• Falling bank stocks nudge S&P 500 a bit further from record

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes inched ahead to record highs Friday, barely, after a late-afternoon push erased losses from earlier in the day. It caps the fourth straight week of gains for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, its longest such streak since July.

  • Take a breath: Stocks slow down after a record-setting run

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped Friday following a drop on Wall Street as the stronger dollar sent Japanese issues lower and the arrest of an executive at Samsung weighed on Korean stocks.

  • Stronger economy lifts bond yields; stocks hold at records

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks and bond yields punched higher Wednesday, and U.S. indexes set records again, following more encouraging news on the U.S. economy.

  • Stock markets around the world downshift into neutral

    BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after U.S. stock indexes hit a new high and the American central bank chief said it could raise interest rates as early as next month.