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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…


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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.


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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….


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Stock indexes slip again, but Herbalife jumps

August 21, 2017 |

U.S. stock indexes edged lower in early trading Monday, following back-to-back losses for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index over the last two weeks.

KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was down 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,423, as of 10 a.m. EDT. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 42 points, or 0.2%, to 21,632….


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Stocks slip, with smaller companies falling more than big ones

August 4, 2017 |

Losses for energy and technology companies left most U.S. stocks lower Thursday. Smaller companies fared worse as the dollar remained at 15-month lows.

Energy firms’ stocks weakened as the price of oil turned lower, and technology companies declined as Apple gave up a piece of its big gain from…


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Stocks slip as energy prices fall and 10-day tech rally ends

July 21, 2017 |

U.S. stocks finished slightly lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks.

The price of U.S. crude oil fell 2.5% and pulled energy stocks lower. Technology…


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