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  • Asia stocks rise on earnings, await US growth data

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks rose Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data and as cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. countered a lower close on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 recouped losses at the open to rise 0.3 percent to 15,662.84 in morning...

  • Stocks end little changed ahead of earnings rush

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending little changed as traders wait for key economic and earnings reports later this week. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose less than a point to close at 1,978 on Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 22 points to 16,982. The Nasdaq fell. The...

  • Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

    A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky. And the U.S. stock market's response? After dipping briefly on the bad news, it climbs higher. The market's resilience this year — which has pushed it to a...

  • Disappointing results at Visa, Amazon hurt stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is ending lower after Visa and Amazon posted disappointing results. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 123 points, 0.7 percent, to close at 16,960 Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell nine points, or 0.5 percent, to end at 1,978. The tech-heavy...

  • US stocks drift higher following mixed earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher as traders looked over a mixed batch of corporate earnings. The meager gains were enough to mark another high close for the Standard & Poor's 500 index. The S&P 500 edged up three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,987. That was two points...

  • US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

    NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected. "The news today is pretty good," said JJ...

  • US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil. European leaders are considering tougher sanctions on Russia for its backing of separatists accused of shooting down a...

  • Weak earnings, Ukraine tensions weigh on stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing lower as U.S. companies turn in mixed quarterly results and as investors worry about tensions with Russia over the downed airliner in Ukraine. Hasbro fell 3 percent Monday after the toy maker reported second-quarter earnings and revenue that fell short of...

  • Stronger earnings from Google, others drive stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings gains from Google, Honeywell and other big U.S. companies drive the stock market to a higher close, wiping out much of its loss from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 123 points, or 0.7 percent, to 17,097 Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...

  • Jet downing, weak earnings rattle stock market

    Stocks are closing sharply lower as traders worried about an escalation of tensions between Russia and the West following the downing of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine. Traders were also unsettled by poor corporate earnings and a weak indicator for the housing market. The Dow Jones...

  • US stocks close higher; Time Warner soars

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher following strong earnings results and deal news from big U.S. companies. The gains pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to its second record high close this month. The Dow rose 77 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,138 Wednesday, beating the record...

  • US stocks mostly down as investors digest earnings

    The Federal Reserve's latest take on the U.S. economy put many investors into sell mode Tuesday, sending stocks mostly lower after a brief upward turn early in the day. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, speaking before Congress, said the U.S. economy has yet to recover fully, but raised the possibility...

  • Stocks snap higher on Wall Street; Citigroup up

    Stocks are closing sharply higher as the market shakes off its worst weekly performance in three months. Citigroup rose 3 percent after the bank turned in better results than Wall Street expected. The bank also said it had reached a settlement in an investigation into its mortgage securities...

  • Asian stocks weak amid new Europe jitters

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Asian stock markets were muted Friday, following the lead of Wall Street traders spooked by worries about the soundness of a bank in Portugal that raised the specter of more financial turmoil in Europe. Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 15,176.27 and South Korea's...

  • US stocks creep higher after two days of losses

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher after corporate earnings got off to an encouraging start. Stocks held onto their gains through the afternoon Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its latest policy meeting in June. Alcoa rose 6 percent after reporting earnings...



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