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  • Sears has "substantial doubt" about its future

    March 22, 2017 7:51 AM

    NEWARK - Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open. Company shares, which hit an all-time low last month, tumbled more than 5 percent before the opening bell Wednesday. Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert's hedge... more »
  • Stocks slide on Wall Street

    September 9, 2016 4:42 PM

    NEW YORK - The stock market stumbled to its biggest loss since June as traders worried that interest rates may finally be heading higher. Stocks that had the most to lose from higher rates suffered the most in the sell-off Friday. Utilities and phone stocks, which investors have... more »
  • Markets Right Now: Global stocks plunge after British vote

    June 24, 2016 6:03 PM

    NEW YORK - Global stocks and the pound plunged after Britons voted to leave the European Union. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 611 points, or 3.4 percent, to 17,399 in heavy trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 75 points, or 3.6 percent, to 2,037. The Nasdaq... more »
  • US stocks soar; Microsoft leads a surge in technology

    January 29, 2016 4:25 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks soared on the last trading day of January, led by big gains in technology companies after Microsoft turned in a strong quarter. Visa and MasterCard also joined the rally in technology Friday, and several other companies also surged on strong earnings. Consol Energy jumped along with... more »
  • Stocks sink on first day of 2016 on China, Mideast worries

    January 4, 2016 10:40 AM

    NEW YORK - It was a gloomy start to the new year on Wall Street as stocks sank as part of a global sell-off. Investors worried about new signs of a slowdown in China and a flare-up in tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. That sent the price of oil... more »
  • Analysts expect short-term market drop from Paris terror

    November 15, 2015 2:19 PM

    NEW YORK - The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency will likely fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of the global economy. The public nature of the targets - cafes, a stadium and... more »
  • US factories grow at slowest pace in 2 years; hiring falls

    November 2, 2015 11:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. factory activity grew last month at its slowest pace since May 2013 as manufacturers pared their stockpiles and cut jobs. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of factory activity slipped to 50.1 in October from 50.2 in September. The figures barely signal growth, which is... more »
  • Stocks edge lower; IBM's woes weigh on the Dow average

    October 20, 2015 4:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are ending slightly lower as some weak earnings reports weigh on the market. IBM sank 6 percent Tuesday after the company reported that its revenue fell for the 14th quarter in a row. Harley-Davidson plunged 14 percent after reporting a drop in profit and... more »
  • US stocks fall sharply on China growth worries

    September 28, 2015 4:56 PM

    NEW YORK - The stock market had its worst drop in nearly a month as investors worried about more signs of weakness in China's economy. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 312 points, or 1.9 percent, to 16,001 Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index sank 49 points, or 2.6... more »
  • US stocks rise, led by energy stocks as oil prices climb

    September 21, 2015 12:10 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are higher in midday trading as investors try to look beyond the uncertain timing of a possible interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 107 points, or 0.7 percent, to 16,494 as of noon Eastern time on Monday.... more »
  • US stocks surge in afternoon trading, rebounding from slump

    August 26, 2015 3:37 PM

    U.S. stocks surged in afternoon trading, putting the stock market on track for its biggest gain in close to four years. Stocks are rebounding from a six-day slump that was prompted by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 528 points,... more »
  • Dow plummets 1,000 points after opening bell, suffers worst day in four years

    August 24, 2015 4:52 PM

    NEW YORK – The Dow closed down nearly 600 points, about 3.58 percent, at the closing bell Monday, its worst day in four years. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading but recovered some losses during the late morning. By 3 p.m., the... more »
  • US stocks fizzle as Wal-Mart falls and China slumps

    August 18, 2015 4:55 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are closing lower after Wal-Mart cut its profit forecast and China's market slumped on renewed concerns about its economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 33 points, or 0.2 percent, to end at 17,511 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped five... more »
  • Glitch halts trading on New York Stock Exchange

    July 8, 2015 12:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Trading was halted on the New York Stock Exchange in the late morning because of a technical issue. The halt occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The exchange said in a statement that it was experiencing a "technical issue" that it was working... more »
  • US stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates

    June 29, 2015 4:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are closing with their biggest losses of the year as investors worry about fallout from Greece's worsening debt crisis. Greece is moving closer to defaulting on its debt and could be forced to abandon the euro currency. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 350 points, or... more »
  • S&P 500 index ends 2014 with a gain of 11 percent

    December 31, 2014 3:18 PM

    NEW YORK - The U.S. stock market had another solid year. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 11.4 percent for 2014. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 7 percent and the Nasdaq composite rose 13 percent. On Wednesday the market started higher but gave up those gains by the afternoon.... more »
  • Stocks jump after Fed promises 'patient' approach

    December 17, 2014 1:32 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose sharply Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserved said the U.S. economy was improving and that it would be "patient" in determining when to raise rates. Energy stocks jumped after the price of oil recovered some of its recent losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones... more »
  • Late-day swoon sinks US stock indexes

    October 13, 2014 3:11 PM

    Stocks are ending sharply lower after a late-afternoon slide. The losses extended a downturn in the market last week which gave indexes their worst weekly performance in more than two years. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 222 points, or 1.4 percent, to close at 16,321 Monday. The Standard &... more »
  • Dow drops 200 points on lackluster economic news

    October 1, 2014 12:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are slumping in early afternoon trading, putting the market on course for its third straight day of losses. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 203 points, or 1.2 percent, to 16,839 as of 12:54 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 18... more »

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