Off the Charts: Holiday heartbreak for retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday season was a brutal one for U.S. retailers, especially department stores and companies that sell luxury products, and companies and investors alike didn't see it coming. ...

Stocks edge higher in early trading, led by airlines, tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging higher in early trading Thursday as investors react to the latest fourth-quarter earnings reports from corporate America. American Airlines is rallying after it beat ...

US stocks climb after strong earnings; IBM leads Dow rally

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising Wednesday morning following a crop of strong fourth-quarter earnings reports from companies including IBM, consumer products maker Proctor & Gamble, and manufactu...

Stocks dip as investors fear a weakening global economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks across the world slipped Tuesday morning as investors again grow concerned about signs the global economy is weakening. The International Monetary Fund trimmed its economic fore...

US stocks rise again to build on four-week rally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising again Friday morning as the market wraps up another strong week with big gains for technology and industrial companies, while banks rose after more of them poste...

US stocks are little changed after strong start to 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed Thursday morning as the market's recent rally loses steam. Health care and communications companies are edging upward while banks and technology companie...

US stock indexes climb following strong bank earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising further Wednesday morning following strong results from major banks including Goldman Sachs and Bank of America. Technology and consumer-focuse...

US indexes climb as Netflix leads internet stock surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. are rising Tuesday morning as Netflix leads a rally in internet and technology companies after saying it will raise prices for its subscription plans. Major U.S. com...

Stocks slip after China says exports fell in December

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock markets around the world are down Monday after China reported a drop in exports in December. Fears about the health of China's economy and the global economy overall were a major...

Stocks slip as US-China trade talks end; Macy's nosedives

NEW YORK (AP) — A rally in global stock markets faded Thursday after U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of trade talks in Beijing without any significant breakthrough. Retailers sank aft...

Global stocks sustain rally as US-China trade talks wrap up

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world built on their early 2019 rally Wednesday after negotiators from the U.S. and China extended their trade talks to a third day, which investors took as a sign th...

US stocks rise again as investors hope for trade progress

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe continued to rise Tuesday led by industrial, technology and energy companies as well as retailers. The latest round of trade talks betwe...

US stocks edge higher after huge swings in recent trading

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street Monday after enormous swings the previous two days. Representatives from the U.S. and China began a roun...

Stocks surge as US and China plan trade talks; hiring climbs

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks are jumping Friday as investors welcomed news of trade talks between the U.S. and China next week and the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring in December. T...

Apple warning of weak sales in China sends US stocks sinking

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's warning that its sales in China weakened over the holidays added to investors' fears that the global economy is losing strength, with the trade fight between the U.S. and China...