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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, 11:50 a.m.

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, 5:02 p.m.

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, 4:13 p.m.

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, 6:35 p.m.

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, 3:43 p.m.

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 …


What is an ‘inverted yield curve,’ and why does it matter?

What it means is that people are so worried about the near-term future that they are piling into safer long-term investments.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

Dow slumps 800 points after bonds flash recession warning

Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after the bond market threw up another warning flag on the economy.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

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, 2:49 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Stocks stumble on trade-war worries, capping wild week

Stocks stumbled Friday as worries flared yet again that President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may be worsening.


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., Aug. 7, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

U.S. stocks erase most of an early loss as volatility surges

Stocks overcame a big loss on Wall Street Wednesday, though the market’s recovery left plenty of signs of worry among investors that the fallout from the trade war between the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

U.S. stocks notch solid gains as China stabilizes currency

Stocks closed broadly higher Tuesday as Wall Street regained its footing a day after the market had its biggest decline in a year.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

S&P 500 plunges in worst loss of year as trade war escalates

U.S. stocks plunged to their worst loss of the year Monday, and investors around the world scrambled to sell on worries about how much President Donald Trump’s worsening trade war …


U.S. stocks return to records following strong earnings

U.S. stocks pushed to record heights Friday following strong profit reports from Google’s parent company, Twitter and other big corporations.


Stock indexes end lower, breaking a 5-day winning streak

NEW YORK – Stocks ended a five-day winning streak on Tuesday as investors cautiously assessed the first big round of corporate earnings reports. Technology companies fared the worst, weighed down …


S&P 500 notches another record after a muted, mixed day

U.S. stock indexes bobbed around their record levels Monday, as the curtain rose on what’s expected to be the weakest earnings reporting season in years.


U.S. stocks cap milestone-setting week with modest losses

Bond yields rose and stocks mostly bounced back from an early slide to finish with modest losses Friday, a downbeat end on Wall Street to an otherwise milestone-setting week for …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 6:01 p.m.

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 …


U.S. stocks rebound to nudge the S&P 500 to record high again

Stocks shook off an early wobble to eke out small gains Tuesday, nudging the S&P 500 index to an all-time high for the second straight day.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

S&P 500 hits all-time high as U.S.-China trade truce spurs optimism

The milestone marks the second time in less than two weeks that the benchmark index closed at a record high. The S&P 500 is now up 18.3% for the year.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Stocks close out rocky quarter with solid gains

Wall Street ended a wobbly week with broad gains Friday, closing the books on June with its biggest monthly gain since January.


Optimism over trade sends U.S. stocks sharply higher

Potentially encouraging news on trade and interest rates put Wall Street in a buying mood Tuesday, driving the market to solid gains and sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average more …


Dow jumps over 500 points amid hopes of Fed rate cut

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 500 points Tuesday as investors welcomed signs that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates to help buttress U.S. economic growth in …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

Markets sink as Trump opens new trade war front against Mexico

The monthlong retreat from one of the stock market’s best starts in years culminated with President Donald Trump threatening to slap a 5% tariff on Mexico and open another front …


U.S. stocks skid on worries of prolonged trade standoff

Heightened worries that the U.S. and China are headed for a long standoff in their costly trade dispute put investors in a selling mood Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 2:32 p.m.

U.S. stock indexes extend winning streak to third day

Stocks marched higher for the third day in a row Thursday, erasing the big plunge they took on Monday on worries about the worsening trade fight between China and the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Stocks rise, claw back chunk of Monday’s trade-war plunge

Stocks climbed on Tuesday and clawed back a chunk of their losses from Monday’s rout, the latest whipsaw move as investors weigh just how badly the escalating U.S.-China trade war …


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Escalating U.S.-China trade war sends stocks plunging

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Monday as investors sought shelter from an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.