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10:02 a.m. Dec. 16, 2017 - By Sue Chang
Even as pundits play down the possibility of government coming to a screeching halt, the threat may keep some jittery investors sidelined.
4:45 p.m. Dec. 15, 2017 - By Sara Sjolin
All three main U.S. stock-market benchmarks close at fresh records on Friday and book weekly gains, as investors grow optimistic about the progress of the Republican-led tax cut bill.
4:39 p.m. Dec. 14, 2017 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stock-market indexes relinquish earlier gains, which took the Dow industrials to intraday record in the morning, and ended lower on Thursday, with the selling pressure coming from health care, materials sectors and telecoms sectors.
4:39 p.m. Dec. 13, 2017 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks rise on Wednesday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 hitting records after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, as had been widely expected.
5:00 a.m. Dec. 13, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The S&P 500 and the Dow finish at records for a third session in a row Tuesday as the Federal Reserve kicks off its two-day meeting but the Nasdaq bucked the trend to head south.
4:43 p.m. Dec. 11, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks finish higher Monday, with the S&P 500 index and Dow industrials closing at records on the back of a rally in telecommunications and technology shares.
5:12 a.m. Dec. 11, 2017 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
Next week the Federal Reserve is widely expected to deliver the third and final rate increase of 2017 and the stock market does not seem to even blink an eye about it
4:28 p.m. Dec. 8, 2017 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 ending at closing records after the November jobs report came in much stronger than expected, underlining the economy’s strong fundamentals.
4:24 p.m. Dec. 7, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The main U.S. stock benchmarks close higher Thursday on the back of gains in the technology, industrials and materials sectors.
4:26 p.m. Dec. 6, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks end mixed on Wednesday, as weakness in the energy sector spurred some minor selling that offset a recovery in the technology sector.
4:39 p.m. Dec. 5, 2017 - By Victor Reklaitis
U.S. stock-market indexes closed lower on Tuesday, driven by losses in utilities, telecoms and industrials sectors
4:54 p.m. Dec. 4, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The Dow rises for a second session to close at a record Monday as investors cheered the weekend passage of the Senate version of a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code. However, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq finish lower as large-capitalization technology names took a beating.
12:37 p.m. Dec. 2, 2017 - By Sue Chang
Even as stocks bounce around and volatility spikes on news that a former member of President Donald Trump’s inner circle pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, analysts played down the toxicity of the political rodeo on equities, betting that optimism over tax cuts on top of a Santa rally will carry the market further and higher.
4:24 p.m. Dec. 1, 2017 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks ended lower on Friday after news surrounding former national-security adviser Michael Flynn added an element of political uncertainty into markets, though the issue wasn’t seen as derailing a market rally that gave the Dow its best week of the year.
4:47 p.m. Nov. 30, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks rally Thursday, with the Dow finishing above 24,000 for the first time in history, as investors grew more optimistic about the prospects for a tax overhaul out of Washington.
4:44 p.m. Nov. 29, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a new high on Wednesday even as Nasdaq logged its worst day in three months as a selloff in megacap technology shares, such as Facebook Inc., Apple Inc., and Amazon.com Inc. weighed on the tech-heavy index.
4:59 p.m. Nov. 28, 2017 - By Sue Chang
Stocks close at new records Tuesday after bouncing around during the session as geopolitical tensions and domestic agenda pulled the market in different directions.
4:47 p.m. Nov. 27, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks close mostly lower on Monday after touching intraday records as an early rally in retail shares largely fizzled.
11:17 a.m. Nov. 26, 2017 - By Mark DeCambre
Few of Wall Street’s prognosticators, if any, predicted that the S&P 500 would eclipse 2,600 before the end of 2017.
1:58 p.m. Nov. 24, 2017 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite finish at all-time highs Friday, with all three main benchmarks booking their first weekly gains in three weeks.
