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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 jump following another surge in oil prices

US stocks jump following another surge in oil prices

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Friday morning as the price of oil jumps for the second time in three days. Energy companies are getting a boost and mining and metals companies are also posting gains. Retailers are struggling after some weak sales reports. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 141 points, or 0.8 percent, to ...

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Oil finishes strong as stocks shake off early loss

Stocks drift, US crude up 52 cents in early trade

Major U.S. stock indexes eked out modest gains on Monday, extending the market’s winning streak into a fourth day. Stocks wavered into the red at times before steadying in the late afternoon. The price of oil also veered lower at times, but ended higher. Investors had their eye on the latest batch of company deal news and new data on ...

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Stocks drift, US crude up 52 cents in early trade

Stocks drift, US crude up 52 cents in early trade

U.S. stocks drifted between small gains and losses in early trading Monday as investors pored over the latest batch of company deal news. Materials and energy stocks were among the biggest decliners. The market is coming off its fifth straight week of gains. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,592 as of ...

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Market finishes 5th week of gains, turning S&P 500 positive

Market finishes 5th week of gains, turning S&P 500 positive

NEW YORK (AP) — Another strong gain for stocks Friday extended the market’s recovery from a dismal start to the year to a fifth week in a row. The Standard and Poor’s 500 index closed up for the year for the first time. The Dow Jones industrial average turned positive Thursday. Both had been down more than 10 percent for ...

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US stocks open higher and head for 5th week of gains

US stocks open higher and head for 5th week of gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in Friday morning trading, putting them on track to extend a winning streak that has erased most of this year’s early losses. Banks are trading higher on new stock buybacks, and Starwood Hotels and Columbia Pipeline Group are rising on sale talks. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 101 points, ...

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