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Stocks climb, putting S&P 500 on track for its fourth straight weekly gain

February 22, 2019 |

Technology and healthcare companies led U.S. stocks higher Friday, erasing some of the market’s losses from the prior day and placing the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 on track for its fourth weekly gain in a row.

The broad rally came as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings reports.


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks fall a bit, breaking S&P 500’s three-day winning streak

February 21, 2019 |

Healthcare and energy companies led U.S. stocks lower Thursday, ending a three-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. The decline was only the benchmark index’s fourth loss this month.

The modest sell-off came as investors weighed mixed economic data and company earnings reports…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Close Lower on Wall Street

February 21, 2019 |

Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street, breaking a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500, the AP reports. The modest decline in the benchmark index Thursday marked only the fourth loss this month. The losses were broad, with health care stocks, banks and energy companies leading the way lower….
Newser

Stocks eke out third day of gains as investors await progress on trade talks

February 21, 2019 |

Wall Street capped another day of listless trading Wednesday with a slight gain, extending the market’s winning streak to a third day.

Financial, materials and industrial companies accounted for much of the gain, outweighing losses in healthcare and real estate stocks as investors reviewed the…


L.A. Times – Business

US Stocks Edge Higher

February 20, 2019 |

Stocks are closing modestly higher on Wall Street, extending the market’s gains from a day earlier, the AP reports. Gains in technology, materials and energy companies Wednesday outweighed losses in health care and real estate stocks. Garmin, maker of fitness trackers and navigation technology, jumped 17% after reporting better sales….
Newser

Stocks Extend Gains Into 4th Week

February 19, 2019 |

Stocks shook off a wobbly start and ended modestly higher on Wall Street, extending the market’s gains into a fourth week, the AP reports. Solid earnings from Walmart sent the company up 2.2% Tuesday and also encouraged investors to bid up other retailers. Homebuilders also rose after an industry…
Newser

Stocks post strong finish as optimism over trade talks grows

February 15, 2019 |

The Dow Jones industrial average surged more than 400 points Friday as renewed optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China put investors in a buying mood.

The rally marked a turnaround from a day earlier, when disappointing holiday sales data led to a modest sell-off. Friday’s gains helped…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Extend Their Gains on Wall Street

February 14, 2019 |

Stocks extended their gains on Wall Street as investors remain optimistic that the US and China will make more progress in resolving their trade dispute, the AP reports. Energy companies, retailers and industrial companies led the market higher Wednesday, a sign that investors expect the economy to remain healthy. Exxon…
Newser

Optimism over U.S.-China trade talks boosts stocks again

February 14, 2019 |

U.S. stocks finished broadly higher Wednesday as investors remained optimistic that the United States and China will make more progress in resolving their costly trade dispute.

Energy companies, retailers and industrial stocks accounted for much of the broad gains as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index…


L.A. Times – Business

US Stocks Rise on Budget Deal

February 12, 2019 |

US stocks are closing higher after US lawmakers reached a tentative deal to avoid another costly government shutdown, the AP reports. The deal could alleviate pressure on the market as the US and China begin talks on their trade dispute. Major companies continue to report fourth-quarter earnings. Molson Coors fell…
Newser