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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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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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US stocks give up an early gain, oil recovers slightly

NEW YORK — The stock market has given up an early gain and is trading lower at mid-morning Wednesday as investors give a thumbs-down to a number of corporate earnings reports, including steep cutbacks at Yahoo. Chipotle Mexican Grill also plunged after saying an E. coli outbreak at its restaurants hurt sales more than anticipated. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones ...

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Stocks rise with oil prices, consumer stocks gain ground

Stocks rise with oil prices, consumer stocks gain ground

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday morning along with the price of oil, and consumer stocks are getting a lift from strong fourth-quarter results from companies like Procter & Gamble and handbag maker Coach. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 231 points, or 1.5 percent, to 16,116 as of 10:37 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & ...

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