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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Dow hits record as stock market rally extends into 5th week

The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned to a record on Monday, joining other market gauges at all-time highs, as the stock market’s rally carried into a fifth week.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

U.S. stocks notch broad gains amid renewed trade deal hopes

Stocks notched broad gains Wednesday on Wall Street as investors regained some of their optimism about the prospects for progress in the trade war between the U.S. and China.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Stocks drop again to worst loss in weeks on economy worries

Stocks tumbled again on Wednesday as worries about a weakening global economy boomeranged around the world.


Schwab drops stock trading commissions as fee war escalates

Charles Schwab is dropping commissions for online trading of U.S. stocks and exchange-traded funds, the latest slash in an industry battle that’s drastically cut the cost of investing.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Stocks fall; S&P 500 ends with 2nd straight weekly loss

Technology companies led a broad slide in stocks on Wall Street Friday afternoon as investors worry about the potential for another escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Fresh U.S.-China trade worries erase early gains for stocks

Wall Street closed out a volatile week with losses Friday as investors worried that upcoming trade talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing could be …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

U.S. stocks notch solid gains as China eases trade tensions

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors welcomed China’s move to exempt some U.S. products from a recent round of tariffs.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

States sue SEC, claiming investors left behind by new rules

Six states and the District of Columbia have sued the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying the regulatory agency is putting investors in jeopardy by relaxing rules for brokers.


U.S. stocks jump on planned resumption of US-China trade talks

Stocks moved broadly higher as investors cheered plans for the U.S. and China to resume trade negotiations in October.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Stocks notch gains, erase prior day’s losses for S&P 500

Technology companies led stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, erasing the S&P 500’s losses from a day earlier.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Dow surges 326 points on hopes for U.S.-China trade talks

Investors holding out fresh hope that new talks between the U.S. and China set for September can lead to progress in the nations’ ongoing trade war spurred the rally, which …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

U.S. stocks rally on optimism for a U.S.-China trade war thaw

Stocks are marching broadly higher on Wall Street in early trading after President Donald Trump claimed China was willing to reopen talks on the costly trade war that has roiled …


U.S. stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investors

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors. The broad sell-off sent …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Solid earnings from major U.S. retailers drive stocks higher

U.S. stocks marched broadly higher in midday trading Wednesday as investors welcomed a batch of strong earnings reports from several big retailers.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Major U.S. stock indexes finish lower, snapping a 3-day rally

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Tuesday after another slide in bond yields and a mixed batch of corporate earnings weighed on the market.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019

Technology companies drive a broad rally on Wall Street

The surge in tech stocks followed a decision by the U.S. to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. Chipmakers including Qualcomm, Intel …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

U.S. stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

Stocks around the world jumped Friday to cap another tumultuous week.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Whistleblower accuses GE of fraud, misleading investors

A whistleblower who warned regulators about Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is now accusing General Electric of misleading investors, sending the company’s stock on a downward spiral.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

U.S. stock indexes end mostly higher after volatile day

Stocks around the world remained stuck in the spin cycle Thursday, as worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy – shoppers …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Stocks rebound on U.S. plan to delay some China tariffs

Investors flipped back into buying mode Tuesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

Stocks move broadly lower as trade war anxiety lingers

The benchmark S&P 500 had its worst day in a week as the sell-off put the market deeper into the red for August. The selling was widespread, with technology companies …


Stocks move higher as investors push through trade anxiety

Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors tried to shake off several days of volatile trading brought on by escalations in the U.S.-China trade war.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

S&P 500, Dow industrials and Nasdaq close at record highs

NEW YORK – Investors extended a rally through a holiday-shortened day and pushed the S&P 500 index to its third straight record high close on Wednesday. Other major indexes also …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Investing became cheaper, easier during bull market run

As bull market turns 10 years old this weekend, it’s never been cheaper or easier to buy stocks.


Should you invest in hot pot stocks?

With recreational marijuana now legal in Canada, along with the growing popularity of the non-psychoactive CBD strains, investors in the United States and Canada are taking a hard look at …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Warren Buffett’s investing continues to evolve even at 87

Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn’t changed …


As low volatility booms investors wonder if elation will last

The low volatility trade is back. Cue the panic. Typically sleepy stocks have been wide awake lately. The two most popular low volatility exchange-traded funds posted record highs every day …


Motley Fool: Documented profits for Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain’s (NYSE: IRM) core business is providing storage, primarily of records, and information management services to companies and government organizations. It’s also been expanding into related operations, such as …


Many women think men are the better investors; they’re not

After checking how 8 million of its customers did during 2016, Fidelity Investments found that women earned 6.4 percent on their portfolios. Its male customers made slightly less: 6 percent.


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

Congressman Chris Collins part of probe into insider trading; HHS Secretary Tom Price also part of investigation

The Office of Congressional Ethics is reportedly conducting an inquiry into whether Rep. Chris Collins improperly attracted investors to an Australian biotech company and gave a stock tip to then-Rep. …