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In Rebound, Dow's Up 117

Wynn Resorts, Apollo Education have a good day

(Newser) - Stocks closed solidly higher Monday as the market regained some ground it lost last week, the AP reports. Casino operator Wynn Resorts jumped 7%, one of several consumer stocks to post big gains. Apollo Education, which runs the University of Phoenix, jumped 12% Monday after a group of investors raised... More »

Apple 'Cheerleader' Icahn Dumps All His Stock

Billionaire is worried about China's influence, barriers against company

(Newser) - Just a few years ago, Carl Icahn opened his wallet to invest in Apple, calling such a move a "no-brainer," and became what the Guardian calls a "huge cheerleader" for the tech company. But that all changed this week as the billionaire investor made a decision to... More »

Dow Skids by 26

Xerox takes 13% hit after grim report

(Newser) - US stocks are closing lower Monday as investors found little to like in the latest batch of company earnings. Xerox slumped 13% after reporting a plunge in earnings and cutting its profit forecast, and Perrigo, an Irish drug maker, dropped 18% after cutting its own earnings outlook, citing lower prices... More »

Dow Spikes 106, Energy Sector Gains Ground

Hasbro jumps 6%

(Newser) - Major US stocks indexes are closing higher, led by a recovery in the energy sector. The market had started lower on Monday as the price of oil sank, but turned higher in morning trading and stayed higher for the rest of the day. In addition to energy stocks, health care... More »

Dow Falls by 20 After Early Gains

Investors have low hopes for earnings reports

(Newser) - US stocks gave up an early gain and closed slightly lower as investors hold dim expectations for company earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average had been up more than 150 points but faded in the afternoon Monday. The average slipped 20 points, or 0.1%, to 17,556. The Standard... More »

Dow Drops 55, Stock Soars for Virgin America

Stocks sink overall on slow day for Wall Street

(Newser) - Stock indexes are ending mostly lower in a relatively quiet day of trading on Wall Street. Homebuilder PulteGroup sank 7% Monday on news that the company's CEO will retire next year as part of a management shakeup. Virgin America jumped 40% after agreeing to be acquired by Alaska Air.... More »

Dow Ekes Up 19 Points

It's the slowest day of US trading this year

(Newser) - Stocks closed mostly higher in quiet trading, led by gains in consumer companies. Media stocks rose Monday, as did hotel companies, but energy companies lost ground along with the price of oil. Starwood and Marriott climbed as Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group made another effort to buy Starwood. Avon... More »

Stocks Pick Up After Shaky Morning

Health care and telecommunications stocks rise

(Newser) - Stocks shook off an early loss on Monday to notch their fourth consecutive gain in a row. Investors had their eye on the latest string of deal news, as well as a new report showing US home sales slumped last month, the AP reports. Telecommunications and health care stocks were... More »

Dow Rises 15 Ahead of Big Fed Meeting

But most US stocks hold steady

(Newser) - US stocks barely budged Monday, finishing mixed as lower oil prices pulled energy companies lower while hotels and travel-related companies rose. Trading was quiet ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting later this week, which is expected to shed some light on the possibility of a future increase in benchmark... More »

Dow Falls 123, Erasing Gains

Nine of 10 market sectors take a tumble

(Newser) - Late-day selling pushed US stocks to a loss for the day and erased nearly all of the market's gains for the month. Nine of the 10 market sectors fell Monday—only utilities managed a slight gain—as investors lost enthusiasm for stocks after two straight weekly gains. Health care... More »

CDC: Cancer Risk From Flooring 3 Times What We Thought

Lumber Liquidators' stock dives after revised CDC report on formaldehyde levels

(Newser) - A certain type of laminate flooring made by Lumber Liquidators may up the risk of cancer, and the company's stocks are taking a beating, CNNMoney reports. Shares fell by up to 24% Monday morning, per Bloomberg and Reuters , after the CDC issued a revised report that found health effects... More »

Stocks Fall Sharply Amid Bank, Tech Selloff

Facebook sinks 4% and Amazon 3%

(Newser) - A steep sell-off in stocks got a little less bad by the end of the day, but it still left indexes down sharply for the second day in a row. Banks and technology shares fell sharply Monday. Facebook sank 4% and Amazon, which more than doubled last year, lost 3%.... More »

Stocks Down as Oil, Gas Prices Plunge

Energy sector takes another blow

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly lower after another steep drop in oil and natural gas prices pulled energy companies down. Prices for crude oil and natural gas each slumped about 6% Monday, the latest blow to the beleaguered energy sector. Oil and gas companies took heavy losses. Devon Energy sank 7%... More »

Stocks Slip, Oil Skids 6%

Chevron, Exxon each sink 3%

(Newser) - US stocks are closing lower as the beleaguered energy sector took another blow from falling oil prices, the AP reports. Chevron and Exxon Mobil each fell 3% Monday, among the biggest losses in the Dow Jones industrial average. The price of crude oil dropped nearly 6% to $30 a barrel... More »

Crude Plunges, But Dow's Up 52

Oil ends at just over $31 a barrel

(Newser) - US stocks struggled to end mostly higher, but oil and gas companies were hit by another plunge in the price of crude. Chevron lost 2% and Exxon Mobil fell 1% Monday. Benchmark US oil sank another 5% and ended just above $31 a barrel, its lowest close since December 2003.... More »

Dow Claws Back, But It's Still Bad

Dow Jones ends with worst loss in 2 weeks

(Newser) - It was a gloomy start to the new year on Wall Street as stocks sank as part of a global sell-off . Investors worried about new signs of a slowdown in China and a flare-up in tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. That sent the price of oil on another wild... More »

Dow Falls 23 Amid Energy, Mining Decline

Chevron falls 1.8%

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower, led by declines in energy and mining companies as prices for oil and other commodities fall. Chevron fell 1.8% Monday, the most in the Dow Jones industrial average. Mining company Freeport-McMoRan sank 10% after announcing that its co-founder was leaving. The Dow average lost 23... More »

Dow Spikes 122, Oil Drops Again

Tenet Healthcare is today's big winner, rising by 11%

(Newser) - US stocks posted moderate gains, recovering a small portion of the big losses recorded late last week. Energy stocks continued to fall as the price of oil fell. Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare rose 11% after it renewed a contract with health insurer Aetna. Crude fell another 1%, nearing levels not... More »

FBI Busts Pharma Bad Boy on Fraud Charges

Martin Shkreli accused of using company stock to pay other debts

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli may have to dump some of his recent musical acquisitions to pay his own legal fees: The 32-year-old pharmaceutical pariah who unapologetically jacked the price of a life-saving drug was arrested by the FBI Thursday on charges of federal securities fraud, Reuters reports. Shkreli is accused of pilfering... More »

Dow Continues Run, Jumps 156

Builds on late gains Monday, rising energy stocks

(Newser) - Stocks posted their biggest gains in more than a week Tuesday, led by rising energy companies and banks. The market was higher all day, building on a late gain the day before. Energy stocks rose as the price of crude oil jumped 3%, and banks moved higher a day ahead... More »

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