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Dow Drops More Than 900 Points, Ending Worst Week Since 2008

Wall Street ended the week the same way it began: In full retreat from the coronavirus. Stocks fell sharply and the price of oil sank Friday as federal and state governments moved to shut down bigger and bigger swaths of the nation’s economy in the hope of ...

A Look at What Happens When Stocks Enter a Bear Market

Stocks' staggering skid that began less than three weeks ago has pulled Wall Street into what’s known as a bear market. The collapse fueled by uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus has officially ended the bull market for stocks that began more than a dec...
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US Stocks Tumble Amid Global Sell-Off; Dow Falls 430

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks tumbled following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan Monday after China announced a sharp rise in cases of a deadly new virus that threatens to crimp global economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 each...

Charles Schwab Buys TD Ameritrade in Brokerage Blockbuster

NEW YORK — Charles Schwab is buying rival TD Ameritrade in a $26 billion stock swap, a blockbuster agreement accelerated by massive disruption in the online brokerage industry. Competitive pressure has already forced brokerages to make it free for customers...