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Stocks slump again on Wall Street, extending weekly losses

Technology and financial companies helped pull U.S. stocks broadly lower Thursday, marking the fourth straight loss for the S&P 500.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 6:42 p.m.

Health care, tech lead losses for stocks on Wall Street

Health care companies led stocks lower on Wall Street Monday as investors waited for more details on reports that the U.S. and China are moving closer to a deal to …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 3:49 p.m.

U.S. stocks rise broadly after Trump postpones tariff increase

Stocks closed modestly higher Monday after shedding most of the gains from an early rally spurred by the Trump administration’s decision to hold off on increasing tariffs on imported Chinese …


U.S. stocks surge on U.S.-China trade deal optimism

U.S. stocks finished broadly higher Tuesday as investors grew more optimistic about the prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Stocks keep climbing as hopes for U.S.-China trade deal rise

Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong …


Stocks climb on report US may pare back tariffs on China

U.S. stocks finish with solid gains as investors hope the US might cut back its tariffs on imports from China.


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 …