Technology gains and solid earnings push US stocks higher
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Technology gains and solid earnings push US stocks higher

  NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are heading for more records Tuesday as most industries, including technology and health care companies, post solid gains. Solid quarterly reports are boosting companies including medical device maker Medtronic and construction services company Jacobs Engineering, while Signet Jewelers is tumbling. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index … Continue reading

US stock indexes tick higher as oil’s dismal week eases
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US stock indexes tick higher as oil’s dismal week eases

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes ticked higher in morning trading Thursday after the price of oil stabilized, at least for now. This week has been dominated by oil’s tumbling price, which dropped on Wednesday to its lowest level since last summer, and how much it will affect the broader market. KEEPING SCORE: The … Continue reading

US stocks extend gains to a 5th day as tech companies rise
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US stocks extend gains to a 5th day as tech companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are up for the fifth consecutive day Wednesday as technology and high-dividend companies move higher. The gains are slight as retailers including jewelry and car parts sellers are falling and energy companies decline with oil prices. Investors are waiting for the Federal Reserve to release minutes from its meeting … Continue reading

Pound, stocks up amid apparent boost for UK to remain in EU
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Pound, stocks up amid apparent boost for UK to remain in EU

LONDON (AP) — The British pound and global stock markets surged Monday, June 20,2016 as the death of a pro-Europe lawmaker seemed to sap some momentum from campaigners fighting for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Betting houses shortened the odds that Britain would remain in the 28-nation bloc. The market surge suggested … Continue reading

US stocks pause after two-day surge; chemicals makers dip
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US stocks pause after two-day surge; chemicals makers dip

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are hardly budging Thursday, May 26,2016 after big gains over the last two days. Chemicals companies are down the most. However retailers, which have been pummeled in recent weeks, traded higher following a group of strong earnings reports. Utilities and phone companies are rising as bond yields slip. KEEPING SCORE: … Continue reading

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US stocks rise, shaking off tech slump, after Fed stands pat

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged, as investors expected. Energy companies climbed again as the price of oil came close to a six-month high. Technology stocks were battered following weak results from Apple and Twitter. Stocks opened mostly lower in muted early trading, … 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

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Markets roiled by downing of Russian jet by Turkey

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets slid Tuesday as jitters about instability in the Middle East intensified following the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey over Syria. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 was down 1.8 percent at 4,801 while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares fell 1 percent to 6,240. … Continue reading