us stocks got a boost thursday
Last Updated : GMT 11:43:35
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

US stocks got a boost Thursday

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today US stocks got a boost Thursday

Washington - SPA

U.S. stocks got a boost Thursday as investors listened to testimony from Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Janet Yellen and dug into the earnings of some troubled retailers. In U.S. economic news, Yellen testified before the Senate Banking Committee. She blamed recent lackluster economic data on unusually bad weather, but said it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what effect the weather had on the economy overall. In international economic news, investors were keeping a close eye on the tension in Ukraine. European markets finished the day mixed as traders fretted about the formation of a new Ukrainian government and its increasingly dire economic situation. Asian markets also ended with mixed results. In corporate news, shares of J.C. Penney surged more than 25 percent after the retailer reported a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss and said it expects same-store sales to rise by 3 percent to 5 percent during the current quarter. Best Buy shares ended in the red after initially jumping by more than 5 percent. The electronics retailer reported quarterly earnings that had returned to profit from earlier losses. Tesla shares initially got a boost after the automaker announced it was raising $1.6 billion to fund its expansion plans. But shares pulled back and finished the day slightly lower. Shares of eBay rose after Carl Icahn issued a letter criticizing the two members of the internet commerce giant's board of directors for alleged conflicts of interest. It was the activist investor's second letter on the subject this week. The dollar lost ground against the pound, but gained ground versus the euro and the yen. Light sweet crude oil for April delivery dropped 19 cents to $102.40 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Gold futures added $3.80 to $1,331.80 an ounce. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 74.24, or 0.46 percent, to 16,272.65. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index moved up 9.13, or 0.49 percent, to 1,854.29. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index rose 26.87, or 0.63 percent, to 4,318.93.

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 03:16 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Asian markets head for positive end to volatile week

GMT 11:57 2017 Friday ,17 November

US stocks boosted by solid Wal-Mart, Cisco earnings

GMT 06:51 2017 Friday ,17 November

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance

GMT 03:57 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Stock markets retreat as oil slides

GMT 15:05 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance

GMT 02:47 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Asian markets down as fears grow for US tax reform

GMT 19:56 2017 Tuesday ,14 November

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance

GMT 02:48 2017 Saturday ,11 November

European stock markets fall further
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

us stocks got a boost thursday us stocks got a boost thursday

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

us stocks got a boost thursday us stocks got a boost thursday

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village

GMT 03:12 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi

GMT 06:31 2017 Friday ,17 November

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi
Arab Today, arab today Airbnb raided by Japan

GMT 01:55 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Airbnb raided by Japan
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck

GMT 02:59 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
Arab Today, arab today Baidu speeds up AI progress

GMT 11:46 2017 Friday ,17 November

Baidu speeds up AI progress
Arab Today, arab today Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”

GMT 12:22 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 08:06 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Ayten Amer happy for “The Flood” success

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 06:13 2017 Friday ,17 November

Pope denounces healthcare inequality

GMT 05:18 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Boeing announces $27bn from flydubai

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday