Stock Market Overview
The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Thursday closed up +0.28%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.09%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.28%.
U.S. stock indexes moved higher Thursday with the S&P 500 at a 3-1/2 week high and the Nasdaq 100 at a 2-1/2 month high on Brexit optimism and on better-than-expected Q3 corporate earnings results.
The Euro Stoxx 50 shot up to a new 1-1/2 year high Thursday after the UK and European Union agreed on a new deal for Brexit, which also led U.S. stock indexes higher. However, the Euro Stoxx 50 gave up its gains and closed lower Thursday on doubts about passage of the Brexit deal after Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which supports UK Prime Minister Johnson, said they will not vote for the Brexit deal when the UK Parliament votes on the deal Saturday.
U.S. stocks maintained their gains Thursday on US/Chinese trade optimism after China's Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that China is cu... Read more
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
LONDON (AP) — After winning the support of European Union leaders for his , Prime Minister Boris Johnson is back in London to try to secure backing from the fractious British Parliament.
MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are homing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place.
BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices retreated in Asia after China reported Friday that its economy grew at an annual rate of 6.0% in the latest quarter.
BRUSSELS (AP) — After agreeing on terms for a new Brexit deal, European Union leaders are meeting again to discuss other thorny issues, including the bloc's budget and climate change.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks on Friday announced it plans to sell its struggling television business, leaving hundreds of workers wondering if they will still have jobs if a buyer can't be found.