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Markets Shrug Off Trade Tensions

Regain almost all ground lost on Monday

(Newser) - Investors shrugged off the latest escalation of trade tensions between the US and China and sent stocks broadly higher on Wall Street, the AP reports. Major US indexes on Tuesday gained back nearly all the ground they lost the day before. Technology and consumer-focused companies had some of the biggest... More »

Tech Stocks Lead US Indexes Lower

Dow ends day down 92

(Newser) - Technology stocks led the way downward on Wall Street as traders braced for more tariffs to be announced on China, the AP reports. Apple lost 2.7% Monday, Netflix slumped 3.9% and Twitter gave up 4.2%. Most stocks closed lower on the New York Stock Exchange. Safe-play sectors... More »

Market Ekes Out Gains to Cap Solid Week

Dow manages to rise 8 points

(Newser) - Stocks ended an up-and-down day with slight gains on Wall Street, capping a solid week, per the AP . The S&P 500 index rose less than 1 point to 2,904, its 5th gain in a row, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 8 points to 26,154... More »

Tech Companies Lead US Indexes Higher

Dow ends day up 147

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street as technology companies rose following a recent bout of weakness, the AP reports. Apple jumped 2.4% Thursday, a day after putting out its new lineup of iPhones, and chipmaker Qualcomm rose 4% after announcing a big stock buyback program. Stock indexes in... More »

US Stocks See Mixed Results

Dow, S&P 500 close slightly higher; Nasdaq edges down

(Newser) - After wobbling between gains and losses, US stocks are finishing with a split decision as technology companies dropped, canceling out gains for energy companies, the AP reports. US crude rose 1.6% Wednesday and closed at its highest price in two months. Halliburton rose 2.1%. Chipmakers fell, with Micron... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 113

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - The stock market shook off a wobbly start and ended solidly higher, led by gains in technology and energy stocks, the AP reports. Apple climbed 2.5% Tuesday, a day ahead of its latest iPhone update. Amazon also rose 2.5%. Energy companies rose along with the price of crude... More »

S&P 500 Breaks 4-Day Losing Streak

Nasdaq also ends higher, but Dow slips

(Newser) - The S&P 500 index broke a four-day losing streak with small gains as industrial companies and retailers rose, the AP reports. Technology companies were also higher Monday following steep losses last week. CBS slipped 1.5% after it announced the departure of longtime CEO Les Moonves following more accusations... More »

Stock Indexes Close Lower

But tech stocks rebound

(Newser) - US stock indexes are closing lower Friday after a surprisingly strong jobs report pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates, the AP reports. Investors sold high-dividend stocks as bond yields rose, and tech stocks rebounded from recent losses. Tesla slumped 6.3% after its chief accounting officer quit after... More »

Stocks Sink as Tech Slump Continues

S&P 500, Nasdaq close lower, but Dow gains 20 points

(Newser) - Technology companies are finishing another day of sharp losses Thursday, although the broader market didn't fare as badly, the AP reports. Apple fell 1.7% Thursday. Chipmakers sank after a KLA-Tencor executive said business in the fourth quarter looks weaker than the company expected. KLA lost 10.4%. Facebook... More »

Tech Stocks Sink as Execs Testify

S&P 500, Nasdaq slip while Dow edges up 22 points

(Newser) - US stocks are closing with losses as technology and consumer-focused companies decline, the AP reports. Facebook shed 2.3% and Twitter fell 6.1% as top executives from those companies testified before Congress about issues including their efforts to prevent disinformation and election meddling. Some of the market's recent... More »

Markets See Small Losses on Amazon's Big Day

Dow dips 12

(Newser) - US stocks finished lower Tuesday as losses for health care and technology companies canceled out gains for banks, per the AP . Investors didn't commit to many big moves as trading resumed after the Labor Day holiday. They are likely to focus on trade this week, as the US is... More »

US, Canada Fail to Agree on NAFTA; Markets Unfazed

Talks expected to resume next week

(Newser) - Stocks hardly budged on Wall Street as the US and Canada were unable to complete a trade deal, per the AP . The US Trade Representative said Friday that the two sides would continue negotiating next week on a new deal to replace the NAFTA trade accord, which also includes Mexico.... More »

Stocks Tumble on New China Trade Fears

Dow ends day down 137

(Newser) - Stocks are ending lower after Bloomberg News reported the Trump administration could move forward with $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods as early as next week, the AP reports. The news knocked stocks lower Thursday afternoon, ending a four-day rally that brought major U.S. indexes to record highs.... More »

Stocks End Higher After Shaky Start

Another record high close for the S&P 500

(Newser) - More encouraging news on trade helped the stock market shake off a weak start and finish higher, the AP reports. It was the fourth straight gain for the S&P 500 index Wednesday, and another record high close. Among the biggest gainers, Amazon rose 3.4% after analysts at Morgan... More »

S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs

Dow also edges up

(Newser) - Stocks indexes ended slightly higher after a day of wavering between small gains and losses, the AP reports. Technology stocks rose Tuesday, as did some retailers, but banks, energy companies and makers of consumer goods ended broadly lower. Chipmaker Qualcomm rose 3.6%, but ConocoPhillips fell 1.1%. Discount shoe... More »

Hopes for NAFTA Replacement Send Stocks Higher

Nasdaq goes above 8,000 for the first time

(Newser) - Stocks rose on Wall Street, sending the Nasdaq above 8,000 for the first time, after the White House said it has reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing NAFTA, the AP reports. Automakers, which would stand to benefit from warmer trade relations between the US and Mexico, rose... More »

It's Another Record Day on Wall Street

S&P 500, Nasdaq close at all-time highs

(Newser) - The S&P 500 index closed at a record high Friday, just two days after the current bull market in stocks became the longest in history. The Nasdaq composite and the Russell 2000 indexes also closed at all-time highs, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is still below the high... More »

2 Big Sectors Put a Damper on Markets

Bank and energy stocks slip

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Thursday as a slide in banks and energy companies offset solid gains for the technology sector. The S&P 500 index fell 4 points to 2,856; the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 76 points, or 0.3%, to 25,656; the Nasdaq composite... More »

Market Milestone: 9 Years, 5 Months, 13 Days

The longest bull market in history is on the books

(Newser) - Dot-com bubble, eat your heart out: The S&P 500 has marked its longest-running bull market ever by going 3,454 days since hitting a low point in March 2009, the Wall Street Journal reports. Despite inching down a point Wednesday to 2,861, per the AP , the storied blue-chip... More »

S&P 500's Historic Moment As Bull Run Stretches Ever Further

The index briefly traded at an all-time high Tuesday

(Newser) - The S&P 500 index briefly traded at an all-time high Tuesday just as the US stock market's bull run came closer to becoming the longest on record, per the AP . The market's benchmark index eked out a slight gain, closing a little below the high mark it... More »

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