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UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 2:15 p.m.

Amazon’s 2Q profits miss Wall Street expectations

Amazon is reporting that second-quarter profits are below Wall Street estimates as increasing competition for faster delivery is putting pressure on the online leader’s business.


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: Thu., July 4, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

U.S. futures, Europe stocks gain before jobs report

U.S. stock futures and European shares edged higher Thursday in a lackluster session marked by thin trading volumes thanks to the American holiday. Gold slipped but stayed above $1,400 and …


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.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

U.S. stocks climb, sending S&P 500 index toward a new high

The milestone, which eclipsed the benchmark index’s last record close on April 30, underscores a swift rebound for the market in June that has erased the losses from a 6.6% …


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 …


Motley Fool: Take a Bite of This

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has reaped huge profits from its iPhones, Mac computers and a host of other electronic devices and services.


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

U.S. hiring slows sharply as Trump’s trade war hits jobs

Hiring slowed sharply in May, as companies in industries hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war hesitated to bring on new employees.


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.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

Uber’s hyped-up IPO hits a few potholes on its first day

After much hype leading up to the largest initial public offering in five years, Uber hit a few potholes on its first day of trading, closing down 8% and reflecting …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 2 p.m.

Worsening U.S.-China trade tensions rattle financial markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street as the U.S. and China moved closer to an escalation of their …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

U.S. stocks slide after threat from Trump to raise tariffs

Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Going, going, almost gone: Fund fees drop to record low

The stock market keeps going higher, but fees to own funds keep going lower.


Stocks tick up to another record high as Goldilocks reigns

U.S. stock indexes edged further into record territory Monday following more signs that the economy is growing in the not too hot, not too cold way that investors love.


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Outlook for the U.S. economy and stock market brightens

Solid U.S. growth defies recession fears, but hurdles remain as one-time factors drive economy.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 3:04 p.m.

Back to the same record, but it’s a different stock market

The S&P 500 index of big U.S. stocks is back to a record high, closing above 2,930 on Tuesday for the first time since Sept. 20. On the way, though, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

S&P 500 posts biggest quarterly gain in a decade; Lyft soars

Stocks finished broadly higher on Friday as Wall Street closed out the first quarter with the market’s biggest gain in nearly a decade.


Stock indexes waver on Wall Street after a wobbly start

Stock indexes veered between small gains and losses in early trading Wednesday on Wall Street as the market cooled off after posting solid gains a day earlier.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

Stocks, bond yields fall sharply as growth worries spread

Wall Street was roiled Friday by new signs that global economic growth is slowing. The jitters triggered a sell-off in stocks and sent bond yields sharply lower, flashing a possible …


Tech leads U.S. stocks broadly higher; Boeing drops

A broadly rally led by technology companies drove U.S. stocks sharply higher Monday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest increase since late January.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

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.