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Dow Plunges 602 Points

Tech stocks lead US market lower

(Newser) - Stock trading turned jittery again after two weeks of gains, pulling the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 600 points, the AP reports. Technology stocks took some of the biggest losses Monday. Apple slumped 5%. Amazon dropped 4.4% and Goldman Sachs gave up 7.5%. British American Tobacco,... More »

Stocks Close Lower as Oil Slump Continues

Yelp stock takes a nosedive

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower as a combination of weak economic data from China and disappointing earnings hurt technology and internet companies, the AP reports. Crude oil prices fell Friday for the 10th day in a row, hurting energy companies. Video game maker Activision Blizzard plunged 12.4% after forecasting weak holiday... More »

Mixed Finish for US Stocks

Crude slides, dragging down energy stocks

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street after a big rally the day before, the AP reports. Energy companies fell again Thursday as price of oil entered a bear market with a decline of 20.6% from its peak in early October. Oil prices have been falling as traders... More »

Stocks Rally Post-Election

Dow ends day up 545

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply higher on Wall Street as investors are relieved that midterm elections went as they had expected, leaving split control of Congress, the AP reports. Health care stocks did especially well Wednesday after the Democrats took the House of Representatives, greatly decreasing any chance that the Affordable... More »

Industrial Stocks Lead US Indexes Higher

Trading relatively calm on Election Day

(Newser) - US stocks closed higher as industrial and technology companies recovered some of the big losses they took over the last month, the AP reports. Strong company earnings also contributed to the gains Tuesday. CVS Health jumped 5.7% and Booking Holdings, the parent company of Priceline.com, rose 4.2%.... More »

Banks, Energy Companies Lead Stock Gains

Dow ends day up 190

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street as gains for financial and energy companies outweigh weakness in the technology sector, the AP reports. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway rose 4.7% Monday after the company announced solid results over the weekend. Energy companies were broadly higher following an 8.... More »

Strong Week Ends Slightly Lower

Apple fell to its worst loss in more than four years

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower on Wall Street as Apple fell to its worst loss in more than four years, the AP reports. Even with Friday's losses the market still wound up higher for the week thanks to gains over the past three days. Apple sank 6.6% after forecasting weak... More »

Stocks Rise for 3rd Straight Day

Dow ends day up 264

(Newser) - Stocks rose again on Wall Street, extending a rebound into a third day following a dismal October, the AP reports. Technology and consumer-focused companies put up some of the biggest losses Thursday. Chipmakers did especially well after taking a beat last month. Intel added 2.9% and Nvidia climbed 3.... More »

Stocks Gain on Last Day of Brutal Month

Stocks climb for second consecutive day

(Newser) - Stocks climbed for the second day in a row at the end of a brutal month for global markets, the AP reports. Investors applauded strong quarterly results Wednesday from companies including Facebook and General Motors, giving the market its first two-day gain since late September. GM, which also announced buyouts,... More »

Stocks Claw Their Way Higher

Dow ends day up 431

(Newser) - Stocks are closing solidly higher on Wall Street as the market claws back a small part of the ground it has lost this month, the AP reports. Several companies gained ground Tuesday after reporting results that pleased investors. Oreo maker Mondelez International climbed 5% Tuesday, and athletic clothing maker Under... More »

Trump Has Explanation for Market's 'Little Pause'

It's because of the midterms, he says, warning that Democrats will make things worse

(Newser) - President Trump has repeatedly celebrated the stock market's rise under his watch, and on Tuesday he chalked up Wall Street's rough October to concern about the midterms. "The Stock Market is up massively since the Election, but is now taking a little pause — people want to... More »

Another Dizzying Day on Wall Street

Stocks close sharply lower

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply lower in another dizzying day on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its worst month since early 2009, the AP reports. Indexes swung in a huge range Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose as much as 352 points and sank as much as... More »

More Selling Rocks Wall Street

The S&P 500 is on track for its worst month since February 2009

(Newser) - Another wave of selling rocked Wall Street, the AP reports, plunging major indexes back into the red for the year. Steep drops in favorites like Amazon pulled the market sharply lower Friday, capping an unusually turbulent week of trading. The slide that began three weeks ago has put the S&... More »

Dow Takes Another Big Dive

Index was down more than 500 points

(Newser) - The stock market's rebound on Thursday was short-lived. The Dow plunged more than 500 points at one point Friday morning thanks to a slew of concerns, including disappointing earnings reports from Amazon and Alphabet, the parent of Google. Worries about tariffs and economic slowdowns in China and Europe added... More »

US Stock Indexes Surge a Day After Huge Rout

Dow rises 401 points

(Newser) - Strong results from major companies including Microsoft and Visa helped US stocks bust out of another losing streak, the AP reports. The rally wiped out most of the market's plunge from the day before, but stocks are still down sharply over the past three weeks. Tesla soared 9.1%... More »

Markets Rebound at Start of Trading

Dow rose more than 200 points after Wednesday's plunge

(Newser) - Thursday is looking much better than Wednesday on Wall Street. Stocks opened higher after a sharp sell-off the previous day erased the market's gains for the year . In the first hour of trading Thursday, the Dow rose more than 200 points, shy of 1%, and the S&P 500... More »

Stocks Plunge, Erasing Gains for the Year

Dow falls 608 points

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street, led by a swoon in technology companies, the AP reports. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average erased their gains for the year. High-flying companies like Netflix and Amazon took some of the biggest losses Wednesday. Netflix gave back... More »

Stock Market's Dismal Month Continues

US stocks did manage to erase much of an early swoon

(Newser) - Stocks clawed back much of the ground they lost in an early plunge but still ended lower, continuing a dismal month for the stock market, the AP reports. Major indexes pulled back sharply in early trading Tuesday, wiping nearly 550 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Traders blamed worries... More »

Rough Day for Stocks, Scary Warning on Housing

Dow falls more than 400 points

(Newser) - It's shaping up to be a bleak day on Wall Street, with the Dow falling more than 400 points at the open. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were in similar straits. The Wall Street Journal chalks up the declines to lousy earnings reports from blue chips Caterpillar and... More »

Banks Lead US Indexes Lower

Dow ends day down 126

(Newser) - Banks led a broad slide in US stocks on Wall Street, giving the S&P 500 index its fourth straight loss, the AP reports. Bank of America and Citigroup each fell 3.3% Monday. Energy stocks also fell as the price of crude oil spent most of the day lower.... More »

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