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Trade Worries Send Stocks Lower

Dow falls for 8th day in a row

(Newser) - US stocks are closing lower as investors sold car makers and technology companies on fears the growing US-China trade dispute will hurt earnings, the AP reports. General Motors lost 2% and Tesla fell 4.1% Thursday after German automaker Daimler lowered its profit forecast, partly because of planned Chinese tariffs... More »

Dow Posts 7th Straight Loss

But S&P ends higher, and Nasdaq sets another record

(Newser) - Stocks are ending mostly higher Wednesday, although the Dow Jones industrials are posting a seventh straight loss due to weakness in McDonald's and Travelers, the AP reports. The Dow slid 42.41, or 0.2%, to 24,657.80. It's fallen 2.6% during the losing streak. The... More »

Dow Is Now in the Red for the Year

Worries about a US-China trade war are increasing

(Newser) - The stock market opened on a down note and finished in pretty much the same place, all thanks to investor worries about a possible trade war between the US and China. The Dow lost 287 points to finish at 24,700, enough to wipe out all 2018 gains, reports MarketWatch... More »

Dow Falls 300+ at Open on Trade War Fears

Investors worried about tensions with Beijing

(Newser) - The stock market opened on a sour note Tuesday amid investor fears that a full-blown trade war between the US and China is in the offing. The Dow fell more than 300 points, or 1.2%, in the first minutes of trading, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 103

Stocks see mixed results

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mixed Monday after recovering from early losses, the AP reports. Energy stocks helped the comeback. Chevron gained 1.5%, getting a boost from a 1.2% rise in the price of US crude oil. Some big technology shares also posted gains. Alphabet, the parent company of Google,... More »

US Markets Close Slightly Lower on Trade Concerns

Industrial, technology stocks fell after White House announces tariff on China imports

(Newser) - After some sharp early losses, stocks are closing only slightly lower after the US announced tariffs on Chinese exports and China responded in kind, reports the AP . Energy companies dropped with oil prices Friday, and industrial and technology companies also fell after the White House announced a 25% tariff on... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 119

Stocks slip after Fed raises rates

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled that faster interest rate hikes are on the way, the AP reports. AT&T fell 6.2% and Time Warner gained 1.8% after a judge cleared the way for AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. Other... More »

Nasdaq Closes at Record High

But Dow Jones slips

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mixed as technology companies and retailers rise, and the S&P 500 is ending at a four-month high, the AP reports. Twitter climbed 5% Tuesday and Dollar Tree gained 3%. However energy companies and banks took losses. A federal judge is expected to rule shortly on whether... More »

Stocks Close Slightly Higher

Dow edges up 5 points

(Newser) - Stocks are closing slightly higher on Wall Street, helped by corporate deal news, the AP reports. Physician services provider Envision Healthcare rose 2.3% Monday after KKR agreed to buy it for about $10 billion. Household goods makers continued their recent rally. General Mills rose 3.5%. The market had... More »

After Rough Start, Markets End With Gains

Dow rises 75 points

(Newser) - Stocks shook off a bumpy start Friday and ended modestly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in health care companies and makers of consumer goods. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 75 points, or 0.3%, to 25,316, per the AP . The Nasdaq composite edged up 10 points,... More »

Stocks See Mixed Finish as Tech Sector Sags

S&P 500 slips, ending 4-day winning streak

(Newser) - Stocks closed mixed on Wall Street as technology companies took their worst losses in six weeks but energy companies rose along with oil prices, the AP reports. A small loss for the S&P 500 ended a four-day winning streak for the index. Energy companies rallied as the price of... More »

Dow Jumps 346 Points

Nasdaq again sets record

(Newser) - US stocks are closing with strong gains as the market extends its winning streak to four days, the AP reports. Banks and raw materials companies were among the top performers. The S&P 500 rose 23 points, or 0.9%, to 2,772. All sectors in the index posted gains... More »

Nasdaq Sets Another Record

As Dow Jones slips

(Newser) - Stocks are finishing mostly higher as retailers and technology companies continue to rise, the AP reports. Macy's climbed 8% Tuesday and eBay rose 2.5%. That helped cancel out losses for banks, which fell with interest rates. Citigroup fell 0.9%. Starbucks fell 2.4% after announcing that Howard... More »

Nasdaq Closes at All-Time High

As does the Russell 2000 index

(Newser) - Stocks rose again on Wall Street, led by gains for technology companies, retailers and household goods makers, the AP reports. The Nasdaq composite and an index measuring small-company stocks, which have both done well in recent weeks, each set all-time highs on Monday. Google's parent company, Alphabet, rose 1.... More »

Markets Reclaim Most of Week's Lost Ground

Dow rises 219

(Newser) - The stock market clawed back most of the ground it lost earlier this week following a surprisingly robust jobs report for last month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 219 points, or 0.9%, to 24,635, per the AP . The Nasdaq composite climbed 112 points, or 1.5%, to... More »

Stocks Fall as US Imposes Steel Tariffs

Dow ends day down 251

(Newser) - Stocks skidded after the Trump administration said it is imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Europe, Canada and Mexico, the AP reports. Canada and Mexico responded with tariffs of their own Thursday, and the European Union is expected to follow suit. American steel makers mostly rose, while industrial... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 306

US stocks recover ground

(Newser) - Stocks are closing solidly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in banks, technology and energy companies, the AP reports. Banks rose along with bond yields Wednesday after sustaining big losses a day ago. JPMorgan Chase rose 2.3%. Investors were relieved by signs that Italy might have not hold... More »

Political Turmoil in Italy Shakes Up Global Markets

Dow ends day down 391

(Newser) - Stocks in the US and Europe sank following political turmoil in Italy, which stoked fears of instability in the euro bloc, the AP reports. Investors dumped Italian government bonds Tuesday, driving borrowing costs sharply higher for that country, and shifted money into US bonds. A steep drop in US bond... More »

On Historic Day, Markets Have So-So Performance

Dow falls 58 as NYSE gets first female president

(Newser) - Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months following reports that OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. The drops Friday left major US market indexes mostly lower at the end of an indecisive week. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 58 points, or 0.2%,... More »

Energy Companies Skid, Sending Indexes Lower

Dow ends day down 75

(Newser) - US stocks are finishing mostly lower as energy companies skidded along with oil prices, the AP reports. The market dropped Thursday after President Donald Trump said he canceled a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but recovered most of those losses. Crude oil prices and energy companies fell... More »

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