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Stocks end a bumpy day slightly higher; oil prices drop again

Stocks ended another bumpy day slightly higher as gains by big technology companies helped the market erase an early dive. Facebook added 3.2% Monday, and Microsoft rose 2.6%. Chipmaker Qualcomm rose 2.2% after a Chinese court banned sales of some Appl…



Stocks slide on U.S.-China tensions; oil prices fall again

Stocks around the world are falling Monday morning. U.S. indexes gave up modest early gains and turned lower, hurt by sharp drops for energy and financial companies. The British pound is dropping after the U.K. prime minister postponed a vote on Britai…




What to consider before becoming an estate executor

Dear Liz: A lifelong friend has made me executor of his will. He has one brother who is named in the will only to be told that he is not included. My friend’s estate is left to two other lifelong friends. If his brother protests the will, what are my d…


Stocks drop, capping their worst week since March

The U.S. stock market capped a turbulent week of trading Friday, posting its biggest weekly loss since March as traders fretted over rising trade tensions between the United States and China and signals of slower economic growth. Friday’s wave of selli…


Stocks drop sharply, losing more than 4% this week

U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday, erasing an early gain and bringing the market to its third weekly decline in four weeks. Friday’s wave of selling sent the Dow Jones industrial average down about 558 points, or 2.2%, to about 24,388. The benchmark Stan…