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Stocks Edge Higher After Fed Announcement

Dow ends day up 29

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and signaled that it expects to leave them alone in 2020. The Fed's latest policy statement dropped a phrase that referred to “uncertainties” surrounding the economic outlook, suggesting it's less worried about... More »

US Stocks Close Lower

As tariff deadline approaches

(Newser) - Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street following reports that the US may delay a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods, the AP reports. The tariffs are supposed to take effect Dec. 15, and they threaten to raise prices of cellphones, laptops, and other popular products for US... More »

US Stocks Close Broadly Lower

Dow ends day down 105

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly lower on Wall Street as the market gives back some of its gains from last week, the AP reports. Technology and health care stocks accounted for much of the selling. Those losses outweighed gains in companies that rely on consumer spending, among others. The market pullback... More »

Dow Reclaims 28K

Markets rise after strong jobs report

(Newser) - Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Friday after the government reported that employers added far more jobs than expected in November. The surprisingly good employment picture, along with a boost in consumer confidence, comes at the end of what started as a rough week for the market. Increased trade... More »

US Stocks End Wobbly Day Slightly Higher

Dow ends day up 28

(Newser) - Stocks are ending a wobbly day slightly higher on Wall Street as traders wait for more news on trade talks between the US and China, the AP reports. Gains for technology companies and banks outweighed losses in energy and other sectors Thursday. Apple rose 1.5% and Occidental Petroleum lost... More »

US Stocks End Higher on Renewed Trade Hopes

Dow ends day up 146

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, gaining back some of the ground they've lost over the previous three trading days, the AP reports. Technology and industrial companies were among the biggest winners Wednesday as traders became become more hopeful that a trade deal between the US and China... More »

US Stocks Sink as Trade Conflicts Escalate

Dow ends day down 280

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly lower after President Trump indicated he was in no hurry to make a trade deal with China, the AP reports. Stocks for technology companies, which do a lot of business with China, led the declines. Intel lost 2.8%. Trump said he had "no deadline"... More »

Tech Companies Lead US Stocks Broadly Lower

Dow ends day down 268

(Newser) - Technology companies led stocks broadly lower, getting the market off to a weak start for the month after a strong November, the AP reports. Adobe fell 2.2% Monday and Applied Materials gave up 2.1%. Traders were focusing on more tensions between the US and China and weak reports... More »

Markets Fizzle in Short Trading Day

Dow falls 112

(Newser) - Stocks ended an abbreviated session of trading with losses after sharp drops in oil and gas prices dragged down energy companies. Trading ended earlier than usual on Friday, which was a half day for markets following Thanksgiving. All 11 sectors that make up the S&P 500 index lost ground,... More »

Slight Gains Leave Stocks at Record Highs

US markets are closed Thursday

(Newser) - Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street, marking more record highs on a holiday-shortened week, the AP reports. Optimism on trade talks between the US and China as well as encouraging reports on the economy kept the market chugging higher Wednesday. Technology stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending... More »

US Stocks Hit More Record Highs

For the second consecutive day

(Newser) - Technology companies and retailers led stocks modestly higher on Wall Street, adding to the market’s solid start to the week, the AP reports. The latest gains were enough to leave major indexes at record highs Tuesday for the second day in a row. Investors were encouraged by more signs... More »

Trade Hopes Send US Stocks Higher

Dow ends day up 190

(Newser) - Stocks are closing at more record highs as traders welcomed new signs of progress in trade talks between the US and China, the AP reports. Technology and health care companies made some of the biggest gains Monday. Intel rose 2.1% and Gilead Sciences climbed 3%. Several stocks were moving... More »

Markets Rise, but a Streak Is Snapped for S&P 500

6-week winning streak is over

(Newser) - Stock indexes closed higher on Wall Street Friday as a week dominated by the progress in US-China trade talks—or lack thereof—came to a close. The S&P 500 rose 6 points to 3,110, the Dow rose 109 points to 27,875, and the Nasdaq rose 13 points... More »

Markets Dip for 3rd Straight Day

Dow falls 54

(Newser) - Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street Thursday, giving the market its third straight drop. Technology stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending led the way lower, per the AP . Those losses offset gains in the energy, communication services, and health care sectors. Investors have turned cautious this week... More »

It's a Down Day for Stocks, Brutal for One Retailer

Urban Outfitters plunges 15.2%

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street as investors worry that the US and China may not reach a trade deal this year, the AP reports. Technology and communications stocks helped pull the market lower Wednesday. Analog Devices, a chipmaker, fell 2.8%. AT&T lost 2.2%. Several retailers... More »

Wobbly Day Ends With More Record Highs for US Indexes

Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 all edge up

(Newser) - Stocks ended a wobbly day with tiny gains on Wall Street, enough to nudge major indexes to more record highs, the AP reports. The market started lower Monday as traders waited for clues about where trade talks between the US and China were headed. Technology companies and makers of consumer... More »

Dow Closes Week With a Milestone

It crosses 28,000 for the first time

(Newser) - Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street Friday as major indexes closed at record highs. The Dow, for example, crossed 28,000 for the first time, closing at 28,004 after a gain of 222 points. The S&P 500 gained 23 to close at 3,120, and the Nasdaq... More »

S&P 500 Ekes Out a Record

Other US indexes slip

(Newser) - The S&P 500 has eked out a new record on an otherwise uneventful day on Wall Street, the AP reports. The benchmark index closed with a gain of 2 points at 3,096, its third straight increase after a decline on Monday. Consumer-focused stocks, including Target and Lowe’s,... More »

Stocks Struggle to a Mixed Finish on Wall Street

S&P 500, Dow close at records; Nasdaq falls

(Newser) - Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on Wall Street but with enough lift to set more record highs for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrials, the AP reports. Major indexes had been higher at midday Wednesday but took a stumble in the early afternoon following a report... More »

Stocks Manage Meager Gains

Dow ends the day unchanged

(Newser) - Stocks are closing with tiny gains on Wall Street, eking out another record high close for the Nasdaq, the AP reports. Health care and materials companies rose the most on Tuesday, but the gains were checked by losses in real estate, energy and other sectors. Disney rose 1.3% on... More »

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