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S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs

Dow also edges up

(Newser) - Stocks indexes ended slightly higher after a day of wavering between small gains and losses, the AP reports. Technology stocks rose Tuesday, as did some retailers, but banks, energy companies and makers of consumer goods ended broadly lower. Chipmaker Qualcomm rose 3.6%, but ConocoPhillips fell 1.1%. Discount shoe... More »

Hopes for NAFTA Replacement Send Stocks Higher

Nasdaq goes above 8,000 for the first time

(Newser) - Stocks rose on Wall Street, sending the Nasdaq above 8,000 for the first time, after the White House said it has reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing NAFTA, the AP reports. Automakers, which would stand to benefit from warmer trade relations between the US and Mexico, rose... More »

It's Another Record Day on Wall Street

S&P 500, Nasdaq close at all-time highs

(Newser) - The S&P 500 index closed at a record high Friday, just two days after the current bull market in stocks became the longest in history. The Nasdaq composite and the Russell 2000 indexes also closed at all-time highs, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is still below the high... More »

2 Big Sectors Put a Damper on Markets

Bank and energy stocks slip

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Thursday as a slide in banks and energy companies offset solid gains for the technology sector. The S&P 500 index fell 4 points to 2,856; the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 76 points, or 0.3%, to 25,656; the Nasdaq composite... More »

Market Milestone: 9 Years, 5 Months, 13 Days

The longest bull market in history is on the books

(Newser) - Dot-com bubble, eat your heart out: The S&P 500 has marked its longest-running bull market ever by going 3,454 days since hitting a low point in March 2009, the Wall Street Journal reports. Despite inching down a point Wednesday to 2,861, per the AP , the storied blue-chip... More »

S&P 500's Historic Moment As Bull Run Stretches Ever Further

The index briefly traded at an all-time high Tuesday

(Newser) - The S&P 500 index briefly traded at an all-time high Tuesday just as the US stock market's bull run came closer to becoming the longest on record, per the AP . The market's benchmark index eked out a slight gain, closing a little below the high mark it... More »

Dow Ends Week With Another Triple-Digit Gain

Index rises 110

(Newser) - The stock market shook off a wobbly start and ended broadly higher on hopes that China and the US were making progress on resolving their trade dispute. Industrial and health care companies also posted some of the biggest gains Friday. Despite some weakness in chip companies, the technology sector managed... More »

US Stock Indexes Close Sharply Higher

Dow ends day up 396

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street following strong results from Walmart and signs of progress in defusing the trade dispute between China and the US, the AP reports. Walmart jumped 9.3% Thursday after reporting its strongest sales growth in a decade as well as a surge in online... More »

Dow Rises 400 on China Trade Talks

Markets happy officials from US and Beijing will meet this month

(Newser) - Stocks are sharply higher in midday trading on Wall Street following signs of progress in defusing the trade dispute between China and the US. Investors were encouraged to see that China was sending a trade envoy to Washington, which would be the first talks between the two countries since June,... More »

Tech Weakness Pulls Stock Indexes Lower

Dow ends day down 137

(Newser) - Stocks are ending broadly lower on Wall Street led by declines in technology companies, the AP reports. A surprise drop in profits for the Chinese internet giant Tencent Wednesday led to widespread declines for technology stocks. The drop got investors worried about demand for high-tech products as well as economic... More »

US Stocks Rally as Turkish Lira Steadies

Dow ends day up 112

(Newser) - US stocks rallied as banks, retailers, and smaller companies jumped. The gains Tuesday helped the market recover most of its losses over the previous two days, the AP reports. The Turkish lira steadied as officials from Turkey and the US said the countries are in talks to ease diplomatic tensions,... More »

Stocks End Lower Amid Turkey Fears

Dow ends day down 125

(Newser) - Stocks continued to fall as Turkey's central bank was unable to stop another plunge in the nation's currency, the AP reports. Banks and energy companies fell the most on Wall Street Monday. JPMorgan Chase gave up 1.6% and Exxon Mobil fell 1.1%. European and Asian markets... More »

Dow Tumbles Over Tensions With Turkey

Market loses nearly 200 points after US increases tariffs

(Newser) - Stocks in the US and Europe skidded as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey and how it might affect the global financial system. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 196 points, or 0.8%, to 25,313, per the AP . The Nasdaq composite fell 52 points to 7,... More »

Bank, Energy Stocks Crimp the Dow

Index falls 74

(Newser) - Stocks struggled to a mostly lower finish on Wall Street as losses for banks and energy stocks offset gains elsewhere in the market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 74 points, or 0.3%, to 25,509, while the Nasdaq composite rose 3 points to 7,891, and the S&... More »

Dow Rises Another 126

Strong earnings reports help

(Newser) - Solid gains in technology, industrial, and banking stocks sent US indexes higher again on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 126 points, or 0.5%, to 25,628 per the AP . The Nasdaq composite climbed 23 points, or 0.3%, to 7,883, and the S&P 500... More »

Tech Stocks Lead US Stocks Broadly Higher

Dow slips, but Nasdaq and S&P 500 end the day higher

(Newser) - US stocks shook off an early stumble and closed broadly higher, led by gains in technology companies as Apple reached $1 trillion in value , the AP reports. Apple jumped 2.9% Thursday, adding to another big gain from a day earlier. On Tuesday the company reported strong earnings and higher... More »

Stocks See Mixed Results Despite Apple Surge

Dow ends day down 81

(Newser) - Stock indexes closed broadly lower on Wall Street even as a surge in Apple's stock moved the company closer to being worth $1 trillion, the AP reports. Apple jumped 5.9% Wednesday, its biggest gain in a year and a half, after saying made more money from iPhone sales... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 108

Stocks rise, breaking 3-day losing streak

(Newser) - Stocks are closing solidly higher on Wall Street, breaking a three-day losing streak for the market, the AP reports. Industrial and health care companies led the gains on Tuesday. 3M and Pfizer each rose 3.5%. Charter Communications jumped 3.6% after reporting a strong quarter. Chip equipment maker KLA-Tencor... More »

Tech Stocks Drag US Indexes Lower

Tech companies see sharp losses for 3rd consecutive day

(Newser) - Technology companies took sharp losses for a third day in a row and US indexes are closing lower, the AP reports. Twitter skidded 8% and Google's parent company Alphabet gave up 1.8%. Technology companies have done far better than the rest of the market for more than a... More »

This Time, Twitter Has the Lousy Stock Day

Shares fall 20% as tech stocks in general sink; Dow falls 76

(Newser) - A slide in technology companies weighed on US stocks, adding to the market's losses from a day earlier. This time, however, it wasn't Facebook getting all the bad news. Twitter plunged 20.5% Friday after the social media network said its monthly users declined in the second quarter.... More »

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