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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra speaks during the opening of contract talks with the United Auto Workers in Detroit. General Motors reports financial results Thursday, Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 01, 2019 - 9:33 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Thursday that higher prices for popular pickup trucks and SUVs helped overcome slowing global sales and profit rose by 1% in the second quarter. The Detroit automaker said it made $2.42 billion, or $1.66 per share, from April through June. Adjusting for...
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A television monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The Federal Reserve is cutting its key interest rate for the first time in a decade to try to counter threats ranging from uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump's trade wars to chronically low inflation and a dim global outlook. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 31, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Stocks fell and bond yields rose on Wall Street Wednesday after the Federal Reserve lowered its key interest rate for the first time in a decade but left investors feeling uncertain about the likelihood of further cuts. The quarter-point cut announced by the central bank was widely expected, so...
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A television monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The Federal Reserve is cutting its key interest rate for the first time in a decade to try to counter threats ranging from uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump's trade wars to chronically low inflation and a dim global outlook. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 31, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Stocks fell and bond yields rose on Wall Street Wednesday after the Federal Reserve lowered its key interest rate for the first time in a decade but left investors feeling uncertain about the likelihood of further cuts. The quarter-point cut announced by the central bank was widely expected, so...
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A television monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The Federal Reserve is cutting its key interest rate for the first time in a decade to try to counter threats ranging from uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump's trade wars to chronically low inflation and a dim global outlook. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 31, 2019 - 2:55 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes are falling Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate for the first time in a decade. In a widely expected move, the central bank announced a quarter-point cut in its benchmark interest rate, which affects many loans for households and businesses. Some...
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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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