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Dow Ends Day Down 99

Stock market sees a mixed finish

(Newser) - An early rally on the stock market was mostly gone by the closing bell, leaving indexes with a mixed finish after being up most of the day. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 99 points Wednesday, or 0.6%, to 15,914. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped... More »

Stocks See Another Bumpy Day

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all close slightly lower

(Newser) - Stocks are ending slightly lower after another bumpy day. Major indexes wavered between gains and losses for most of the day Tuesday, then ended barely in the red. Energy companies once again suffered the biggest losses as the price of oil took another tumble. Consol Energy sank 12%. The Dow... More »

Dow Ends Week Down 211

S&P 500, Nasdaq also down

(Newser) - US stocks closed sharply lower after a weak jobs report cast doubt on the strength of the US economy. Technology stocks were especially hard hit, leading a broad decline Friday that included all sectors except utilities. Other big losers were energy and consumer discretionary stocks, down because oil prices fell... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 79

S&P 500, Nasdaq also modestly higher

(Newser) - Stocks are ending modestly higher after a day of wobbling between slight gains and losses. Materials companies notched some of the biggest gains Thursday as prices for metals and other commodities ended mostly higher. Copper miner Freeport McMoRan jumped 18% and metals maker Alcoa rose 10%. The Dow Jones industrial... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 183

S&P 500 also up, but Nasdaq is down

(Newser) - Stocks closed mostly higher after a surge in the price of crude oil gave a respite to the beaten-down energy sector. US crude jumped 8% Wednesday, continuing a wild ride that sent prices plunging over the previous two days. Many of the top gainers in the market were energy companies.... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 295

S&P 500, Nasdaq also down

(Newser) - Energy companies led a broad retreat on the stock market as prices for crude oil and natural gas took another tumble. Bank stocks also got beaten down Tuesday as investors worry that lenders could suffer if loans to overextended energy companies go bad. Several stocks also lost ground after reporting... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 396

S&P 500, Nasdaq also soar

(Newser) - Stocks soared on the last trading day of January, led by big gains in technology companies after Microsoft turned in a strong quarter. Visa and MasterCard also joined the rally in technology Friday, and several other companies also surged on strong earnings. Consol Energy jumped along with the price of... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 222

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - The stock market gave up a modest gain and turned lower after the Federal Reserve issued a cautious assessment of how the US economy was doing. The Fed said in its latest policy statement that it was concerned about how turbulence in global economics and finance could affect US growth.... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 282

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - US stocks closed sharply higher as the price of crude oil made another sudden turn, this time to the upside. The price of oil surge almost 4% Tuesday, reversing a slump from the day before. Chevron and Exxon Mobil each jumped 4%. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 282 points,... More »

Why Oprah's Weight Loss Is the Stock Market's Gain

If you own Weight Watchers stock, watch Oprah's weight

(Newser) - Want to win in the stock market? Start paying attention to Oprah's waistline. Bloomberg reports Weight Watchers stocks rose up to 22% Tuesday after Oprah announced she lost 26 pounds using the program. Oprah—an investor and spokesperson for Weight Watchers— tweeted a video in which she claims she... More »

Energy Stocks Lead Broad Rally as Oil Price Soars

It was the first weekly gain for stocks in a month

(Newser) - Stocks are closing out their first weekly gain in four weeks, led by a surge in energy and technology stocks. Oil stocks soared Friday after the price of crude jumped 9%, clawing back more of the ground it has lost since the beginning of the year. Apple led a broad... More »

Dow Rebounds, Ends Day Up 115

S&P 500, Nasdaq also up

(Newser) - US stocks are closing higher, led by a rebound in oil and gas companies as energy prices recovered from a steep drop the day before. Many of the top gainers in the Standard & Poor's 500 index Thursday were energy companies. Consol Energy and Southwestern Energy each soared 19%.... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 249

Nasdaq, S&P 500 also down

(Newser) - US stocks recovered much of an early plunge , but the price of oil suffered its worst one-day drop since September. Energy companies were pummeled as the latest fall in oil threatened more damage to an industry that has been stricken with bankruptcies, layoffs, and other cutbacks. Exxon Mobil fell 4%... More »

Dow Down 500+ Points at Midday


(Newser) - It might be the worst day yet in an already lousy year for the stock market: The Dow was down more than 500 points shortly after noon, a fall of about 3.3%, and the Nasdaq and S&P 500 were down similar percentages. The news comes after yet another... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 27

S&P 500 inches up, but Nasdaq closes down 11

(Newser) - US stocks struggled to close with meager gains, narrowly avoiding another down day. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 27 points, or 0.2%, to 16,016 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out a gain of a point, less than 0.1%, to 1,881.... More »

Markets Close on Worst-Ever 2-Week Start to Year

Dow ends day below 16K

(Newser) - US stocks plunged again, completing the worst two-week start to a year ever. The market was rattled Friday by yet another tumble in the price of oil that slammed energy companies and on a government report showing a dip in retail sales. The price of oil sank below $30 a... More »

Dow Plunges 500, Drops Below 16K

'Psychologically key' level is breached

(Newser) - The Dow's awful start Friday morning is only getting worse. The Dow dipped some 430 points in the first half-hour of trading, then recovered a bit, only to crater again. It was down 500 points, or about 3%, at one point in the afternoon as part of what the... More »

Stock Market Rebounds

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq end the day higher

(Newser) - The stock market is closing broadly higher, led by gains in oil and gas companies as the price of crude turned higher. The gains Thursday came a day after the market had its worst drop since September. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 227 points, or 1.4%, to 16,... More »

Stock Market Takes a Beating

Dow ends day down 364

(Newser) - A bad start to 2016 for the stock market got even worse. Stocks plunged Wednesday, bringing the widely watched Standard & Poor's 500 index down 10% from its November peak. The last time the market had a plunge that big, known as a "correction" on Wall Street, was... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 117

S&P 500, Nasdaq also up

(Newser) - A late wave of buying left the stock market higher, led by gains in technology and health care. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 117 points, or 0.7%, to 16,516 Tuesday. It wavered between gains and losses much of the day. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... More »

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