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TSX falls as financial sector, energy stocks decline TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as financial sector and energy stocks retreated, while investor attention turned to central bank meetings in the United States and Japan this week.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 27.58 points, or 0.20 percent, at 13,846.42, shortly after the open. Seven of the index's 10 main groups were lower.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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Nasdaq falls on weak tech earnings; oil lifts Dow NEW YORK: The Nasdaq tumbled Friday following disappointing earnings from Google parent Alphabet and from Microsoft, but higher oil prices helped lift the Dow and S&P 500.Near the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 18,004.84, up 22.32 points (0.12 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 added a scant 0.22 (0.01 percent) at 2,091.70, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index sank 39.66 (0.80 percent) to 4,906.23.Alphabet shares lost 5.3 percent after reporting earnings per share ...

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Yen falls on rate cut talk; earnings hit US stocks NEW YORK: Speculation that the Bank of Japan could effectively start paying banks to borrow its cash caused the yen to tumble on Friday, while US stocks dropped on disappointing earnings reports from some top companies. Shares of Google's parent, Alphabet, dropped 5.9 percent to $733.81, a day after it missed Wall Street targets for first-quarter profit and revenue, and shares of General Electric also were down following results. A Bloomberg report that Japan's central ...

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Euro slips after ECB meeting, oil down, stocks steady NEW YORK: The euro turned lower against the U.S. dollar on Thursday after ECB president Draghi pledged to keep monetary policy loose, while oil prices slipped on further evidence of oversupply and a stronger dollar.U.S. stocks were little changed following mixed earnings from companies including Verizon Communications, which fell 2.5 percent after it said a strike by its wireline workers was expected to hurt earnings in the current quarter.FOCUS MOVES TO FEDThe euro fell as ...

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US stocks dip from 2016 highs amid earnings deluge NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks dropped early Thursday following a plethora of earnings reports as the European Central Bank kept interest rates steady.About 35 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 18,055.83, down 40.44 points (0.22 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 shed 5.95 (0.28 percent) to 2,096.45, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index slid 12.97 (0.26 percent) to 4,935.16.The Dow and the S&P 500 closed Wednesday at their highest levels of 2016 amid ...

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Wall St edges closer to record on earnings, oil NEW YORK: Wall Street ended just 2 percent short of a record-high close on Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices added to optimism sparked by earnings reports that beat low expectations. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43.63 points, or 0.24 percent, to 18,097.23, the S&P 500 gained 1.61 points, or 0.08 percent, to 2,102.41 and the Nasdaq Composite added 7.80 points, or 0.16 percent, to 4,948.13. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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Oil edges up after stockpile data; dollar up vs euro NEW YORK: Oil prices gained on Wednesday as government data showed U.S. crude stocks rose slightly less than expected last week, while the U.S. dollar advanced against the euro ahead of Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.U.S. stocks edged up in late-morning trade following gains in energy shares and some upbeat earnings reports.Brent crude oil was up 77 cents at $44.80 a barrel, while U.S. crude was up 67 cents at $41.75 a barrel. Oil prices ...