Financial Markets

Local Markets 5-24

Click HERE for NYSE markets online 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, 4.81 Winter wheat, 3.13 Soybeans, 8.18 Corn, 2.56 NuSun sunflowers, ...

Local Markets 5-25

Click HERE for NYSE markets online 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, 4.82 Winter wheat, 3.11 Soybeans, 8.10 Corn, 2.54 NuSun sunflowers, 12.95 Canola, ...

This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are climbing for the sixth day in a row Thursday, May 25, 2017, as strong quarterly results from retailers including Best Buy, Williams-Sonoma and PVH give consumer-focused companies a lift. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Nasdaq composite are trading at all-time highs. Stocks are stretching for their longest winning streak in three months. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Retailers help send indexes to records on 6th day of gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers like Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. That offset weakness in energy stocks caused by a plunge in oil prices. Stocks are on their longest winning streak in ...

In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange on an evening, in New York. Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges Wednesday, May 24, 2017, with investors brushing aside Moody's decision to cut China's debt rating. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)

US stocks extend gains to a 5th day as tech companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the fifth consecutive day Wednesday as investors went on a late buying spree. The gains came after news that the Federal Reserve plans to start reducing its huge portfolio of bonds. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at a record high. Stocks were ...

Local Markets 5-23

Click HERE for NYSE markets online 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, 4.74 Winter wheat, 3.11 Soybeans, 8.18 Corn, 2.55 NuSun sunflowers, ...

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, observe a moment of silence in the wake of the attack in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks claw back more lost ground with 4th straight gain

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the fourth day in a row Tuesday as they continued to recover the ground they lost last week. Major indexes approached record highs again. Most of the gains went to banks, which surged as bond yields jumped. That will allow them to charge higher rates on ...

Local Markets 5-22

Click HERE for NYSE markets online 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, 4.79 Winter wheat, 3.16 Soybeans, 8.27 Corn, 2.60 NuSun sunflowers, 13.00 Canola, ...

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 broadly higher early Monday, May 22, 2017, as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Defense contractors are making some of the largest gains and materials makers, technology and consumer-focused companies are all rising. Ford is up after it replaced CEO Mark Fields, while chemicals maker Huntsman is rising after it agreed to combine with Swiss competitor Clariant. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks bounce back as technology and defense companies climb

NEW YORK (AP) — Strong gains for technology companies like software and chip makers helped lead U.S. stocks higher Monday. Defense contractors also climbed as the market continued to bounce back from a bout of turbulence last week. Stocks rose for the third day in a row. Technology ...

Local Markets 5-19

Click HERE for NYSE markets online (Friday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 4.76 Winter wheat, 3.18 Soybeans, 8.23 Corn, 2.58 NuSun sunflowers, 13.00 Canola, 16.70 Durum, ...

FILE - This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street, Friday, May 19, 2017, as traders look over a mixed bag of earnings reports. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US stocks close broadly higher; oil rises

Industrial companies led U.S. stocks higher Friday, giving the stock market its second gain in two days. The rally was broad, with all 11 industry sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index closing higher. That included energy stocks, which climbed as the price of crude oil rose. The ...

Local Markets 5-18

Click HERE for NYSE markets online 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, 4.65 Winter wheat, 3.06 Soybeans, 8.15 Corn, 2.51 NuSun sunflowers, ...

FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are modestly higher in early trading on Wall Street, Thursday, May 18, 2017, as traders were relieved to see some positive results from retailers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Rally powers rebound in US stocks a day after slump

Solid gains among phone companies and some retailers helped nudge U.S. stocks higher on Thursday, a day after the stock market had its biggest drop in eight months. Banks also recouped some of their losses. Energy and materials stocks fell. The rally came a day after the market's worst drop ...

Local Markets 5-18

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, 4.61 Winter wheat, 3.07 Soybeans, 8.46 Corn, 2.57 NuSun sunflowers, ...

Specialist Meric Greenbaum, left, and trader James Conti work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as banks and industrial companies fall. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks, bond yields drop as Washington turmoil roils Street

The brewing political crisis in Washington rattled Wall Street Wednesday, knocking the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 370 points and giving the stock market its biggest single-day slump in eight months. Investors worried that the possible fallout from a report alleging President ...

Local Markets 5-16

Click HERE for NYSE markets online 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, 3.05 Soybeans, 8.46 Corn, 2.53 NuSun sunflowers, 13.05 Canola, ...

Specialist Brian Fairbrother, left, and trader Tommy Kalikas work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. U.S. stock indexes were little changed in early trading Tuesday, a day after the market closed at record highs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stock indexes end mostly lower; Nasdaq notches new high

A subdued day of trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with stocks closing mostly lower even as the Nasdaq composite notched another record high. Utilities, phone companies and other high-dividend paying stocks were among the biggest decliners. Energy stocks also fell along with a drop in the ...

Click HERE for NYSE markets online 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, 4.60 Winter wheat, 3.09 Soybeans, 8.35 Corn, 2.53 NuSun sunflowers, ...

In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a man walks to work on Wall Street, near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Shares edged higher Monday, May 15, 2017, in Europe and Asia, despite worries of disruptions from the "WannaCry" ransomware cyberattack over the weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Oil’s well: Rising energy stocks help send S&P 500 to record

NEW YORK (AP) — A spurt in oil prices on Monday revived energy stocks, which have been among the year's worst performers, and helped push the broader market back to record highs. The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 11.42 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,402.32, edging past its prior ...

Click HERE for NYSE markets online 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, 4.67 Winter wheat, 3.19 Soybeans, 8.33 Corn, 2.56 NuSun sunflowers, ...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange on an evening, in New York. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, Friday, May 12, 2017, led by declines in industrial companies and banks. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)

S&P 500 index slips, posts its first down week in a month

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of department stores sank again Friday, hurt by more evidence that shoppers are turning away from them. A drop in Treasury yields also put pressure on bank stocks, and the weakness helped pull the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its first weekly loss in the last ...