• US stock indexes slip after push to record highs

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made the tiniest of gains Friday as media companies and sellers of beauty products and food ticked higher. Major indexes added to their winning streak and record highs.

  • CEO pay by the numbers: How big were last year’s raises?

    The typical big-company CEO raked in $11.5 million last year in salary, stock and other compensation, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That’s an 8.5 percent raise from a year earlier, the biggest in three years.

  • Retailers help US stocks toward records on 6th day of gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers like Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. That offset weakness in energy stocks caused by a plunge in oil prices.

  • US stocks extend rally to fifth day as tech companies rise

    Shares in Asia are higher after an overnight advance on Wall Street spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve.

  • US stocks inch higher as health care companies gain ground

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Tuesday morning as health care companies including makers of scientific instruments and drugs rise. Beverage makers are also gaining, leading household products makers upward. Stocks rose for the past three trading days following a steep loss last Wednesday.

  • Defense and aerospace companies lead US stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Monday as software, chip makers and other technology companies climb. Defense contractors are also rising as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Energy companies are taking modest losses.