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US stocks rise as trade talks lift hopes

NEW YORK, Feb 22 — US stocks rose at the open today, with spirits buoyed by hopes for progress in high-stakes US-China trade negotiations. The positive start to the day followed yesterday’s dip on fears of declining global growth after a batch…


US, China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war, say sources

WASHINGTON, Feb 22 — The United States and China have started to outline commitments in principle on the stickiest issues in their trade dispute, marking the most significant progress yet toward ending a seven-month trade war, according to sources…


Wall Street breaks run of gains as economic data disappoints

NEW YORK, Feb 22 — Weak economic reports pressured US stocks yesterday after the market's recent run of gains, and a drop in healthcare shares added to the bearish momentum. The Commerce Department said new orders for key US-made capital goods…


US stocks dip on weak data from Europe, Japan

NEW YORK, Feb 21 — Wall Street stocks fell early today following lacklustre economic data from Japan and Europe while high-stakes trade talks between the United States and China resumed. About 20 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial…


Wall Street ends up slightly as Fed minutes support cautious stance

NEW YORK, Feb 21 — US stocks ended higher yesterday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting reaffirmed for investors that the US central bank would be “patient” with respect to further interest rate hikes. But policymakers gave…


US stocks edge up ahead of Fed minutes

NEW YORK, Feb 20 — Wall Street stocks edged higher early today ahead of Federal Reserve meeting minutes that will shed light on last month’s dovish tilt by the central bank. About 10 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up…


Wall Street rises modestly on Walmart bump

NEW YORK, Feb 20 — US stocks gained ground yesterday as upbeat results from Walmart boosted investor sentiment and high-level US-China trade talks resumed in Washington. All three major US equity indexes closed higher, with the Nasdaq ending its…


US stocks flat ahead of China talks, Fed minutes

NEW YORK, Feb 19 — Wall Street stocks were flat early today, pausing from the early 2019 equity rally ahead of the latest round of US-China trade talks. About 30 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 25,874.92 in the first…


Wall St set to open lower as US-China trade talks resume

NEW YORK, Feb 19 (Reuters) — US stocks were set to dip at the open today after rallying strongly last week, as investors focused on the latest round of trade talks between the United States and China. Hopes that the two countries will hammer out a…


World stocks lifted to 2 1/2-month highs by trade optimism

LONDON, Feb 18 — Hopes for progress in Sino-US trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks lifted world stocks to 2 1/2- month highs today, though European gains were held back by concern over the outlook for auto makers….