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Traders John Romolo, left, and George Ettinger work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher at the end of a turbulent week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 16, 2019 - 4:49 pm
You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously volatile months for stocks lie just ahead. Stocks...
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August 16, 2019 - 4:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials announced Friday that job growth in the world's fifth largest economy is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record. The country's most populous state needs between 8,000 and 9,000 new jobs each month to keep up...
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Traders John Romolo, left, and George Ettinger work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher at the end of a turbulent week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 16, 2019 - 3:34 pm
Stocks rose broadly in afternoon trading on Wall Street Friday as investors looked to end a turbulent week on a positive note. The S&P 500 was up 1.4% as of 3:24 p.m. Eastern time and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also gained ground. But both indexes are still headed for a third straight...
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Traders John Romolo, left, and George Ettinger work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher at the end of a turbulent week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 16, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Stocks rose broadly in afternoon trading on Wall Street Friday as investors looked to end a turbulent week on a positive note. The S&P 500 was up 1.5% as of 1:33 p.m. Eastern time and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also gained ground. But both indexes are still headed for a third straight...
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Traders John Romolo, left, and George Ettinger work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher at the end of a turbulent week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 16, 2019 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly in midday trading on Wall Street Friday as investors look to end a turbulent week on a positive note. The S&P 500 rose 1.3% as of 11:40 a.m. Eastern time and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also gained ground. But both indexes are still headed for a third...
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Traders John Romolo, left, and George Ettinger work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher at the end of a turbulent week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 16, 2019 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Friday as investors look to end a turbulent week on a positive note. The S&P 500 rose 1.5% as of 11 a.m. Eastern time and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also gained ground. But both indexes are still headed for a third...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo trader Steven Gohl monitors screens 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 Friday, Aug. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 16, 2019 - 10:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Friday as investors look to end a turbulent week on a positive note. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% as of 10 a.m. Eastern time and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also gained ground. But both indexes are still headed for a third...
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A man stands as a car goes by an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Friday as turbulence continued on global markets amid ongoing worries about U.S.-China trade conflict. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 16, 2019 - 7:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets looked set to end a turbulent week on a positive note although worries about the U.S. economy and the trade conflict between the U.S. and China still have the potential to derail Friday's recovery. Investors in stocks were spooked earlier this week by developments...
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Trader Michael Capolino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Stocks are rising on Wall Street early Thursday on indications American consumers continue to spend and embrace online shopping. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
Investors rode out another turbulent day on Wall Street Thursday that kept stock indexes flipping between gains and losses until a late-day bounce gave the market a modest gain. Worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy — shoppers spending at...
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Trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Stocks are rising on Wall Street early Thursday on indications American consumers continue to spend and embrace online shopping. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 15, 2019 - 4:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended another roller-coaster day mostly higher on Wall Street, making up just a fraction of the ground they lost in a huge plunge the day before. Walmart was a standout Thursday, putting up a 6.1% gain...
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