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Stocks give up early rally, ending S&P 500’s win streak

March 20, 2019 |

U.S. stock erased early gains Tuesday and closed nearly flat, ending the Standard & Poor’s 500 index’s weeklong rally.

Banks accounted for much of the decline, along with utilities and industrial companies. Those losses offset gains by healthcare, technology and consumer products stocks.

The benchmark…


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

Dow Stages Late Rally to Keep Weekly Win Streak Alive

February 11, 2019 |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average pared its losses heading into the closing bell to notch its seventh consecutive weekly gain, a sign of the stock market’s resilience even in the face of heightened uncertainty.
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Tech sector rises, but stocks’ four-week winning streak ends

January 26, 2019 |

Stocks rose on Wall Street on Friday, recovering a chunk of their losses from earlier in the week. Technology and industrial companies jumped.

Traders took a brighter view on the economy, and U.S. companies continued to report solid fourth-quarter results. Energy and consumer-focused companies…


L.A. Times – Business

Markets Rise, but 4-Week Winning Streak Is Snapped

January 25, 2019 |

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Friday but still wound up with a weekly loss, ending a four-week winning streak. The S&P 500 index rose 22 points to 2,664, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 183 points to 24,737, and the Nasdaq added 91 points to 7,164,…
Newser

Stocks claw back from early slide, extending win streak to five days

January 11, 2019 |

U.S. stocks had a day of uneven trading Thursday but ended higher, notching their fifth straight win. Industrial companies such as Boeing and General Electric rose while retailers fell as Macy’s suffered its biggest loss of all time.

Stocks struggled in the early going after U.S. and Chinese officials…


L.A. Times – Business

2-Year Streak of Tourists Safe in Egypt Has Ended

December 28, 2018 |

A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday in an area near the Giza pyramids, killing two Vietnamese tourists and wounding 12 other people, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. It said the bus was traveling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the crude roadside bomb,…
Newser

Stocks climb, breaking five-day losing streak

November 15, 2018 |

A rebound by technology companies and banks helped reverse an early slide for U.S. stocks Thursday, breaking the market’s five-day losing streak.

Healthcare and industrial stocks also rose, offsetting losses by retailers, homebuilders, utilities and other sectors. Energy stocks also helped lift…


L.A. Times – Business

Banks lead stocks’ broad slide, extending market’s losing streak

October 24, 2018 |

Banks led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Monday as an early rally faded, giving the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index its fourth loss in a row.

Healthcare and energy stocks also helped pull down the market, outweighing gains by technology and consumer-focused stocks. Crude oil prices eked out…


L.A. Times – Business