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U.S. indexes hit one-month highs as Netflix leads tech rally

U.S. stocks rallied to their highest level in more than a month Tuesday after China’s government moved to inject more life into its economy by cutting taxes and increasing spending. …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Another sign of weakness in China weighs on U.S. stocks

US stocks slip after China said its exports fell in December, but major indexes avoid the big losses they took in late 2018 when investors worried about the state of …


Industrials lead U.S. stocks higher again; Macy’s nosedives

A day of back-and-forth trading Thursday ended with the fifth gain in a row for U.S. stocks. Industrial companies like Boeing and General Electric rose while retailers fell as Macy’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

Stocks climb on trade talks, encouraging economic report

Stocks rise again on Wall Street following another encouraging signal on the economy, this time on growth in service-sector companies, and as the U.S. and China begin a new round …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 2:05 p.m.

Stocks swing to huge gains after jobs report, trade talks

Global stocks soared Friday and reversed the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 746 points in the latest twist in a wild …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Stocks dive after Apple says iPhone sales in China slowed

Stocks tumbled Thursday on Wall Street, with technology companies suffering their worst loss in seven years, after Apple reported that iPhone sales in China are slumping.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Wall Street notches best day in 10 years in holiday rebound

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 1,000 points – it’s biggest point-gain ever – as Wall Street notched its best day in 10 years Wednesday, rallying back from …


Stocks plunge to eighth-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedives

Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy. Mounting tensions in Europe over Britain’s impending departure …


Wild ride to nowhere: U.S. stocks rise, fall and repeat

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks careened between big gains and modest losses on Tuesday before indexes ended the day mixed, the latest dizzying run for a market that’s been dominated …


Stocks slip on China-U.S. tensions; oil resumes its slide

Stocks around the world are falling Monday, and U.S. indexes are mostly lower after flirting with sharp losses. Energy and financial companies are faring the worst.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Renewed jitters over trade send stocks, bond yields lower

Stocks slumped on Wall Street on Tuesday as traders worried the U.S. and China made less progress than originally thought on defusing their dispute over trade. Bond prices surged, sending …


U.S.-China trade truce sends U.S. stocks solidly higher

A welcome truce in the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending U.S. stocks solidly higher and extending the market’s gains from last week.


Banks, insurers pull stocks lower; Oil snaps 12-day skid

An early rally drove major indexes sharply higher but was gone by midday, leaving the market headed lower for the rest of the day.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

Tech giants slide, pulling U.S. stock market sharply lower

A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking more than 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Industrials, tech lead U.S. stocks higher ahead of elections

U.S. stocks rose Tuesday as industrial and technology companies recovered some of the big losses they took over the past month. Strong company earnings also contributed to the gains, but …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:15 p.m.

U.S. stocks rally again, but finish October with steep losses

Stocks climbed for the second day in a row Wednesday at the end of a brutal month for the global market. Investors applauded strong quarterly results from companies that included …


Stocks tumble again on report U.S. plans more tariffs

U.S. stocks fell, with the S&P 500 flirting with a correction as technology shares tumbled after a report the Trump administration was set to press its trade war with China. …


Tech meltdown pushes stocks to edge of correction

A rout in technology shares deepened Friday, threatening to push the S&P 500 Index into corrective territory along with the Nasdaq Composite Index, in one of the most volatile weeks …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Tech companies lead another steep sell-off in U.S. stocks

Another torrent of selling gripped Wall Street Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting more than 600 points and erasing its gains for the year.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Stocks mostly recover from an early plunge on Wall Street

A turbulent day on Wall Street ended Tuesday with stocks climbing nearly all the way out of a steep, broad sell-off that at one point erased more than 500 points …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

Another shaky stock week closes

U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Stocks surge, recovering some recent losses; Dow climbs 547

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and UnitedHealth led a parade of companies that reported profits for the third quarter that surpassed analysts’ expectations. Technology companies also jumped after taking steep losses …


Stocks post slight gains at end of an ugly week on Wall Street

U.S. markets rebounded Friday from a midweek scare, including a jarring two-day loss of nearly 1,400 points for the Dow Jones industrial average. Friday’s turnaround was led by solid third-quarter …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Stocks continue plunge; Dow’s two-day loss reaches 1,300 points

U.S. stocks sank more than 2 percent Thursday, the second day of steep declines around the globe driven by concerns about rising interest rates and trade tensions that could slow …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Dow industrials sink 831 points as tech companies plunge

U.S. stocks plunged to their worst loss in eight months on Wednesday as technology companies continued to drop. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831 points.


S&P 500 marks longest bull run on mixed day for indexes

The current bull run on Wall Street became the longest in history on Wednesday at 3,453 days, beating the bull market of the 1990s that ended in the dot-com collapse …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Stocks tumble as tech, commodities trigger fears

U.S. stocks had their worst day in seven weeks Wednesday amid a broad decline in global equities as technology shares were roiled by disappointing results from Chinese internet giant Tencent …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Stocks slip after Fed says interest rates will rise faster

U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and said it expects to increase rates two more times by the end of the year. Investors bet that …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Stocks jump late, clawing back ground lost on trade fears

Banks, retailers, health care and energy companies climbed Tuesday as U.S. stocks regained much of what they lost in a steep drop a day earlier. Several big technology companies including …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Tech woes, worsening tensions with China sink U.S. stocks

Stocks fell sharply on Monday as investors responded to rising trade tensions between the United States and China and mounting scrutiny of big technology companies from consumers and politicians. .