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US stocks dip as election day voting kicks off NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks dipped in early trading Tuesday as Americans began to cast their ballots to settle a contentious US presidential race that polls suggest will be close.The early losses followed a more than 2 percent surge in US stocks Monday as the S&P 500 broke a nine-day losing streak on increased confidence in Democrat Hillary Clinton's chances of victory. Clinton is a known quantity politically compared to Republican rival Donald Trump, who is widely seen as unpredictable, and markets fear a Trump victory could cast numerous policies in doubt. The statistics website FiveThirtyEight has given Clinton about a 71 percent chance of winning."We know what Wall Street wants," said Briefing.com analyst Patrick O'Hare. "We also know, based on the scope of Monday's rally, that the fallout could be extreme if Wall Street doesn't get what it wants."About 45 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood ...

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US stocks jump as FBI clears Clinton on eve of election NEW YORK: US stocks jumped about 1.5 percent early Monday, joining a global rally after the FBI lifted the threat that Democratic White House candidate Hillary Clinton could face charges over her emails.One day before Americans vote on their next president, investors were bullish about preferred candidate Clinton's prospects to defeat Republican Donald Trump after FBI Director James Comey cleared her of wrongdoing over the weekend.About an hour into trading, the broad-based S&P 500 was ...

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US stocks flat on solid jobs data, tight election polls NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks were flat early Friday following a solid US jobs report as anxiety over the tight US presidential election pressured global equity markets. The US economy added 161,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent, according to the Labor Department, in the final major economic report before Tuesday's election.Major equity indices in Asia and Europe fell as investors nervously tracked polls showing Republican Donald Trump narrowly behind ...

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US stocks flat as poll shows narrow Clinton lead NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks were little changed early Thursday after a new poll showing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with a narrow lead in the US presidential contest over Republican Donald Trump.Clinton holds a three-point lead over Trump, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll of likely voters. The S&P 500 had fallen seven straight days as Trump gained in the polls. The market is anxious over a potential Trump win because of his ...

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US election worries hits stocks, dollar NEW YORK: Global equity prices and the dollar slid for the second straight day on Wednesday, while safe-haven assets such as gold rallied as investors shunned risk in response to signs the US presidential race was tightening just days before the vote. Uncertainty about the outcome of the Nov. 8 election pushed US Treasury yields to their lowest in a week, while oil prices slumped on data showing a record US crude stock build that ...

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TSX slumps as oil tumble hurts energy stocks TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell sharply on Wednesday as tumbling oil prices weighed on energy shares and investors worried about disappointing earnings and a tightening US presidential race. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 183.21 points, or 1.24 percent, at 14,595.11. It was the index's sharpest one-day loss since Sept. 13, with more than seven declining stocks for every advancer. "It wasn't pretty," said Michael Sprung, president at Sprung Investment Management. ...

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US stocks fall as election angst overshadows Fed NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks finished lower Wednesday as anxiety over Republican Donald Trump's move higher in presidential election polls pressured markets. Energy shares dropped after a record build in US oil inventories, while Amazon and Google parent Alphabet were among the weak links in technology.Markets meanwhile shrugged off the expected decision by the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates unchanged, with December now in focus for an increase.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones ...