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Stocks Fizzle After Early Gains
Stocks Fizzle
After Early Gains
MARKETS

Stocks Fizzle After Early Gains

But energy stocks did well after crude price rose above $80 a barrel

(Newser) - Stocks closed broadly lower after a day of choppy trading on Wall Street Monday as investors prepared for a busy week of corporate earnings and inflation updates. The major indexes made early gains, but slowly fizzled as the day progressed, the AP reports. The S&P 500 fell 30.15...

Markets Edge Up After McConnell Offers Debt Deal
Energy Prices Retreat,
Easing Inflation Fears
MARKETS

Energy Prices Retreat, Easing Inflation Fears

Natural gas dived 9.7%

(Newser) - Stocks closed slightly higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors shook off a bout of volatility after nearly a week of high volatility. Major indexes recovered from early losses after Senator Mitch McConnell offered Democrats a short-term extension of the debt ceiling , relieving some of the uncertainty over a possible...

Facebook, Other Tech Stocks Rebound After Monday Slump

Energy prices are still rising

(Newser) - Stocks closed with solid gains on Wall Street Tuesday, erasing most of the previous day’s losses. The S&P 500 rose 1.1%, with technology companies and banks leading the gains. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.53%. The Institute for Supply Management released an...

Oil Prices Hit Highest Level Since 2014
Oil Prices Hit
Highest Level
Since 2014
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Oil Prices Hit Highest Level Since 2014

Energy stocks rose as tech stocks dropped

(Newser) - Technology companies led a broad slide for stocks Monday, as the market lost more ground following its worst week since winter. The selling came amid more signs of rising inflation for the US economy. The price of oil hit a seven-year high as OPEC and allied oil producers stuck with...

Markets Regroup After Tuesday Sell-Off
Dollar Tree Was Among
Day's Biggest Winners
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Dollar Tree Was Among Day's Biggest Winners

Markets regroup after Tuesday sell-off

(Newser) - Stocks ended a wobbly day with mixed results on Wall Street Wednesday as the market regrouped following a sharp drop a day earlier. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average held on to modest gains, but the Nasdaq gave back 0.2%. Treasury yields stabilized, a welcome...

S&amp;P 500 Just Had Its Biggest Drop Since May
S&P 500 Just Had Its
Biggest Drop Since May
MARKETS

S&P 500 Just Had Its Biggest Drop Since May

Nasdaq drops 2.8% amid tech sell-off

(Newser) - Technology companies led a broad slide in stocks on Wall Street Tuesday as investors reacted to a surge in US government bond yields. The benchmark S&P 500 index had its worst drop since May, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq had its worst drop since March. The main action was again...

Big Tech Stocks Drop as Banks, Energy Firms Rise

Dow Jones edged up 71 points

(Newser) - Stocks wound up a mixed bag on Wall Street Monday as losses for several Big Tech companies checked gains elsewhere in the market. Microsoft fell 1.7% and Apple gave back 1.1%. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.49%, its highest level since late June....

Stocks Hold Gains After Big Announcement From Fed
Markets Unfazed by
Big Announcement From Fed
MARKETS

Markets Unfazed by Big Announcement From Fed

Central bank may start easing COVID-era support measures later this year

(Newser) - Stocks held on to their gains on Wall Street Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it may begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the economy later this year. In a statement at 2pm Eastern, the central bank said it may start raising its benchmark interest rate sometime next year,...

Uber Jumps 11.5% on Mixed Day for Markets
Market Recovery 
Fizzles by Closing Bell
MARKETS

Market Recovery Fizzles by Closing Bell

S&P 500, Dow dropped but Nasdaq rose

(Newser) - Major indexes ended mixed on Wall Street Tuesday after spending much of the day wobbling between gains and losses. For parts of the afternoon the market had looked like it would recoup some of the losses it took in a big pullback a day earlier, but by the closing bell...

Stocks Just Had Their Biggest Drop Since May
Dow Drops 614 Points 
as China Worries Grow
MARKETS

Dow Drops 614 Points as China Worries Grow

Developer Evergrande could be on brink of collapse

(Newser) - US stocks had their biggest drop since May as traders worried about potential ripple effects if a debt-laden Chinese real estate company defaults. The S&P 500 fell 1.7% Monday. It had been down as much as 2.9% earlier. Hong Kong’s main index dropped 3.3%, its...

