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US stocks rebound on housing data, Trump trade deal remark

U.S. stocks finished broadly higher Wednesday after President Donald Trump indicated that a deal to resolve the long-running, costly trade dispute with China could happen soon. Trump's remarks, in addition to a sharp increase in sales of new U.S....

 

US stocks rally on optimism for a US-China trade war thaw

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Monday as investors found reason to be cautiously optimistic again about the potential for progress in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China. The gains reversed some of the major stock indexes'... Full story

 

US stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investors

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors. The broad sell-off sent the S&P 500 to its fourth straight weekly loss. Stocks tumbled...

 

US stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously...

 

Dow slumps nearly 400 points as trade war anxiety lingers

Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Monday, knocking nearly 400 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The benchmark S&P 500 had its worst day in a week as the sell-off put the market deeper into the red for August. The selling was widespread,...

 

Dow Jones industrials cross 27,000 points for first time

A turbulent day on Wall Street ended in the record books Thursday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 27,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 index hit another all-time high. The milestones came on a day when the S&P 500 briefly...

 

Dow jumps over 500 points amid hopes of Fed rate cut

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 500 points Tuesday as investors welcomed signs that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates to help buttress U.S. economic growth in the face of escalating trade wars. Optimism about a resolution...

 

US stocks end broadly higher on solid jobs report, earnings

A solid jobs report and company earnings spurred U.S. stocks broadly higher Friday, driving the S&P 500 to its second straight weekly gain. The Nasdaq composite hit an all-time high for the second time this week. The benchmark S&P 500 index closed...

 

Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No,...

 

Run, bull, run. Longest bull market looks to keep going

Wall Street has rewarded its most patient investors handsomely over the past 10 years. Is there more to come? The S&P 500, the U.S. market's benchmark index, has gained about 309 percent since bottoming out at 676.53 points in March 2009 during...

 

Stocks jump after Fed indicates patience on rate increases

Stocks powered higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it could hold off on interest rate increases in the coming months, citing muted inflation. The Fed's announcement allays one of the biggest concerns for investors: That the economy, a...

 

US stocks end dismal, volatile year on a bright note

Wall Street closed out a dismal, turbulent year for stocks on a bright note Monday, but still finished 2018 with the worst showing in a decade. After setting a series of records through the late summer and early fall, major U.S. indexes fell sharply...

 

Trade war, profits, marijuana: Markets saw it all in 2018

Wall Street started 2018 strong, buoyed by a growing economy and corporate profits. It isn't ending that way. U.S. stocks climbed to new highs early, shook off a sudden, steep drop by spring and rode a wave of tax cut-juiced corporate earnings...

 

Wall Street notches best day in 10 years in holiday rebound

Stocks rocketed on Wednesday in Wall Street's best day in 10 years, snapping a stomach-churning, four-day losing streak and giving some post-Christmas hope to a market that has been battered this December. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up...

 

US stocks claw back from an early plunge on Fed report

U.S. stocks clawed most of their way back from a deep slide Thursday that at one point had wiped out the market's gains for the year. An early plunge briefly knocked more than 700 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average as the arrest of a senior...

 

Markets Q&A: Stocks slide into another 'correction'

For the second time this year, stocks have gone into what's known on Wall Street as a correction — a drop of 10 percent or more from a recent high. As of Friday's close, the benchmark S&P 500 index has dropped 298 points, or 10.2 percent, since...

 

Energy companies lead US stocks lower after oil price plunge

The steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood Tuesday, extending a losing streak for the S&P 500 index to a fourth day. Energy stocks led a late-afternoon sell-off on Wall Street after the price of U.S....

 

Tech companies lead another steep sell-off in US stocks

Another torrent of selling gripped Wall Street Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting more than 600 points and erasing its gains for the year. The Nasdaq composite, with a hefty roster of tech stocks, bore the brunt of the sel...

 

US stocks snap higher despite escalating US-China trade tiff

The trade dispute between the U.S. and China escalated Friday, but Wall Street focused on a solid jobs report instead. After a wobbly start, U.S. stocks mounted a broad rally, shaking off two consecutive weekly losses. Growing jitters in recent...

 

Fund manager Q&A: Betting on demand for natural resources

Solid economic growth in the U.S. and abroad has helped push up prices for oil, lumber, cotton and many other commodities this year. The trend is one reason why the price of U.S. crude oil has been moving higher since last summer, recently crossing...

 

Quenching a thirst? Investing in water-related funds

As natural resources go, oil tends to get more attention from investors than clean drinking water, even against the backdrop of headline-grabbing shortages in Flint, Michigan, South Africa and elsewhere. But a few funds are showing that investing in...

 

Why Wall Street's worried about Tesla

Elon Musk's track record for technological feats as chief of SpaceX has turned skeptics into believers in everything from his quest to open space travel to Mars to his desire to build a tunnel for high-speed travel between New York and Washington....

 

US stock rally lifts Dow to first close above 26,000 points

A broad rally on Wall Street propelled the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 26,000 points for the first time Wednesday. The sharp gains also delivered record highs for the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite, wiping out...

 

Banks lead US stocks modestly higher; oil prices slide

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, nudging the stock market to another record high. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average closed at new highs as the market extended its gains from...

 

Steep slide in tech companies pulls US stocks lower

A steep slide in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks lower Thursday, erasing gains from the previous day. Investors also sold big-dividend stocks as bond yields rose. Banks and energy stocks bucked the broader market decline. Crude oil prices...

 

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