Asian stock markets were muted and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the[...]
Investors shrugged off the potential for a federal government shutdown Friday, driving U.S. stocks higher and setting new milestones for several of the indexes.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index, Nasdaq composite and Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks finished at record highs as the market bounced back from modest losses a day earlier. The S&P 500 has now posted a weekly gain in nine of th[...]
Retailers and consumer goods companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher in afternoon trading Friday as the market recouped some of its modest losses from a day earlier.[...]
The major U.S. stock indexes were mixed in early trading Friday as gains by banks and consumer-focused companies outweighed losses in energy and other sectors.[...]
Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before.[...]
U.S. stock indexes edged lower in early trading Thursday, pulling back slightly from the market's latest record highs. Losses by health care stocks and other sectors were outweighing gains by technology companies. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices declined.[...]