• This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, as the market comes off its best week since early March. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    US stock indexes slip as consumer goods makers fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes struggled to a mixed close Tuesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil, overcoming gains in utilities and phone companies.

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  • This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world edged higher Thursday, May 26, 2016, as traders interpreted the rise in oil prices to $50 a barrel for the first time this year as a positive sign for the global economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks edge higher, led by consumer companies and banks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Friday to wrap up their strongest week in almost three months. Banks gained ground after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank intends to keep raising interest rates provided the economy continues to improve.

  • This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are continuing to climb early Wednesday, May 25, 2016, and energy companies are leading the way as the price of oil continues to climb. A deal between Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Computer Sciences is sending both companies higher. European stocks are rising after a deal to get Greece more rescue loans. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks climb for the second day as oil prices rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors continued to recover some confidence in the health of the global economy. That sent oil prices higher and gave energy companies a boost, while materials companies also climbed higher.

  • In this May 24, 2016 file photo, a man puts a banner of the G7 Summit at International Media Center in Ise, Mie Prefecture, central Japan. Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations will undoubtedly voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan starting on Thursday, May 26. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies

    ISE, Japan (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive.

  • Trader Gregory Rowe, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology stocks and banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US stocks jump as rising interest rates help banks higher

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rallied Wednesday as solid U.S. housing sales data and overnight gains on Wall Street raised expectations for a strong recovery in the world’s largest economy.