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US stocks mostly higher as banks rise before Fed meeting

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher in indecisive trading Monday afternoon. Banks are gaining as investors wait for the Federal Reserve to meet this week, while health care companies take small losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 32 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,156 as of 3:15 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s ...

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Stock market shakes off an early loss and turns higher

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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market turned modestly higher in afternoon trading Friday, after the U.S. government’s disappointing jobs report added to speculation that the Federal Reserve might keep interest rates low for another year. Investors were also weighing tepid U.S. earnings reports and persistent weakness in the global economy. TAKING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 77 ...

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European stocks in narrow ranges ahead of Yellen speech

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)

LONDON (AP) — Following a long weekend, European stock markets are trading in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday ahead of a speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 added 0.6 percent to trade at 4,356 but Germany’s DAX was steady at 9,850. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was also flat ...

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US stocks are little changed in early trading

US stocks are little changed in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed in morning trading Thursday as investors continued to watch the price of oil, which was moving lower. Salesforce.com jumped after the company reported strong fourth-quarter results and raised its full-year forecast. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average edged up six points to 16,492 as of 10:16 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard ...

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US stocks slip as Wal-Mart earnings hit retailers

US stocks slip as Wal-Mart earnings hit retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging mostly lower Thursday morning, led by declines in consumer stocks after Wal-Mart reported disappointing results and cut its sales projections. The market is coming off a three-day rally, its longest so far this year. The price of crude oil continued to recover. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 39 points, or ...

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Global stocks gain as oil price extends recover

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks mostly posted strong gains on Thursday as a rebound in the price of oil and solid U.S. manufacturing data boosted investor sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was up 1.6 percent to 9,522.40 and France’s CAC 40 traded 0.8 percent higher at 4,266.89. But Britain’s FTSE 100 edged down 0.3 percent to ...

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Slide in energy companies moves US stocks modestly lower

Jonathan Niles, foreground right, works at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Stock markets have been in a slump so far this year after a lackluster 2015. Several factors have kept investors in a selling mood, including falling crude oil prices, waning growth in major economies and the prospect of Federal Reserve rate hikes after several years of ultra-easy monetary policy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Major U.S. stock indexes shifted lower in midday trading Tuesday after spending much of the morning wavering between small gains and losses. Investors were weighing the latest batch of company earnings news and looking ahead to the beginning on Wednesday of two days of testimony before Congress by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. European markets fell following steep losses in ...

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Stocks fall sharply, oil drops back below $30

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Steep losses in financial, technology and other companies sent U.S. stocks sharply lower in afternoon trading Monday, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average down 400 points. The decline followed drops in Europe and set the market on course for its second big loss in a row. Crude oil prices slumped again. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 396 ...

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Stock indexes fall on weak forecasts from Apple and Boeing

Stocks rise with oil prices, consumer stocks gain ground

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are down Wednesday morning as a shaky forecast from Apple takes tech stocks lower. Disappointing outlooks from aircraft makers Boeing and Textron hit industrial stocks. The Federal Reserve is holding its first meeting of the year and investors are waiting to see what it says about interest rates and the economy. Energy stocks took another ...

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