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Market Ends Second-Worst Week This Year

Dow ends day down 272

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower after the latest jobs report gave investors few clues about the Federal Reserve's next move on interest rates. It was the second-worst week for the market so far this year. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 272 points, or 1.7%, to 16,102 today.... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 23

S&P 500 also up, though Nasdaq is down

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly higher as markets regain their footing after a turbulent few weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 23 points, or 0.1%, to 16,374 today. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose two points, also 0.1%, to 1,951. The Nasdaq composite... More »

Dow Rebounds, Ends Day Up 293

Nasdaq, S&P 500 are also up

(Newser) - US stocks are closing broadly higher as the market bounces back from a plunge yesterday. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 293 points, or 1.8%, to 16,351 today. The Standard & Poor's 500 index increased 35 points, or 1.8%, to 1,948. The Nasdaq composite gained... More »

Stocks See Third-Worst Drop This Year

Dow ends day down 469

(Newser) - Markets are turning turbulent again after investors were unnerved by more signs of weakness in China, the world's second-largest economy. US stocks sank 3% today, their third-worst drop this year. The two bigger falls occurred in the last two weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 469 points, or... More »

Dow Sinks 300-Plus at Open

Analysts again blame China

(Newser) - It could be yet another long day for the markets. The Dow sank more than 300 points at the open this morning, with China again taking the brunt of the blame. The early swoon comes a day after US stocks closed out their worst month in more than three years.... More »

Oil Soars, Dow Tumbles 115

Stocks fall broadly except in energy shares

(Newser) - The stock market is closing out its worst month in more than three years on a down note. Stocks fell broadly in today's trading, with the exception of energy shares, which reversed an early slump after the price of crude oil surged. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 12 After Wild Week of Trading

S&P 500, Nasdaq gain points

(Newser) - US stocks are ending the day little changed at the end of a volatile week. Stocks fell heavily in the first two days of trading this week on concerns about the health of China's economy. The market then rebounded sharply as investors decided to scoop up bargains. The Dow... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 369

Ending a wild day of trading

(Newser) - US stocks are closing sharply higher after China's main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. A report also showed that the US economy expanded at a much faster pace than previously estimated. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 369.26 points, or 2.3%, to 16,... More »

Dow Surges, Ends Day Up 619

Market has its best day in almost 4 years

(Newser) - US stocks are closing sharply higher, giving the stock market its best day in close to four years. Stocks are rebounding from a six-day slump that was prompted by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 619 points, or 4%, today. The Standard... More »

Dow Opens Strongly, Jumps More Than 300

Markets show early signs of a rebound

(Newser) - From Black Monday to what MarketWatch suggests might be "Turnaround Tuesday"? The day's got a long way to go, but things started off with a jolt. The Dow was up more than 300 points in its opening minutes this morning. (Stock futures suggested as much .) China'... More »

What You Need to Know Before the Markets Open

Things look much calmer, and US is poised for a decent start

(Newser) - The financial world looks less chaotic today than it did on what's being called Black Monday: Chinese stocks had another rough day, but European markets stabilized and American stock futures rose, reports the Wall Street Journal . The Shanghai Index closed down 7.6% and Japan's Nikkei dropped 4%,... More »

Dow Plunges 589 on Wild Day

The markets correct somewhat after horrific opening

(Newser) - The US stock market took investors on a stomach-churning ride today, as the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunged more than 1,000 points and sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street. Stocks regained much of that ground as the day wore on, with the Dow... More »

Dow Down 1K in Opening Minutes

Stock futures were down 850+ points earlier

(Newser) - MarketWatch used a stock photo of the Grim Reaper and words like "carnage" in an early-morning article on stock futures—it appears to have been prescient. After an ugly morning in which Dow futures plummeted some 850 points, the Dow fell by more than 1,000 points in... More »

Dow Plunges 531 Points

China's troubles are taking a heavy toll on the markets

(Newser) - It was bad this morning , and it got downright ugly this afternoon: The Dow finished the day down 531 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 were similarly hammered, reports the TheStreet . The Dow fell more than 300 points yesterday, making this the biggest two-day drop since the financial... More »

Dow Plunging Again as 'Fear Index' Rises

China and the Fed contribute to sinking markets

(Newser) - Yesterday's 300-plus plunge of the Dow was no fluke: It was down that much again today around mid-day as the markets headed toward their worst week of 2015, reports TheStreet . Fears about China's slowing economy were driving the declines, and concerns about a looming rate hike by the... More »

Stocks in China Have Best Day in 6 Years

But danger is nowhere near over

(Newser) - Just as the doom-and-gloom stories about the Chinese stock market were reaching a fevered pitch comes this: China stocks just had their best day in six years, reports the Wall Street Journal . The Shanghai Composite rose nearly 6% and the smaller Shenzhen market about 4%. But don't celebrate too... More »

Dow Falls 262 After Hours-Long Glitch

Still no clear explanation for today's halt in trading

(Newser) - The Dow closed a strange day down 262 points, reports TheStreet . The close came after the New York Stock Exchange resumed trading at 3:10 in the wake of an unprecedented delay of nearly four hours . The NYSE hasn't fully explained what happened, describing it as an internal technical... More »

Greek Crisis? We Should Really Worry About China

Columnist: Plunging stock market could have much bigger effects on world

(Newser) - Greece's financial misery is getting the world's attention , but what's happening in China may have far greater consequences, writes Ruchir Sharma in the Wall Street Journal . The stock market there is in a free fall, down by more than 25% since mid-June, and there's no end... More »

Tycoon Loses $15B in 30 Minutes

Li Hejun is no longer China's richest man

(Newser) - Pop goes the bubble: An energy company chief's brief time as the richest person in China ended in a spectacular collapse this week. In a brutal 30 minutes or so of trading on Wednesday, Li Hejun's fortune went down by as much as $500 million a minute as... More »

Dow Ends Down 173 After Huge Drop Earlier

Markets teeter amid bad global news

(Newser) - You know it's a bad day on Wall Street when the Dow closes down 173 points, and that's seen as relatively good news. The reason is that it was down more than 460 points shortly before 2pm before rebounding in the final two hours, reports TheStreet . The S&... More »

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