Reports of China Crackdown Hit Gambling Stocks Hard

Tech, energy stocks lead S&P 500 to biggest gain since August

(Newser) - Stocks closed solidly higher Wednesday, shaking off some recent doldrums and giving the S&P 500 its biggest daily gain since late August. Energy companies did particularly well as prices for crude oil and natural gas climbed, and Microsoft helped pull the tech sector higher after announcing a dividend increase...

Markets Slump Despite Good News on Inflation
Markets Slump Despite
Good News on Inflation
MARKETS

Markets Slump Despite Good News on Inflation

Dow dropped 292 points

(Newser) - Stocks went back to falling on Wall Street Tuesday after a blip higher the day before, giving the S&P 500 its sixth loss in the last seven trading days. The benchmark index lost 0.6%. The market had started higher after the latest data on inflation came in better...

Boeing Supplier Up 4.7% After Feds Boost Support

Markets are recovering from weeklong slump

(Newser) - Stocks managed to end a wobbly day mostly higher on Wall Street Monday as the market regroups after its biggest weekly drop since June. The S&P 500 shook off an afternoon slump and edged up 0.2%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.8% and the Nasdaq slipped...

Stocks Dip After Fed Says Economy &#39;Downshifted&#39;
Stocks Drop After Fed
Releases 'Beige Book'
MARKETS

Stocks Drop After Fed Releases 'Beige Book'

Economy 'downshifted' over the summer

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Wednesday following a Federal Reserve report that shows US economic activity slowed this summer amid rising worries over resurgent coronavirus cases and mounting supply chain problems and labor shortages. The Fed’s latest survey of the nation’s business conditions, dubbed the “Beige...

Dow Falls 269 Points as Market Digests Jobs Report

But Nasdaq hit a new record high

(Newser) - Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street Tuesday as traders returned from the Labor Day holiday, even as gains for some Big Tech companies nudged the Nasdaq composite barely higher. The benchmark S&P 500 slipped 0.3%. Meanwhile gains for Apple, Facebook, and a few other tech heavyweights nudged...

Tech Gains Lift Nasdaq to New High
Tech Gains Lift
Nasdaq to New High
MARKETS

Tech Gains Lift Nasdaq to New High

S&P 500 added a single point

(Newser) - Stocks eked out some modest gains on Wall Street Wednesday, enough to nudge the Nasdaq composite index to another all-time high. The S&P 500 gave up nearly all of a midday gain and ended just 1 point higher, or less than 0.1%. Small-company stocks did better than the...

S&amp;P 500 Ends August With 7th Straight Monthly Gain
S&P 500 Is on Longest
Winning Streak Since 2018
MARKETS

S&P 500 Is on Longest Winning Streak Since 2018

Index ends August with 7th straight monthly gain

(Newser) - A wobbly day on Wall Street ended Tuesday with major indexes slipping just below recent record highs, but the S&P 500 closed out August solidly in the green with its seventh straight monthly gain, the longest such streak since early 2018. Investors are busy trying to figure out just...

Energy Prices Mixed After Ida Hits US
Affirm Jumps 46.7% After
Amazon Deal Announced
MARKETS

Affirm Jumps 46.7% After Amazon Deal Announced

Energy prices mixed after Hurricane Ida slams into Louisiana

(Newser) - Stocks wound up mixed on Wall Street Monday, with the S&P 500 index managing just enough of a gain to mark another record high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped and small-company stocks fell. Gains for a handful of Big Tech companies were the main driver behind the 0....

Dick's Sporting Goods Jumps 13.3% After Surge in Sales

Nasdaq, S&P 500 drift up to new highs

(Newser) - Stocks pushed higher again on Wall Street Wednesday, marking more milestones for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. The S&P 500 added another 0.2%, its fifth gain in a row. Banks and energy companies led the way higher. Banks benefited from an increase in bond yields, which...

Big Gains for Travel Stocks as S&P 500, Nasdaq Set Records

Nasdaq closed above 15K for first time

(Newser) - Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, enough to nudge the Nasdaq composite to a record high and past 15,000 for the first time. The broader S&P 500 index also set a record high. Banks, consumer-focused companies, and small-company stocks outpaced the rest of the market. The...

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