Corporate profits

John Panin, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 07, 2019 - 4:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the stock market, it's all about trade now. Stocks were jumping early Thursday after China said both sides in the U.S.-China trade war had agreed to roll back tariffs if their talks progress. But an afternoon report from Reuters citing fierce opposition within the White House to...
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John Panin, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 07, 2019 - 3:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks pushed toward another round of records Thursday following encouraging signs that the U.S.-China trade war is becoming less of a threat to the economy and to company profits. China's commerce ministry said that both sides in the trade dispute agreed to roll back some tariffs...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo specialists James Denaro, left, and Mario Picone work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 25, 2019 - 12:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks touched a record high in midday trading Friday, driven by solid corporate profits and gains by technology companies. Intel rose 7.4% after raising its profit forecast for the year following a solid third quarter. Fellow chipmakers, including Nvidia, also made strong...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Matesic, center, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 28, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Banks and energy companies helped power U.S. stocks broadly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as the market clawed back some of its losses from a day earlier. Financial sector stocks accounted for much of the rally, which reversed an early slide. Big banks were among the sector's gainers. Wells...
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Specialists Paul Cosentino, left, and Jeffrey Berger work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. U.S. stocks nosedived in early trading on Wall Street Monday as China's currency fell sharply and stoked fears that the trade war between the world's two largest economies would continue escalating. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 05, 2019 - 12:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tanked again Monday on worries that President Donald Trump's worsening trade war will threaten a global recession and drag profits for companies even lower. China let its currency, the yuan, drop to its lowest level against the dollar in more than a decade, a move that Trump...
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July 29, 2019 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business economists expect economic growth to slow this year, and a rising proportion of them think corporate sales and profits will decline. The National Association for Business Economics says its quarterly survey, released Monday, about business conditions finds that the...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, file photo specialist Specialist Glenn Carell, center, and trader John Panin work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 07, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Renewed pessimism about the strength of the global economy and corporate profits this year led to sharp losses on Wall Street Thursday. Technology companies, health care stocks and banks accounted for much of the selling. Twitter slumped almost 10 percent after issuing a weak forecast. Traders...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, file photo specialist Specialist Glenn Carell, center, and trader John Panin work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 07, 2019 - 3:31 pm
U.S. stocks slumped in late-afternoon trading Thursday as pessimism built about the strength of the global economy and corporate profits this year. Technology companies, health care stocks and banks accounted for much of the selling. Traders sought safety in U.S. government bonds, sending yields...
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FILE- In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 23, 2019 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes spent Wednesday drifting and finished with small gains. While big companies continue to report strong profit growth, investors aren't sure how much longer it will last. The S&P 500 index rallied 0.8 percent in the morning after fourth-quarter earnings from...
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FILE- In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 23, 2019 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes spent Wednesday drifting and finished with small gains. While big companies continue to report strong profit growth, investors aren't sure how much longer it will last. The S&P 500 index rallied 0.8 percent in the morning after fourth-quarter earnings from...
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