Wall Street stocks took news of US President Donald Trump's shock firing of FBI director James Comey in stride Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq finishing with modest gains.
Venice-based Snap Inc., parent company of the photo/video- sharing Snapchat phone app, went public Thursday, opening at $24 a share, then rose to $25 -- far above the initial share price of $17.
Shares of automakers surged Wednesday on better-than-expected December auto sales, while retailers and pharmaceutical equities also gained on a good day for US stocks.
Wall Street stocks resumed their upward climb Monday, the first trading day of the new year, amid apparent rising optimism about the incoming Trump administration.
Wall Street stocks fell modestly and the dollar advanced after the Federal Reserve Wednesday lifted its benchmark interest rate for only the second time in a decade.
(AFP ) European equities surged and US stocks hit fresh records Wednesday in anticipation the European Central Bank will extend its stimulus, and amid optimism about the American economy after the presidential election.
US stocks pulled back in early trading Monday, following a four-session winning streak as investors looked ahead to a week rich in economic data.
The Dow and European stocks got another boost Monday and the dollar surged higher as Donald Trump's shock win of the US presidential election last week continued to buoy markets.
Wall Street stocks posted solid gains Tuesday, extending a rally fueled by market expectation Democrat Hillary Clinton will win a tightly-contested US presidential race.
Strong US retail sales lifted the Dow to a fourth straight record Friday as global equity markets finished a big week of gains on a muted note.