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December 19, 2017 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is reliant on China and other nations for the overwhelming majority of critical minerals used by the military and for manufacturing everything from smartphones to wind turbines and cars, a new federal report says. The report released Tuesday by the U.S...
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FILE - This Dec. 8, 2017, file photo shows the Chicago Board Options Exchange website announcing that bitcoin futures will start trading on the Cboe on Sunday evening Dec. 10. The CME Group, another security based on the price of bitcoin, the digital currency that has soared in value and volatility this year, began trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Sunday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
December 17, 2017 - 10:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Another security based on the price of bitcoin, the digital currency that has soared in value and volatility this year, began trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Sunday. The CME Group, which owns the exchange, opened up bitcoin futures for trading at 6 p.m. EST on Sunday...
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FILE - This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. World stock markets were mixed on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, as investors waited to see if U.S. politicians could pass tax reform legislation before Christmas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:10 pm
Wall Street capped the week with broad gains, propelling the major stock indexes to a new set of milestones Friday. Investors welcomed signs that Congressional Republicans were solidifying support for a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws ahead of an expected vote next week. Technology stocks...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, people walk to work on Wall Street beneath a statue of George Washington, in New York. Health care and retail companies are helping stocks climb again Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, as the market heads for its fourth gain in a row. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 12, 2017 - 3:43 pm
Banks led U.S. stocks mostly higher in late-afternoon trading Tuesday as the Federal Reserve met to discuss interest rates and the economy. The central bank was expected to raise interest rates for the third time this year on Wednesday. Banks benefit from higher interest rates because they can...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, a man walks towards the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are rising early Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, as technology and health care companies make continued gains. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 08, 2017 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, and the strong finish pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain despite some weakness earlier in the week. The gains were widespread, and telecom and health care stocks helped...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, led by gains in banks and retailers. Banks were benefiting from higher bond yields. Facebook dropped after saying it would make significant changes to user feeds that will result in fewer posts from brands. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 04, 2017 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were hanging onto some of their early gains Monday afternoon on expectations that lower taxes will help corporate profits pile up even higher. Congress moved closer to overhauling the U.S. tax system over the weekend, after the Senate narrowly approved its package of cuts...
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FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, as more gains for banks are partially offset by losses elsewhere in the market including the technology sector. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 29, 2017 - 12:59 pm
A steep drop in technology companies pulled major U.S. stock indexes mostly lower in afternoon trading Wednesday. The slide offset gains by banks, which got a boost from rising bond yields, and health care stocks. Energy companies also fell as crude oil prices headed lower. KEEPING SCORE: The...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. U.S. stocks are rising Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, as retailers climb at the start of the post-Thanksgiving shopping period while energy companies rise as investors hope for a new deal that limits oil production. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 24, 2017 - 2:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks set more records in quiet post-holiday trading Friday as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with the price of oil. Macy's and some of its retail counterparts rose after the department store's CEO said Black Friday sales were...
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A woman walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct 26, 2017. Asian shares were drifting Thursday as Wall Street's retreat from recent record highs and a widely awaited European Central Bank meeting gave investors reason to pause. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 26, 2017 - 5:14 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were drifting Thursday as uneven earnings reports and a widely awaited European Central Bank meeting gave investors reason to pause. KEEPING SCORE: European shares climbed in early trading. France's CAC 40 rose 0.2 percent to 5,383.98 and Germany's DAX edged up...
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October 23, 2017 - 1:58 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline fell a nickel nationally over the past two weeks to $2.51. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the drop comes as distribution systems continue to get back to normal following...
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