Financial Markets

Local Markets 3-30

Local Cash Grain (Thursday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 4.69 Winter wheat, 2.82 Soybeans, 8.28 Corn, 2.48 NuSun sunflowers, 12.75 Canola, 15.60 Durum, ...

Specialist Thomas McArdle works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 30, 2017. U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stocks close higher; Nasdaq climbs to an all-time high

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Thursday, nudging the Nasdaq composite index to an all-time high. Rising bond yields, which can result in higher interest rates on loans and bigger profits for banks, helped put traders in the mood to buy banking stocks. ...

Local Markets 3-29

Local Cash Grain (Wednesday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 4.68 Winter wheat, 2.89 Soybeans, 8.34 Corn, 2.49 NuSun sunflowers, 12.75 Canola, 15.80 Durum, 6.05 Barley Malt, ...

Specialist Peter Mazza, center, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street led by declines in utilities and real estate companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stock indexes close mostly higher; oil up

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Wednesday after a sharp increase in crude oil prices helped drive market-leading gains for energy companies. Banks and other financial stocks declined the most as bond yields headed lower, which translates into lower interest rates on loans and lower ...

Local Markets 3-28

Local Cash Grain (Tuesday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 4.60 Winter wheat, 2.89 Soybeans, 8.37 Corn, 2.48 NuSun sunflowers, 12.75 Canola, 15.80 Durum, 6.05 Barley Malt, ...

FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange.   European stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday, March 28, 2017,  following a late recovery on Wall Street at the end of a session that had been dominated by concerns over the ability of the Trump administration to deliver on its economic and tax plans following its defeat on health care reform.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US stock indexes close higher as consumer confidence gains

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stock indexes sharply higher Tuesday, snapping an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. The rally was broad, with materials and industrial companies among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks notched a big gain as crude oil ...

Local Markets 3-27

Local Cash Grain (Thursday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 4.58 Winter wheat, 2.86 Soybeans, 8.37 Corn, 2.46 NuSun sunflowers, 12.70 Canola, 15.40 Durum, ...

Specialists Glenn Carell, right, and James Denaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 27, 2017. Banks and industrial companies are leading stocks lower on Wall Street in early trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks sink early on Washington worries before paring losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Worries that Washington may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought knocked stock indexes down hard early Monday, but they clawed back most of their losses and ended the day mixed. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2.39 points, or 0.1 percent, to ...

Local Markets 3-24

Local Cash Grain (Friday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 4.60 Winter wheat, 2.93 Soybeans, 8.46 Corn, 2.46 NuSun sunflowers, 12.70 Canola, 15.00 Durum, 5.95 ...

In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, on Friday, March 24, 2017, led by gains in technology companies and banks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Stocks wobble, finish mixed as GOP pulls plug on health bill

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans canceled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail. Hospital stocks soared in response, while companies that stand to benefit from other Trump proposals ...

Local Markets 3-23

Local Cash Grain (Thursday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 4.66 Winter wheat, 2.93 Soybeans, 8.56 Corn, 2.47 NuSun sunflowers, 12.95 Canola, 15.60 Durum, 6.15 ...

In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are treading water early Thursday, March 23, 2017, as investors wait for news about the fate of the Republican-backed health care bill, a centerpiece of President Donald Trump's business-friendly agenda of cuts to taxes and regulations and greater infrastructure spending. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stock rally sputters after vote on health bill is delayed

NEW YORK (AP) — After a promising start, U.S. stock indexes gave up an early rally and ended mostly lower Thursday after Republicans delayed a vote on their health care bill and left investors concerned about delays for the business-friendly agenda of President Donald Trump. The Dow Jones ...

Local Markets 3-22

Click HERE for NYSE markets online Local Cash Grain (Wednesday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 4.63 Winter wheat, 2.98 Soybeans, 8.65 Corn, 2.49 NuSun sunflowers, ...

Trader Gregory Rowe, center, and specialist Philip Finale, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Stocks are treading water in early trading as gains in high-dividend stocks are outweighed by drops in banks and other sectors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Indexes inch back upward as tech stocks rise; Nike plunges

NEW YORK (AP) — After a shaky start, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Wednesday as technology and industrial companies rose. Banks fell with interest rates as the market came off its biggest loss in five months. Stocks started lower, then rallied around midday and wandered between gains ...

Local Markets 3-21

Local Cash Grain (Tuesday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 4.63 Winter wheat, 3.03 Soybeans, 8.67 Corn, 2.51 NuSun sunflowers, 12.95 Canola, 15.70 Durum, 6.15 ...

In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Technology companies are leading stocks slightly higher in early trading on Wall Street, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Banks nosedive as Trump health care speedbump tanks stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months Tuesday as a health care bill backed by President Donald Trump ran into trouble in Congress, which raised some questions about his agenda of faster economic growth spurred on by lower taxes and cuts in regulations. Banks ...

Local Markets 3-20

Local Cash Grain (Monday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 4.73 Winter wheat, 3.10 Soybeans, 8.65 Corn, 2.54 NuSun sunflowers, 13.00 Canola, 15.70 Durum, 6.15 ...

Traders Robert Arciero, left, and Frederick Reimer work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 20, 2017. U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower, led by losses in banks after Britain announced it will formally trigger the process of leaving the European Union. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stock indexes dip for a third day as banks stumble

NEW YORK (AP) — After an early-afternoon slump, U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Monday in a quiet day of trading. Banks fell along with bond yields as stocks declined for a third straight day. Lower bond yields hurt banks because they force interest rates down on mortgages and other kinds ...

Local Stocks 3-17

Local Cash Grain (Friday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 4.74 Winter wheat, 3.19 Soybeans, 8.65 Corn, 2.58 NuSun sunflowers, 12.90 Canola, 15.65 Durum, 6.15 ...

FILE - In this Friday, June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were mixed in early trading on Wall Street, Friday, March 17, 2017, with only health care and financial stocks posting losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

S&P 500 limps to the finish line in another winning week

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks limped to the finish line in another winning week, with indexes turning in a mixed performance on Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 3.13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,378.25 on Friday. Gains a couple days earlier fueled by the Federal Reserve ...