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Wed, Jan 23rd, 2019
How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

U.S. stock indexes spent Wednesday drifting and finished with small gains. While big companies continue to report strong profit growth, investors aren't sure how much longer it will last.

US stocks waver as signs of future profit growth wobble

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes spent Wednesday drifting and finished with small gains. While big companies continue to report strong profit growth, investors aren't sure how much longer it will last....

SYF : 29.40 (+10.73%)
WMT : 98.71 (+1.25%)
ABT : 69.91 (-2.21%)
IBM : 132.89 (+8.46%)
UTX : 117.04 (+5.38%)
SCHW : 47.32 (-0.32%)
CMCSA : 36.89 (+5.49%)
PG : 94.84 (+4.87%)
Q&A: A look at what happens when drones get near airports

The ability of drones to interfere with airliners — and inconvenience their passengers — has now been demonstrated on two continents, and the problem is likely to get worse as the number of small,...

UAL : 82.88 (-0.55%)
Verizon cutting about 800 jobs in troubled media business

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is cutting about 800 jobs, or 7 percent of its media and advertising employees, as it reorganizes the troubled division.

VZ : 57.76 (+1.35%)
Capital One and Abbott fall while IBM and Comcast jump

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

APC : 45.88 (-2.55%)
SYF : 29.40 (+10.73%)
WMT : 98.71 (+1.25%)
ABT : 69.91 (-2.21%)
PG : 94.84 (+4.87%)
Ford posts quarterly loss amid struggles in Europe, China

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has reported its first quarterly loss in two years due to a pension accounting charge and poor performances in Europe and China.

Markets Right Now: US stock indexes end with meager gains

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

IBM : 132.89 (+8.46%)
UTX : 117.04 (+5.38%)
PG : 94.84 (+4.87%)
ABT : 69.91 (-2.21%)
Technology of future delivers doughnuts of today on campus

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A fleet of high-tech robots has deployed at a northern Virginia university for the noble purpose of delivering pizza, doughnuts and coffee on demand to students.

SBUX : 66.43 (+1.59%)
Amazon testing delivery by self-driving robots

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is bringing delivery robots to the streets of a Seattle suburb.

Hulu ups price for live-TV service, cuts basic package price

NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu's live-TV streaming service will cost $5 more per month, while its traditional video-on-demand service will be $2 cheaper.

At Davos, battle lines are drawn over trade and cooperation

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — World leaders in favor of international cooperation and free trade struck back Wednesday against the wave of populist nationalism that has featured more prominently than usual...

Employee? Independent contractor? How to keep it legal

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners who want to use independent contractors need to be sure these workers really aren't employees.

PG&E expects capital spending of $6.6 billion in 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it expects capital spending of $6.6 billion this year and about $6.9 billion in 2020.

PCG : 7.99 (+3.77%)
Liz Weston: More parents are putting limits on college help

Tyler Luker of Plano, Texas, is a high school junior who already knows which college he wants to attend (University of Missouri), how much it costs ($43,300 for out-of-state residents) and how much he...

World markets cautious on worries over US-China talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Wednesday as news of possible hiccups in U.S.-China trade talks ratcheted up growth worries.

Oil plan stalled as East Timor president vetoes state budget

DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor's president has vetoed the government's budget, possibly jeopardizing plans to develop the Greater Sunrise oil and gas field, seen by leading East Timorese politicians...

No screen time: Tonga faces weeks of internet disruption

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — People in Tonga could face several weeks without Facebook, YouTube and even some basic services like credit card transactions due to a fault in the undersea cable that...

Japan exports sink 3.8 pct in Dec, hit by China slowdown

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 3.8 percent in December from a year earlier, hit by slowing demand in China, as the trade balance shifted back into deficit for the year, the government reported Wednesday....

Asian shares meander on worries over US-China trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were flat in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks.

CAT : 131.82 (-0.32%)
TXN : 95.49 (-1.17%)
EBAY : 32.61 (-0.88%)
ARNC : 18.05 (+5.62%)
Oracle accused of underpaying women, minorities by $400M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. government regulators are accusing software maker Oracle of engaging in discriminatory practices that resulted in thousands of its women, black and Asian employees being underpaid...

Chart of the Day

Central Garden & Pet (CENTA)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the garden and pet products company Central Garden & Pet (CENTA). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stock to Own list by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Fl...
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