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S&P 500 Adds to Record as Health Care Stocks Climb

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes slinked higher Tuesday, and the S&P 500 added to its record after stronger-than-expected profit reports from drugmakers pushed health care stocks to big gains. The reports f...
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Climate Activists Block Roads, Camp out in Global Protests

LONDON — Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. "I want to make a statement that (the a...
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US Stocks Move Higher as China Eases Trade Tensions

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors welcomed China's move to exempt some U.S. products from a recent round of tariffs. Technology, health care and communication ser...
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Wall Street Keeps Hitting Records. What Do Investors Do Now?

The S&P 500 just hit an all-time high, recovering from last year's dramatic plunge. The economy seems to be on fairly solid footing, still it's anyone's guess what happens next for the stock market. So what does this mean for the average investor? Here ...

US Stocks End Dismal, Volatile Year on a Bright Note

Wall Street closed out a dismal, turbulent year for stocks on a bright note Monday, but still finished 2018 with the worst showing in a decade. After setting a series of records through the late summer and early fall, major U.S. indexes fell sharply after e...