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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, replicas of Arturo Di Modica's "Charging Bull" are for sale on a street vendor's table outside the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 13. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 13, 2018 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday morning after a federal court ruled in favor of AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner. That could pave the way for other megadeals in the media and phone industries, and investors bet that big deals in the health care field also have a better chance...
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Traders Gregory Rowe, center, and Robert Charmak work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, June 11, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on some corporate deal news. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 11, 2018 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were higher in afternoon trading Monday amid preparations for President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average added 67 points, or 0.3 percent, to 25,384 as of 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, euro coins and banknotes are shown by a salesclerk at a shop in Vilnius, Lithuania. Italy's economy minister says the new populist government isn't discussing any proposal to leave the eurozone. Minister Giovanni Tria, in an interview Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Corriere della Sera newspaper, said "not only do we not want to exit" the 19-member shared currency union, but the coalition is determined to act so conditions don't occur to "put our presence in the euro(zone) up for discussion." (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
June 10, 2018 - 1:35 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's new populist government isn't considering leaving the eurozone, the country's economy minister insisted, dismissing financial markets' rocky reaction to the euroskeptic coalition now in power as "normal questions that accompany political transition." Economy Minister Giovanni...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, euro coins and banknotes are shown by a salesclerk at a shop in Vilnius, Lithuania. Italy's economy minister says the new populist government isn't discussing any proposal to leave the eurozone. Minister Giovanni Tria, in an interview Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Corriere della Sera newspaper, said "not only do we not want to exit" the 19-member shared currency union, but the coalition is determined to act so conditions don't occur to "put our presence in the euro(zone) up for discussion." (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
June 10, 2018 - 11:40 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's new populist government isn't entertaining plans to leave the eurozone, the economy minister insisted in an interview while dismissing financial markets' rocky reaction to the euroskeptic coalition now running the country as "normal questions that accompany political transition...
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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 7. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
June 07, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks closed mixed Thursday as technology companies took their worst loss in six weeks, but energy companies rose with oil prices. A four-day winning streak for the S&P 500 index ended. Energy companies rallied as the price of U.S. crude oil rose almost 2 percent. Smaller...
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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 7. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
June 07, 2018 - 1:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Thursday as gains for energy companies are mostly canceled out by losses for technology stocks. The price of crude oil rose about 1.6 percent. Household goods makers are mostly higher after some recent losses, but J.M. Smucker dropped after issuing a weak...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Asian stock markets rose on Thursday following a rally on Wall Street as remarks by an official at the European Central bank eased worries about Italy’s political upheaval. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 07, 2018 - 5:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were higher Thursday as remarks by a European Central Bank board member eased worries about the new Italian government's spending plans. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 rose 0.6 percent to 5,488.91 and Germany's DAX gained 0.3 percent to 12,866.20...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Asian stock markets rose on Thursday following a rally on Wall Street as remarks by an official at the European Central bank eased worries about Italy’s political upheaval. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 07, 2018 - 3:19 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Thursday following a rally on Wall Street as remarks by a European Central Bank board member eased worries about the new Italian government's spending plans. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 0.9 percent to 22,823.26 while the Shanghai...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo signs for the New York Stock Exchange hang above the trading floor. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 6. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 06, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are heading for a fourth straight gain Wednesday as banks surge in tandem with interest rates. Smaller, more domestic-focused companies continue to set records as investors monitor trade disputes between the U.S. and other countries as well as global economic growth...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo signs for the New York Stock Exchange hang above the trading floor. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 6. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 06, 2018 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising for the fourth day in a row Wednesday as banks rise in tandem with interest rates. Technology companies and smaller, more domestic-focused companies continue to set records as investors monitor trade disputes between the U.S. and other countries as well as...
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