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Hart index sees third-quarter slip in regional companies value

Despite strong gains by Clearwater Paper Corp. and Itron Inc., the Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index fell by 3.6 percent during the third quarter.


Buckle up: Wall Street volatility is back with a vengeance

If you’re an investor who was lulled to sleep by the stock market’s calm, steady gains this summer, you’re wide awake by now.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Amazon’s market value briefly tops $1 trillion Tuesday

Amazon Inc.’s market value briefly topped $1 trillion on Tuesday morning before retreating, becoming the second U.S. company after Apple to cross the line.


Stocks waver along with U.S.-Canada trade talks

Stocks hardly budged Friday as the U.S. and Canada were unable to complete a trade deal, but the two sides intend to continue negotiating next week.


U.S. stocks get a lift from earnings; Berkshire and Tyson rise

U.S. stocks are slightly higher Monday as companies including Tyson Foods and Berkshire Hathaway are rising after their second-quarter reports. Energy companies are moving up with the price of oil. …


Exxon profit surges, just not enough

Rising oil prices pushed second-quarter profit at Exxon Mobil Corp. up 18 percent to $3.95 billion, but the results Friday fell short of Wall Street expectations, and the shares fell …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Facebook faces a day of reckoning, at least on Wall Street

Facebook faced a day of reckoning as its shares plunged Thursday in the company’s worst trading day since going public in 2012. It was among the biggest one-day losses of …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Facebook shares bounce back to pre-scandal level

While Facebook’s practices leading up to the 2017 election are still under scrutiny, Wall Street appears to have moved on for now.


Stocks jump as technology, industrials and banks rally

U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday morning as technology companies, banks and industrial companies rally. Companies including Delta Air Lines and BlackRock are rising after they reported strong results in the …


Stocks dive as U.S. proposes more China tariffs; Dow falls 620

Another increase in trade tensions has stocks falling sharply Friday as the U.S. considers an even larger set of tariffs on imports from China and the two countries exchange pointed …


Stock market is its old, volatile self again after long calm

The turnaround from last year’s procession of gradual, effortless gains has been dizzying. Traders pin much of the blame on Washington, D.C., where the Trump administration has stirred up worries …


U.S. stocks keep climbing as trade war fears recede

Stocks in the U.S. are rising Thursday morning and major indexes in Europe are jumping as global markets continue a rally that began late the previous day.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

World shares slide as U.S.-China trade dispute escalates

After an early jolt, stocks rallied and finished higher Wednesday as investors bet that back-and-forth tariff threats between the U.S. and China won’t blossom into a bigger dispute that damages …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

Spotify wins more fans in Wall Steet debut as stock surges

Spotify picked up more fans on Wall Street on Tuesday as investors gave the unprofitable company a warm welcome in its stock market debut.


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: Fri., March 23, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

U.S. stocks take more losses as investors fear trade war

Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

Lack of appetite for value menu sinks McDonald’s shares

Wall Street is losing its appetite for McDonald’s, believing there aren’t many fans of its new Dollar Menu.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 2:23 p.m.

Stocks power higher again as Treasury yields ease

Stocks jumped on Monday, with gains again accelerating in the last hour of trading, as markets around the world continue to claw back from a sharp tumble earlier this month.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Stocks edge higher as a three-day win streak restores some calm

U.S. stocks rose for the third day in a row Tuesday, led by banks, retailers and technology companies. The rebound over the last few days follows a harrowing drop of …


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

Stocks power higher after a dreadful week; Dow jumps 410

Stocks powered higher Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up 410 points, as the market clawed back more of its massive losses from the previous two weeks.


Will stock plunge hurt U.S. economy? Depends how long it lasts

The tumble in U.S. stock prices has inflicted psychological pain and financial losses – at least on paper – for people with a meaningful stake in the market. Their anxiety …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 12:50 p.m.

Why prospect of higher budget gaps is spooking stock market

The stock market may be firing off warning shots to the Trump administration and Congress about their plans to blow up the size of the federal deficit.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

U.S. stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day

Wall Street capped a day of wild swings Friday with a late-afternoon rally that reversed steep early losses and sent the Dow Jones industrial average 330 points higher. Even with …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

How the market’s turmoil could affect Fed’s rate decisions

On Thursday, the Dow plunged over 1,000 points, bringing the index’s losses from its January highs to more than 10 percent. All of which has left investors wondering what the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

Dow turns 567 point loss into 567 point gain as stocks rally

After big moves higher and lower, U.S. stocks are surging Tuesday afternoon, raising hopes for an end to a global sell-off. The sharp swings came one day after the steepest …


Strong January, strong year? A market maxim’s record falters

If you’re an investor who has faith in the old stock market maxim “as January goes, so goes the year,” you’re probably feeling pretty good about 2018 based on what …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Investment pros staying calm after rate fears clobber stocks

For more than a year, investors have brushed off bombastic talk about nuclear war, dysfunction on Capitol Hill and other worrisome situations. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Big tech and energy companies lead U.S. stocks sharply lower

Stock prices fell sharply from near record highs Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling 666 points, or 2.5 percent, to close out the worst week on Wall Street …


Robert J. Samuelson: Are we hostage to the stock market?

The stock market is soaring, but what’s behind it, and can it last?


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

Bitcoin goes on wild ride and it may only get crazier

What’s a bitcoin worth? Lately nobody knows for sure, but it’s far less Friday than it was Thursday.