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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: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Stocks rise on Wall Street, but virus worries remain

Stocks rose in much of the world Monday and recovered some of their losses from earlier weeks, but markets are still far from giving the all-clear on the virus that …


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: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

Stocks close out best year since 2013; S&P 500 soars 28.9%

Wall Street closed the books Tuesday on a blockbuster 2019 for stock investors, with the broader market delivering its best returns in six years.


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: 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: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Stocks push past latest trade-war confusion to more records

The stock market capped another week of healthy gains on Friday, but it ended on more of a befuddled note than a bang as confusion about the U.S.-China trade war …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

HP’s shares yo-yo as Xerox made a ‘business combination’ offer

HP shares yo-yoed Thursday amid reports that Xerox had made a cash and stock offer, a takeover that would combine two legacy tech companies that are struggling to reinvent themselves.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Disney profits top Wall Street estimates as streaming wars begin

Walt Disney Co. reported fourth-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street expectations, capping a year of dramatic change for the company ahead of the launch of its all-important new streaming service.


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: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

S&P 500 hits all-time high as market extends recent gains

Stocks marched higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Monday, extending the market’s gains into a fourth week and driving the S&P 500 on track for an all-time high.


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.


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: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Late burst of selling leaves U.S. stock indexes little changed

Stocks are edging higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading, placing the market on track to recoup some of its losses after snapping a three-week winning streak.


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.