Stories tagged: stock market
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Stocks tread water as big dividend payers jump and banks dip
Investors are making a small move back to traditionally safe assets Friday afternoon after the rally of the last few weeks. Bonds are rising, as are real estate, telecommunication and …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Oil and banks take Dow to new highs, but tech companies dive
Technology companies plunged Thursday, and high-dividend stocks also took hefty losses as bond yields rose to their highest level in more than a year. But more big gains for blue-chip …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Stocks close higher, helped by health care companies
Stocks closed slightly higher on Tuesday, boosted by health-care companies like UnitedHealth Group, which helped outweigh steep declines in energy companies.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 8:57 a.m.
U.S. bank earnings up nearly 13 percent in 3Q
U.S. banks’ earnings in the July-September period jumped nearly 13 percent from a year earlier as continued growth in lending fueled interest income.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
Stocks pull back from records; banks, retailers fall
Stocks pulled back slightly on Monday, retreating from the records the market set last week.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 3:01 p.m.
U.S. stocks rise to fresh records in shortened session
Stocks hit fresh records in a shortened trading session Friday as investors continued to bet on a pickup in economic growth and rising corporate profits.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:25 a.m.
U.S. stocks are rising in early trading in shortened session
Stocks are rising in early trading Friday as the market continues a record-setting run. Trading was relatively quiet as investors returned from the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Safe-play stocks …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 5:56 a.m.
How Trump could affect value of the dollar
Since Donald Trump was elected president, the value of the U.S. dollar is up about 4 percent against the currencies of our trading partners. And that “Trump bump” in the …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
Dow surpasses 19,000 as a record-setting drive continues
The Dow Jones industrial average surpassed 19,000 for the first time Tuesday as a post-election rally drove indexes further into record territory. Discount store chains made large gains, but health …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
U.S. stock indexes set records as oil prices jump
A jump in oil prices helped pull U.S. stocks to record highs Monday as investors continue to hope for a cut in oil production that could help prices go higher. …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 7:31 a.m.
DuPont to end pension contribution for active employees
DuPont says it will soon stop contributing to active employees’ pension plans, a move that will affect the retirement of 13,000 U.S. workers, including 2,800 in Delaware.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Bank stocks surge again, leading broader market higher
U.S. stocks rose Thursday as banks resumed their steep upward climb and retailers moved higher. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen emphasized that the Fed plans to raise interest rates, which …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Wal-Mart’s profit falls but beats estimates; revenue misses
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported its third-quarter profit fell 8.2 percent, dragged down by investments in e-commerce and its stores. Its earnings still beat Wall Street estimates. But its revenue fell …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Fed rate-hike odds approach 100 percent in Anticipation of Trump
Analysts spent early November warning a Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election would make the Federal Reserve less likely to raise interest rates. What happened instead is that it …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Banking plan aims to end ‘too-big-to-fail’ risks
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari proposed a series of new rules for banks and non-bank lenders that he said would eliminate the threat posed by financial institutions …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Markets right now: Techs pull markets lower
Stocks are opening modestly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in banks as interest rates continue to rise.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Supercharged Chicago-to-Tokyo stock trading network in the works
Some of the world’s top trading firms have agreed to build a faster data transmission network between Chicago and Tokyo, according to a person familiar with the matter, a move …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
Bonds plunge by $1 trillion this week as Trump seen as game changer
More than $1 trillion was wiped off the value of bonds around the world this week as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s policies are seen boosting spending and quickening inflation.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 2 p.m.
U.S. stocks surge following Trump victory; bond prices tumble
It turns out that President Donald Trump may not be bad for the stock market after all.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 7:16 a.m.
US stocks mixed in early trade; bond prices tumble
Stocks indexes veered between small gains and losses in early trading Wednesday as Wall Street sized up the implications of Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election. The …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Stocks sharply higher in morning trading after FBI clears Clinton
Financial companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks in morning trading Monday as investors focused on the latest turns ahead of Election Day. The FBI announced late Sunday that …
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Analysis: This bull market has room to keep on running
Are we in a short-term cyclical bull market, one that is already long in the tooth and coming to an end? Or are we in the early years of a …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Stocks struggle again as investors eye 2016 election
Stocks retreated for a seventh consecutive day on Wednesday, the market’s longest decline in five years, as investor worries about the U.S. presidential election continued to weigh on the market.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Oregon universities want OK to invest in stock market
Oregon’s seven public universities installed independent governing boards in recent years. But the schools soon discovered their newfound independence only went so far.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Stocks advance as Fed speculation weakens dollar; crude climbs
Stocks rallied around the world and the dollar fell on speculation the Federal Reserve will stick with a gradual tightening of monetary policy.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Global money is fleeing Japan stocks at fastest pace since 1987
After dumping their Tokyo stock holdings for four of the past five months, foreigners are on track for their biggest annual exodus since 1987. Back then, they were fleeing bubbly …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 2:26 p.m.
Yahoo should face SEC probe over breach, senator says
Yahoo Inc. should face a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into whether the Internet media company properly informed investors and the public about a massive data breach that it confirmed …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Stock rally fizzles as traders waver after euphoria; oil tumbles
The rally in global equities sputtered as traders grew more skeptical about the efficacy of central bank stimulus amid mixed economic data. Oil tumbled. Stocks halted a four-day advance as …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Stocks jump after Fed leaves interest rates unchanged
U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors were relieved that the Federal Reserve once again left interest rates unchanged. That sent dividend-paying stocks higher, while energy companies jumped with the price …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Stocks jump as Apple pulls tech companies up again
U.S. stocks changed course again Thursday and climbed as Apple led a big gain for technology companies and energy companies recovered some of their recent losses. Investors looked over a …