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STOCKS RALLIED MONDAY after the United States and China declared a truce in their trade war, while the dollar weakened and oil gained. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Stocks rally on trade optimism; Curve flattens

NEW YORK - Stocks rallied after the United States and China declared a truce in their trade war, while the dollar weakened and oil...
THE S&P 500 has posted the third-worst Thanksgiving week since 1939. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

S&P 500 suffers third-worst Thanksgiving week since FDR

NEW YORK - The holiday season is supposed to be cheerful, but right now it’s tough to find a lot of optimism in the stock...
BOTH THE S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average finished Monday near session lows. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/RALPH ORLOWSKI

U.S. stocks decline on tech woes; Dollar rallies

NEW YORK - United States stocks started the week on a sour note, with tech shares tumbling as Apple Inc. faltered on signs of weak...
UNITED STATES stocks gained the most in more than six months. The S&P 500 Index rose 2.2 percent to 2,809.83 as of 4 p.m. and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.9 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. stocks rally most since March as tech surges

NEW YORK - United States stocks gained the most in more than six months as corporate earnings provided a respite from tensions over trade and...
UPS AND DOWNS: Following a week of losses, the S&P 500 rose 1.4 percent to 2,767.13, while the Nasdaq 100 jumped 2.8 percent Friday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Stocks gain most since April as tech powers rally

NEW YORK - Stocks rose the most in six months Friday as technology shares, which led the longest rout in United States stocks in almost...
THE S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both had record closes Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

S&P, Dow soar to record highs as trade fears abate

NEW YORK - United States stock benchmarks reached new highs Thursday on news from China about tariff and currency moves that could ease trade tensions....

Don’t blame Amazon, Apple for today’s expensive market

The highest-valued stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, based on this year’s expected earnings, is not Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc. or any...
S&P 500 COMPANIES reported record dividend payouts of $124 billion in the second quarter. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

S&P 500 firms declared record dividend payouts last quarter

NEW YORK - One-third more S&P 500 companies boosted dividends in the second quarter compared to a year earlier, with record dividend payouts of $124...
HASBRO ANNOUNCED $500 million in share repurchases, in addition to the buyback program of the same scale approved in 2015. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro announces additional $500M share buyback

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. authorized a repurchase of an additional $500 million of its common stock, expanding its original buyback plan, the company announced...
THE S&P 500 Index closed at the lowest level since early February while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 459 points Monday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Tech rout sinks stocks as lines of defense crumble

NEW YORK - The deepening rout in once high-flying technology shares sent U.S. stocks tumbling to start the second quarter, as fresh presidential criticism...
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