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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

U.S. stocks closed broadly higher Thursday, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index to all-time highs. The Dow beat the mark its set in January, while the S&P 500 eclipsed the peak it set last month. Big technology and health care companies led the broad rally. Banks also rose. Energy stocks declined. On Thursday: The S&P 500 index rose 22.80 points, or 0.8 percent, to...

September 20, 2018

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday after Wall Street hit a new high and a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.4 percent to 2,766.86 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 advanced 1 percent to 23,905.76. Seoul's Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,332.94 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 gained 0.2 percent to 6,181.90. India's Sensex was 0.7 percent higher at...

September 21, 2018

S&P 500 gets new look as it shuffles some key companies

NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost moving day on the stock market. The line-ups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being shuffled as of Monday. Twenty companies in the index including famous names like Facebook, Alphabet and Netflix will find a new home. The most notable change will occur with the telecommunications group, currently the smallest piece of the market. It gets...

September 20, 2018

AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices for pay-TV programming and for the consumers who watch it. The AT&T-Time Warner marriage was completed this spring soon after a federal judge approved it. But government antitrust regulators filed to have the judge's ruling overturned, setting the stage for a landmark competition case in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. In a filing Thursday, the phone and pay-TV giant asserted the merger will save it money on content from Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting, enabling it to cut charges to...

September 20, 2018

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Colombian rebels attack mining company, kill 3

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's military says a holdout rebel faction has attacked a mining camp run by Toronto-based Continental Gold Inc. and killed three of its workers. The attack occurred in Yarumal, a mountainous area of Antioquia Province, where Continental Gold is conducting exploration work. The army said Thursday three other people were injured in the attack and one person is unaccounted for. All...

September 20, 2018
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It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Billions of dollars have poured into the stocks in the last few months, and there's a lot of excitement and a ton of green (money, not leaves) flying around as investors consider the kinds of opportunities these companies might have as the marijuana market in Canada grows, along with the possibility that the U.S. and other countries could one day follow suit. The value of one company, British Columbia-based Tilray, has jumped tenfold since its initial public offering just two months ago,...

September 20, 2018
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Trades for September 6, 2017.

Trades for today are in the ProShares Short S&P 500-SH and in the...

September 05, 2017
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IRS to update W-4 form in 2019 and 2020

The IRS will soon update the W-4 form used by employees at their workplace to better reflect the recent changes to federal tax law. The U.S. Treasury said Thursday that the IRS will update the form in the coming weeks for use for the 2019 tax year. That version is expected to be fairly similar to the W-4 currently in use. A more significant change will come in 2020 with the aim of making the withholding system...

September 20, 2018
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Forex Weekly Outlook

A complete look at the week ahead in the Forex market.

September 03, 2017
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Trades for August 30, 2017.

Trades for today are in the Boston Scientific-BSX stock in the U.S...

August 29, 2017
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Trades for August 29, 2017.

Trades for today are in the ProShares Short QQQ-PSQ and in the Forex...

August 28, 2017
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Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 trade at record highs

A wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher on Wall Street Thursday,...

September 20, 2018
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A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose for the fourth straight week, according...

September 20, 2018
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Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a...

September 20, 2018