Financial Markets

Local Markets 2-21

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, 4.79 Winter wheat, 3.32 Soybeans, 9.06 Corn, 2.59 NuSun sunflowers, 13.05 Birdfood sunflowers, 14.50 Canola, ...

In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, Wall Street is etched in the facade of a building in New York's Financial District.  Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017,  as investors return from the holiday weekend in a buying mood. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Deal hunger sends food stocks higher; US indexes at records

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks again broke records Tuesday as investors came back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn't complete a proposed $143 billion mega-merger, food and household goods makers rose as investors bet that other deals are coming. Companies ...

Local Markets 2-17

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, 4.85 Winter wheat, 3.36 Soybeans, 9.13 Corn, 2.58 NuSun sunflowers, 13.05 Birdfood sunflowers, 14.50 Canola, ...

Trader Gregory Rowe, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Stocks are posting moderate declines in early trading as a fast-paced market rally of the past two weeks goes into reverse. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks inch to new records; S&P 500 up 4 straight weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes inched ahead to record highs Friday, barely, after a late-afternoon push erased losses from earlier in the day. It caps the fourth straight week of gains for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, its longest such streak since July. Reports through the week ...

Local Stocks 2-16

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, 4.86 Winter wheat, 3.38 Soybeans, 9.24 Corn, 2.64 NuSun sunflowers, 13.10 Birdfood sunflowers, 14.50 Canola, ...

A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm showing Japan's Nikkei 225 stock market index that fell 36.93 points to 19401.05 in Tokyo, Thursday morning, Feb. 16, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed Thursday as investors took profit amid expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates more aggressively than expected following upbeat U.S. economic data. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Take a breath: Stocks slow down after a record-setting run

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index dipped Thursday to break a seven-day winning streak, its longest in three and a half years, though it remains a nudge away from its record high. It was part of a pause for stock markets around the world, which have been on a torrid run ...

Local Markets 2-15

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, 5.00 Winter wheat, 3.49 Soybeans, 9.41 Corn, 2.69 NuSun sunflowers, 13.10 Birdfood sunflowers, 14.50 Canola, ...

Traders work the floor Feb. 9 at the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Bond yields rise, stocks push to records as economy cruises

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks and bond yields punched higher Wednesday, and U.S. indexes set records again, following more encouraging news on the U.S. economy. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 11.67 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,349.25. It's the seventh straight gain for the index and ...

Local Markets 2-14

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, 4.98 Winter wheat, 3.45 Soybeans, 9.25 Corn, 2.64 NuSun sunflowers, 13.10 Birdfood ...

This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan.  U.S. stock indexes extended their climb into record heights early Friday, Feb. 10, 2017,  powered by rising energy prices.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Jumping bank stocks push US indexes higher; bond yields rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank stocks jumped Tuesday on hopes that bigger profits are ahead, and U.S. indexes again pushed to record highs. Stocks had been mostly lower when the day's trading began, but indexes reversed course after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a Senate committee that the ...

Local Markets 2-13

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, 5.01 Winter wheat, 3.47 Soybeans, 9.34 Corn, 2.66 NuSun sunflowers, 13.10 Birdfood ...

In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Stocks around the world continued to push higher Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, and U.S. indexes again hit records as bond yields limbed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Global stocks continue to rise, US indexes hit records again

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world continued their march higher on Monday, and U.S. indexes again hit new highs. Strong gains for Citigroup and other financial stocks helped the Standard & Poor's 500 index rise 12.15 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,328.25. It's the third straight day ...

Local Markets 2-10

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, 5.00 Winter wheat, 3.41 Soybeans, 9.39 Corn, ...

This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan.  U.S. stock indexes extended their climb into record heights early Friday, Feb. 10, 2017,  powered by rising energy prices.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

US stock indexes extend climb into record heights

(AP) — Wall Street capped a week of milestones Friday with a rally that pushed the major stock indexes to all-time highs for the second day in a row. Small-company stocks did better than larger ones, nudging the Russell 2000 index to a record high for the first time since ...

Local Markets 2-9

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, 4.97 Winter wheat, 3.31 Soybeans, 9.31 Corn, 2.60 NuSun sunflowers, 13.50 Birdfood sunflowers, 14.50 Canola, ...

Traders work the floor Feb. 9 at the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Strong company earnings drive US stock indexes to new highs

(AP) — Strong company earnings put investors in a buying mood Thursday, lifting the major U.S. stock indexes to record highs. Banks and other financial companies led the rally as bond yields rose. Energy also notched big gains as crude oil prices rose. Utilities and materials ...

Local Markets 2-8

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, 4.87 Winter wheat, 3.22 Soybeans, 9.39 Corn, 2.61 NuSun sunflowers, 13.35 Birdfood ...

In this Jan. 12, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, a day after the Nasdaq composite notched another record high. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New Nasdaq record on mixed day for US stocks as oil rebounds

  Utilities, real estate and other big-dividend-paying companies led U.S. stocks mostly higher Wednesday, pushing the Nasdaq composite to a new record for the second day in a row. The gains by big-dividend-paying stocks came as bond yields fell, making those traditional ...

Local Markets 2-7

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, 4.85 Winter wheat, 3.20 Soybeans, 9.23 Corn, 2.59 NuSun sunflowers, 13.35 Birdfood ...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, a trader speaks to a security guard as he leaves the New York Stock Exchange, in lower Manhattan. European shares rose solidly Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, after a leading American investment firm recommended clients to buy the region's stocks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Tiny move: Nasdaq notches new high as US stocks inch higher

(AP) — Wall Street capped a subdued day of trading Tuesday with a tiny gain and another milestone. After spending much of the day drifting between small gains and losses, U.S. stock indexes closed slightly higher, nudging the Nasdaq composite to another high, eclipsing the record ...