Markets


U.S. Stocks Mostly Higher in Midday Trading; Oil Recovers

Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher in midday trading Monday as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors. Financial stocks were also headed higher. Technology companies…

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Asian Shares Flat, Stay on Track for Winning Week

Asian shares flatlined on Friday but remained on track for a weekly gain, while crude oil prices pulled away from this week’s 10-month lows. Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets sees European…

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Resurgent Tech Stocks Lift U.S. Indexes to Records

U.S. stock indexes climbed again to record heights on Monday, led by technology companies. They followed the lead of European markets, which jumped after French election results raised expectations for…

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European Stocks Head for Biggest Rise in Two Months

European stocks headed for their biggest rise in two months on Monday as investors snapped up cut-price retail and tech stocks and France’s shares and bonds cheered a meaty parliamentary…

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Amazon Whole-Foods Deal Roils Wall Street

Major U.S. stock indexes ended little changed on Friday even as Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods roiled the retail sector and rocked shares of an…

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Another Skid for Tech Companies Sends U.S. Stocks Lower

U.S. stocks are falling Thursday and following international markets lower. Technology companies, retailers and smaller firms are taking some of the largest losses. Investors appeared rattled that the Bank of…

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