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Stocks Slip on Last Trading Day of 2017

December 30, 2017 |

Stocks ended lower on the final trading day of 2017, capping the best year for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index in four years, the AP reports. Losses in the technology, financial, and health care sectors outweighed slight gains for consumer products makers Friday. Advanced Micro Devices gave up 2….

Markets Slip Back From Record Highs

December 19, 2017 |

Losses for technology companies and banks pulled the stock market slightly below the latest all-time highs it set a day earlier, per the AP . The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 8 points, or 0.3%, to 2,681. The Dow Jones industrials fell 37 points, or 0.2%, to 24,…

Stocks slip as tech companies retreat from record highs

December 19, 2017 |

U.S. stocks are lower Tuesday as losses for technology companies pull stock indexes down from all-time highs. Investors are waiting for Congress to start voting on a tax bill that would lower corporate tax rates. Energy companies are up slightly as oil prices rise.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard &…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks slip ahead of Thanksgiving break

November 23, 2017 |

Stocks mostly slipped away from their latest record highs Wednesday as the two former halves of Hewlett-Packard both tumbled, while falling interest rates helped phone companies but hurt banks.

The price of oil jumped on reports OPEC and a group of other countries might extend the cuts in production…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks slip as tech shares decline, Williams-Sonoma drops and Foot Locker soars

November 17, 2017 |

Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as the market pulls back after a big gain the day before.

Technology stocks, which rose sharply a day earlier and still lead the market overall this year, fell the most. Banks were also lower.

Williams-Sonoma dropped 12% after issuing a weak forecast.

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks slip, breaking eight-week win streak

November 10, 2017 |

Stocks fell Friday for the second day in a row, which hadn’t happened in a month, as Amazon put a scare into yet another industry: medical device and healthcare equipment companies.

Those companies slumped after an analyst for Citi Investment Research said Amazon might be on the verge of shaking…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks slip, pulled down by banks and smaller companies

November 7, 2017 |

U.S. stocks slipped Tuesday as smaller companies and banks had their biggest drops in the last few months. With stock indexes near record highs, investors moved some money into big-dividend stocks such as real estate companies.

Banks and other financial companies have been climbing over the last…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks slip; retailers and media companies slump

October 12, 2017 |

U.S. stocks were slipping in early trading Thursday as retailers and communications and media companies declined. Women’s clothing retailer J. Jill was tumbling after it slashed its forecast for the third quarter. AT&T was falling after it said it expects to lose DirecTV subscribers, while cable…

L.A. Times – Business

Stock indexes slip; energy firms rise, but tech falls

September 25, 2017 |

U.S. stock indexes inched down Monday in a quiet open to trading for the week. Technology stocks fell, but gains for oil producers and other energy companies kept the losses in check.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,500, as of 10 a.m. Eastern time….

L.A. Times – Business