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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 pledges to shake up economic and fiscal policies, including broad criticism of free trade, the Federal Reserve and other targets.About 40 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 17,980.62, up 0.1 percent.The broad-based S&P 500 rose 0.1 percent to 2,099.63, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index dipped 0.1 percent to 5,099.98.Facebook sank 5.0 percent despite reporting a 166 percent jump in third-quarter profits to $2.4 billon. Analysts said investors were unnerved by ...

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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 ...

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Soy, corn sag ahead of US election, USDA crop report CHICAGO: US soybean futures fell on Wednesday for a fourth straight session on long liquidation and profit-taking ahead of a key US government crop report and jitters over next week's presidential election, analysts said.Corn also declined, with the December contract nearing a three-week low. Wheat firmed on short-covering as investors headed for the sidelines.As of 12:49 p.m. CDT (1749 GMT), Chicago Board of Trade January soybeans were down 8-1/4 cents at $9.85 per bushel.December corn ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

Stocks, dollar down on US election worries; oil tumbles 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 election pushed US Treasury yields lower, while crude oil prices slumped on data showing a record US crude stock build that stoked worries about a global supply ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

TSX falls as lower oil weighs on energy, financials decline TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Wednesday as lower oil prices weighed on the shares of energy companies and financials lost ground, offsetting gains for mining stocks as gold rose on US election uncertainty. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 57.65 points, or 0.39 percent, at 14,720.67, shortly after the open. Nine of the index's 10 main groups were lower. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...