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17 min ago - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks struggle to build on modest gains as the technology sector flirts with negative territory.
31 min ago - By Mark DeCambre
The vagaries of crude-oil and its gyrations appeared to weigh heavily on stocks in the past week, but as the landscape of rest of 2017 looks set to unfurl, it’s hard to make a case that a downturn in oil will be the dagger that takes out a bull market headed into its ninth year.
4:44 p.m. June 23, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks finish mostly higher Friday as investors scoop up battered energy shares, and technology stocks extend their recent advance, helping the main indexes close out the week on a positive note.
4:37 p.m. June 22, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks benchmarks trade slightly higher Thursday, with afternoon gains driven by a rally in the health-care and biotechnology sectors.
4:36 p.m. June 21, 2017 - By Anora Mahmudova
Stocks are putting in a mixed performance as investors keep an eye on slumping oil prices.
4:41 p.m. June 20, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks on Tuesday pull back from record territory, as investors dump energy shares following a sharp drop in oil prices.
5:23 p.m. June 19, 2017 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks rise on Monday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 ending at new records as technology shares rebound from a recent bout of sharp weakness to lead the market higher.
8:01 a.m. June 17, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
As tech shares continue to sell off, investors are focusing more on how that market leading sector will dictate the direction of the broader benchmarks in the coming week as the Federal Reserve has signaled a commitment to tightening and economic data remains lackluster.
5:21 p.m. June 16, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday notches its 21st record of 2017 led by a late-stage rise in energy shares, as Amazon announces plans to buy Whole Foods— one of the buzziest mergers of 2017.
4:45 p.m. June 15, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks retreat on Thursday as large-cap names in the technology sector extended losses but major indexes finished off of their intraday lows.
4:33 p.m. June 14, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
U.S. stock-index benchmarks losses firm up on Wednesday, as the Federal Reserve hikes the fed-funds futures rate after its two-day policy meeting, as expected, and indicates that it would reduce its $4.5 trillion balance sheet “this year.”
4:38 p.m. June 13, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The Dow and the S&P 500 close at records on Tuesday as technology shares rebounded following a two-day decline. But the market’s focus was on the Federal Reserve’s two-day monetary policy meeting and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
4:38 p.m. June 12, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
Major U.S. stock-market benchmarks pull back on Monday, driven by a second straight session of firm losses in technology shares, but the shift away from tech appears to be feeding recently unloved sectors and smaller cap stocks.
2:31 a.m. June 12, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve Wednesday for signs of how it will follow through with a widely anticipated interest-rate hike and plans for more in 2017 and how that will come to bear on cyclical stocks like tech, which experienced a sharp selloff on Friday.
5:20 p.m. June 9, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The Dow closes at a record on Friday even as the Nasdaq skidded nearly 2% as the technology sector abruptly fell late in the session on profit-taking after recent gains.
4:54 p.m. June 8, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks notch meager gains Thursday, but the Nasdaq closes at a record after former FBI Director James Comey’s appearance in front of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee concluded without any significant revelations.
4:59 p.m. June 7, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
U.S. stocks close slightly higher Wednesday as the financial sector helped to cap a sharp drop in energy shares, ahead of potentially market moving events on Thursday
11:45 a.m. June 7, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The stock market could face its most turbulent session so far this year with a trio of potentially destabilizing events on deck.
4:31 p.m. June 6, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stock market indexes fall Tuesday as investors were in a risk-off mode given geopolitical headlines dominating this week.
4:39 p.m. June 5, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
U.S. stocks struggle to find direction Monday, losing hold of a slight boost following remarks from President Donald Trump on revamping the country’s air-traffic control system, as investors grapple with a variety of geopolitical issues, both domestic and abroad.
4:29 p.m. June 2, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
U.S. stock-market indexes close at records Friday, led higher by tech shares, as investors shrug off a weaker-than-expected May jobs report.
4:38 p.m. June 1, 2017 - By Sue Chang
All three main stock indexes close at records Thursday as a strong read on private-sector employment helped to bolster confidence in the economy ahead of Friday’s closely watched jobs report.
4:40 p.m. May 31, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
U.S. stocks close lower on Wednesday, but off their worst levels of the session, notching gains for the month as a slump in bank shares and a mixed reading of economic reports weighed on investor sentiment.
5:00 p.m. May 30, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks close moderately lower Tuesday as energy shares weigh on Wall Street, helping to halt a seven-session streak of advances for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite.
5:26 a.m. May 29, 2017 - By Sara Sjolin
U.S. stock futures post mild gains in holiday-thinned trade on Monday, ahead of a heavy week on the data front including consumer-confidence and nonfarm-payrolls numbers.
10:10 a.m. May 27, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
Investors will surface from their long weekend to greet a data packed week as stocks push against record levels in a time of fundamental strength but political uncertainty.
8:53 p.m. May 26, 2017 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite logged tiny gains on Friday, but they were enough for the benchmarks to finish in record territory and book a seventh straight advance, ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend.
4:52 p.m. May 25, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite close at fresh records on Thursday as U.S. stocks advanced for a sixth straight session, thanks in part to big gains in shares of Best Buy after quarterly results.
5:12 p.m. May 24, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The S&P 500 extends gains for a fifth session to close at a record on Wednesday as minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting showed broad agreement on plans to begin shrinking the central bank’s balance sheet and also pointed to a likely rate increase next month as widely expected.
4:35 p.m. May 23, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
.S. stocks on Tuesday struggle to add to early gains and push Wall Street’s recent climb to a fourth straight session, as investor sentiment was subdued in the wake of a Monday night terrorist attack in the U.K.
4:36 p.m. May 22, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
U.S. stocks close higher Monday for a third session of gains, recovering most of last week’s sharp loss as tech and industrial stocks rally in a lighter-than-usual volume day.
4:00 p.m. May 21, 2017 - By Sue Chang
In a landscape devoid of blockbuster earnings and policy catalysts, the stock market is likely to remain vulnerable to political uncertainty, setting the stage for another round of skirmish between the bulls and the bears.
4:55 p.m. May 19, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
U.S. stocks finish higher Friday for a second straight session of gains, but close lower for the week, unable to fully recover from sharp losses earlier in the week from drama surrounding the White House.
4:45 p.m. May 18, 2017 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
U.S. stocks rise on Thursday, rebounding from the previous session’s brutal selloff as positive data offered some reason for optimism and technology shares lifted the Nasdaq.
4:59 p.m. May 17, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks sell off as renewed political turmoil in Washington cast doubt on whether U.S. President Donald Trump can push forward with his pro-growth agenda.
4:36 p.m. May 16, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
The tech-heavy Nasdaq closes at a record for a second session in a row Tuesday as the Dow industrials and S&P 500 finished fractionally lower amid political uncertainty in the U.S.
4:28 p.m. May 15, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite close at fresh records on Monday as a jump in oil prices to a two-week high lifted Wall Street sentiment.
12:19 p.m. May 15, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
The strongest earnings season in nearly six years has provided a bulwark against controversies that have emerged out of the nation’s capital, but with quarterly results wrapping up, the drama out of Washington may take center stage and further raise the question as to whether President Donald Trump can effectively get any of his pro-business policies passed.
4:38 p.m. May 12, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks close slightly lower on Friday to record their first weekly retreat in four weeks as investors weighed an uncertain political environment stemming from President Donald Trump’s firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey.
4:31 p.m. May 11, 2017 - By Wallace Witkowski
U.S. equity benchmarks on Thursday close lower, but well off their worst levels of the session, as a clutch of weaker-than-expected earnings reports and lingering concerns that President Donald Trump’s pro-business agenda may face delays sap buying appetite.
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