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S&P 500 Just Had Its Best Day Since June
S&P 500 Just Had
Its Best Day Since June
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S&P 500 Just Had Its Best Day Since June

Stocks rose across the board Monday

(Newser) - Stocks rallied on Wall Street Monday, pushing the S&P 500 to its biggest gain in nine months. The 2.4% jump in the benchmark index followed back-to-back weekly losses and came as investors were relieved to see long-term interest rates easing lower in the bond market. Higher interest rates...

Boeing the Biggest Gainer as Dow Hits All-Time High

GameStop doubled in sudden burst of trading

(Newser) - Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street after shaking off a wobbly start. Banks helped lead the gains as bond yields rose, which will allow banks to charge higher rates on mortgages and other loans. Small-company stocks continued to outpace the rest of the market, as they have done since...

Big Tech Sell-Off Continues
Big Tech Sell-Off Continues
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Big Tech Sell-Off Continues

Analysts say it's down to rising bond yields

(Newser) - A late burst of buying erased much of an early slide on Wall Street Tuesday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.5%, having clawed back most of an early drop of as much as 3.9%. Facebook, Disney, Netflix, and other communications stocks helped drive the comeback. Early drops in Big...

Tesla Drops 8.5% on Bad Day for Big Tech
Big Tech Just Had
a Bad Day on Wall St.
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Big Tech Just Had a Bad Day on Wall St.

American Airlines was among the big winners

(Newser) - Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street Monday, dragged down by losses in several Big Tech companies. The pullback helped drag down the Nasdaq and the S&P 500, while the Dow, which isn't as heavily weighted with tech stocks, rose, the AP reports. The S&P 500 fell...

Chevron, Verizon Help Dow Hit New Record High
2 Buffett Buys Help
Dow Hit New High
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2 Buffett Buys Help Dow Hit New High

But tech stocks struggled Wednesday

(Newser) - Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Street Wednesday as losses by technology and industrial sector companies offset gains in other parts of the market. The S&P 500 edged down less than 0.1%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq gave back 0.6%. Small-company stocks also fell. The Dow Jones Industrial...

As US Shivers, Energy Stocks Surge
As US Shivers,
Energy Stocks Surge
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As US Shivers, Energy Stocks Surge

Natural gas price hits highest level since November

(Newser) - Stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday as losses in health care and technology companies kept gains in energy and other sectors of the market in check. The S&P 500 ended down less than 0.1% after giving up a modest early gain. Energy companies that stand to benefit from...

Online Investors Switch Focus to Marijuana Stocks

Twitter surges 13% after reporting strong earnings despite 'unusual circumstances'

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes ended another up-and-down day of trading more or less where they started out, although a small gain nudged the Dow Jones Industrial Average to another record high. The S&P 500 fell 1.35 points, or less than 0.1%, to 3,909.88. The Dow...

Hanesbrands Jumps 25% After Strong Earnings Report
Games Developer
Surges 35% After EA Deal
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Games Developer Surges 35% After EA Deal

Indexes fell back slightly from record highs

(Newser) - Stocks capped a listless day of trading Tuesday with an uneven finish that snapped a six-day winning streak for the S&P 500 even as the Nasdaq set another all-time high. A late fade pulled the S&P 500 down 0.1%, just below its record high set a day...

Dow, S&P 500 Climb to Record Highs
Dow Surges
237 Points to
Record High
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Dow Surges 237 Points to Record High

Tesla jumped 11% after Bitcoin announcement

(Newser) - Stocks pushed to more gains and record highs on Wall Street, just as the market came off its biggest week since November. Investors are keeping their focus on better-than-expected company earnings and the prospects for more economic stimulus to combat the impact of the coronavirus, the AP reports. Small-company stocks...

Amazon Shares Drop Despite Massive Profit
Amazon Shares Drop
Despite Massive Profit
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Amazon Shares Drop Despite Massive Profit

Google's parent company jumped 7%

(Newser) - Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors turned their focus to some strong earnings reports from Big Tech companies and hopes for getting more economic stimulus passed in Washington. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, jumped 7.28% after reporting a blowout quarter as its digital advertising machine...

