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Dow Has Rough Day as Recession Fears Rise

Index drops 460

(Newser) - Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Friday, erasing their gains for the week, as investors became increasingly worried that the global economy is slowing down. The S&P 500 fell 54 points, or 1.9%, to 2,800; the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 460 points, 1.8%, to... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 216

Tech leads US stocks broadly higher

(Newser) - The stock market closed broadly higher, led by gains in Apple and other big technology companies, the AP reports. Apple rose 3.7% Thursday. The company has made several product announcements this week and has an event scheduled next Monday where presumably more announcements will be made. Chipmakers also rose.... More »

Fed News Sends Bond Yields Sharply Lower

Stocks get brief bump, but end mostly lower

(Newser) - Stocks got a brief bump from news that the Federal Reserve doesn't plan to raise rates this year , but still ended mostly lower after those gains faded, the AP reports. Bond prices rose sharply Wednesday after the Fed forecast slower economic growth. That sent bond yields down to the... More »

Stocks See Mixed Finish on Wall Street

End mostly lower after early rally

(Newser) - Stocks gave up an early gain and ended mostly lower on Wall Street as a weeklong rally lost steam, the AP reports. Banks and industrial stocks weighed the most on the market Tuesday. BB&T fell 2% and railroad operator Union Pacific lost 3.3%. The S&P 500 ended... More »

Stocks Extend Gains on Wall Street

Dow ends day up 65

(Newser) - Stocks managed to post modest gains on Wall Street after charging ahead in a solid rally last week, the AP reports. Banks and retailers did better than the rest of the market Monday. Wells Fargo climbed 2.1% and Amazon added 1.7%. Energy companies were also broadly higher after... More »

Stocks Post Strong Finish to Week

Dow is up another 139

(Newser) - Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Friday, as gains by technology firms and retailers lift the market to a strong finish for the week. The S&P 500 index rose 14 points, or 0.5%, to 2,822; the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 139 points, or 0.5%,... More »

Stocks See Mixed Finish on Wall Street

Dow edges up, other indexes slip

(Newser) - Stocks ended a wobbly day of trading mostly lower on Wall Street as a three-day winning streak stalled, the AP reports. Facebook led losses among communications companies Thursday with a 1.8% drop after the New York Times reported that its data-sharing practices are now under criminal investigation. Health care... More »

Stocks Close Higher on Wall Street

Dow ends day up 148

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher on Wall Street, led by gains in health care and technology companies and giving the market its third straight gain, the AP reports. Intel rose 1.5% Wednesday and UnitedHealth Group climbed 2.6%. Boeing briefly dipped, but finished slightly higher, after the US said it was... More »

Boeing Woes Again Weigh on Dow

But S&P 500, Nasdaq close higher

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street, extending gains for the S&P 500 index into a second day, the AP reports. Technology and health care stocks did the most to pull the market higher Tuesday. Apple and UnitedHealth each rose 1.1%. Another big loss in Boeing pulled... More »

Tech Stocks Lead Rally

But Boeing drop hits Dow

(Newser) - A rally in the technology sector is pushing US stocks to broad gains Monday, led by Apple and chipmakers, the AP reports. The S&P 500 posted its biggest increase since late January. Nvidia was the index's strongest performer after agreeing to buy chipmaker Mellanox. Apple benefited from an... More »

For S&P, It's the 8th Loss in 9 Days

Dow trims early losses, ends up falling 22

(Newser) - Another down day on Wall Street left the S&P 500 with its worst weekly showing since January and its eighth loss in the last nine days. The S&P fell 5 points to 2,743; the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 22 points to 25,450, having been down... More »

Wall Street Sinks Again

Dow ends day down 200

(Newser) - Stocks fell again on Wall Street, marking the fourth straight loss for the S&P 500 and putting the benchmark index on track for its first weekly drop since January, the AP reports. Technology companies and banks led the way lower Thursday. Utilities eked out gains as investors sought out... More »

Stocks Mark 3rd Loss in a Row

Dow falls 133

(Newser) - Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street, giving the market its third straight loss, the AP reports. Health care, technology and energy companies accounted for the bulk of the market's slide Wednesday, offsetting gains in materials stocks and utilities. Several retailers also rose. Smaller companies fell more than the... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 13

Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street

(Newser) - Stocks ended an up-and-down day mostly down on Wall Street as losses by industrial and technology companies offset strength in other sectors, the AP reports. General Electric slumped 4.7% Tuesday, and chipmaker Micron Technologies gave up 2.6%. Hertz dropped 10% after activist investor Carl Icahn cut his holdings... More »

Health Care, Tech Lead Losses for Stocks

Dow ends day down 206

(Newser) - Stocks gave up an early rally and ended broadly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in health care companies, the AP reports. UnitedHealth Group sank 4.1% Monday, the biggest loss among the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Technology companies and banks also fell. Salesforce.com... More »

Markets Rise on Hopes of US-China Deal

Dow is up 110

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher Friday as investors digested a report saying the US and China could hammer out a trade deal within the next month. The S&P 500 index rose 19 points to 2,803, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 110 points to 26,026, and the Nasdaq rose... More »

Stocks End Lower, Led by Tech Losses

Dow loses 69 points

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street after the government reported that economic growth slowed down at the end of last year, the AP reports. Technology companies led the way lower Thursday. Apple fell 1%, and HP plunged 17.3% after reporting weak printer and computer sales. Despite a sluggish... More »

Stocks Shake Off Early Loss, End Mixed

S&P 500, Dow close lower; Nasdaq edges up

(Newser) - Stocks recovered most of an early loss and drifted to a mixed finish on Wall Street as gains for banks and industrial companies were offset by losses elsewhere in the market, the AP reports. Capital One Financial rose 1.7% Wednesday, and Boeing climbed 2%. UnitedHealth Group fell 4.9%.... More »

Stocks End Slightly Lower

After a wobbly day

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower after a day of meandering as investors parsed conflicting signals on the economy and testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell , the AP reports. The market changed course several times Tuesday, then fell steadily in the last half-hour of trading. Health care companies and banks did the... More »

Stocks Rise After Tariff Hike Postponed

Dow ends day up 60

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street after President Trump held off on raising tariffs on Chinese imports, but gave up much of their gains from earlier in the day, the AP reports. Technology companies and banks led the way higher Monday. Cisco Systems rose 1.4%. General Electric jumped... More »

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