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Energy, utilities lead a slide in stocks; oil prices fall

U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Thursday, paring some of their early losses. Energy companies were down following a drop in the price of oil after a meeting of OPEC ministers ended without an agreement on crude production cuts. Utilities also fell. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 20 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,769 as ...

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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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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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US stocks rise as surge in oil prices lifts energy companies

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly higher in Friday trading as the price of oil jumps for the second time in three days. Energy companies are getting a boost. Retailers are struggling after some weak sales reports, and drug companies are losing ground. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 48 points, or 0.3 percent, to ...

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Tranquil start to last trading day of stormy quarter

Tranquil start to last trading day of stormy quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are little changed Thursday morning, a tranquil start to the last trading day of what has been a stormy quarter. Energy companies are rising the most as the price of oil edges higher. The gains are adding to a strong March that wiped away steep losses from the start of the year. KEEPING SCORE: The ...

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Stocks are jumbled as consumer companies rise, energy falls

FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are edging mostly higher in early trading, Monday, March 28, 2016. Markets are generally quiet with trading closed across Europe for the Easter holiday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wobbling Monday morning as retailers and makers of household goods inch higher. Energy companies are falling with the price of oil. Hotel chains Starwood and Marriott are rising again as Marriott and Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group continue to try to buy Starwood. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average added 18 points, ...

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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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Stock market extends rally to a 4th week as energy recovers

FILE - In this Aug. 8. 2011 file photo, a Wall Street sign hangs near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global shares rose Friday, March 11, 2016 with Europe off to a strong start as investors reassessed an unexpectedly wide array of stimulus measures announced a day earlier by the European Central Bank.(AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A jump in crude oil and a rise in European markets set off a rally in U.S. stocks to cap a four-week winning streak for major indexes. Investors bought across industries from the start of trading on Friday. Drillers, refiners and other energy companies rose sharply as the price for U.S. crude hit a high for ...

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