US stocks slide further as banks and energy companies sink
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US stocks slide further as banks and energy companies sink

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are slipping for the second day in a row Wednesday as banks and small-company stocks continue to take steep losses. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil slides almost 4 percent. That’s canceling out gains for drug companies and household products makers. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard … Continue reading

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US stocks jump as JPMorgan gives banks a big boost

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday afternoon. Banks are making the biggest gains after JPMorgan Chase posted quarterly results that weren’t as bad as analysts anticipated. Industrial companies rose on signs of strength in China’s economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 158 points, or 0.9 percent, to 17,879 as … Continue reading