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Tech Gains Fail to Lift Rest of Market

Stocks see a mixed finish on Wall Street

(Newser) - Stocks turned in a mixed finish on Wall Street as big gains by technology companies were offset by losses in health care, communications services and other sectors, the AP reports. Microsoft, PayPal and Lam Research all rose after posting solid results in the latest quarter. The tech sector added to... More »

US Stocks Edge Closer to Record Highs

Dow ends day up 45

(Newser) - A late wave of buying left stocks modestly higher on Wall Street after a day of bobbing between small gains and losses, the AP reports. The gains Wednesday left major US indexes slightly closer to the record high closes they reached in July. Health care and communications companies did the... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 39

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street after a day of wobbling back and forth as investors looked over some mixed news on corporate earnings, the AP reports. Health care and energy companies did well Tuesday, but losses in technology and communications companies checked those gains. Biogen soared 26%... More »

Stocks Rise on Wall Street

S&P 500's losing streak is broken

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher Monday, led by gains in technology companies and banks, the AP reports. The technology sector of the S&P 500 rose 1.1%, snapping a three-day losing streak. Apple rose 1.7%. Intel gained 1.5%. Financial services companies posted gains as bond yields rose. JPMorgan... More »

Markets Lose for the Day, Gain for the Week

Dow falls 255

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Friday, weighed down by losses in technology and communications companies. Microsoft lost 1.6%, and Facebook gave up 2.4%. Makers of consumer products were bucking the downward trend, however. Coca-Cola rose 1.8% after turning in a solid quarterly earnings report. The market... More »

Dow Edges Up 23

And the S&P rises 8 points on upbeat day

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as some solid corporate earnings and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union put investors in a buying mood, the AP reports. Companies including Netflix, CSX, and Morgan Stanley rose Thursday after reporting surprisingly good profits. Industrial... More »

Dow Slips 22

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street as losses for technology and energy companies offset gains in other sectors, the AP reports. Salesforce.com slumped 3.8% Wednesday and Exxon Mobil gave up 1.7%. Homebuilders benefited from a surprisingly good survey on sales. Lennar jumped 2.4%. General... More »

Solid Earnings Send Stocks Higher

Dow ends day up 237

(Newser) - Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed surprisingly good quarterly results from some of the nation's biggest companies, the AP reports. Strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group, JPMorgan Chase and other companies helped lift the market Tuesday, erasing modest losses from a day earlier. UnitedHealth soared 8%... More »

US Stocks Edge Down

As bond markets are closed for Columbus Day

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes edged lower on Wall Street, a shaky start to the week for the market after the S&P 500 notched its first weekly gain in four weeks, the AP reports. Losses in consumer goods makers, utilities and industrial stocks outweighed gains in banks and elsewhere in... More »

Markets Jump After US-China Trade Thaw

Trump says 'phase one deal' is secured as Dow jumps 319

(Newser) - The markets seem pretty happy with newly reported progress in US-China trade talks. President Trump on Friday declared that the US has agreed on a "very substantial phase one deal" with Beijing, reports CNBC . And earlier, he tweeted that "good things are happening at China Trade Talk Meeting"... More »

Stocks Climb After Reports of Trade Talks

Dow up 150 as tech shares rise

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as traders turn hopeful that meetings in Washington will yield progress on the long-running US-China trade dispute. Markets were encouraged Thursday after President Trump said he would meet with China's lead negotiator on Friday. Technology stocks posted solid gains. Skyworks Solutions... More »

US Stocks Notch First Gain of Week

Dow ends day up 181

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street, giving the market its first gain this week, the AP reports. Technology companies and banks led the way higher Wednesday. Microsoft rose 1.9% and Citigroup climbed 1.6%. The gains came as the latest round of talks on trade resumed between... More »

Stocks Extend Losses on Wall Street

Dow ends day down 313

(Newser) - Stocks are ending lower on Wall Street as tensions ratchet up again between the US and China just before the two sides are set to meet again to discuss trade, the AP reports. Technology companies and banks took the worst of the losses Tuesday. Qualcomm, a chipmaker which relies heavily... More »

Wall Street's Early Gain Doesn't Last

Market's losing streak extends

(Newser) - Stocks gave up some meager midday gains and ended broadly lower on Wall Street, extending the market's losing streak into a fourth week, the AP reports. Technology companies and makers of consumer products led the way lower on Monday. Broadcom lost 1.9% and Pepsi lost 1.4%. Traders... More »

Jobs Report Gives a Lift to Markets

Dow rises 372

(Newser) - Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Friday after steady US job gains and a decline in the unemployment rate allayed investors' concerns about slowing growth. The broad gains Friday erased nearly all of the significant losses the market suffered earlier in the week brought on by dismal news on... More »

Stocks End Higher After Early Stumble

Dow ends day up 122

(Newser) - The stock market shook off an early stumble and ended broadly higher, breaking a two-day slump that got October off to a miserable start, the AP reports. Big technology companies and drug makers led the gains Thursday, while materials makers and banks pulled up the rear. The early slide was... More »

Stock Losses Accelerate on Wall Street

Dow ends day down 494

(Newser) - Stocks tumbled again as investors became more worried that worsening trade tensions and other factors could further weaken the global economy, the AP reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost almost 500 points Wednesday, its second big drop in a row. The latest bout of selling followed a report showing... More »

Weak Factory Report Sinks Stock Market

Dow ends day down 343

(Newser) - The stock market stumbled after a surprise contraction in manufacturing last month renewed worries that President Trump's trade wars were hurting the economy, the AP reports. The market had been rallying early Tuesday until the Institute for Supply Management reported that the manufacturing sector reached its lowest level in... More »

Stocks End Bumpy Quarter With a Gain

S&P 500 is up 1.2% for the quarter

(Newser) - Stocks rose on Wall Street, capping another turbulent quarter with modest gains, the AP reports. Technology and health care stocks led the way Monday. Apple rose 2.4% and Merck added 1.4%. Banks and energy companies lagged the rest of the market. Raymond James lost 1.3% and ConocoPhillips... More »

US Stocks End Week Down After China Trade Report

Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 fall

(Newser) - Wall Street capped a choppy week with a second straight weekly loss for the S&P 500 Friday as worries about a potential escalation in the trade war between the US and China erased early gains. Technology companies led the broad slide, the AP reports, as investors weighed a report... More »

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