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Wall Street opens lower as questions remain over recovery

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as hard questions remain over how and when states will reopen following widespread shutdowns put in place to slow the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P 500 index fell 0.8% in the first few minutes of trading Monday. Marriott fell after the hotel operator reported much lower profit as demand […]

The statue of George Washington is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 11, 2019 at Wall Street in New York City. - Wall Street stocks jumped early Friday on optimism for progress in US-China negotiations, including a possible agreement to pause new tariff measures. The talks in Washington, now in their second day, were given a positive push by US President Donald Trump, who said the negotiations were "going really well" and was scheduled to meet later Friday with China's top trade envoy Liu He. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

Stocks claw higher on Wall Street, oil prices regain ground

Stocks around the world are clawing higher on Wednesday, and the S&P 500 climbed toward its first gain of what’s been a dismal week. Even the oil market turned higher. Prices for crude have been turned upside down because of how much extra oil is sloshing around following a collapse in demand. After zig-zagging overnight, […]

Specialists work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Stocks are opening strongly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, with real estate, raw materials and energy stocks leading a broad rebound from Monday's Steep losses. Photo via AP/Richard Drew.

Stocks sink on Wall Street as grim economic news pours in

Stocks swung back down Wednesday after more signs piled up of the economic damage being caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Markets have been stuck cycling between fear and budding optimism in recent weeks as investors try to guess how long and deep the looming recession will be, with the switch often flipping overnight or even […]

Stocks end higher as traders hope restrictions will ease

Technology companies led stocks higher on Wall Street Tuesday as investors focused on how and when authorities may begin to ease business shutdowns and limits on people’s movements imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Big companies also started reporting their first-quarter earnings, giving investors an early peek into how the outbreak was affecting […]

US stocks head lower following their biggest week since 1974

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street following the biggest week for the market since 1974. The S&P 500 fell 1% in early trading Monday. It had surged 12% last week. The price of oil rose after major oil producers agreed to cut output as demand craters because of the slowdowns caused by the global […]

Wall Street jumps 3.4%, actually holds on this time

Stocks shot to a 3.4% gain on Wall Street Wednesday as investors chose to focus on the optimistic side of data about the coronavirus outbreak’s trajectory. It’s the latest about-face in this brutally volatile stretch for the U.S. stock market, which has flip-flopped from gains to losses for six straight days. Just a day before, […]

Wall Street’s rally fizzles as oil prices suddenly plunge

A rally on Wall Street evaporated after the price of crude oil took a sudden turn lower, deflating gains in the energy sector. Major indexes ended slightly lower Tuesday after being up more than 3% earlier. The market was coming off an even bigger gain of 7% the day before. The rally faded after the […]

Wall Street leaps 7%, markets rally worldwide on virus hopes

Investors grabbed hold of a few glimmers of hope Monday that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing and sent stocks surging in a worldwide rally, capped by a 7% leap for the U.S. market. The number of new coronavirus cases is dropping in the European hotspots of Italy and Spain. The center of the U.S. […]

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Photo via AP/Seth Wenig.

Stocks waver after government reports 700,000 job losses

Stocks are wavering in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported that more than 700,000 jobs were lost last month. The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in the first few minutes of trading. Businesses have shut down across the country and the world as people stay home in hopes of slowing the spread […]

Wall Street rises as higher oil prices revive energy stocks

Wall Street pushed higher Thursday after a surge in oil prices helped resuscitate beaten-down energy stocks. The gains helped overshadow another report showing the coronavirus outbreak is forcing millions of Americans into the unemployment queue by the week. The S&P 500 was up a little less than 1% in afternoon trading after flipping between small […]