S&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 new coronavirus, as the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high Tuesday. The day’s move was a relatively mild one, nudging the index up 7.79 points, or 0.2%, to 3,389.78. That...
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Global Stocks Rise on Optimism About US-China Deal

TOKYO — Global shares rose Thursday on optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal and the Chinese government's efforts to boost its economy. France's CAC 40 rose 1.4% to 6,058 on the new year's first day of trad...
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Stocks Slump as Trump Says Trade Deal With China Can Wait

Stocks fell broadly Tuesday after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year and threatened to impose tariffs on French goods. Trump said he has "no deadline" for a deal and didn't mind waiting until after the...
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S&P 500 Adds to Record as Health Care Stocks Climb

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes slinked higher Tuesday, and the S&P 500 added to its record after stronger-than-expected profit reports from drugmakers pushed health care stocks to big gains. The reports f...
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Stocks Edge Higher; S&P 500 Heads for Another Week of Gains

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading on Friday as solid gains from health care companies offset a sliding technology sector. The index is headed for a fourth straight weekly gain, even after some volatility during the week caused by a swing...
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US Stocks Fall After 3 Straight Days of Gains

Stocks edged lower in midday trading Tuesday, weighed down by a mixed batch of company earnings and another decline in bond yields. Financial sector stocks accounted for much of the selling as investors reac...
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US Stocks Steady After Plunge, but Caution Reigns

NEW YORK — Stocks around the world remained stuck in the spin cycle Thursday, as worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy — shoppers spending at stores ...
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Stocks Slide After Bond Market Warns Again of Recession

NEW YORK — Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after the bond market threw up another warning flag on the economy. The yield on the 10-year Treasury briefly dropped below the two-year Treasury's yield Wednesday morning for the first time since 2007. The so-called...