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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Stocks fall on Apple revenue warning; Dow drops 165

U.S. stock indexes closed with mostly modest losses Tuesday as the market gave up some of its solid gains from the past two weeks.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Online mattress pioneer Casper soars in debut trading

In midday trading, Casper Sleep Inc. shares were changing hands at $15.23, nearly 30% above the $12 IPO price. The stock opened at $14.50.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Disconnect? Stocks rising despite fears over the coronavirus

Health experts don’t know how far the virus from China will spread and how bad the crisis will get, yet stocks are rallying as if investors are expecting no more …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Tech stocks lead indexes broadly higher, Nasdaq sets record

Technology companies and banks led a broad rally for U.S. stocks in midday trading Tuesday following solid gains overseas as China took more steps to soften the financial impact of …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Dow drops more than 600 points Friday amid world impact caused by virus outbreak

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 600 points Friday as a virus outbreak that originated in China continued to widen, stoking stock investors’ worries about the potential global …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Stocks indexes gain on Wall Street a day after a big drop

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, reversing a big slice of the market’s losses from a sharp sell-off the day before.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Stocks tumble as virus fears spark sell-off; Dow falls 453

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down by more than 450 points, as investors grappled with fresh worries about the spread of a new virus …


US stocks rise after signing of ‘Phase 1’ trade deal

Stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday after the signing of an initial trade deal between the U.S. and China.


Stocks rise on optimism ahead of US-China trade deal

Technology companies are leading stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Monday afternoon as investors look ahead to the signing of an initial trade deal with China and the potential for …


U.S. stocks head toward records; tech leads the way

Stocks are climbing Thursday, and the S&P 500 is heading for a record as markets continued their rally on relief that the United States and Iran appear to be stepping …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 6, 2020

US stocks shake off an early loss and end slightly higher

Stocks shook off an early loss and managed modest gains on Wall Street as traders remain cautious about rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Oil prices surge, stocks fall after US kills Iranian general

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street and oil prices surged Friday after a U.S. strike killed a top Iranian general in Iraq, raising tensions in the Middle East.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Investors could be partying like it’s 1997, but many sat out

This past year was one of the best in decades for fund investors, as investments of all kinds made money.


US stock indexes move higher on first trading day of 2020

Stocks moved higher on Wall Street in midday trading Thursday as U.S. markets reopened following the New Year’s Day holiday.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

U.S. stocks move broadly lower to start holiday-shortened week

Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Monday, erasing some of the major indexes’ recent gains, though the market remains on track to end the year with its best performance …


US stocks mixed; S&P 500 heads for 5th straight weekly gain

Major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Friday as the market retreated slightly from its latest highs


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

US stocks close at record highs; Nasdaq goes above 9,000

Retailers and technology companies powered stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday, extending the market’s record-setting run.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

US stocks nearly flat at early close for Christmas

The Nasdaq composite eked out a tiny gain, extending the index’s winning streak to 10 days and nudging it to a record high for the seventh day in a row. …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019

US stocks set more records after quiet pre-Christmas trading

Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street on Monday, extending the major indexes’ milestone-shattering run. The S&P 500 index notched its third-consecutive all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

S&P 500, Nasdaq at records as hopes build for a trade deal

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at all-time highs Thursday on renewed optimism that the U.S. and China are close to reaching a deal in their costly trade war.


U.S. stocks close out half-day session with broad losses

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday following a shortened trading session a day after the Thanksgiving holiday that left the market slightly below its record highs.


Major U.S. stock indexes hit record highs amid trade optimism

More encouraging signs that trade talks between the U.S. and China are on track kept investors in a buying mood Tuesday, nudging the major stock indexes to record highs for …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

U.S. stocks jump to records as tech, small companies lead way

A flurry of buyout deals and rising optimism about U.S.-China trade talks sent stocks back to record heights Monday, the latest bit of fuel for a market that’s been climbing …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Stocks end week of milestones at new highs; Dow tops 28,000

Wall Street closed out the week with more milestones Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Stocks slip as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks

Stocks are falling Monday on Wall Street as investors weigh mixed signals about the status of U.S. trade talks with China.


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: 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 …


Yes, stocks are up again. No, recession worries aren’t gone

The U.S. economy is sending some worrying signals about a possible recession, yet the stock market has gone on a what-me-worry ride toward record heights.


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.


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.