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Trader William McInerney, center, works at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 27, 2017 - 4:59 pm
U.S. stock indexes capped another quiet day on Wall Street Wednesday with slight gains, recouping some of the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Technology, health care and industrials stocks accounted for much of the gain. A report showing that pending U.S. home sales inched higher last...
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Trader William McInerney, center, works at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 27, 2017 - 3:25 pm
A late-afternoon pullback had U.S. stock indexes on track for a slightly lower finish Wednesday on a day of light trading. Retailers and consumer-goods manufacturers accounted for much of the slide. Energy stocks also fell along with the price of crude oil. Health care stocks led the gainers. Bond...
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Trader William McInerney, center, works at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 27, 2017 - 1:03 pm
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in light trading Wednesday afternoon, recouping some of their modest losses from a day earlier. Health care and technology stocks were among the biggest gainers. Homebuilders notched gains following a report showing pending U.S. home sales edge up last month. Energy...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, file photo, customers carry bags as they shop for the holidays at Concord Mills mall in Concord, N.C. Americans were a bit less confident in December than they were in November, but their spirits remained high during the holiday shopping season, according to information released Wednesday, Dec. 27, by the Conference Board. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
December 27, 2017 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were a bit less confident about this economy this month than they were in November, but their spirits remained high overall during the holiday shopping season. The Conference Board said Wednesday that its consumer confidence index dipped to 122.1 in December from a...
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Trader William McInerney, center, works at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 27, 2017 - 11:12 am
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in light trading Wednesday morning, recouping some of their modest losses from a day earlier. Technology and health care stocks were among the biggest gainers. Homebuilders notched gains following a report showing pending U.S. home sales edge up last month. Energy...
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Maria Averna, a lead supervisor for New York Stock Exchange Operations, monitors trading at the exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 27, 2017 - 10:15 am
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in light trading early Wednesday, recouping some of their modest losses from a day earlier. Health care and technology stocks were among the biggest gainers. Banks were down the most as bond yields declined. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices headed lower...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Asian indexes were mixed Wednesday in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some of its recent gains and the region generally shrugged off the dip in technology stocks on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 27, 2017 - 6:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock indexes were mostly higher Wednesday in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some recent gains. Investors generally shrugged off a dip in technology stocks on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 rose 0.1 percent to 5,369 points, while Germany's DAX gained...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Asian indexes were mixed Wednesday in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some of its recent gains and the region generally shrugged off the dip in technology stocks on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 27, 2017 - 4:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global indexes were mostly higher Wednesday in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some recent gains. Market players generally shrugged off a dip in technology stocks on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 rose 0.3 percent in early trading to 5,382.68, while Germany's...
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A delivery man pushes a cart past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Asian indexes were mixed Wednesday in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some of its recent gains and the region generally shrugged off the dip in technology stocks on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 26, 2017 - 10:20 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian indexes were mixed Wednesday in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some of its recent gains and the region generally shrugged off the dip in technology stocks on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 inched up less than 0.1 percent to 22,902.75 in...
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FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged mostly lower in light trading early Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, as markets reopened following the Christmas holiday. Losses among technology companies outweighed gains by airlines and other industrials stocks. Energy companies rose as the price of crude oil headed higher. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 26, 2017 - 4:45 pm
A listless day of trading on Wall Street ended with major stock indexes closing slightly lower Tuesday, weighed down by losses among some big technology companies. Apple slid 2.5 percent amid speculation that the consumer electronics giant might cut its targets for sales of its latest iPhone. Banks...
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