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US Stocks Brush Off Latest Loss

And return to record highs

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, having shaken off their latest virus-induced loss, the AP reports. The gains Wednesday pushed the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to record highs. Tech stocks helped lead the way. Apple recovered most of its loss from the prior day. Expectations are high... More »

Stocks Fall on Apple Revenue Warning

Dow drops 165

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes are closing mostly lower Tuesday, as the market gives up some of its gains from the past two weeks, the AP reports. The selling, which lost some of its momentum in the final hour of trading, came as investors weighed the impact of the virus outbreak... More »

Dow Dips Ahead of Long Weekend

Markets closed on Monday for President's Day

(Newser) - Energy companies led US stock indexes lower in afternoon trading Friday, erasing modest early gains. The major indexes ended up mixed on the day: The S&P 500 gained 6 points to 3,380, the Dow fell 25 points to 29,397, and the Nasdaq rose 19 points to 9,... More »

China Virus Cases Spike, US Stocks Fall

Dow ends day down 127

(Newser) - Stocks are ending a wobbly day mostly lower as investors turn cautious following news of a surge in cases of the new virus in China, the AP reports. The latest figures dashed hopes that the spread of the outbreak was peaking, which had helped lift stocks throughout the week. The... More »

US Indexes Hit More Record Highs

Solid earnings send stocks higher on Wall Street

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, driving the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to more record highs, the AP reports. Technology stocks powered much of the rally as investors focused on the latest batch of mostly solid company earnings reports. The latest gains come as worries... More »

US Stocks Extend Gains

As investors focus on latest earnings

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly higher as investors weigh another round of mostly solid company earnings reports, the AP reports. Health care companies and banks rose. Technology stocks fell after federal regulators said they are ramping up a probe into Microsoft and other tech giants. Cruise operators, hotels and other companies... More »

Tech Companies, Retailers Lead US Stocks Higher

Dow ends day up 174

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies and retailers, the AP reports. Microsoft and Amazon rose. Botox maker Allergan also climbed on surprisingly good financial results. Communications and health care companies helped round out some of the top gainers. Edgewell and Xerox rose on... More »

Market Slips as Strong Week Ends

Winning streak ends at 4 days

(Newser) - Wall Street closed out the market's best week in eight months Friday with a broad slide as technology and health care stocks gave back some of their recent gains. The pullback, which followed a sell-off in markets around the world, snapped a four-day winning streak for the major U.... More »

Market's Gains Extend to 4th Straight Day

Dow ends day up 88, S&P 500 hits another record

(Newser) - Stocks are ending mostly higher on Wall Street, enough to extend the market's gains to a fourth straight day, the AP reports. Technology companies were at the head of the pack again, pushing the Nasdaq composite's weekly gain to 4.6%. Twitter and Coach brand owner Tapestry rose... More »

US Stocks Extend Rally

Dow ends day up 483, S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs

(Newser) - Health care and financial companies led a broad rally on Wall Street Wednesday, giving the market its third straight gain, the AP reports. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed at all-time highs. The latest gains came as another batch of solid corporate earnings reports and more encouraging economic... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 407

As Nasdaq reaches another all-time high

(Newser) - Technology companies led a broad rally for stocks, giving the S&P 500 its best gain since early August, the AP reports. Traders were encouraged Tuesday by a gain in China's main stock index after the country took more steps to soften the financial blow of the recent virus... More »

Dow Is Having a Big Day

Index up nearly 500 at midday

(Newser) - Technology companies and banks led a broad rally for US stocks in early trading Tuesday as China took more steps to soften the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak, per the AP . Just before noon, the Dow was up more than 480 points, or 1.7%, per MarketWatch . The S&... More »

Stocks Rise, but Virus Worries Remain

Dow ends day up 143

(Newser) - US stocks rose, recovering some of their losses from earlier weeks, but markets are still far from giving the all-clear on the virus outbreak that has spread to more than 20 countries, the AP reports. A warning signal of recession in the bond market is still flashing red, and oil... More »

Wobbly Day of Trading Ends With Modest Gains

US stock indexes spent most of the day in the red

(Newser) - A late wave of buying left major US stock indexes with modest gains on Wall Street after spending most of the day in the red, the AP reports. Technology companies and banks did the best. Investors were assessing the latest company earnings reports and developments in the outbreak of a... More »

US Stocks See Mixed Finish

After giving up early gains

(Newser) - Stocks gave up early gains and ended mixed on Wall Street as strong showings by some tech companies were offset by losses elsewhere, the AP reports. Several companies including General Electric rose Wednesday after reporting solid earnings. Stocks lost momentum toward the end of the day as investors tuned in... More »

Stock Indexes Gain, a Day After Big Drop

Reversing most of their losses

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street, reversing most of their losses from a sell-off the day before, the AP reports. The gains on Tuesday snapped a two-day skid driven by fears that the spread of a new virus in China could hamper global ecomomic growth. Technology stocks rose... More »

Stocks Tumble as Virus Fears Spark Sell-Off

Dow plunges 453

(Newser) - US stocks are closing with sharp losses as investors worry about the potential economic impact of the outbreak of a new virus from China, the AP reports. The declines in the US followed a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 453 points, or... More »

Markets Plunge at Open

Dow tumbles more than 500 amid coronavirus fears

(Newser) - This might not be the day to check on your 401(k). US markets plunged at the 9:30am open over fears of the spreading coronavirus , reports CNBC . The Dow immediately fell 521 points before regaining some of that in the opening minutes. It was down about 450 points, or 1.... More »

Stock Market Feels the Pain of Coronavirus Outbreak

Dow slips below 29,000 again

(Newser) - Health care companies led a broad slide in US stocks Friday as increased fears over the spread of a deadly outbreak of coronavirus rattled markets, per the AP . The sell-off followed news that a Chicago woman has become the second US patient diagnosed with the new virus from China. Health... More »

Dow Slips, While Other Indexes Tick Up

It's a mixed day of trading for Wall Street

(Newser) - Wall Street closed the books on a mixed day of trading Thursday as gains in technology companies offset declines elsewhere in the market. Investors continued to monitor developments in the international effort to keep a deadly new virus outbreak in China from spreading further and potentially hurting the global economy,... More »

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