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Dow Ends Day Up 62

US stock indexes close broadly higher

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street as technology and health care companies post solid gains, the AP reports. Retailers also did well Wednesday, led by a 10.8% surge in Macy's after the company reported a surprisingly strong quarter. Target added 2.9%. Small-company stocks fared even better... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 193

10-year Treasury yield hits its highest level in almost 7 years

(Newser) - Losses in technology and health care companies helped pull US stocks lower, breaking an eight-day winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average, the AP reports. The broad sell-off Tuesday followed a spike in bond yields, which sent the 10-year Treasury yield to its highest in almost seven years. That... More »

Stocks Struggle to Mixed Finish

After an early rally Monday

(Newser) - Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on Wall Street as weakness in smaller-company stocks offset gains in large companies, the AP reports. The market had rallied early Monday on hopes that trade tensions were easing between the US and China. By afternoon, those gains were mostly gone. Casino operators and... More »

Dow Has Strongest Week Since March

Market climbs another 91 points Friday

(Newser) - Health care companies led US indexes modestly higher on Wall Street Friday, closing out the market's biggest weekly gain since March. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 91 points to 24,831, per the AP . The Nasdaq composite edged down 2 points to 7,402, and the S&P... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 196

Technology leads more gains for US stocks

(Newser) - Stocks are closing solidly higher on Wall Street for the second day in a row, extending the market's gains for the week, the AP reports. Technology companies, which have continued to lead the market this year, contributed the most to the rally. Apple rose 1.4% and Facebook climbed... More »

US Stock Indexes Post Solid Gains

Dow ends day up 182

(Newser) - Stocks posted solid gains on Wall Street, led by technology companies and banks, the AP reports. Energy stocks rose along with the price of oil. The price of US crude climbed back above $70 a barrel Wednesday, a day after the US moved to withdraw from a nuclear accord with... More »

Stocks End Day Little Changed

Oil prices fall

(Newser) - Stocks are ending little changed and oil prices fell after President Donald Trump said the US was withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal with Iran and would reimpose sanctions on the country, the AP reports. The price of oil ended 2.4% lower Tuesday, paring some of its earlier losses.... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 94

Other indexes also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher on Wall Street, adding to the market's gains from last week, the AP reports. Technology companies and banks pulled the market higher on Monday. Energy companies also rose as the price of crude oil closed above $70 a barrel for the first time since November 2014.... More »

Dow Finishes Week Strong as Apple Hits Record High

Index up more than 330 points

(Newser) - Stocks closed sharply higher on Wall Street Friday, led by gains in technology stocks as Apple rose to another all-time high. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 332 points, or 1.4%, to 24,262, per the AP . The Nasdaq composite climbed 121 points, or 1.7%, to 7,209,... More »

US Stocks See Mixed Finish

Dow edges up, other indexes end the day lower

(Newser) - Losses for health care companies and banks left stocks lower, although a late push for technology and industrial companies helped the market avoid a steeper decline, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrial average managed a tiny gain, thanks to a rise in Boeing, erasing an earlier loss of 393... More »

Stocks Close Lower After Late Slump

But Apple surges

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly lower following a late slump Wednesday, as Apple jumped but health care and food and drink makers fell, the AP reports. Apple advanced 4.4% after it announced a $100 billion stock buyback and met Wall Street's estimates in its fiscal second quarter. In health... More »

Stocks See Mixed Finish

Dow loses 64 points, S&P 500 and Nasdaq end the day higher

(Newser) - Stocks clawed back from an early loss as Apple led a rally in technology companies, the AP reports. Small-company stocks also did well Tuesday, outweighing losses in big household goods makers and industrial companies. The market got off to a weak start as investors focused on trade tensions, a drop... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 148

Drops in telecom companies lead stocks broadly lower

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly lower on Wall Street, led by drops in telecommunications companies, the AP reports. Phone companies had some of the biggest declines on Monday. Verizon slumped 4.3%. Sprint lost 13.7% and T-Mobile US fell 6.2% after the two companies announced another attempt to merge.... More »

Dow Slips Back Despite Amazon's Gains

Index falls 11 points

(Newser) - Stocks are ending the week little changed Friday as disappointing results from Exxon Mobil weighed on energy companies and offset gains by Amazon and others. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 11 points, or less than 0.1%, to 24,311, per the AP . The Nasdaq gained 1 point to... More »

Stocks Finish Higher as Facebook Leads Tech Rally

Dow ends day up 238

(Newser) - Stocks are finishing with gains as Facebook leads a big rally for technology companies, the AP reports. The social media platform jumped 9.1% Thursday after saying a recent data privacy scandal didn't hurt its business in the first quarter. Google parent Alphabet rose 2% and Twitter rose 1.... More »

Mixed Finish for US Stock Indexes

Dow ends day up 59

(Newser) - It was a mixed finish on Wall Street as large-company stocks eked out modest gains but smaller ones ended lower after a wobbly day of trading, the AP reports. Big health care, energy and retailing stocks posted gains Wednesday. Boeing jumped 4.2%, helping the Dow Jones industrial average break... More »

After 619-Point Plunge, Dow Ends Day Down 424

Treasury yield spooks investors

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street as big technology and industrial companies take heavy losses, the AP reports. Market favorites including Alphabet and Amazon dropped Tuesday, and heavy equipment maker Caterpillar sank 6.2% after warning of weaker profits. 3M, like several other manufacturers reporting their quarterly results,... More »

Dow Sinks Fast Over 10-Year Benchmark

Treasury yield spooks investors

(Newser) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged about 600 points Tuesday afternoon, the AP reports. Business Insider reports the tumble took place after the closely watched 10-year Treasury yield went above 3% for the first time since 2014. Tech and industrial stocks saw particularly steep drops. The decline wiped out April'... More »

Stocks Close Lower After Early Gain Fades

Dow falls 14 points

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street after an early gain faded away, the AP reports. Technology companies fell Monday, offsetting gains in other sectors including energy and phone companies. Bond prices continue to fall, sending the yield on the 10-year Treasury note closer to 3%, a milestone it... More »

Dow Falls Again as Apple Losing Streak Continues

Index drops 201 as tech stocks falter

(Newser) - A slump in big technology stocks helped pull US indexes lower on Wall Street Friday, extending the market's modest losses from a day earlier. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 201 points, or 0.8%, to 24,462, per the A P. The Nasdaq composite fell 91 points, or... More »

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