U.S. stocks climbed Thursday after the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. officials could reduce the new tariffs on Chinese imports as part of trade negotiations between the two countries. It was the latest in a series of potentially conflicting updates on the trade dispute. On
Banks surged Wednesday following strong results from a slew of financial companies, and U.S. stocks finished broadly higher. Concerns about trade tensions between the U.S. and China derailed a bigger gain. On Wednesday: The S&P 500 index gained 5.80 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,616.10.
U.S. stocks rallied to their highest level in more than a month on Tuesday after China's government moved to inject more life into its economy by cutting taxes and increasing spending. Netflix led a surge in high-tech companies. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 index gained 27.69 points, or 1.1