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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…

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

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….

L.A. Times – Business

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…

L.A. Times – Business

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…

L.A. Times – Business

Nasdaq Closes at New High as Other Indexes Slip

July 20, 2017 |

US stocks are struggling to a mixed finish after a day of up-and-down trading, the AP reports. The Nasdaq composite managed to post a meager gain Thursday, giving it another record high. Other major indexes closed with minor losses. The Dow Jones industrial average’s loss was due entirely to Home…

Harry Potter boosts Universal Studios attendance; Disneyland visits slip

June 2, 2017 |

The magic of Harry Potter conjured a big boost in attendance last year at Universal Studios Hollywood, even as crowds dwindled at Disneyland.

Universal Studios Hollywood, which opened the $ 500-million Wizarding World of Harry Potter in April 2016, welcomed more than 8 million visitors, a 13.9%…

L.A. Times – Business

Stock indexes slip back from record highs

May 8, 2017 |

U.S. stock indexes inched back from their record highs Monday, while the dollar ticked higher against other currencies.

Trading was calm after the weekend’s presidential election in France, which had the potential to upset global markets. The winner was the candidate who favored keeping France…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks slip as media and healthcare companies fall; banks jump

May 4, 2017 |

U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday as media and healthcare companies fell. The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, but bond yields and banks rose as investors felt rates will increase soon.

First-quarter results for most companies have been good, but stocks were lower all day as a few big-name…

L.A. Times – Business