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January 18, 2019

Dow Jones Industrials

High: 24,450.22

Low: 24,459.03

Close: 24,706.35

Change: +336.25

Other Indexes

Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2670.71 +34.75

NYSE Index: 12151.78 +157.24

Nasdaq Composite Index: 7157.23 +72.76

NYSE Amer Composite: 2479.23 +6.84

Russell 2000 Index: 1482.50 +15.25

Wilshire 5000…

January 18, 2019

Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain.

On Friday:

The S&P 500 index leaped 34.75 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,670.71.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced…

January 18, 2019

America’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of federal…

Government Shutdown

January 18, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge in South Carolina has turned back the Trump administration’s attempt to continue preparatory work for offshore drilling during the federal government’s partial shutdown, issuing a ruling in a federal lawsuit challenging the overall expansion plans.

In his order,…

Offshore Drilling Lawsuit

January 18, 2019

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense.

The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted…

Opioid Crisis Lawsuits

January 18, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain.

Indexes jumped after Bloomberg News reported that China’s government offered to buy more goods and…

Financial Markets Wall Street

January 18, 2019

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

4:00 p.m.

Stocks are closing higher Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China contribute to optimism on Wall Street.

Bloomberg News reported that China’s government offered to buy…

January 18, 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) _ V.F. Corp. (VFC) on Friday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $463.5 million.

On a per-share basis, the Greensboro, North Carolina-based company said it had profit of $1.16. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.31 per share.

The results beat Wall…

January 17, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of them, it has been an exercise in confusion and frustration.

Others,…

Government Shutdown

January 17, 2019

Dow Jones Industrials

High: 24,474.46

Low: 24,088.90

Close: 24,370.10

Change: +162.94

Other Indexes

Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2635.96 +19.86

NYSE Index: 11994.45 +86.84

Nasdaq Composite Index: 7084.46 +49.77

NYSE Amer Composite: 2472.39 +12.94

Russell 2000 Index: 1467.25 +12.55

Wilshire 5000…

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