NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing modestly higher, led by gains in energy companies as investors hope that the worst may soon be over for the battered sector.
Exxon Mobil led the Dow Jones industrial average higher with a gain of 2 percent. Other energy companies also rose.
2. Why optimism about the US economy's strength has dimmed - Friday, October 16, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers, fueled by job growth, cheaper gas and higher home values, would drive the U.S. economy through a global slump.
That was the widespread hope just a few months ago. Now, doubts are growing that the United States can withstand economic pressures flowing from overseas. Economies in China, Canada, Brazil and Europe are struggling. Canada, the largest U.S. trading partner, is in recession.3. Google's moonshots, gender bias at South by Southwest - Friday, March 13, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention center as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up. The head of Google's (X) division talked about testing driverless cars and delivery drones, gender bias in tech was a hot topic and event-goers checked out the latest products and companies on the trade show floor.4. Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives - Friday, October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.
Many of the messages are tailored to defend or expand the business interests of companies such as Coca-Cola, Monsanto and ExxonMobil, yet few have their names in the ads.5. Decision could boost use of popular weed killer - Friday, August 08, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide — and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it.6. Stocks close at all-time highs as hiring surges - Friday, June 27, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed at their latest all-time highs Wednesday following news that business hiring surged in June, adding to evidence that the U.S. economy is picking up momentum.
ADP, a payroll processer, said businesses added 281,000 jobs last month, up from 179,000 in the previous month. The figure suggests the government's monthly jobs report, due out Thursday, could also show a significant gain from May.
7. Stocks edge higher despite economic data - Friday, June 20, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market inched modestly higher Wednesday, recovering more than half of what it lost the day before, as investors were able to set aside two disappointing economic reports.8. Government might deregulate corn, soybean seeds - Friday, January 03, 2014
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The federal government on Friday proposed eliminating restrictions on corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist a common weed killer, a move welcomed by many farmers but worrisome to scientists and environmentalists who fear it could invite growers to use more chemicals on crops.9. The secret, dirty cost of Obama's green power push - Friday, November 08, 2013
CORYDON, Iowa (AP) — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.10. High court seems to favor Monsanto in patent case - Friday, February 15, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to side with Monsanto Co. in its claim that an Indiana farmer violated the company's patents on soybean seeds that are resistant to its weed-killer.11. US stocks rise, boosted by company earnings - Friday, January 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing higher, boosted by encouraging quarterly results from several well-known companies.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61 points to close at 13,390 Wednesday.12. Stocks edge up; H-P sinks on Whitman's outlook - Friday, September 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of encouraging economic reports helped nudge the stock market higher Wednesday. Measures of business activity in the service sector and job growth last month came in better than economists had expected.13. Monsanto 3Q profit soars, maintains year view - Friday, June 22, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Monsanto says its fiscal third-quarter net income soared 35 percent as its seeds and traits business benefited from a mild winter that drove farmers to plant crops earlier and in large numbers.14. Europe worries stalk Wall Street; Dow loses 161 - Friday, May 25, 2012
Fearing a financial rupture in Europe, investors around the world fled from risk Wednesday. They punished stocks and the euro, and the yield on a benchmark U.S. bond hit its lowest point since World War II.15. Stocks rise on hopes for European banks - Friday, September 30, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose for a second straight day Wednesday on signs that the U.S. economy grew in September and that European officials are moving to support the region's struggling banks.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 92 points, or 0.9 percent, to 10,901 with half an hour of trading left. The Standard & Poor's 500 gained 16, or 1.4 percent, to 1,140. The Nasdaq composite jumped 48, or 2 percent, to 2,453.