oil closed at a four-year high, which…

The Dow sets another all-time high on a mixed day for stocks

September 21, 2018 |

Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones industrial average.

A late sell-off erased modest gains for the Standard & Poor’s 500; for much of the day, the benchmark index had…

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….

US Stocks See Mixed Results

September 12, 2018 |

After wobbling between gains and losses, US stocks are finishing with a split decision as technology companies dropped, canceling out gains for energy companies, the AP reports. US crude rose 1.6% Wednesday and closed at its highest price in two months. Halliburton rose 2.1%. Chipmakers fell, with Micron…