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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 …


U.S. stocks drift in a quiet close to another winning week

U.S. stock indexes nestled a hair lower on Friday after the falling price of oil weighed on energy companies. The S&P 500 nevertheless closed out its third straight winning week …


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: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Stocks post 4th straight gain as hopes build on China trade

Stocks cinched their fourth consecutive gain Wednesday as indexes around the world build on their early 2019 rally. The gains for U.S. indexes faded slightly after President Donald Trump and …


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: 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 …


Local stocks experienced tough year, losing value

2018 was a bruising year for local stocks. Each of the seven largest publicly traded companies in the Inland Northwest experienced sharp declines in stock prices.


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 …


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: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

A decade-long rally on Wall Street looks like it’s ending

Another day of big losses Friday left the U.S. market with its worst week in more than seven years. All of the major indexes have lost 16 percent to 26 …


Stocks skid to 15-month low after Fed raises rates again

Stocks surrendered a substantial gain after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again and said it plans to keep raising them next year. Some investors had hoped the Fed would …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Dow Jones industrials take second straight 2-percent plunge

Another day of big losses knocked U.S. stocks to their lowest levels in more than a year Monday. Investors dumped high-growth technology and retail companies as well as steadier, high-dividend …


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Stocks surge as Powell hints at slower interest rate hikes

U.S. stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in eight months Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hinted the Fed might not raise interest rates much further. The Dow Jones …


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 …


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: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Tech and health care lead U.S. stock surge after midterms

Stocks rallied Wednesday as investors were relieved to see that the U.S. midterm elections went largely as they expected they would. Big-name technology and consumer and health care companies soared …


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 …