• China Nov 16, 2019

    US Stock Indexes End Week of Milestones With More New Highs

    Wall Street closed out the week with more milestones Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. Health care and technology stocks powered most of the broad rally, which helped drive the S&P 500 to its sixth straight weekly gain. The Dow extended its streak of...

  • China Aug 16, 2019

    US Stock Indexes End Mostly Higher After Volatile Day

    Investors rode out another turbulent day on Wall Street Thursday that kept stock indexes flipping between gains and losses until a late-day bounce gave the market a modest gain. Worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy — shoppers spending at stores and online — can keep going.

  • United States Aug 14, 2019

    Dow Tanks 800 Points in Worst Day of 2019 After Bond Market Sends Recession Warning

    Stocks plunged Wednesday in the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s worst performance of 2019 after the bond market flashed a troubling signal about the U.S. economy. The Dow dropped 800.49 points or 3.05% to 2,5479.42, its worst percentage drop of the year and fourth-largest point drop of all time.

  • United States Aug 8, 2019

    Walgreens to Shut 200 US Stores as Part of Cost-Cutting Plan

    Pharmacy chain Walgreens plans to close 200 stores in the United States as it seeks to cut costs. The company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday the closings are part of its previously announced plan to trim costs by $1.5 billion in a few years. In May, the company announced plans to close 200 stores in the United Kingdom.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 4, 2019

    Stocks Just Had Their Second Best Day of the Year — Dow Rallies More Than 500 Points

    Stocks surged on Tuesday, climbing back from a big rout in the past month, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled the central bank was open to easing monetary policy to save the economy and as trade tensions eased amid comments by China and Mexico. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 512.40 points, or 2.1% to 25,332.18. The S&P 500...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 1, 2019

    Stocks End Rocky Month Lower as Trump Widens Trade War

    Wall Street is no fan of Tariff Man. The stock market stumbled Friday to its first losing month of 2019 in May, primarily due to President Donald Trump’s decision to broadly wield his tariff powers, first against China over trade and then against Mexico over immigration.

  • United States May 17, 2019

    Worried About a Trade War? How to Keep Your Investments Safe

    The trade war with China might drag on for a while, experts say. In the meantime, investors can take these steps to keep their investments safe.

  • DONALD TRUMP May 14, 2019

    Dow Drops More Than 600 Points, Posts Worst Day Since January as China Trade War Escalates

    Stocks fell sharply on Monday after China decided to raise tariffs on some U.S. goods as the ongoing trade war between the world’s largest economies intensifies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 617.38 points, or 2.4%, to 25,324.99 and posted its worst session since Jan. 3. The S&P 500 also had its worst day since early January, falling 2.4% to...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 7, 2019

    US Stocks Slide After Threat From Trump to Raise Tariffs

    Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday. President Donald Trump threatened over the weekend to raise tariffs on goods imported from China. Trump complained that the trade talks between the two countries are moving too slowly.

  • United States Apr 24, 2019

    S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs as Earnings Roll in

    The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market’s complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year. The benchmark index’s previous record was set last September, shortly before the market sank in the fourth quarter amid fears of a recession, an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, and concern the Federal Reserve...

  • Technology Jan 4, 2019

    Stocks Dive After Apple Says iPhone Sales in China Slowed

    Stocks tumbled Thursday on Wall Street, with technology companies suffering their worst loss in seven years, after Apple reported that iPhone sales in China are slumping. The rare warning of disappointing results from Apple reinforced investors’ fears that the world’s second-biggest economy is losing steam and that trade tensions between Washington and Beijing are making things worse. The Dow Jones...

  • United States Jan 1, 2019

    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 after early October, leaving them all in the red for the year. The S&P 500 index,...

  • DONALD TRUMP Dec 28, 2018

    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 growth to another all-time high by September. Then the jitters set in. Investors grew worried that the testy...

  • NBC Dec 31, 2018

    Experts Urge Patience, Discipline In Face of Stock Market's Wild Ride

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded higher on Thursday, but it was a very stressful day for investors. The 30-stock index plunged 611 points early in the day, before recovering to close up 157 points. Experts urge investors to take the long view and try to ignore daily market swings.

  • United States Dec 22, 2018

    A Decade-Long Rally on Wall Street Looks Like It's Ending

    After almost 10 years, Wall Street’s rally looks like it’s ending. Another day of big losses Friday left the U.S. market with its worst week in more than seven years. All of the major indexes have lost 16 to 26 percent from their highs this summer and fall. Barring huge gains during the upcoming holiday period, this will be the...

  • United States Dec 21, 2018

    Dow Sinks Another 464 Points as Slowdown Fears Worsen

    It was another miserable day on Wall Street as a series of big December plunges continued, putting stocks on track for their worst month in a decade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 464 points Thursday, bringing its losses to more than 1,700 points since Friday. The benchmark S&P 500 index has slumped 10.6 percent this month and is almost...

  • China Dec 18, 2018

    Dow Jones Industrials Take Second Straight 2-Percent Plunge

    Another day of big losses knocked U.S. stocks to their lowest levels in more than a year Monday. Selling was widespread. Investors dumped high-growth technology and retail companies as well as steadier, high-dividend companies. Hospitals and health insurers slumped after a federal judge in Texas ruled that the 2010 Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

  • JUDGE Dec 14, 2018

    J&J Reportedly Knew for Years About Asbestos in Baby Powder

    Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its baby powder contained asbestos, Reuters said in a new report that drove the company’s shares down nearly 11 percent Friday. Reuters based its report on a review of documents and deposition and trial testimony. It said the review showed that from 1971 to the early 2000s, J&J executives, mine managers, doctors and...

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