GameStop Shares Just Collapsed 60%
GameStop, AMC Shares Plunge
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GameStop, AMC Shares Plunge

Broader market rose, with Dow up 475 points

(Newser) - Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, adding to the market’s gains from a day earlier with solid contributions from Big Tech companies, banks, and other sectors. GameStop plunged 60% in the latest wild swing for the stock and several others that have become caught up in a...

With Restrictions in Place, GameStop Sinks 30%
With Trading Limited,
GameStop Drops Sharply
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With Trading Limited, GameStop Drops Sharply

Wall Street recovers from last week's losses

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Monday, recovering some of the ground they lost last week in their biggest weekly drop since October. Investors large and small continued to focus on GameStop and other stocks targeted by online traders hoping to inflict damage on hedge funds, the AP reports. The...

Stocks Just Had Their Worst Day Since Before the Election

Dow plunged 633 points

(Newser) - The stock market posted its biggest drop since October Wednesday, led by declines in several Big Tech companies. The S&P 500 gave up 2.6%. The benchmark index had set a record high just two days earlier. The selling was broad, though technology giants including Facebook, Netflix, and Google’...

Private Prison Stocks Were Among Market's Biggest Losers
Biden Move Wallops
Private Prison Stocks
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Biden Move Wallops Private Prison Stocks

Administration won't be renewing contracts

(Newser) - Stocks ended lower on Wall Street Tuesday after spending most of the day in the red. The S&P 500 lost 0.15%, pulled down by losses in banks and industrial companies. Gains for some Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook helped keep the losses in check. Small-company stocks...

Dueling Investors Take GameStop on a Wild Ride
GameStop's Stock Price
Just Went on a Wild Ride
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GameStop's Stock Price Just Went on a Wild Ride

Small investors are taking on short-sellers

(Newser) - Wall Street ended a choppy day with mixed results Monday as the market struggled to find direction. Apple and other Big Tech stocks lurched higher, then lower, then back up again. Several of them report their latest quarterly results this week. The S&P 500 climbed 0.4%, even though...

Markets Close at Record Highs on Day 1 of Biden Presidency

S&P 500 jumped 1.4%

(Newser) - Wall Street marked the dawn of President Joe Biden's administration with stocks rallying to record highs as hopes build that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling US economy. The S&P 500 rose 1.4%, topping its previous all-time high set earlier this month....

Stocks Hit All-Time Highs as Biden Inaugurated

Dow jumps more than 200 points

(Newser) - Then-President Trump often warned that stock markets would crash if Joe Biden was elected president—but that definitely wasn't the case after the election, or when Biden was sworn in Wednesday. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit all-time highs in trading Wednesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Momentum Returns to Wall St.
Wall Street Rally
Is Back on Track
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Wall Street Rally Is Back on Track

Dow jumped 116 points to start shortened week

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Tuesday, recovering some of last week’s losses and pulling closer to their record highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% Tuesday and got back within 1% of its record set earlier this month. Markets have been rising on enthusiasm about a coming...

Big Tech Stocks Help S&P 500 Drift Upward
Big Tech Stocks 
Help S&P 500
Drift Upward
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Big Tech Stocks Help S&P 500 Drift Upward

Bond auction pulled Treasury yields lower

(Newser) - Stocks notched modest gains Wednesday following another choppy day of trading on Wall Street, leaving the market near its recent record highs. The S&P 500 inched up 0.2% after flipping between small gains and losses in the early going. Gains in several Big Tech companies, including Intel, Apple,...

Markets Edge Upward, With Focus on 'Value Stocks'
Investors Switch Focus
to 'Value Stocks'
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Investors Switch Focus to 'Value Stocks'

Markets edge upward, led by smaller companies

(Newser) - Stocks shook off a midday slide and ended broadly higher on Wall Street. The S&P 500 edged up less than 0.1% Tuesday. Small-company stocks continued to outpace the rest of the market by a wide margin, a sign that investors are becoming more optimistic about an economic rebound....

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