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Dow Falls 352 Before Long Weekend

It had sunk 448 points earlier in the day

(Newser) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 352 points Thursday as investors worried that the US and China are headed for a long standoff in their costly trade dispute, the AP reports. The broad sell-off, which followed a slide in global markets, placed the benchmark S&P 500 index on track... More »

Stocks Close Lower on Wall Street

Energy, retail stocks drop

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Wednesday as energy companies and retailers bear the brunt of the declines, the AP reports. Lowe's and Nordstrom were among the biggest decliners in the S&P 500 after the companies reported quarterly results that fell short of Wall Street's expectations.... More »

Tech Rebound Powers Wall Street Gains

US stocks close higher

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street Tuesday as technology companies lead solid gains across the market, the AP reports. Chipmakers rallied after the US government issued a 90-day grace period on its order to restrict US firms from selling to Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei. Micron Technology rose 2.... More »

US Stocks Close Lower

As chipmakers slump

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Monday as technology stocks suffer steep declines, the AP reports. The stock market has turned lower in May amid heightened tensions over trade between the US and China. In the latest turn, the Trump administration is cracking down on Chinese telecom giant Huawei.... More »

Stocks End the Week in the Red

Dow falls nearly 100

(Newser) - A morning rebound on Wall Street faded by Friday afternoon, sending major stock indexes lower and giving the market its second straight weekly loss. Technology and industrial stocks accounted for much of the slide, outweighing gains in health care, utilities, and other sectors. The S&P 500 index fell 16... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 214

US stocks rise for the 3rd day in a row

(Newser) - Stocks marched higher on Wall Street for the third straight day, erasing most of the plunge they took at the start of the week on worries about the worsening trade fight between China and the US. Technology stocks, banks and health care companies accounted for much of the market's... More »

US Stocks Notch Solid Gains

As tariff worries ease

(Newser) - Stocks are closing solidly higher on Wall Street as traders become more hopeful that some of the US's frictions with its trading partners will ease, the AP reports. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that Washington is getting closer to lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and... More »

Stocks Bounce Back a Day After Plunge

Dow ends day up 207

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as investors got a reprieve a day after the market took a nosedive on worries over the worsening trade relations between the US and China, the AP reports. Technology companies, which took a beating a day earlier, led the market higher on... More »

Nasdaq Sees Biggest Drop of Year as Trade War Escalates

Dow plunges 617

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply lower as an escalating trade war between the US and China rattles investors, the AP reports. Technology companies, which do a lot of business with China and would stand to lose greatly in an extended trade battle, fell far more than the rest of the market... More »

Trump Hits China Again as Markets Tumble

Beijing 'should not retaliate,' warns president

(Newser) - Will China retaliate? Uncertainty over what happens next in the US-China trade dispute took a toll on markets Monday in both Asia and Europe, reports the Wall Street Journal . Dow futures, meanwhile, suggested the American index would follow suit and open about 250 points in the red, per CNBC , with... More »

Markets Calm as Trump Praises 'Candid' China Talks

Dow rises 114, and president says his relations with Chinese counterpart are solid

(Newser) - The stock market ended a bumpy week with a late gain as traders hoped that this week's flare-up in trade tensions between the US and China would fade. Stocks fell sharply early Friday after the US raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Hours later, remarks from... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 138

Stocks sink as tariff deadline approaches

(Newser) - Stocks recovered much of an early swoon and ended moderately lower as a midnight deadline approached for the US and China to reach a trade deal, the AP reports. Negotiators met in Washington Thursday. If they don't reach a deal, the US has said it would raise its tariffs... More »

Mixed Finish for Stocks After Choppy Day

Investors still on edge over tariff threat

(Newser) - Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Street after a late wave of selling wiped out what was left of a modest midday rally, the AP reports. Internet and media companies fell the most Wednesday. Netflix sank 1.6% and Google's parent company Alphabet lost 0.7%. Tripadvisor plunged 11.... More »

Dow Falls 473 Amid Trade Tensions

S&P 500 sees biggest loss since late March

(Newser) - An escalating showdown between the US and China over trade sent shudders through the stock market, handing the S&P 500 is biggest loss since late March, the AP reports. Technology and industrial stocks, which do a lot of business with China and would stand to suffer greatly in a... More »

Latest Tariff Threat Spooks Stock Market

Sell-off mostly impacts companies with heavy business interests in China

(Newser) - New jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the US and China pulled stocks broadly lower, the AP reports. The sell-off, which eased toward the end of the day Monday, came a day after President Trump threatened to raise tariffs on goods from China.... More »

Trump Tweets Send Stock Futures Tumbling

Dow could open 500 points in the red after president's criticism of trade talks with China

(Newser) - This might not be a good day to check on the 401k. American stock futures were down significantly ahead of the open, and markets in Europe and Asia dropped on new tension between the US and China, reports the Wall Street Journal . More specifically, investors appeared to be rattled after... More »

Jobs Report Lifts Markets to Strong Finish

Dow rises nearly 200 points

(Newser) - Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street Friday, erasing the market's losses from a day earlier and helping the S&P 500 to its second straight weekly gain. Investors welcomed the government's latest snapshot of US employment, which showed that job growth surged in April past economists' forecasts and... More »

Beyond Meat's IPO Was Beyond Successful

Share price more than doubled on first day

(Newser) - Investors have a big appetite for fake meat. The shares of Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, more than doubled Thursday in its Nasdaq debut. It's the first pure-play maker of vegan "meat" to go public, according to Renaissance Capital, which researches and tracks IPOs.... More »

Stocks Fall Along With Price of Oil

Dow ends day down 122

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly lower Thursday after energy shares sank with the price of oil and some big technology and media names also tallied losses, the AP reports. The price of oil fell 2.8% to $61.81. Marathon Oil dropped 6.1%; the company reported revenue that fell short... More »

Stocks Give Up Early Gain, Close Lower

Dow ends day down 162

(Newser) - Stocks gave up some early gains and ended broadly lower after the head of the Federal Reserve appeared to play down the possibility of an interest rate cut this year, something some investors had been hoping for, the AP reports. Energy companies and retailers fell more than the rest of... More »

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