Wall St. gains with healthcare, upbeat auto sales Dec 1, 2015 07:32AM

By Caroline Valetkevitch

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks started December stronger on Tuesday as health and consumer shares bounced back while auto sales suggested upbeat growth in November.

The S&P health care index jumped 1.7 percent, while the consumer discretionary index was up 1 percent, both retracing Monday's losses.

UnitedHealth Group Inc's (NYSE: UNH) shares rose 3.1 percent to $116.26 after its chief executive defended the... (continue reading...)

Wall St. dips with health, consumer shares; gains for November Nov 30, 2015 07:28AM

By Caroline Valetkevitch

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks slipped on Monday, led by declines in health and consumer shares, as investors braced for policy news from central banks.

The three major stock indexes posted a second straight month of gains, however, helped by financial shares , which were up 1.7 percent, while utilities were down 2.8 percent for the month.

Retail stocks were down on Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping... (continue reading...)

Wall St ends flat; Disney, retailers dip on sales worries Nov 27, 2015 07:19AM

By Sinead Carew

(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes ended little changed in light trading on Friday, with consumer stocks falling as investors fretted over early reports on the U.S. holiday shopping season and Disney's subscriber losses weighed on the market.

U.S. stock markets closed three hours earlier following the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, with many traders taking the day off.

Trading volume was modest, with 2.79 billion... (continue reading...)

China stocks tumble most since summer slump as brokerage probe widens Nov 27, 2015 04:41AM

By David Lin and Kazunori Takada

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese shares sank more than 5 percent on Friday in their biggest drop since this summer's rout after Reuters reported the stock regulator had widened its probe on brokerages to include the country's fourth-biggest securities firm.

The sharp drop in afternoon trade highlights the volatility of China's markets ahead of an expected decision by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday... (continue reading...)

Dow Jones Index Shakes Off Downside Pressure from Apple (AAPL), GE (GE), IBM (IBM) Nov 25, 2015 12:35PM

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Boeing (NYSE: BA), General Electric (NYSE: GE), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Travelers (NYSE: TRV) are today's Dow Jones Industrial Average laggards. All are down between 0.4 and 0.6 percent, but compare with an overall 0.2 percent positive trading session for the main index. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are both trading positive Wednesday.

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