More Wall Street Articles

  • Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on...

  • S&P 500 closes at a record; Hewlett-Packard gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another round of buying on the stock market is sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its latest record high. Traders were encouraged by earnings gains and a decline last week in the number of people applying for unemployment benefits. The S&P 500 rose five points, or 0.3...

  • Despite Fed, a late push sends US stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — A late round of buying is leaving stock indexes mostly higher. Bond prices fell, sending yields higher, on word that Federal Reserve policymakers were leaning toward raising interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 59 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 16,979...

  • Trading in US stocks subdued ahead of Fed minutes

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting in midday trading as traders wait for the latest news from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,950 as of noon Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or 0.1...

  • Stocks open lower after two straight gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower after two straight days of gains. The Dow Jones industrial average fell eight points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,911 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell two points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,979. The Nasdaq composite...

  • US stocks move higher; Home Depot rises

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing higher after investors got some encouraging news about home building and corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 80 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 16,919 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to...

  • US stocks move higher; Dollar General jumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — A bidding contest for a discount retailer and easing concerns about Ukraine helped send U.S. stock indexes higher. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 175 points, or 1.1 percent, to close at 16,838 Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 16 points, or 0.9 percent, to...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday

    The stock market recovered from a midday swoon caused by the latest worries over Ukraine and ended little changed on Friday. The Ukrainian president said his military destroyed most of a Russian military convoy that entered his country. Russia denied it. The Dow Jones industrial average fell...

  • Nordstrom and Gilead are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Nordstrom Inc., down $3.58 to $65.11 The luxury department store operator reported quarterly sales at established stores, a key sales measure, below Wall...

  • Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattles stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattled markets on Friday. Reports that Ukrainian forces attacked Russian military vehicles that had crossed the border knocked stock markets down in the afternoon and sent traders into the safety of U.S. government bonds. By the end of the day, the...

  • Stocks overcome a midday tumble on Ukraine

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market recovered from a midday swoon caused by the latest worries over Ukraine and ended little changed. The Standard & Poor's 500 index ended pretty much where it started the day on Friday, at 1,955 points, down a fraction of a point. The Dow Jones industrial average...

  • US stocks close higher; Amazon gains, Macy's drops

    NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and health care companies are helping U.S. stocks close higher, despite a mixed batch of economic news and a pullback in Japan's economy. Amazon rose 2.2 percent Wednesday after the online retailing giant introduced a credit-card processing device designed to help...

  • Despite the alarm bells, U.S. not getting hammered financially by companies leaving

    Companies leaving the U.S. for low-tax countries might not cost America as much as you thought.

  • US stocks move lower in quiet trade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing lower following two days of gains as investors focus on problems in Ukraine and Iraq. Energy stocks fell more than the rest of the market, dragged down by a decline in the price of crude oil. The Dow Jones industrial average lost nine points, or 0.1 percent,...

  • US stocks edge higher on corporate news, earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as investors turn their focus to corporate news and as tensions ease in Ukraine. Priceline rose 2 percent after the online discounter reported better earnings than analysts were expecting. Chiquita Brands soared 30 percent on a buyout...



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