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TOKYO (AP) — Share prices were higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that took the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on Friday despite weakness earlier in the week.
The U.S. Dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Friday after government data showed the economy created more jobs than expected in November. While the rally was mostly driven by the headline number, gains were limited by average hourly earnings data that analysts said were disappointing.
A stronger-than-expected pickup in U.S. hiring helped lift two major indexes to weekly gains, capping a choppy streak for the stock market.
The Dow and the S&P 500 finished the week higher, while the Nasdaq just missed after U.S. payrolls surprised to the upside. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% this week after gaining 0.6% to 2651.50 today, an all-time high, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 97.57 points, or 0.4%, this week after rising 117.68 points, or 0.5%, to 24329.16, also a record. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 0.1% this week advancing 0.4% to 6840.08 today.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, and the strong finish pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain despite some weakness earlier in the week.
Stocks rose Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, and the strong finish pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain despite some early struggles.
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** S&P 500 posts 0.4 pct weekly gain and notches record high close on Fri, helped by robust Nov hiring data and legislation averting a government shutdown ** That said, tech's recent stumble has put a ...
Wall Street and other major global stock markets posted solid gains on Friday and the U.S. dollar rose for a fifth straight day after data showed robust U.S. job growth. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index (.FTEU3) rose 0.74 percent, supported by news that Britain and the European Union had a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations. U.S. jobs grew at a strong clip in November even though the wage gains that could fuel inflation remain moderate.
U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 ending at closing records after the November jobs report came in much stronger than expected, underlining the economy’s strong fundamentals....
Wall Street and other major global stock markets posted solid gains on Friday and the U.S. dollar rose for a fifth straight day after data showed robust U.S. job growth. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.74 percent, supported by news that Britain and the European Union had a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations. U.S. jobs grew at a strong clip in November even though the wage gains that could fuel inflation remain moderate.
The major indexes closed higher Friday, when the market applauded a monthly jobs report that beat expectations and continued a pace of solid gains for the labor market.
Technology stocks such as Microsoft, Apple and Oracle helped pace the advance, as they continued to rebound from a selloff in the sector earlier in the week. About 5.85 billion shares changed hands in U.S. exchanges, compared with the 6.53 billion daily average over the last 20 sessions.
Stocks ended the week on an positive note Friday, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average logging record closes, while the Nasdaq Composite also advanced. The S&P 500 finished 0.6% higher at ...
U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday, buoyed by a solid payrolls report that locked in expectations for an interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve next week and raised optimism about economic prospects ...
Technology stocks such as Microsoft, Apple and Oracle helped pace the advance, building on the rebound from the selloff in the sector earlier in the week. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 228,000 jobs last month amid broad gains in hiring as the distortions from the recent hurricanes faded, Labor Department data showed, topping expectations calling for a rise by 200,000 jobs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 83.45 points, or 0.34 percent, to 24,294.93, the S&P 500 gained 11.39 points, or 0.43 percent, to 2,648.37 and the Nasdaq Composite added 31.30 points, or 0.46 percent, to 6,844.14.
Another solid jobs report had Wall Street in a good mood early Thursday, and that enthusiasm continued into the afternoon as indexes held decent gains.
Wall Street indexes gained on Friday as U.S. employers added more jobs than expected in November, cementing the case for an interest rate hike next week and adding to optimism about the economy heading ...
At 10:58 a.m. ET (1558 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 60.71 points, or 0.25 percent, at 24,272.19, the S&P 500 was up 10.52 points, or 0.40 percent, at 2,647.5 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 46.05 points, or 0.68 percent, at 6,858.89. Microsoft, Apple and Amazon were the top boosts to the S&P and the Nasdaq, while Boeing and United Health drove up the Dow.
Keith Bliss of Cuttone and Company joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith to discuss wage growth, which fell short of Wall Street expectations in the latest BLS Employment Situation report.
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre discuss the market action after the BLS Employment Situation job numbers were released this morning.