Financial Markets

Tech giants lead rally as stocks near records; Amazon surges

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the biggest companies in the world had their best day in years Friday as Microsoft and Alphabet soared following strong third-quarter reports, as did online retail giant Amazon. U.S. stocks set more records as their winning streak extended to a seventh week. Intel ...

Local Markets 10-26

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, 5.31 Winter wheat, 3.08 Soybeans, 8.68 Corn, 2.66 NuSun sunflowers, 14.70 Canola, 16.70 Durum, ...

Local Markets 10-25

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, 5.32 Winter wheat, 3.14 Soybeans, 8.71 Corn, 2.66 NuSun sunflowers, 14.70 Canola, 16.70 Durum, ...

Weak earnings and rising bond yields send US stocks down

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising bond yields and a string of weak company reports and forecasts pushed stocks lower Wednesday as major indexes retreated from their recent record highs. Industrial and technology companies and banks fared the worst. Companies including telecom giant AT&T, aerospace ...

Local Markets 10-24

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, 5.30 Winter wheat, 3.14 Soybeans, 8.71 Corn, 2.68 NuSun sunflowers, 14.70 Canola, 16.70 Durum, 6.50 Barley Malt, ...

Banks, Caterpillar and industrial companies boost US stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar and Post-it note maker 3M led a rally in industrial companies Tuesday after they made strong third-quarter reports. Other U.S. stocks finished the day with smaller gains. Caterpillar and 3M both raised their forecasts for ...

Local Markets 10-23

24 Cash Grian 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, 5.25 Winter wheat, 3.14 Soybeans, 8.76 Corn, 2.66 NuSun sunflowers, 14.70 Canola, 16.70 Durum, ...

US stocks skid as GE tumbles and technology companies fall

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric is on track for its biggest loss in eight years Monday as industrial companies lead U.S. stocks lower. Technology companies and retailers are also weakening. Toy company Hasbro and competitor Mattel are tumbling after Hasbro's sales forecast disappointed Wall ...

Local Markets 10-20

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, 5.21 Winter wheat, 3.03 Soybeans, 8.69 Corn, 2.60 NuSun sunflowers, 14.70 Canola, 16.70 Durum, ...

US stocks end higher; S&P 500, Dow on 6-week winning streak

Wall Street capped a week with no shortage of milestones with a few more Friday. U.S. stocks closed modestly higher, lifting the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its fifth record close in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average, which crossed past the 23,000 mark for the first time on ...

Local Markets 10-17

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, 5.21 Winter wheat, 3.13 Soybeans, 8.75 Corn, 2.65 NuSun sunflowers, 14.70 Canola, 16.70 Durum, ...

US stock indexes close mostly higher; new highs for Dow, S&P

Gains by health care companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Tuesday, pushing the market further into record territory. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly climbed above the 23,000 mark for the first time, settling just below the milestone. Slight gains nudged the Dow and Standard ...

Local Markets 0-16

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, 5.20 Winter wheat, 3.14 Soybeans, 8.81 Corn, 2.66 NuSun sunflowers, 14.70 Canola, 16.40 Durum, ...

US stock indexes post slight gains, extending winning streak

U.S. stocks posted modest gains Monday, extending a record-setting run into a sixth straight week. Financial and technology companies notched some of the biggest gains. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices closed higher. Health care companies declined the most. Bond prices fell. The ...

Gains for tech help US stocks higher, but insurers skid

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday to wrap up a subdued week, and technology companies did most of the heavy lifting. Investors were also pleased to see that shoppers spent more money in September. Printer and PC maker HP sent technology companies higher after ...

Local Markets 10-13

(Friday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie in Minot. Spring wheat, $5.25 Milling durum, $6.50 Flax, $9.25 Oats, $1.97 NuSun sunflowers, $14.70 Canola, $16.40 Corn, $2.68 Peas, $7.35 Soybeans, ...

Local Markets 10-12

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, 5.21 Winter wheat, 3.06 Soybeans, 8.82 Corn, 2.64 NuSun sunflowers, 14.50 Canola, 16.40 Durum, 6.50 Barley Malt, ...

Media and retail losses pull stock indexes away from highs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes retreated from their record highs Thursday as retailers and media companies declined and investors shrugged at quarterly reports from a few big banks. Clothing companies and other retailers fell after women's clothing company J. Jill slashed its ...

Local Markets 10-11

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, 5.29 Winter wheat, 3.08 Soybeans, 8.60 Corn, 2.61 NuSun sunflowers, 14.50 Canola, 16.40 Durum, ...

Tech and health care stocks take indexes back to records

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes drifted back to record highs Wednesday as investors got ready for another round of corporate reports to begin. Technology, health care and household goods companies all rose. Technology companies like PayPal, Visa, and Google's parent company Alphabet made ...