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US stocks waver; health care gains but energy companies fall

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are wavering in subdued trading Wednesday afternoon ahead of Britain’s vote on whether to leave the European Union. Health care stocks rose but energy companies fell in tandem with the price of oil. Technology companies slipped following weak reports from Adobe and HP. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 7 points to ...

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Asian stocks rise amid hopes Britain will stay in EU

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks edged higher Tuesday on optimism Britain will vote to stay in the European Union but gains slowed as investors awaited an economic report by the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.5 percent to 2,903.67 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.4 percent to 16,027.92. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng ...

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Global stocks rebound as Britain’s vote campaign put on hold

LONDON (AP) — Global stocks and the pound rose Friday after gains on Wall Street and as Britain’s frenzied debate on whether to leave the European Union was put on hold for a second day following the killing of a member of parliament. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX rose 1.4 percent to 9,682 and France’s CAC 40 added 1.4 percent to ...

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US stocks bounce back as mining and consumer companies rise

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Wednesday morning after a four-day losing streak. Mining companies and consumer stocks are making some of the largest gains. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil continues to slide. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 53 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,728 as of 9:52 a.m. Eastern time. ...

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US stocks climb with energy companies, oil hits milestone

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks continue to rise Tuesday as energy companies build on their surge from a day earlier. The price of oil surpassed $50 a barrel for the first time in almost a year. Phone companies are rising as bond yields fall. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 71 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,991 ...

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US stocks, dollar slide after weak jobs report

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U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading Friday after a key government jobs report showed hiring slowed in May, a sign of economic weakness that could dissuade the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates this month. The dollar fell sharply against most major currencies, while bond prices surged as investors sought safety in U.S. government-backed debt. Financial and consumer stocks ...

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US stocks eke small gains after listless day of trading

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U.S. stocks perked up after a downbeat start to eke out a small gain Wednesday. Consumer companies were among the big gainers on a day when investors sized up a mixed bag of new data on the U.S. manufacturing, housing and automobile industries. Telecommunications stocks lagged the rest of the market. Investors have been looking for clues in the latest ...

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US stocks jump as rising interest rates help banks higher

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are jumping Tuesday morning as rising interest rates give bank stocks a lift. Investors are also buying big-name technology companies. European indexes also climbed. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 187 points, or 1.1 percent, to 17,679 as of 10:05 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 21 ...

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Stocks little changed, but crude sheds 39 cents

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed in early trading Monday, as investors sat on the sidelines waiting to see where the Federal Reserve might move interest rates next month. Energy stocks fell along with the price of crude oil. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,514 as of 10:09 a.m. ...

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Stocks lower in morning after sizable gains the day before

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly falling Tuesday morning as investors sift through new economic reports and earnings results. Utilities, consumer goods companies and banks fell the most after the market made sizable gains the day before. Wal-Mart Stores and JPMorgan Chase each dropped 1 percent, among the biggest declines in the Dow Jones industrial average. KEEPING SCORE: The ...

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