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Dow Edges Up as Nasdaq, S&P 500 Close Lower

Oil prices drop steeply

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street as a steep drop in oil prices delivered a blow to energy companies, the AP reports. Hess slumped 4% Monday. Health care and technology companies also fell. Adobe Systems gave up 1.5%. Tribune Media plunged 16.7% after the Federal Communications... More »

Dow Reclaims 25K After Week of Gains

Index rises 94

(Newser) - Stocks are closing out their second straight week of gains, despite some wobbly trading during the day, as industrial and energy companies climbed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 94 points, or 0.4%, to 25,019, per the AP . The Nasdaq composite edged up 2 points to 7,825,... More »

Tech Gains Push Nasdaq to Another All-Time High

Dow ends day up 224

(Newser) - Technology companies rose sharply on Wall Street, pushing the Nasdaq composite to another all-time high, the AP reports. The biggest winner in the sector by far was software maker CA, which soared 19% after agreeing to be acquired by Broadcom, a chipmaker. The broad advance wiped out the market's... More »

Stocks Close Lower After Renewed Tariff Threats

Dow ends day down 219

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower after the Trump administration released a list of more goods that could be hit with tariffs and China said it would retaliate, the AP reports. Bond prices and utilities rose Wednesday as investors sought to minimize risk. The dollar rose against other currencies and the price... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 143

S&P 500 has highest close since February

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street, giving the S&P 500 its fourth straight gain and its highest close since early February, the AP reports. Makers of consumer products, technology and health care companies were the biggest winners among large-company stocks Tuesday. Pepsi jumped 4.8% after delivering... More »

Banks Lead US Stocks Broadly Higher

Dow ends day up 320

(Newser) - Stocks posted solid gains on Wall Street as traders looked ahead to what many expect will be strong second-quarter earnings from US companies, the AP reports. Banks led the way higher Monday and bond yields increased. Higher yields allow banks to charge higher interest rates on mortgages and other kinds... More »

On Day 1 of Trade War, Dow Rises 99

Investors seems to shrug off worries

(Newser) - The stock market shook off two weeks of losses and ended solidly higher even as Beijing and Washington imposed tariffs on each other's goods. Friday's gains on Wall Street followed two weeks of losses as trade tensions between the world's two largest economies mounted. The Dow Jones... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 181

Tech, health care lead gains for stocks

(Newser) - Technology and health care companies led U stocks broadly higher, putting the market on track to break a two-week losing streak, the AP reports. Trading was relatively quiet Thursday as markets reopened following the Independence Day holiday in the US. Trading could turn bumpier on Friday as US tariffs on... More »

Stocks Close Lower Ahead of Holiday

Trading was light during shortened session Tuesday

(Newser) - US stocks closed lower Tuesday following a swift sell-off in the final minutes of a shortened trading session ahead of the Independence Day holiday, the AP reports. The losses snapped a three-day winning streak for the stock market, wiping out modest gains from earlier in the day. Technology companies and... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 35

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes are closing higher Monday, as stocks recovered most of their early losses thanks to gains by technology stocks and banks, the AP reports Losses by energy and consumer goods companies as well as big department store chains had weighed on the market until indexes reversed course... More »

2nd Quarter Wraps Up With Modest Gains

Dow rises 55

(Newser) - US stocks surrendered most of an early rise but still finished slightly higher Friday, closing out the second quarter with small gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was up as much as 293 points, rose 55 points, or 0.2%, at 24,271, per the AP . The S&P... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 98

US stocks close higher

(Newser) - US stocks are closing higher Thursday as gains for technology companies and banks help the market recover some of the previous day's losses, the AP reports. Health care stocks fell after Amazon.com said it will buy online pharmacy PillPack. Drugstores, prescription drug distributors and others sank. CVS fell... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 165

US stocks close lower

(Newser) - US stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Wednesday as a slump in technology stocks helped drag US indexes to modest losses in the afternoon, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrials fell 165 points or 0.7% to 24,117 and the S&P 500 slid 23 points or... More »

US Stocks Close Slightly Higher

Dow ends day up 30

(Newser) - US stocks are closing slightly higher Tuesday as healthy gains melted away in the final hour of trading, the AP reports. Energy companies rose with oil prices as the US pressed its allies to stop imported oil from Iran. Technology and industrial companies bounced back from sharp losses the day... More »

US Stocks Skid on Fresh Trade Fears

Dow sees lowest close since early May

(Newser) - US stocks are closing sharply lower as fresh trade worries hit stock markets around the world, the AP reports. Chipmakers sank amid reports the Trump administration will limit technology exports to China as well as investment by China. Micron Technology, which gets half its revenue from China, lost 6.6%.... More »

Oil, Energy Rally Fuels Market Surge

But Nasdaq composite loses 20 points

(Newser) - US stocks are closing higher Friday as oil prices and energy companies rallied, the AP reports. OPEC says it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared; US crude jumped 4.6% and Exxon Mobil advanced 2.1%. Health care companies also rose while technology companies and... More »

Trade Worries Send Stocks Lower

Dow falls for 8th day in a row

(Newser) - US stocks are closing lower as investors sold car makers and technology companies on fears the growing US-China trade dispute will hurt earnings, the AP reports. General Motors lost 2% and Tesla fell 4.1% Thursday after German automaker Daimler lowered its profit forecast, partly because of planned Chinese tariffs... More »

Dow Posts 7th Straight Loss

But S&P ends higher, and Nasdaq sets another record

(Newser) - Stocks are ending mostly higher Wednesday, although the Dow Jones industrials are posting a seventh straight loss due to weakness in McDonald's and Travelers, the AP reports. The Dow slid 42.41, or 0.2%, to 24,657.80. It's fallen 2.6% during the losing streak. The... More »

Dow Is Now in the Red for the Year

Worries about a US-China trade war are increasing

(Newser) - The stock market opened on a down note and finished in pretty much the same place, all thanks to investor worries about a possible trade war between the US and China. The Dow lost 287 points to finish at 24,700, enough to wipe out all 2018 gains, reports MarketWatch... More »

Dow Falls 300+ at Open on Trade War Fears

Investors worried about tensions with Beijing

(Newser) - The stock market opened on a sour note Tuesday amid investor fears that a full-blown trade war between the US and China is in the offing. The Dow fell more than 300 points, or 1.2%, in the first minutes of trading, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were... More »

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