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  • Stocks closed higher Friday, extending a record-setting drive for major indexes. The Senate's passage of a budget bill raised traders' expectations of an easier path for the White House's tax cut proposal. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 7.20 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,509.25.

  • TORONTO, Oct 20- Canada's main stock index touched its highest level in nearly eight months on Friday with broad-based gains, and notched its longest positive streak in nearly three years with a sixth straight winning week. The index mirrored Wall St, which saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average climb above 23,000 this week, as investor hopes rose that President...

  • *Senate passes budget plan that could pave the way for tax cuts. NEW YORK, Oct 20- U.S. stocks hit record closing highs on Friday and the S&P 500 posted a sixth week of gains after the U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan may move forward. "It's just a reaction to the thought that just maybe there might be...

  • *U.S. Senate passes budget plan that could usher in tax reform. NEW YORK, Oct 20- World stocks advanced, bond yields rose and the U.S. dollar strengthened on Friday on increased hopes President Donald Trump could make progress on his fiscal plans after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts. Republican Senator Rand Paul appeared to...

  • TORONTO, Oct 20- Canada's main stock index saw across-the-board gains on Friday, touching its highest in almost eight months and notching its sixth straight week of gains. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 39.22 points, or 0.25 percent, to finish at 15,857.22. Nine of the index's 10 main sectors advanced, with consumer staples the only...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- U.S. stocks rose on Friday after the Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan may move forward.

  • *Senate passes budget plan that could pave the way for tax cuts. Oct 20- U.S. stocks rose on Friday after the Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan may move forward. There's been extraordinarily low volatility, "said Hank Smith, co-chief investment officer at Haverford Trust in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

  • *U.S. Senate passes budget plan that could usher in tax reform. NEW YORK, Oct 20- World stocks and bond yields rose and the U.S. dollar strengthened on Friday, as investors anticipated President Donald Trump could make progress on his fiscal plans after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts. Republican Senator Rand Paul appeared...

  • *Senate passes budget plan that could pave the way for tax cuts. Oct 20- U.S. stocks extended gains in early afternoon trading on Friday to scale new highs on hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan would make further headway after the Senate passed a budget resolution. The Senate on Thursday approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year, paving the...

  • *Senate passes budget plan that could usher in tax reform. NEW YORK, Oct 20- World stocks climbed, along with the U.S. dollar and bond yields on Friday, as investors anticipated President Donald Trump could make progress on his fiscal plans after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts. Republican Senator Rand Paul appeared to back...

  • TORONTO, Oct 20- Canada's main stock index was broadly higher on Friday, touching its strongest level in nearly eight months, as rail companies, banks and miners led gains. At 10:38 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 58.21 points, or 0.37 percent, to 15,876.21. Canada's four largest banks were among the top 10 most influential...

  • Wall Street capped a week with no shortage of milestones with a few more Friday. The latest milestones came as investors drew encouragement from the Senate's passage of a budget bill that is expected to ease the path for the White House's tax cut proposal. "That changed a bit today with the Senate passing the budget resolution for 2018.".

  • *Senate passes budget plan that could pave the way for tax cuts. Oct 20- U.S. stocks inched higher on Friday as bank stocks rose and tech stocks recovered, with investor optimism back as Trump administration cleared a hurdle to lower taxes. The Republican-controlled Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year in a pursuit to legislate the tax-cut...

  • TORONTO, Oct 20- Canada's main stock index opened higher on Friday, touching its strongest level in nearly eight months as financials led the broad-based gains. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 52.52 points, or 0.33 percent, to 15,870.52 shortly after the open. Consumer staples was the lone declining sector among the index's 10 main...

  • NEW YORK— The latest on developments in financial markets:. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, continuing a record-setting drive for major indexes. Synchrony Financial jumped 4.2 percent Friday and Citizens Financial rose 2.4 percent.

  • Oct 20- Wall Street opened higher on Friday, with the S&P and the Dow recording new highs, on growth optimism as the Trump administration inched a step closer to implementing its tax-cut plan. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 79.88 points, or 0.34 percent, to 23,242.92. The S&P 500 gained 7.96 points, or 0.310683 percent, to 2,570.06.

  • *Senate passes budget plan that could usher in tax reform. *Stock futures portend firm start for Wall Street. LONDON, Oct 20- European stocks, the dollar and bond yields climbed on Friday as investors speculated that the "Trumpflation trade" could be back in play, after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts.

  • Oct 20- Consumer goods giant Procter& Gamble Co, which recently declared victory in an historic proxy fight with activist investor Nelson Peltz, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday but sales slightly missed Wall Street estimates. Net income attributable to the company rose to $2.85 billion or $1.06 per share in the first quarter ended...

  • Oct 20- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday after the Senate cleared a budget blueprint, taking the Trump administration a step closer to fulfilling its promise of lowering taxes to stimulate growth. *The Republican-controlled Senate approved by a 51- to-49 vote the measure in a pursuit to legislate the tax-cut package without Democratic support.

  • LONDON, Oct 20- Progress in U.S. tax reform plans lifted emerging stocks on Friday, but a stronger dollar and higher U.S. The U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year late on Thursday, paving the way for Republicans to seek a tax-cuts package without Democratic support, and resurrecting expectations that the reflation trade was back on track.