Metal markets

FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, as a New Year's rally runs out of gas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 10, 2018 - 2:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market's fantastic start to 2018 stalled out on Wednesday after interest rates climbed. Stock indexes were mixed in afternoon trading, and the Standard & Poor's 500 was down slightly from its record high. Losses had been steeper in the morning, when the yield on the 10...
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January 06, 2018 - 3:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Smith ferries his two well-dressed dogs, Noodles and Diva, in his bicycle basket to events big and small around Philadelphia, charging smitten passersby a "$1 donation" to take their photo. And hot dog, do the people pay. In just 10 minutes at the Christmas Village at...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets were mixed on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in quiet post-Christmas holiday trading. Strong economic data from Asia and the U.S. boosted investor confidence in some markets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 28, 2017 - 3:21 pm
U.S. stock indexes were up slightly in light trading late Thursday afternoon, on course to extend modest gains as the market heads into the final trading day of 2017. Banks were among the big gainers. Energy companies also rose following a spike in natural gas prices. Consumer-goods makers lagged...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan. Another month of strong hiring in the U.S. and improved manufacturing in Europe have stocks climbing early Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as the Dow Jones industrial average trades above 25,000 points for the first time. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 22, 2017 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks finished slightly lower Friday in subdued trading ahead of a three-day holiday weekend. Health care companies and banks slipped. President Donald Trump signed the Republican-backed tax bill into law, but for the fourth day in a row, stocks didn't move much. They had made...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2016 file photo, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, while testifying before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner. After an exchange between AT&T's CEO and a union representing its workers, the company says it took steps to pay workers a $1,000 bonus in response to President Donald Trump's tax cuts. The Communications Workers of America had pushed AT&T last month to guarantee workers would receive the $4,000 raise that White House economists said would be the result of the corporate tax cuts. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 21, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After an exchange between AT&T's CEO and a union representing its workers, the company said it took steps to pay workers a $1,000 bonus in response to President Donald Trump's tax cuts. The announcement by the company Wednesday had raised questions about whether it was...
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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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