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Trader Tommy Kalikas, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street led by gains in Apple and other technology companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 31, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Stocks edged higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday ahead of a highly anticipated announcement from the Federal Reserve on interest rates. Wall Street's main focus is the central bank's decision on interest rates this afternoon. Investors have been betting that it will cut rates for...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo specialist Mark Fitzgerald works 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, July 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 31, 2019 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Wednesday on Wall Street as the technology sector gained ground after a solid earnings report from iPhone maker Apple. Stocks declined the first days of the week after setting records last week. Investors have been absorbing a heavy flow of...
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FILE - This May 1, 2018 file photo shows Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Co. reports earnings Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Merck & Co., Inc. reports financial results on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 30, 2019 - 2:31 pm
Soaring sales of its cancer blockbuster and vaccines helped drive Merck's second-quarter profit up a whopping 54%, blowing past Wall Street expectations. The maker of cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda and diabetes pill Januvia also benefited from slightly reduced spending on research and...
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Specialist Mario Picone, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as President Donald Trump ramped up criticism of China just as negotiators began a new round of trade talks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 30, 2019 - 2:04 pm
Technology companies helped pull stocks lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Tuesday, placing the market on track to extend losses from a day earlier. The modest slide came after President Donald Trump ramped up criticism of China just as negotiators began a new round of talks in the nations'...
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Specialist Mario Picone, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as President Donald Trump ramped up criticism of China just as negotiators began a new round of trade talks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 30, 2019 - 11:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved slightly lower on Wall Street Tuesday as President Donald Trump ramped up criticism of China just as negotiators began a new round of trade talks. The latest tweets injected anxiety into the markets in an already busy week. Investors are closely watching the...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 30, 2019 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as President Donald Trump ramped up criticism of China just as negotiators began a new round of trade talks. The latest tweets injected anxiety into the markets in an already busy week. Investors are closely...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo trader William Lawrence works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading on Wall Street Monday, July 29, as investors pulled back after pushing stocks to record highs last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 29, 2019 - 4:54 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Monday as investors turned cautious ahead of a key Federal Reserve interest policy announcement and other potentially market-moving developments on tap for this week. Banks, retailers and communications companies took the brunt of the selling. Those...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo trader William Lawrence works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading on Wall Street Monday, July 29, as investors pulled back after pushing stocks to record highs last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 29, 2019 - 3:53 pm
Stocks headed lower in late-afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday, placing the market on track to give back some of its gains after reaching new highs last week. The cautious start to the week came about as investors looked ahead to a busy week of potential market-moving developments, including...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo trader William Lawrence works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading on Wall Street Monday, July 29, as investors pulled back after pushing stocks to record highs last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 29, 2019 - 12:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved lower in midday trading on Wall Street Monday as investors pulled back after pushing stocks to record highs last week. Investors started the week with a cautious approach and are keeping a close watch on the Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week, along with...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 19 2019, file photo specialist Mark Otto, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 26. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 26, 2019 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pushed to record heights Friday following strong profit reports from Google's parent company, Twitter and other big corporations. Companies are nearly midway through earnings reporting season, and results have generally been better than the dismal expectations that...
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