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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-U.S. trade talks

World stocks mostly rose on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Optimism over U.S.-China trade talks boosts stocks again

Stocks extended their gains in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday as investors remained optimistic that the U.S. and China will make more progress in resolving their costly trade dispute.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Late burst of buying on Wall Street leaves indexes mixed

U.S. stock indexes stemmed an early slide Friday, finishing mostly higher and nudging the benchmark S&P 500 index to its second weekly gain in a row.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Record Boeing earnings soar past Wall Street expectations

With Boeing’s jet deliveries climbing ever higher, the company released its 2018 financial results Wednesday, delivering record revenue, record profit and record cash flow for the year that well exceeded …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Stocks slide as slow growth in China weighs on earnings

Stocks slumped in morning trading on Wall Street after two major U.S. companies warned that slower economic growth in China was hurting their results.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Stocks rise again as investors hope for trade breakthrough

Stocks rise for the third day in a row, led by industrial, technology, internet and energy companies as representatives from the U.S. and China continue their latest round of trade …


Powell says he would reject any Trump request to resign

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that he will not resign if asked to do so by President Donald Trump, a message that heartened investors who had been concerned …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Stocks waver after an early drop as markets stay volatile

The roller coaster ride on Wall Street resumed on Wednesday, the first trading day of the new year, as stocks plunged in the morning and then climbed much of the …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Markets stage late rally but 2018 decline still worst in a decade

U.S. markets trimmed 2018 losses in a Monday rally, but it was not enough to prevent the worst yearly decline for stocks since 2008.


More volatility: U.S. stocks wobble on another turbulent day

Wall Street capped a week of volatile trading Friday with an uneven finish and the market’s first weekly gain since November.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

U.S. stocks stage big rally, erase 600 point drop in Dow

Wall Street staged a swift, last-minute turnaround Thursday that rescued stocks from a steep dive and put the market on track to end a topsy-turvy, volatile week with a gain. …


Not very merry: U.S. stocks plunge before Christmas

President Donald Trump’s attacks on the Federal Reserve spooked the stock market on Christmas Eve, and efforts by his Treasury secretary to calm investors’ fears only seemed to make matters …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Stock market woes raise a nagging fear: Is a recession near?

Here’s a look at how the movements of the stock market and the barometers of the economy might determine the risks of a recession.


Wall Street ends higher with help from tech and health care

U.S. stocks couldn’t hang on to a big gain Wednesday, but they still finished broadly higher as technology and health care companies rose. That helped reverse some of the market’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Tech giants plunge again, pushing market into red for year

Stocks dropped again Tuesday as losses mounted for the world’s largest technology companies. Retailers also fell, and energy companies plunged with oil prices as the market sank back into the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Volatile stock market spooking some older workers, retirees

The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis.


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.