Stock lose ground...Oil prices are mixed...Facebook isn't fully explaining outage
UNDATED (AP) -- Stock indexes barely budged today as the market's three-day winning streak stalled. Investors are still waiting for more news on U.S.-China trade negotiations before they feel comfortable pushing the market much higher. The S&P 500 slipped 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,808. The Dow inched up 7 points, or 0.03 percent, to 25,709. The Nasdaq dropped 12 points, or 0.2 percent, to 7,630.91. And the Russell 2000 gave up 6 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 1,549.
UNDATED (AP) -- The price of benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 0.6 percent to settle at $58.61 a barrel in New York today. Meanwhile, Brent crude, the international benchmark, dropped 0.5 percent to close at $67.23 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline declined 0.4 percent to $1.85 a gallon, heating oil slid 0.4 percent to $1.98 a gallon and natural gas picked up 1.2 percent to $2.86 per 1,000 cubic feet.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook went down for almost a full day across parts of North American and Europe, but it's still not saying exactly what happened. All that the social network said today was that the outages, which affected users and advertisers worldwide, resulted from a "server configuration change." It offered no further details. Facebook and its apps started experiencing problems midday Wednesday on the East Coast. Facebook was still having sporadic issues this morning.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Butterball LLC is voluntarily recalling more than 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products nationwide as Wisconsin health officials investigate four salmonella cases in the state. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says the four patients have the same strain of salmonella and are linked to the Butterball ground turkey products being recalled.
BUFFALO, W. Va. (AP) -- Toyota says it is investing an additional $750 million at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs. The Japanese automaker's announcement brings to nearly $13 billion the amount it will spend by 2021. The investments are at facilities in Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia. Those same facilities were part of a 2017 announcement by Toyota for a $374 million investment to support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain.