Tag Archives: Stocks

China stocks plunge, triggering another market halt

FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images An investor looks at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing. HONG KONG — Chinese stock trading has been temporarily suspended for the second time this week after “circuit breakers” kicked in following a steep plunge. The official Xinhua news agency said Thursday that trading on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges was ...

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Market Wrap: S&P 500 Erases 2015 Loss as Tech Stocks Surge

Filed under: Technology, Microsoft, Market News, Healthcare Industry, NASDAQ Richard Drew/AP By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK – A tech share rally drove U.S. stocks up sharply for a second day Friday as earnings from companies including Microsoft beat analyst expectations, while health care shares rebounded from recent losses. The gains left the S&P 500 in positive territory for the year ...

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Market Wrap: Stronger Dollar Sends Stocks Down a Bit

Filed under: Market News Richard Drew/APTraders gather Wednesday at the New York Stock Exchange post for MasterCard. By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK — U.S. stocks ended lower for a second session on Wednesday as worries increased about the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike and dollar strength further dampened the outlook for U.S. earnings. The move followed the ...

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Market Wrap: Stocks Climb on Energy Rebound, Pfizer Deal

Filed under: Energy, Market News, Mergers & Acquisitions, European Union, Oil & Gas Industry Nomi Ellenson/Getty ImagesVince Holding (VNCE) celebrates Fashion Week by ringing the opening bell Thursday at the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks climbed Thursday as energy shares bounced with oil prices, while news Pfizer would buy Hospira in a massive deal further boosted the market. The ...

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Ebola in New York: Will U.S. Stocks Follow Europe Lower?

Filed under: Market News, Stocks, World Markets Bryan Thomas/Getty ImagesA health alert is displayed Thursday at the entrance to Bellevue Hospital in New York City. By Leslie Shaffer | @LeslieShaffer1 The diagnosis of an Ebola case in New York sent U.S. futures into a tizzy, spurring worries Wall Street may give up recent gains, as Europe stocks fell Friday. The ...

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Stocks Erase Wednesday’s Sharp Gains on Global Woes

Filed under: Energy, Market News, International Trade, Oil & Gas Industry, Interest Rates Andrew Burton/Getty Images By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday, erasing the previous session’s sharp rally as concerns grew over the pace of economic growth. German exports slumped by 5.8 percent in August, the biggest drop since January 2009, ...

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Market Wrap: U.S. Stocks Slide on Global Growth Concerns

Filed under: Market News, Global Economy, World Markets, Investing AP/Paul SancyaChevrolet Volts on the assembly line at a General Motors plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. GM’s stock sank Tuesday; analysts predict its earnings will suffer as it invests heavily in production. By STEVE ROTHWELL NEW YORK — The prospects of weakening global growth weighed on the stock market Tuesday. U.S. growth ...

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Market Wrap: Stocks Edge Lower; H&R Block Slides

Filed under: Market News, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investing Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images By STEVE ROTHWELL NEW YORK — Some encouraging corporate news failed to give the broader stock market a boost on Monday, and stocks edged lower as investors waited for news on the outlook for the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) jumped after announcing that it ...

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Market Wrap: Jobs Report Boosts Stocks, Dollar

Filed under: Market News Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg/Getty Images By BERNARD CONDON Investors think the U.S. economy is at a perfect temperature for stocks: not too hot, not too cold. The latest evidence came Friday in a jobs report that showed a pickup in hiring last month that could mean more people with paychecks, more spending and higher corporate profits. But ...

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After Market: Strong GDP Growth Propels Stocks to a Winning Week

Filed under: Earnings, Market News, Economic Indicators, Economic Recovery, Investing Stocks rallied again on Friday, completing one of the market’s best weeks of the year. This rally is tied to growing signs that the pace of U.S. economic growth is finally picking up. The government reported a 4.1 percent jump in GDP over the summer. That was much stronger than ...

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