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Economy Aug 14Dow slumps 800 points as bond yield spooks investors
The yield on the closely watched 10-year Treasury fell so low Wednesday that, for the first time since 2007, it briefly crossed a threshold that has correctly predicted many past recessions.
Economy Jul 11Dow Jones crosses 27,000 points, an all-time high
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 27,000 for the first time Thursday after a turbulent day on Wall Street left the market within striking distance of more milestones.
Economy Jun 10U.S. stocks climb after U.S. suspends tariff threat on Mexican goods
Some trade jitters eased a bit Monday, at least in regard to the trade spat between the U.S. and Mexico.
Economy May 29U.S. stocks on track for 1st monthly loss of 2019 after another sell-off
The latest market slide comes as investors worry that the trade war between the U.S. and China will derail global economic and corporate profit growth as it drags on with no sign of a resolution.
Economy May 13Escalating U.S.-China trade war sinks stock indexes
Technology companies, which do a lot of business with China and would stand to lose greatly in an extended trade battle, fell far more than the rest of the market Monday.
Economy May 07Rising U.S.-China trade tensions rattle financial markets
The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday as the U.S. and China moved closer to an escalation of their already costly trade war.
Economy Dec 31Stock market suffers worst year since 2008 financial crisis
The S&P 500 ended the year down 6.2 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 5.6 percent.
Economy Dec 26Wall Street makes holiday rebound with its best day in 10 years
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up more than 1,000 points — its biggest single-day point gain ever — rising nearly 5 percent as investors returned from a one-day Christmas break.
Nation Dec 24U.S. stocks plunge on Christmas Eve
The major indexes on Wall Street fell another 2 percent Monday, making it very possible that the market will end this month as the worst December for stocks since 1931.
Economy Dec 06Dow plunges again on fears of heightened tensions with China
The arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive overshadowed some positive comments on trade from Beijing on Thursday.