• US stocks start mixed as energy companies bounce back

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors changed course and tempered their expectations for faster economic growth. Industrial companies, which have surged over the last few months, finished lower as Wall Street focused on gold, bonds, and companies that pay big dividends.

  • Stocks start lower as energy and industrial companies fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are slipping while basic materials makers are rising as investors hope two large deals will win approval from regulators. The Dow Jones industrial average is on track for its ninth straight gain.

  • End of the euro? French candidate plots return of the franc

    PARIS (AP) — If Marine Le Pen has her way, the French will soon pay for their baguettes with francs, not euros.

  • US stocks start week at new highs on deals and earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks again broke records Tuesday as investors came back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn’t complete a proposed $143 billion mega-merger, food and household goods makers rose as investors bet that other deals are coming.

  • 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.