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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, led by solid gains in big technology and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 28, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks surged on Wall Street, powering a 600-point gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, after the head of the Federal Reserve hinted at slower interest rate increases. The market snapped higher shortly...
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Specialist Michael Pistillo watches the screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, led by solid gains in big technology and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 28, 2018 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes rose sharply Wednesday afternoon as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hinted that the Fed might be willing to raise interest rates at a slower pace next year. That relieved investors who were concerned that rising rates would drag down the U.S. economy and...
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FILE- In this Monday, May 22, 2017, photo, a gift box from Tiffany & Co. is arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. Tiffany & Co. reports earnings on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
November 28, 2018 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent months: Chinese tourists. For the second time in as many months, a big seller of high-end goods noticed that a particularly crucial demographic of its shopping base had made itself sparse, damaging sales...
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Specialist Michael Pistillo watches the screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, led by solid gains in big technology and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 28, 2018 - 12:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes rose sharply Wednesday as investors welcomed remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Powell hinted that the Fed might be willing to raise interest rates at a slower pace next year, a potential relief for investors worried about slowing economic growth...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo an American flag flies outside New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 28. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 28, 2018 - 10:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are rising Wednesday morning as software maker Salesforce leads a rally in technology companies. Health care stocks are also higher. Luxury retailer Tiffany is dropping after it said tourists from China pulled back on spending in its latest quarter, which hurt its...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 27, 2018 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in uneven trading Tuesday after a strong gain the day before. High-dividend stocks including telecommunications and household goods companies are making gains while a steep loss for United Technologies is taking industrial and defense...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 27, 2018 - 1:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are slipping Tuesday after a strong gain the day before. A steep loss for United Technologies is taking industrial and defense companies lower. Steelmakers and other materials companies are falling, and big technology companies including Apple are also down...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 27, 2018 - 1:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are slipping Tuesday after a strong gain the day before. A steep loss for United Technologies is taking industrial and defense companies lower. Steelmakers and other materials companies are falling, and big technology companies including Apple are also down...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 27, 2018 - 11:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Tuesday after a strong gain the day before. A steep loss for United Technologies is taking industrial and defense companies lower. Steelmakers and other materials companies are falling while technology and internet companies edge higher...
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo Shauna Turlipof, left, and Kathi Bankes make their way through other Black Friday shoppers at the Viewmont Mall in Scranton, Pa. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Conference Board releases its November index on U.S. consumer confidence. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP, File)
November 27, 2018 - 10:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence slipped this month but remains strong. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 135.7 in November from October's 18-year high 137.9. The index measures consumers' assessment of current...
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