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Stocks rise on jobs data, S&P 500 ends week with solid gain

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors welcomed a report showing the U.S. job market continues to climb out of the crater created by the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P 500 rose 0.5%, its fourth-straight...

 

Stocks close out best quarter since 1998 with more gains

Wall Street capped its best quarter since 1998 Tuesday with more gains, a fitting end to a stunning three months for investors as the market screamed back toward its record heights after a torrid plunge. The S&P 500 climbed 1.5%, bringing its gain...

 

Wall Street holds in neutral after wobbly day; yields fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street held at a near standstill on Thursday, with indexes split as caution about rising coronavirus infections in hotspots around the world washed over hopes for a coming economic recovery. The S&P 500 edged up by 0.1% after...

 

Stocks rally worldwide on hopes for coming economic recovery

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose again Tuesday, part of a strong and worldwide rally for markets, after a big rebound in buying at U.S. stores and online raised hopes that the economy can escape its recession relatively quickly. The S&P 500 climbed...

 

Insider Q&A: Ric Edelman on managing money in a crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — Ric Edelman, founder of financial-advisory firm Edelman Financial Engines, has helped clients navigate several downturns over the decades, and in some ways this one is just like any other. But this crisis is increasing the urgency f...

 

Stocks vault higher, as Nasdaq hits record on economy hopes

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's enthusiasm about the reopening economy sent stocks scrambling even higher on Monday, and the Nasdaq composite wiped away the last of its coronavirus-induced losses to set a record. The S&P 500, which dictates how more...

 

Stocks fall as Wall Street heads for first loss in 5 days

Stocks are falling in Thursday afternoon trading on Wall Street as the market heads for its first loss in five days. The S&P 500 was down 1%, as of 3:15 p.m. Eastern time, with losses accelerating late in the afternoon, after earlier being on track...

 

Wall Street's rally zooms higher after surprise gain in jobs

For weeks, critics said Wall Street's big rally made no sense when the economy seemed set for only more despair. On Friday, it got a bit of validation. The S&P 500 jumped another 2.6% after a report said the U.S. job market surprisingly strengthened...

 

Late slump on Wall Street leaves stock market broadly lower

An afternoon slump on Wall Street gained momentum in the last hour of trading, leaving stocks broadly lower and erasing some of the market's gains from last week. The S&P 500 lost 2.1% Tuesday. The weakness came as investors debate whether the...

 

Stocks rise on hopes that awful jobs report marks the bottom

Wall Street doubled down on its bet that the worst of the recession has passed, sending stocks higher again on Friday despite another historic, crushing report on the job market. Stocks around the world were already rising before the U.S. government...

 

Stocks climb worldwide as oil prices crawl off the floor

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock rose on Wednesday, and the S&P 500 recovered a chunk of this week's sharp losses as a bit of oxygen pumped through markets around the world. Even oil gained ground, pulling further away from zero after earlier getting turned u...

 

Hope takes the reins on Wall Street, stocks rally worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — In Wall Street's tug of war between hope and pessimism about the coronavirus pandemic, hope is fighting back. U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally Friday and closed out their first back-to-back weekly gain since the market began...

 

Stocks end higher as traders hope restrictions will ease

Technology companies led stocks higher on Wall Street Tuesday as investors focused on how and when authorities may begin to ease business shutdowns and limits on people's movements imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Big companies also...

 

Wall Street climbs after Fed stuns markets again with aid

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising on Wall Street Thursday after the Federal Reserve launched its latest unprecedented effort to support the economy through the coronavirus outbreak. The gains put the S&P 500 on track for its best week since 1974....

 

Wall Street's rally fizzles as oil prices suddenly plunge

NEW YORK (AP) — A big rally on Wall Street suddenly vanished Tuesday, undercut in part by another plunge in the price of oil. The S&P 500 dipped 0.2% after erasing a surge of 3.5% earlier in the day. The market's gains faded as the price of U.S....

 

Stocks end another whipsaw day solidly higher, led by energy

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing solidly higher after another whipsaw day, giving the market its first gain in three days. Major U.S. indexes rose more than 2% Thursday. Energy stocks led the way higher as the price of crude oil jumped 25%,...

 

Stocks fall, capping Wall Street's worst quarter since 2008

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Tuesday to close out Wall Street's worst quarter since the most harrowing days of the 2008 financial crisis. The S&P 500 dropped a final 1.6%, bringing its loss for the first three months of the year to 20% as...

 

Dow surges 10% as Congress moves closer to passing virus aid

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 10% Tuesday as Congress and the White House neared a deal to inject nearly $2 trillion of aid into the coronavirus-ravaged economy. The huge gains on Wall Street followed a worldwide rally as...

 

Stocks, oil sink again as recession fears batter markets

NEW YORK (AP) — The vicious swings keep coming for the stock market, and the S&P 500 sank 4% in morning trading Wednesday to erase much of the prior day's big gain. Markets have been incredibly volatile for weeks as Wall Street and the White House...

 

Stocks plummet amid coronavirus fears and oil-price crash

Stocks took their worst one-day beating on Wall Street since the global financial crisis of 2008 as a collapse in oil prices Monday combined with mounting alarm over what the coronavirus could do to the world economy. The staggering losses,...

 

Stocks sink, bonds soar on fears virus will stunt economy

Stocks fell sharply again on Wall Street Tuesday, piling on losses a day after the market's biggest drop in two years as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy. Nervous investors snapped up low-risk...

 

Markets around the world are feeling the coronavirus chill

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world fell this week on worries that a new type of virus in China may ultimately hit profits for companies from Wuhan to Washington. The World Health Organization has held off on calling the outbreak a global...

 

US stocks close lower amid jitters over virus outbreak

Banks led a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets, prompting investors to shift assets into bonds and defensive sector companies. The sell-off snapped a three-day winning streak by the S&P 500. The...

 

US stocks set records as fear recedes from market; gold dips

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world climbed on Thursday, and U.S. indexes hit records as markets continued a rally sparked after the United States and Iran appeared to step away from the edge of war. Money flowed into riskier investments, such...

 

Asian shares mixed as markets yawn at Trump's impeachment

Stocks were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday after Wall Street posted more record highs, extending the market's gains for the week. Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.2% lower to 23,809.33, while the Kospi in Seoul was almost unchanged, at...

 

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