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Stocks Slightly Lower as Weak GDP Data Weighs

U.S. stocks were slightly lower in trading early Friday afternoon, after data showed that the economy grew at its weakest pace in three years in the first quarter. Gross domestic…

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Asian Stocks Near 2-Year High on U.S. Optimism

Asian stocks extended gains for a fifth consecutive day on Wednesday, as renewed optimism about the world’s biggest economy brightened the outlook for risky assets while the euro held on…

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Nasdaq Tops 6,000, Dow Surges as Earnings Impress

The Nasdaq crossed the 6,000 threshold for the first time on Tuesday, while the Dow registered triple-digit gains as strong earnings underscored the health of Corporate America. The tech-heavy Nasdaq…

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Stocks Soar Globally After French Election

U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally Monday after the first round of France’s presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together. A candidate seen as pro-business won…

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Stocks Dip as Energy Companies and Banks Sink

U.S. stocks are mostly lower Friday after a big gain the day before. Energy companies are falling as oil prices decrease and one of the largest companies in the industry,…

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Asian Stocks Advance After U.S. Markets Rally

Asian stocks rose Friday ahead of the first round of voting in France’s closely watched presidential election, after Wall Street rallied on strong corporate earnings. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.8…

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Stocks Rally Again as Banks and Industrial Companies Rise

U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday as transportation companies jump following solid earnings from railroad operator CSX, while paint and coatings maker Sherwin-Williams sends companies that make and sell basic materials…

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Asian Stocks Recoup Losses in Cautious Trade; Oil Supports

Asian stocks erased early losses and edged higher on Thursday as steadying commodity prices, especially crude oil, prompted some bargain hunting by investors. But markets cautiously stuck to well-worn trading…

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Sterling Gets Market’s Vote, Stocks Cold-Shouldered

Sterling stole center stage in Asia on Wednesday amid speculation that Britain’s surprise decision to call a snap election could ultimately deliver a more market-friendly outcome in its divorce from…

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Financial and Energy Stocks Lead Wall St Gains

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, led by energy companies and a rebound in financials, but gains were kept in check by cautious trading ahead of the Trump-Xi meeting and on…

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