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Stocks have a bumpy ride after Trump cancels meeting with Kim Jong Un

May 24, 2018 |

U.S. stock indexes finished mostly lower Thursday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices. The market dropped after President Trump said he canceled a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but recovered most of those losses.

Five takeaways from Trump’s decision to cancel talks…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. stocks slip after weak economic data from Europe

May 23, 2018 |

U.S. stocks fell Wednesday morning after a weak finish the day before, with energy and industrial companies taking some of the worst losses. Investors are concerned about the European economy after a measure of business activity fell to an 18-month low in May. Target slid after big investments…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks fall, dragged down by industrials and retailers

May 23, 2018 |

U.S. stock indexes finished the day down Tuesday as industrial companies and retailers fell. Smaller and more U.S.-focused companies slumped after setting records the last few days.

Large industrial companies such as Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar slipped. Retailers including Kohl’s, AutoZone and Advance…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Close Higher as Trade Tensions Ease

May 21, 2018 |

Signs of easing trade tensions between the US and China sent stocks solidly higher on Wall Street, giving the Dow Jones industrial average its biggest gain in two weeks, the AP reports. Technology and industrial companies led the way higher Monday. Micron Technology jumped 3.9% after the chipmaker raised…
Newser

Stocks jump as U.S. and China announce progress in trade talks

May 21, 2018 |

Stocks jumped Monday morning after the United States and China appeared to make major progress in trade talks. The Chinese government said it will buy more goods and services, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. postponed tariffs on up to $ 150 billion in goods from China after…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks end a choppy trading week with a mixed finish

May 21, 2018 |

Despite a choppy week of trading and a mixed finish for U.S. stocks, the market extended its recent streak of relative calm Friday.

The Standard & Poor’s 500, the market’s benchmark index, notched its 10th day in a row without a gain or drop of 1% or more. That’s the longest stretch since Jan….


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks edge mostly higher in morning trading after recovering from early stumble

May 17, 2018 |

Stock indexes are trending mostly higher in morning trading Thursday, shaking off early weakness. Energy and industrial companies climbed, offsetting losses in technology and healthcare stocks. The price of crude oil rose.

KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 1 point to 2,723 as of 10:14 a.m….


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks edge up, lifted by retailers; Macy’s leaps

May 16, 2018 |

U.S. stock indexes edged up in early trading Wednesday, with Macy’s leading a retail-sector rally. Food and beverage stocks and other consumer goods companies also posted gains. Energy stocks lagged as crude oil prices declined. Bond prices were little changed.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks open lower; bond yields rise

May 15, 2018 |

Stocks opened lower across the board Tuesday on Wall Street, led by declines in technology and consumer-focused companies.

The declines put the Dow Jones industrial average on track to end an eight-day winning streak.

Bond prices fell, sending yields up, after the government reported a solid increase…


L.A. Times – Business

More Than 200 China-Listed Stocks to Join MSCI’s Indexes

May 15, 2018 |

Global index provider MSCI has released a list of more than 200 Chinese stocks that it will include in its key indexes from next month, capping a year-long process that is likely to attract billions of dollars into China’s markets.
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