Markets


Big Gains for Industrials and Banks Take U.S. Stocks Higher

U.S. stocks are edging higher Wednesday as financial and industrial companies including railroads and airlines climb after a round of strong second-quarter reports. United Continental and Berkshire Hathaway are making…

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Asian Shares Mostly Lower, Weighed by Trade Tensions

Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday following a mixed day on Wall Street, as tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth is still on track. Japan’s benchmark…

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Asian Shares Down on Slowing China Growth, Trade War

Asian shares fell on Monday, brushing off a firmer Wall Street lead, as data showed China’s economy and factory production growth slowing, compounding wider fears about Beijing’s worsening trade war…

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U.S. Stocks Rise on Industrials; Dollar Flattens

The benchmark S&P 500 index hit a more than five-month high on Friday on gains in industrial stocks and energy companies, while the safe-haven U.S. dollar flattened after touching a…

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Technology Companies Lead U.S. Stock Indexes Higher

U.S. stocks are rising Thursday as technology companies like Apple resume their upward march. Software company CA is soaring after chipmaker Broadcom agreed to buy it for $18.9 billion. Health-care…

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Asian Markets Rebound From Trade Fears

Asian stock markets rose Thursday following Wall Street’s decline amid U.S.-Chinese trade tensions, and oil prices recovered some of the previous day’s steep losses. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.3…

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Higher Asian Markets Mirror Optimism on Wall Street

Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.7…

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