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Stocks Rebound After 2-Day Rout

Dow rises 63

(Newser) - US stocks finished mostly higher, a break after two days of steep losses. Technology and internet companies and retailers were responsible for most of the gains Wednesday, per the AP . The S&P 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3%, to 2,649, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped... More »

Tech Rout Erases Market's Gain for the Year

Dow ends day down 551

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply lower, erasing the market's gains for the year, as losses for big technology companies like Apple mount, the AP reports. Apple sank 4.8% Tuesday. Retailers also fell sharply. Target plunged 10.5% after reporting weak results. Victoria's Secret parent company L Brands fell... More »

Markets Off to Brutal Start

Dow falls more than 500, putting 2018 gains at risk

(Newser) - Stocks are skidding again on Wall Street as a tech rout continues and several big retailers report weak results, per the AP . Apple sank another 3.6% in early trading Tuesday and Microsoft gave up 3.3%. Target, meanwhile, plunged 9.5% after missing Wall Street's earnings estimates. In... More »

Tech Stocks Lead Slump on Wall Street

Dow ends day down 395

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street, pulled down by more steep losses in big technology companies, the AP reports. Apple, Microsoft and Facebook all came under heavy selling pressure Monday. The losses came after the US and China clashed at a Pacific Rim summit over the weekend, dashing... More »

Market Ends Week at a Loss, Despite Late Buying Wave

President's optimism that China trade dispute will be resolved, boosts buying

(Newser) - A late afternoon wave of buying sent US stocks higher, the AP reports, but the market still ended the week with a loss. Health care and energy companies powered the gains Friday. UnitedHealth Group added 2.3% and Chevron rose 1.8%. The market got a boost in the afternoon... More »

Stocks Erase Early Loss, Finish Higher

Market breaks 5-day losing streak

(Newser) - A rebound in technology stocks helped the market erase an early loss and finish higher, breaking a five-day losing streak, the AP reports. Banks and industrial stocks also rose Thursday, offsetting losses in retailers, homebuilders and utilities. Energy stocks rose along with crude oil. British bank stocks plunged and the... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 205

Tech, banks lead US stock indexes lower

(Newser) - Technology companies and banks led stocks lower on Wall Street, extending the market's slide to a fifth day, the AP reports. Apple sank 2.8% Wednesday and JPMorgan Chase gave up 2.1%. Energy companies held up better than the rest of the market as the price of oil... More »

Plunging Oil Prices Sink Energy Stocks

Dow falls 100 points

(Newser) - The steepest fall in oil prices in more than three years pulled energy stocks lower on Wall Street, extending a losing streak for the S&P 500 index to a fourth day, the AP reports. The price of US crude plunged 7.1% Tuesday, to $55 a barrel, the lowest... More »

Dow Plunges 602 Points

Tech stocks lead US market lower

(Newser) - Stock trading turned jittery again after two weeks of gains, pulling the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 600 points, the AP reports. Technology stocks took some of the biggest losses Monday. Apple slumped 5%. Amazon dropped 4.4% and Goldman Sachs gave up 7.5%. British American Tobacco,... More »

Stocks Close Lower as Oil Slump Continues

Yelp stock takes a nosedive

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower as a combination of weak economic data from China and disappointing earnings hurt technology and internet companies, the AP reports. Crude oil prices fell Friday for the 10th day in a row, hurting energy companies. Video game maker Activision Blizzard plunged 12.4% after forecasting weak holiday... More »

Mixed Finish for US Stocks

Crude slides, dragging down energy stocks

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street after a big rally the day before, the AP reports. Energy companies fell again Thursday as price of oil entered a bear market with a decline of 20.6% from its peak in early October. Oil prices have been falling as traders... More »

Stocks Rally Post-Election

Dow ends day up 545

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply higher on Wall Street as investors are relieved that midterm elections went as they had expected, leaving split control of Congress, the AP reports. Health care stocks did especially well Wednesday after the Democrats took the House of Representatives, greatly decreasing any chance that the Affordable... More »

Industrial Stocks Lead US Indexes Higher

Trading relatively calm on Election Day

(Newser) - US stocks closed higher as industrial and technology companies recovered some of the big losses they took over the last month, the AP reports. Strong company earnings also contributed to the gains Tuesday. CVS Health jumped 5.7% and Booking Holdings, the parent company of, rose 4.2%.... More »

Banks, Energy Companies Lead Stock Gains

Dow ends day up 190

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street as gains for financial and energy companies outweigh weakness in the technology sector, the AP reports. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway rose 4.7% Monday after the company announced solid results over the weekend. Energy companies were broadly higher following an 8.... More »

Strong Week Ends Slightly Lower

Apple fell to its worst loss in more than four years

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower on Wall Street as Apple fell to its worst loss in more than four years, the AP reports. Even with Friday's losses the market still wound up higher for the week thanks to gains over the past three days. Apple sank 6.6% after forecasting weak... More »

Stocks Rise for 3rd Straight Day

Dow ends day up 264

(Newser) - Stocks rose again on Wall Street, extending a rebound into a third day following a dismal October, the AP reports. Technology and consumer-focused companies put up some of the biggest losses Thursday. Chipmakers did especially well after taking a beat last month. Intel added 2.9% and Nvidia climbed 3.... More »

Stocks Gain on Last Day of Brutal Month

Stocks climb for second consecutive day

(Newser) - Stocks climbed for the second day in a row at the end of a brutal month for global markets, the AP reports. Investors applauded strong quarterly results Wednesday from companies including Facebook and General Motors, giving the market its first two-day gain since late September. GM, which also announced buyouts,... More »

Stocks Claw Their Way Higher

Dow ends day up 431

(Newser) - Stocks are closing solidly higher on Wall Street as the market claws back a small part of the ground it has lost this month, the AP reports. Several companies gained ground Tuesday after reporting results that pleased investors. Oreo maker Mondelez International climbed 5% Tuesday, and athletic clothing maker Under... More »

Trump Has Explanation for Market's 'Little Pause'

It's because of the midterms, he says, warning that Democrats will make things worse

(Newser) - President Trump has repeatedly celebrated the stock market's rise under his watch, and on Tuesday he chalked up Wall Street's rough October to concern about the midterms. "The Stock Market is up massively since the Election, but is now taking a little pause — people want to... More »

Another Dizzying Day on Wall Street

Stocks close sharply lower

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply lower in another dizzying day on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its worst month since early 2009, the AP reports. Indexes swung in a huge range Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose as much as 352 points and sank as much as... More »

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