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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 1997 file photo, Khaled al-Otaiby, an official of the Saudi oil company Aramco, watches progress at a rig at the al-Howta oil field near Howta, Saudi Arabia. According to an assessment published Monday, April 1, 2019, by Moody’s Investors Services, the net profits of Saudi Aramco reached $111 billion last year. That places Aramco ahead of some of the world’s most profitable firms. In their first-ever grade assessment for Aramco, Fitch Ratings issued the firm an A+ rating, while Moody’s gave it it’s A1 rating ahead of its upcoming bonds sale. (AP Photo/John Moore, File)
April 01, 2019 - 8:21 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Aramco's net profits reached $111 billion last year, according to an assessment published Monday by Moody's Investors Services that offered a rare glimpse into the state-owned oil firm's finances before it issues its first bonds in international markets...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:35 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kraft Heinz disclosed an investigation by federal regulators and will slash the value of its Oscar Mayer and Kraft brands by $15.4 billion. Shares plunged 26 percent at the opening bell Friday, the company's biggest single-day decline, after posting a stunning $12.6 billion loss...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom receives applause after delivering his first state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom said the state's consumers should get a "data dividend" from technology companies, like Google and Facebook, who are make by capitalizing on the personal data they collect. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2019 - 9:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set off a flurry of speculation after he said the state's consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make by capitalizing on personal data they collect. The new governor has asked aides to develop a...
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FILE- This June 25, 2018, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File, File)
September 14, 2018 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Friday as banks climb but retailers and big-dividend stocks slide. The Federal Reserve said production of cars and energy jumped in August. Interest rates are climbing as investors expect continued economic growth and further interest rate increases...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as stocks add to the records they've set in the last few days. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 28, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes wobbled and finished mostly higher Tuesday, led by technology companies and a handful of retailers. The gains were enough to mark more record highs for several of the indexes, though not the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Trading was lighter than usual, and...
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Specialist Robert Nelson, right, and trader Gregory Rowe, left, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. U.S. stocks are mostly higher Friday morning after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 03, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July. Larger companies climbed while smaller, U.S.-focused companies lagged the rest of the market. Bond prices edged higher, sending yields lower. Food companies and other big-dividend stocks...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, People walk past one of the headquarters buildings showing the logo of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in London. The Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday Aug. 3, 2018, announced a fall in second-quarter profit after being hit by a big charge from U.S. authorities, but the bank says it will pay its first dividend to shareholders in a decade. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)
August 03, 2018 - 4:52 am
LONDON (AP) — The Royal Bank of Scotland announced a steep fall in second-quarter profit Friday after being hit by a big charge from U.S. authorities over past misdeeds. But the bank said it is putting its troubled past behind it and will pay its first dividend to shareholders in a decade. RBS,...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo, a pedestrian passes the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 29. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 29, 2018 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday, and banks are rallying after the Federal Reserve approved their plans to pay bigger dividends and buy back billions of dollars in stock. Nike is surging after it reported strong results in its latest quarter including improved sales in North America...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2014, file photo, people walk in to a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreens gave investors a better-than-expected third quarter, raised its dividend and detailed a big share buyback Thursday, June 28, 2018. But shares of the nation’s largest drugstore chain and its competitors tanked after Amazon.com took another step into their territory by announcing the purchase of PillPack, a relatively new online pharmacy that offers pre-sorted prescription dose packaging and home delivery. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 28, 2018 - 4:35 pm
Walgreens gave investors a better-than-expected third quarter, raised its dividend and detailed a big share buyback Thursday. None of this seemed to matter once markets opened. Shares of the nation's largest drugstore chain and its competitors tanked after Amazon.com took another step into their...
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Specialist Mark Fitzgerald works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. U.S. stock markets are opening sharply lower Tuesday as tensions over trade between the U.S. and China seem closer to a boil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 19, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the sixth day...
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