11:22 a.m. Nov. 23, 2017 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
U.S. stock futures were struggling for direction on Thursday, with the bulk of U.S. traders off for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
4:44 p.m. Nov. 22, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The S&P 500 and the Dow close lower Wednesday after the Federal Reserve minutes indicated that an interest rate hike is likely but the pace of future tightening could be more moderate than expected given muted inflation.
4:33 p.m. Nov. 21, 2017 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
U.S. stock-market indexes advanced solidly on Tuesday, finishing above previous all-time highs, as technology shares led the way higher.
4:41 p.m. Nov. 20, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The U.S. stock market closes higher on Monday with the Dow leading the gains as investors continued to focus on corporate earnings and prospects for tax cuts.
8:14 a.m. Nov. 20, 2017 - By William Watts
millennials are helping drive a pickup in homeownership rates. Will housing-related stocks benefit?
4:38 p.m. Nov. 17, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks finish lower on Friday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow logging second straight week of losses as investors tracked the progress of the Republican tax cut plan as it made its way through the legislative grind.
4:32 p.m. Nov. 16, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks close higher Thursday, with earnings-inspired gains by Cisco and Wal-Mart setting the pace.
4:34 p.m. Nov. 15, 2017 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 suffering their biggest one-day percentage drops since September as falling oil prices and worries over the progress of a U.S. tax overhaul left investors increasingly averse to putting more money into assets seen as risky.
5:11 p.m. Nov. 14, 2017 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. stock benchmarks trade lower, but off their intraday lows, on Tuesday, with Wall Street slumping in the face of uncertainty around efforts to reform tax policy and a downturn in crude-oil futures.
4:33 p.m. Nov. 13, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks close marginally higher Monday after the Dow and the S&P 500 posted their first weekly drops in two months last week. Upside was capped, however, as uncertainty continued to swirl around the state of Republican tax-cut legislation while blue-chip General Electric Co. tumbled to its lowest in over five years.
5:23 a.m. Nov. 13, 2017 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
Several measures of Wall Street sentiment peaked this year and rolled over without a corresponding pullback in the stock market, underlining the faultiness of metrics used for timing the market that have so far betrayed Wall Street investors.
5:04 p.m. Nov. 10, 2017 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stock benchmarks close mostly lower on Friday, putting an end to multiweek winning streaks by the major indexes as investors express nagging anxiety about a possible delay in much-anticipated corporate tax cuts.
4:33 p.m. Nov. 9, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks close lower Thursday in their worst session in two weeks on worries over a possible delay in a corporate tax cut that many believe had fueled the equities rally this year. However, main indexes trimmed losses during the day after the House Ways and Committee approved a bill to overhaul the tax code, setting up a vote by the full House.
7:36 a.m. Nov. 9, 2017 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. stocks book slight gains on Wednesday, allowing the main equity benchmarks to creep further into record territory
4:40 p.m. Nov. 7, 2017 - By Ryan Vlastelica
Dow industrials eke out a small gain on Tuesday to end in record territory, but the broader market was weighed down by a selloff in financials, consumer discretionary and small-cap stocks amid concerns over the timing and the shape of the final Republican Party’s tax bill.
5:02 p.m. Nov. 6, 2017 - By Sue Chang
Stocks rise moderately on Monday, helping the three main stock benchmarks to close at all-time highs, marking the 26th time this year for simultaneous records as well as the most ever.
2:53 a.m. Nov. 6, 2017 - By Sue Chang
Strong fundamentals, positive sentiment and favorable seasonality are likely to keep an already pumped-up stock market on a steady adrenaline rush.
3:22 p.m. Nov. 3, 2017 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks closed at records on Friday, with major indexes extending their lengthy upward moves on the back of strong results at Apple, which offset a mixed set of economic data, including a lackluster October jobs report.
3:36 p.m. Nov. 2, 2017 - By Sue Chang
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a record on Thursday, but the other main benchmarks see muted moves,
3:24 p.m. Nov. 1, 2017 - By Sue Chang
U.S. stocks mostly closed higher on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 ending near record levels after the Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates but referred to the U.S. economy in positive terms.
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