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Economy Jan 27Global stocks tumble on coronavirus fears
Besides the threat to people's lives and health, investors are worried about how much damage the virus will do to profits for companies around the world.
Economy Dec 26How did markets behave in 2019? Record stocks, lower rates, so-so IPOs
Through it all, the U.S. economy and consumers' appetite for spending remained resilient, supporting the market's record-shattering, year-end rally.
Nation Dec 12S&P 500, Nasdaq at records as hopes build for a trade deal
Stocks are closing at more record highs as traders hope that the U.S. and China can make enough progress on trade to avoid new tariffs kicking in over the weekend.
Economy Dec 03Stocks fall as Trump says trade deal with China can wait
Investors had been hoping for a deal this year, or at least enough progress to stave off new U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods, including smartphones and laptops, scheduled to start Dec. 15.
Nation Nov 20Stocks slide on Wall Street over new trade war concerns
Stocks moved broadly lower in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday as investors turned anxious about the possibility that the U.S. and China may not reach a trade deal before next year.
Economy Nov 15Stocks end week of milestones at new highs. Dow tops 28,000
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.
Economy Nov 13Wobbly day on Wall Street ends mixed
Wall Street capped a wobbly day for stocks with another record-setting finish Wednesday.
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.