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Trade war's losers could include microchips, energy, banks

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking across the stock market, it's hard to find a company that isn't vulnerable in some degree to the U.S.-China trade war. Stocks of companies that do lots of business with China, such as chipmakers and other technology...

 

US stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously...

 

The bond market smells recession as global stress rises

NEW YORK (AP) — Compared to the free-swinging and sometimes emotional stock market, the bond market is supposed to be the sober and measured one. It's getting more alarmed. Bonds sounded their loudest warning bell yet of recession on Wednesday, whe...

 

Stocks slide after bond market warns again of recession

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Wednesday after the bond market threw up one of its last remaining warning flags on the economy. The yield on the 10-year Treasury briefly dropped below the two-year Treasury's yield Wednesday morning. It's rare for...

 

Fed set to cut rates for first time in decade. Is it a risk?

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's little dispute that the Federal Reserve this week will do something it hasn't done since 2008, when the U.S. economy was gripped by the Great Recession: Cut its benchmark interest rate. This time, by contrast, the economy... Full story

 

Outlook for the US economy and stock market brightens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The worries that hung ominously over the U.S. economy early this year appear to have lifted. And that sunnier picture has helped bolster confidence in the stock market — driving the benchmark S&P 500 index to another record...

 

As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla's board may have to act

Elon Musk's erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down and bringing pressure on its board to take action. Musk's revelation, in...

 

Why Wall Street's worried about Tesla

Elon Musk's track record for technological feats as chief of SpaceX has turned skeptics into believers in everything from his quest to open space travel to Mars to his desire to build a tunnel for high-speed travel between New York and Washington....

 

Sprint and T-Mobile agree to combine in $26.5 billion deal

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile and Sprint reached a $26.5 billion merger agreement Sunday that would reduce the U.S. wireless industry to three major players — that is, if the Trump administration's antitrust regulators let the deal go through. The...

 

Even 'safe' bond investments falter as markets tumble

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market isn't the only thing dropping. Bonds, which are supposed to be the safe part of every investor's portfolio, have faltered, too. In what's been a rude awakening for some investors, bond funds have lost ground these...

 

Stocks around the world take a pause ahead of frenetic week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks retreated from their record highs on Monday, ahead of a frenetic week for markets. Investors are waiting to learn who the next head of the Federal Reserve will be, what several of the world's biggest central banks will...

 

What to know about 401(k) plans amid talk of tax change

NEW YORK (AP) — The 401(k) may be in Washington's crosshairs. Congress is looking for ways to raise revenue as part of a tax overhaul plan, and one of the methods reportedly under consideration is to curtail how much pretax money workers can... Full story

 

US stock indexes inch higher after back-to-back down weeks

New York (AP) — U.S. stocks inched higher Monday, as the Standard & Poor's 500 index steadied following back-to-back losses the last two weeks. This week may be a calmer one for the stock market, after an uncharacteristically bumpy stretch shook...

 

Stocks are at records, but it's no longer the 'Trump trade'

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market has never been higher, and President Donald Trump would like more people to pay attention. "Stock Market could hit all-time high (again) 22,000 today," Trump tweeted Tuesday about the Dow Jones industrial average,...

 

Nearly everyone's a winner: Funds rose again last quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — The good times keep rolling for fund investors. Nearly every type of fund rose last quarter, whether focused on stocks or bonds, U.S. or foreign. Gains were so widespread that more than 7,000 of the roughly 7,600 funds that...

 

US indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw from the hole

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes ticked higher Friday as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was on pace to close out the week with a modest gain, its fourth in the las...

 

Energy stocks dive anew, offset tech gains; US indexes mixed

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer, extending their dismal start to the year. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market indexes. The...

 

Oil's slide to lowest price of the year pulls stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes retreated from their record heights Tuesday after a slump in the price of oil weighed on energy companies. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 16.43 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,437.03, and the Dow Jones...

 

Women are, very slowly, getting more seats in the boardroom

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of women sitting at the table in corporate boardrooms across the country is rising very slowly, but it's rising. Just over 15 percent of all director seats at publicly traded U.S. companies were held by women as of Dec....

 

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