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US stock indexes edge lower in early trading; oil slides

US stock indexes edge lower in early trading; oil slides

U.S. stock indexes edged lower in early trading Thursday as investors pored over the latest crop of company earnings news. Telecom services and consumer staples companies were down the most. Oil prices were also headed lower. The stock market is coming off a three-day winning streak. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 39 points, or 0.2 percent, to ...

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US stocks jump following another surge in oil prices

US stocks jump following another surge in oil prices

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Friday morning as the price of oil jumps for the second time in three days. Energy companies are getting a boost and mining and metals companies are also posting gains. Retailers are struggling after some weak sales reports. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 141 points, or 0.8 percent, to ...

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US stocks rise as health care and energy companies soar

US stocks rise as health care and energy companies soar

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks broke a two-day losing streak Wednesday as investors bought up drugmakers and other health care companies. Energy companies also jumped as the price of oil surged. Biotech drug companies, which have been mired in a long slide, made their biggest gains in almost five years. That came after Pfizer, one of the largest pharmaceutical ...

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Global stocks fall as oil drops, IMF sees gloomy outlook

Global stocks fall as oil drops, IMF sees gloomy outlook

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks fell Tuesday as oil prices dropped further and the head of the International Monetary Fund sounded downbeat on the outlook for the world economy. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 fell 2.1 percent to 4,252.21, while Germany’s DAX dropped 2.2 percent to 9,607.29. Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 1.4 percent to 6,080.85. U.S. shares were set to drift ...

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Stocks drift, US crude up 52 cents in early trade

Stocks drift, US crude up 52 cents in early trade

U.S. stocks drifted between small gains and losses in early trading Monday as investors pored over the latest batch of company deal news. Materials and energy stocks were among the biggest decliners. The market is coming off its fifth straight week of gains. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,592 as of ...

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