Wall 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. The S&P 500 was 1.4% higher at 3,850 in afternoon trading, topping ...

Stocks Burst Higher, S&P 500 at Record on Vaccine Hopes

NEW YORK — Stocks are surging Monday, catapulting Wall Street back to record heights, on a burst of hope following encouraging data about a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The S&P 500 was 3.3% higher in morning trading after Pfizer said an early peek at its...

Stocks Fall on Wall Street as Hopes Fade for Stimulus Deal

Stocks gave up early gains and closed lower Wednesday, adding to Wall Street's losses from a day earlier. The S&P 500 fell 0.7% after spending the morning swaying between small gains and losses. Companies that rely on consumer spending, banks and techno...
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Stocks Drop as Coronavirus Crunches the Job Market, Economy

NEW YORK — The stock market’s first reaction to Friday’s stunningly bad jobs report was to take it in stride. But Wall Street slid through the day as investors looked ahead to the likelihood that even worse numbers are on the way. Stocks initially held stea...