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Stock indexes move higher in early trading; oil rising

Los Angeles Times

Stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Friday ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. Phone company stocks led the gainers. Energy stocks also rose as oil prices headed higher. Investors also had their eye on the latest batch of company earnings and outlooks. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 93 points, or 0.5%, to 19,825 as of 7:07 a.m.


Stocks rise broadly, led by banks

Los Angeles Times

Banks were leading U.S. stocks higher Tuesday as the Federal Reserve was meeting to discuss interest rates and the economy. The central bank is expected to raise interest rates Wednesday; it would be the third time this year. Banks benefit from higher interest rates because they can charge more to lend money.


Stock indexes barely budge; bitcoin falls

Los Angeles Times

U.S. stock indexes were up slightly in light trading early Thursday as technology companies posted more gains. Financial stocks were also moving up as bond yields rose. Energy companies rose as crude oil and natural gas prices headed higher. Healthcare and industrials stocks lagged.


U.S. stock indexes edge lower in early trading; oil falling

Los Angeles Times

U.S. stock indexes veered slightly lower in early trading Thursday as investors sized up the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. Technology stocks were down the most. Consumer focused-companies also fell, while energy stocks declined as the price of crude oil headed lower. Insurers and other financial companies led the gainers. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 7 points, or 0.3%, to 2,500 as of 7:18 a.m.


U.S. stocks open slightly higher

Los Angeles Times

U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Friday, recouping some of the ground they lost after the market's biggest single-day drop in nearly three months. Technology and healthcare stocks were among the big gainers. Utilities companies were down the most. Investors had their eye on company earnings and the latest developments in the ongoing tensions between North Korea and the United States. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 7 points, or 0.3%, to 2,445 as of 7:19 a.m.