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Stocks rise, putting a shaky few weeks further behind them

August 22, 2017 |

Stocks around the world pushed higher Tuesday, as markets gained strength following a shaky run the last couple of weeks. Shares of technology companies, retailers and metals miners helped lead the way in the United States.

With less nervousness in the market, prices for Treasury bonds, gold and…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Fall Further

August 18, 2017 |

Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street after a midday rally ran out of gas, the AP reports. Health care stocks and retailers fell more than the rest of the market Friday. Foot Locker plunged 28% after reporting a weak quarter. Nike fell 4% and UnitedHealth Group fell 1%. Deere…
Newser

Stocks slide again as industrial companies and banks drop

August 18, 2017 |

U.S. stocks continued to skid Friday morning as industrial companies fell after a weak report from farm equipment giant Deere. Banks were down as bond yields continue to slide, and sporting goods companies continued to take sharp losses — investors did not like what they heard from Foot Locker…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

August 17, 2017 |

U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning as quarterly reports from big names such as Wal-Mart and technology bellwether Cisco Systems fail to excite investors. Most industries are slipping, with some of the biggest losses going to technology and industrial companies, retailers and banks. After dramatic…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks eke out gain after retailers post stronger-than-expected earnings

August 17, 2017 |

U.S. stocks rose slightly Wednesday as Urban Outfitters and Target helped retailers rally. That was enough to overcome losses by energy companies and market turbulence stirred up by the controversy over President Trump’s manufacturing council.

Urban Outfitters and Target did better in the second…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks open slightly higher, led by banks and tech firms

August 15, 2017 |

Stocks are opening modestly higher on Wall Street, led again by gains in banks and technology companies.

JPMorgan Chase rose 1% in the first few minutes of trading Tuesday, and Advanced Micro Devices jumped 1.8%.

Streaming music service Pandora rose 4.6% after naming a new chief executive. Roger…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks open solidly higher, led by banks and tech firms

August 14, 2017 |

Stocks opened solidly higher on Wall Street on Monday as the market comes off its worst week since March.

Gains in technology companies and banks helped send indexes higher. Apple, Microsoft and Facebook each rose about 1% in the first few minutes of trading.

Bank of America was up 1.6%, and JPMorgan…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks rise modestly at end of a roller-coaster week

August 12, 2017 |

Gains by technology companies helped snap a three-day losing streak for U.S. stocks Friday, though the market ended with its worst weekly loss since March.

The modest rebound came at the end of a turbulent week on Wall Street as escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea rattled global…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks End Week With Modest Gains

August 11, 2017 |

Stocks managed to post modest gains at the end of a turbulent week that left the market with its biggest weekly loss since March, the AP reports. Technology companies, which suffered the brunt of the selling a day earlier, were back in the lead on Friday. Apple rose 1.4%….
Newser

Tech companies lead broad slide in stocks; oil rises

August 10, 2017 |

Technology companies were leading a broad slide in U.S. stocks in early trading Thursday as investors pored over the latest corporate earnings reports. Banks and retail chains were also among the big decliners. Simmering tensions between the U.S. and North Korea weighed on the market. Oil prices…


L.A. Times – Business