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Stock indexes fall yet again as British vote looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were declining for a sixth day Thursday as investors continued to brace for next week’s vote on whether Britain would remain a member of the European Union. Japanese stocks plunged 3 percent after the Bank of Japan decided not to increase its economic stimulus efforts. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 91 points, ...

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US stocks rise as weaker dollar lifts machinery companies

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising Wednesday morning as machinery and chemicals companies get a boost from the weaker dollar. Energy companies are edging higher as the price of oil continues to rise. Payment terminal maker VeriFone is tumbling after cutting its expectations and saying it will eliminate jobs. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 45 ...

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Oil hits $50 for first time this year, helping stocks higher

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world edged higher Thursday as traders interpreted the rise in oil prices to $50 a barrel for the first time this year as a positive sign for the global economy. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent at 6,271 while France’s CAC rose 0.7 percent to 4,511. Germany’s DAX ...

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Stocks move higher, led by technology and banks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are climbing in morning trading Friday as investors respond to encouraging corporate news and dealmaking. The gains were broad. Eight of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor’s 500 index rose, led by banks and technology companies. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 112 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,547 at 11:11 ...

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

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, but they moved higher after ...

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US stocks edge mostly higher as oil prices bounce back

U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in early trading Friday as rising oil prices pushed energy companies higher. Technology companies were the biggest laggards as Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet declined on disappointing earnings. Investors pored through the latest batch of earnings from big companies, including McDonald’s, American Airlines Group and General Electric. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average ...

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US stocks steady ahead of global economic talks

LONDON (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed as investors weigh first quarter results from several financial companies and look ahead to weekend meetings on economics and oil. Oil prices slipped early Friday, dragging energy companies lower. Citibank said first quarter profit declined sharply, but results beat expectations and Citi shares rose 2.4 percent. This weekend, finance ministers from leading ...

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U.S. stock indexes wobble to a mixed finish

Trading Floor at the New York Stock Exchange. (Image: Scott Beale / Laughingsquid.com via Flickr)

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks hardly budged Thursday and finished with a mix of small gains and losses. Banks and airlines rose on strong first-quarter reports, while consumer products companies struggled. The market wavered throughout the day. Stocks are coming off two big gains in a row and are trading at their highest levels of the year. “People are ...

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US stocks dip in early trading as tech stocks and banks fall

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging lower Thursday morning. Tech stocks are falling after dour projections from Seagate Technology, and bank stocks are slipping. Strong first-quarter results from Delta are giving airlines a boost. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,895 as of 10:05 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & ...

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Marathon Oil, Corning rise; Juniper Networks and Alcoa dip

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Alcoa Inc., down 26 cents to $9.48 The aluminum producer’s revenue was weaker than expected and Alcoa said it may cut even more jobs. Juniper Networks Inc., down $1.83 to $23.06 The computer network equipment maker ...

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