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Stocks Bounce Back, Dow Up 250+ Points

Pre-market trading was ... all over the place

(Newser) - What goes way, way down must come up? Stocks continued their climb throughout the morning, with the Dow gaining as much as 309 points on the news that jobless claims, which were expected to rise, decreased by 7,000 to 395,000, reports MarketWatch . The Dow is currently up 251... More »

GDP Grows 2% in Q3

Growth fits economists' predictions

(Newser) - The economy grew slightly faster over the summer as Americans spent a little more freely: The GDP grew at a 2% rate during the third quarter, in line with what economists had forecast. It marks a slight improvement over last quarter, when the GDP grew at a 1.7% rate.... More »

Asia, Europe Rally, US Futures Soar

Obama team's plan sends markets up

(Newser) - Asian markets soared today and European exchanges opened higher as investors expressed optimism about the Obama administration's public-private asset purchase plan. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng rallied 4.1% to close at a five-week high, while the Nikkei in Tokyo closed up 3.4%. At midmorning bourses in London... More »

Poor Day Ends Horrible Week

Dow off 312, but bears show some restraint

(Newser) - US stocks declined today but stopped somewhat short of total free fall after global markets plunged close to 10%. With perhaps a buffer from news of a bump in existing US home sales, the Dow fell 312.30 to close at 8,378.95, MarketWatch reports. The Nasdaq dropped 51.... More »

Stocks Take Early Plunge

(Newser) - Stocks took a big plunge at the open today, with the Dow down 411 points, after a morning that saw Dow and S&P futures fall so far that trading was halted. Driving the pessimism were similar plunges overseas, with the Nikkei down 9.6%, and London’s FTSE down... More »

Trading Locked After Dow Futures Plunge 550

Dow, S&P, Nasdaq all head for red at opening bell

(Newser) - US stock futures plunged this morning, with trading in Dow and S&P futures locked after both fell more than 6% in early-hours trading. Dow futures fell 550 points to 8824, while the S&P fell 60 to 855.2—hitting the limit that each can decline in one trading... More »

Global Stocks Skid Amid Recession Fears

New rash of selling in Europe and Asia despite mammoth bailout packages

(Newser) - The global market rally lost steam today as fears of a deepening recession prompted investors to resume looking for cover after profit taking—despite more than $2 trillion being pledged by governments to help thaw frozen credit markets, reports Bloomberg. Markets closed lower in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney. London,... More »

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