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It's five straight weeks of gains for the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 hit all-time highs on Friday. The S&P 500 rose nearly 11 points to 2,063. The index is up 11.6 percent this year. The Dow gained 91 points to close at 17,810. It's gained 7.4 percent in the year. And the Nasdaq added 11 points to 4,712, up 12.8 percent for the year.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street, lifted by news of an interest rate cut in China and the possibility that Europe's central bank will step up stimulus efforts in the region. A morning rally has lost some of its steam, but the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index remain on pace to extend their record highs reached yesterday.
International stock markets turned mostly higher today as they juggled positive U.S. economic news and weakness in Europe, China and Japan.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rising U.S. home sales and encouraging data on weekly applications for unemployment benefits and U.S. manufacturing are helping to lift stocks in afternoon trading on Wall Street. Strong earnings from several retailers also gave a boost to stock indexes, which had been lower in early trading following soft economic data out of Europe and China.
More than four million strollers sold in the United States are part of a recall.
World stocks faltered today as China's manufacturing weakened and the latest Fed minutes reminded investors that U.S. interest rates are likely to rise next year.
Stocks are closing lower for the first time this week. The market today edged below the record high it set on Tuesday. Investors found little new to trade on in the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting that were released today. The S&P 500 index slid three points to 2,048. The Dow slipped two points to 17,685. The Nasdaq shed nearly 27 points to 4,675.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks got a bump after the Federal Reserve released minutes of its latest policy meeting, but the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq composite have all slipped back into negative territory. The Fed's minutes show policymakers decided to stick to their wording on the timing of any interest rate hikes out of concern that a change could be misinterpreted by financial markets. The Fed says it expects to keep a key short-term interest rate low for a "considerable time."
International stock markets were lackluster today as investors digested a fall in Chinese home prices and Japan's scramble to overcome its economic malaise.
International stock markets rose modestly today but shares in Tokyo jumped on expectations, confirmed after markets closed, that the Japanese government would respond to a recession by postponing a sales tax hike.
Japanese shares led declines in Asian stock indexes today after preliminary quarterly economic data showed the country returned to recession.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are ending mostly mixed, while the Standard & Poor's 500 eked out a record close. The index edged up a fraction to 2,039. The Nasdaq composite rose eight points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,688. By contrast, the Dow Jones industrial average slipped 18 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,634.
The major indexes are slightly lower in afternoon trading. Virgin America has jumped 30 percent in its market debut, while energy companies are higher as the price of crude oil creeps upward.
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