U.S. employment growth slows sharply in April amid labor shortages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. job growth unexpectedly slowed in April, likely restrained by worker shortages that have left businesses scrambling to meet booming demand as the economy reopens amid rapidly improving public health and massive financial help from the government.FILE…

Futures retreat; main indexes on track for weekly gains

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures retreated on Friday as investors hit pause after a barrage of strong earnings and upbeat economic data through the week drove the benchmark S&P 500 index to record levels.FILE PHOTO: A street sign, Wall…

S&P 500, Nasdaq open higher as focus turns to tech earnings, Fed

FILE PHOTO: The New York Stock Exchange is pictured amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 16, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq opened slightly…

S&P 500, Dow slip from record highs; Coca-Cola rises on results

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes dipped on Monday although the S&P 500 and the Dow were still near record levels, as investors anticipated first-quarter earnings season for any hints that corporate America was rebounding from the impact of the…

S&P 500, Dow hit record highs on bank earnings boost

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow hit record highs on Friday after Morgan Stanley wrapped up quarterly earnings reports from the big U.S. banks with a profit surge, while optimism about a solid economic rebound put the main…

S&P 500, Dow climb for third day and close at records

(Reuters) -The S&P 500 and the Dow rose on Friday to close at record highs, posting a third straight weekly rise partly on a lift from growth stocks, with a late-day rally building gains ahead of quarterly earnings season next…