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Economy Feb 18WATCH: Robinhood CEO Tenev defends actions in GameStop saga at hearing
The GameStop episode has been portrayed as a victory of the little guy over Wall Street titans, but not everyone is buying it. Lawmakers from both parties are among the skeptics.
Economy Feb 16The ‘GameStop effect’ on Wall Street isn’t over
The tools smaller-pocketed investors employed can be used again and again, if those smaller investors stay connected on social media forums and if regulators don't change the rules to hinder them.
Economy Jan 28Brokerages limit trading in GameStop, sparking outcry
GameStop stock has rocketed from below $20 to more than $400 this month as a volunteer army of investors on social media challenged big institutions who has placed market bets that the stock would fall.
Economy Jan 20Wall Street hits records amid profit reports, inauguration
U.S. stocks are rallying to records Wednesday on encouraging earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling economy.
Economy Nov 24Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition
The gains extend a monthlong market rally driven by growing optimism that development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments will loosen the pandemic's stranglehold on the economy.
Economy Oct 28S&P 500 sinks 3.5 percent as surging virus cases threaten shutdowns
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 943 points Wednesday as surging coronavirus cases in the U.S. and Europe threaten more business shutdowns and pain for the economy.
Economy Oct 26U.S. stocks tumble toward worst day in a month amid virus woes
Stocks of companies that need the virus to abate and the economy to return to normal had some of the sharpest losses on Wall Street. Stocks also weakened across much of Europe and Asia.
Economy Oct 06Stocks drop after President Trump calls off stimulus talks
Stocks dropped on Wall Street Tuesday after President Donald Trump ordered a stop to negotiations with Democrats over another round of aid for the economy until after the election.
Economy Sep 11Tech falters again as Wall Street ends worst week in months
The S&P 500 rose 0.1%, but only after a roller-coaster day where a gain of 0.9% gave way to a loss of 0.9%.
Economy Aug 18S&P 500 closes at a record, erasing last of pandemic losses
Wall Street clawed back the last of the historic, frenzied losses unleashed by the coronavirus, as the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high Tuesday.