• US stocks inch higher after solid jobs report for July

    14 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are mostly higher Friday morning after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July. Retailers are making some of the largest gains while industrial and technology companies are slightly lower. There was little immediate reaction to China's threat to put tariffs on $60 billion in American goods.
    KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index was unchanged at 2,827 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 34 points, or 0.1 percent, to 25,360. The Nasdaq composite fell 11 points, or 0.1 percent, to 7,791. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company...
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  • Markets Right Now: Stocks edge higher after July jobs report

    14 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - The latest on developments in financial markets :
    9:35 a.m.
    U.S. stocks are higher following another solid jobs report. Retailers and technology companies are rising.
    The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in July.
    China's government said it will place tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods if the Trump administration goes through with its plan to tax $200 billion in Chinese imports.
    Investors also digested more corporate earnings.
    Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive surged 11.9 percent after raising its forecasts. Security software company...
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  • Futures inch higher ahead of U.S. jobs report

    14 days ago - By Reuters

    U.S. stock index futures rose slightly on Friday ahead of the July jobs report, while the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China weighed on investor sentiment.
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  • Global stocks mostly higher ahead of US jobs report

    14 days ago - By Chron

    BANGKOK - Stock markets were mostly higher Friday ahead of the release of U.S. jobs data, which is expected to show companies still hiring at a brisk pace in the world's largest economy.
    KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.4 percent to 12,598 and the CAC 40 in France edged up 0.3 percent to 5,476. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.7 percent to 7,627. Dow and S&P 500 futures were flat, auguring a slow start on Wall Street.
    ASIA'S DAY: Japan's Nikkei 225 added less than 0.1 percent to 22,525.18 and the Shanghai Composite index lost 1.0 percent to 2,740.44. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gave up 0.2...
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