U.S. stocks end mostly lower after Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

Stocks ended mostly lower Thursday, with the S&P 500 SPX, -0.25% ending a three-day winging streak to close down 0.3% while the tech-dominated Nasdaq COMP, -0.53% finished 0.5% lower after back-to-back gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.04% bucked the trend, closing up less than 0.1%. Losses extended later in the session after the Federal Reserve left interest rates […]

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Stocks end sharply lower in another volatile session after earnings disappointment

Stocks ended sharply lower but off session lows Friday after disappointing earnings, ending a brutal and volatile week that saw the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average turn lower for 2018. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.73% dropped 1.7% to close near 2,569, while the Dow DJIA, -1.19% suffered a decline of around 296 points, or 1.2%, to finish near […]

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Stock plunge leaves S&P 500, Dow negative for 2018; Nasdaq in correction territory

A sharp stock market selloff accelerated into the closing bell Wednesday, erasing year-to-date gains for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while the Nasdaq Composite finished in correction territory. The Dow DJIA, -2.41% dropped by around 608 points, or 2.4%, to finish near 24,583, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 SPX, -3.09% plunged 3.1% to […]

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Here are the early signs China’s stock-market woes are starting to infect the rest of the world

Fears that a slowdown by China’s economy will eventually ripple through the rest of the world were playing out on Tuesday, reflected in global equity market weakness. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.50% on Tuesday ended lower by more than 100 points, or 0.5%, but had been off by as many as 548 points earlier in the session, with […]

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Manufacturing, service PMIs bounce back in October despite cost complaints

The numbers: The flash reading of IHS Markit’s manufacturing purchasing managers index rose to a five-month high of 55.9 in October from 55.6, while the flash services PMI rose to a two-month high of 54.7 from 53.5 in September. Any reading above 50 indicates improving conditions. A flash reading is composed of 85% to 90% of the total. What happened: […]

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Here are Tuesday’s biggest stock-market losers

Trading in the U.S. stock market started on a sour note Tuesday, following disappointing earnings reports from two venerable industrial companies and a sell-off in Chinese markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.55% was down as much as 1.8% in early trading, while the S&P 500 Index SPX, -1.76% dropped as much as 1.7% and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -2.15% fell […]

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