• US stocks tick higher as major indexes build on big rally

    14 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are turning slightly higher Thursday after huge gains the day before. Energy companies are rising with oil prices and health care companies, which have done far better than the rest of the stock market recently, are continuing to rise. Technology companies and banks are dipping.
    The S&P 500 index is coming off its largest rally in eight months and has climbed 4.3 percent this week.
    KEEPING SCORE: Stocks dipped in morning trading, but at 2:25 p.m. Eastern time, the S&P 500 index added 3 point, or 0.1 percent, to 2,747. It soared 2.4 percent Wednesday. The Dow Jones...
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  • Natural-gas futures extend losses

    Natural-gas futures extend losses

    14 days ago - By ETF Daily News

    From Myra P. Saefong : The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas fell by 59 billion cubic feet for the week ended Nov. 23. Analysts polled by S&P Global Platts had forecast a decline of 73 billion cubic feet, on average. Total stocks now stand at 3.054 trillion cubic feet, down 644 billion cubic feet from a year ago, and 720 billion below the five-year average, the government said. January natural gas NGF19, -1.77% traded at $4.511 per million British thermal units, down 18.7 cents, or 4%, from Wednesday's settlement. It was trading...
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  • U.S. oil benchmark dips below $50, then rallies

    14 days ago - By ETF Daily News

    From Myra P. Saefong : Oil futures climbed sharply on Thursday, bouncing back from an earlier decline that pulled the U.S. crude benchmark below $50 a barrel for the first time since October 2017.
    West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery CLF9, +2.84% on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up $1.18, or 2.4%, at $51.47 a barrel after trading as low as $49.41 early Thursday.
    Brent crude, the global benchmark, also fell to a 13-month low before bouncing, with January LCOF9, +1.87% climbing 81 cents, or 1.4%, at $59.57 a barrel. The January contract expires at the end of Friday's...
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