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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo specialist Brian Fairbrother, left, and trader Philip Powers work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 17, 2019 - 3:45 pm
Stocks moved broadly higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Thursday after several large companies delivered surprisingly good results. The gains had the market on track to claw back modest losses from a day earlier. A breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union...
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In this Sept. 3, 2019 photo a for sale sign, top, rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Norwood, Mass. On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 17, 2019 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home building fell last month after reaching a 12-year high in August, driven by a sharp decline in the construction of new apartments. Yet single-family home construction ticked higher for a fourth month. The Commerce Department said Thursday that overall housing starts...
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Chinese investors react as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 16, 2019 - 5:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday after a Wall Street rally driven by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. France's CAC 40 was down nearly 0.2% in early trading at 5,691.75. Germany's DAX was unchanged at 12,629.82. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3% to 7,189.08. U.S. shares were...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo trader Mark Puetzer, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 15, 2019 - 4:32 pm
Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street Tuesday as investors welcomed surprisingly good quarterly results from some of the nation's biggest companies. Strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group, JPMorgan Chase and other companies helped power the market's broad gains, erasing modest losses from a...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports financial results Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 15, 2019 - 12:50 pm
UnitedHealth Group raised its 2019 forecast and detailed another better-than-expected quarter Tuesday, but shares soared after company leaders mentioned next year's growth prospects. CEO David Wichmann told analysts it would be "reasonable and prudent" for them to set initial expectations for core...
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A man stretches in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. On Tuesday, shares are mixed in Asia after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8% as it reopened from a public holiday and investors caught up on the news of a preliminary trade deal between China and the U.S. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 15, 2019 - 4:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Europe and Asia on Tuesday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street. Germany's DAX advanced 0.4% to 12,532.50 and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.6% to 5,674.85. London's FTSE 100 was nearly unchanged at 7,215.74. In New York, futures were higher, with...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo specialists Mario Picone, left, and Anthony Rinaldi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 14, 2019 - 3:28 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes edged lower in afternoon trading Monday, a shaky start to the week for the market after the S&P 500 notched its first weekly gain in four weeks. Losses in consumer goods makers, utilities and industrial stocks outweighed gains in banks and elsewhere in the market...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, an investor adjusts his hat as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
October 14, 2019 - 5:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose while European markets opened lower Monday after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. London and Frankfurt declined while Shanghai and Hong Kong gained. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. President Donald Trump agreed...
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October 14, 2019 - 12:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. President Donald Trump agreed Friday to put off planned tariff hikes this...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo specialist Dilip Patel, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 11, 2019 - 5:19 pm
The S&P 500 finished with its first weekly gain in four weeks Friday as investors welcomed a thaw in the punishing trade war between the U.S. and China. After two days of negotiations in Washington, the U.S. agreed to suspend a planned hike in tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods that had...
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