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Dow Closes Down 10, Nasdaq Gains 13

U.S. stocks finished flat Wednesday as investors had their eye on an international effort by health authorities to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China that has spread to the U.S. and three other countries.

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Dow Finishes Down 152, Nasdaq Slides 18

U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday amid jitters over a virus outbreak. The selling in U.S. stocks followed losses in Asian and European markets as investors worried that the new coronavirus spreading in the world’s second-largest economy could hurt tourism and ultimately economic growth and corporate profits.

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Dow Advances 50, Nasdaq Adds 32

Technology and communications stocks pushed U.S. stock indexes to more records Friday. Energy sector stocks were the only decliners. Bond prices fell, sending yields higher.

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Dow Climbs 267, Nasdaq Advances 98

Stock indexes rallied Thursday to set more record highs. A batch of solid economic data injected more optimism into markets a day after the signing of an initial trade deal between the U.S. and China.

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Dow Advances 91, Nasdaq Finishes Up 7

Slight gains sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 29,000 on Wednesday. The milestones came on a day when the market traded in a narrow range as investors weighed the latest batch of corporate earnings reports and the widely anticipated signing of an initial trade deal between the U.S. and China.

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Dow Moves Up 33, Nasdaq Slides 23

Stocks clung to tiny gains on Tuesday as investors parsed trade signals. Technology stocks accounted for much of the selling. The sector is particularly sensitive to developments in trade relations because many of the companies rely on China for sales and supply chains.

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Dow Finishes Up 83, Nasdaq Climbx 95

Stocks climbed Monday, sending the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite indexes to new records. The rally, which added to the market’s gains from last week, came as investors looked ahead to the signing of an initial trade deal with China and the potential for future talks.

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Dow Drops 133, Nasdaq Closes Down 25

U.S. stocks pulled back from record levels Friday following a weaker-than-expected jobs report. Employers added 145,000 jobs across the country in December, short of the 160,000 that economists forecast. But the growth was solid enough to bolster Wall Street’s view that the job market is holding up and households can continue to spend, preserving the largest part of the economy.

Dow Finishes Up 212, Nasdaq Rises 74

U.S. stocks set records Thursday as money flowed into riskier investments, such as technology stocks, and trickled out of traditional hiding spots for investors when they’re nervous, such as gold. Stocks have been rallying since Wednesday, after investors took comments from President Donald Trump and Iranian officials to mean no military escalation is imminent in their tense conflict.

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Dow Advances 161; Nasdaq Climbs 61, Sets Record

U.S. stocks jumped Wednesday and oil reversed course as the markets exhaled. The rally capped a whirlwind day of reversals that swept through markets around the world. Stocks initially reeled after Iran fired missiles at two bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops, retaliation for a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general last week.

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Dow Closes Down 120, Nasdaq Slips 3

Global stocks stabilized Tuesday and the price of oil edged off three-month highs, though investors remained cautious over rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

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Dow Advances 69, Nasdaq Climbs 51

Stocks in Asia and Europe retreated Monday as dollars flowed out of riskier investments, but the U.S. market shook off its morning losses to grind out a modest gain.

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Dow Finishes Down 234, Nasdaq Loses 71

Oil prices surged and stocks fell Friday after the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, in an air attack at the Baghdad international airport.

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Dow Moves Up 330, Nasdaq Gains 120

Wall Street began 2020 with a solid start on Thursday.  Technology sector stocks accounted for a good part of the upward move. Smaller-company stocks lagged the broader market’s gains.

Dow Drops 183, Nasdaq Finishes Down 61

U.S. stocks moved broadly lower Monday to start a holiday-shortened week. The pullback ended a two-day winning streak by the S&P 500. The benchmark index has risen five straight weeks, notching multiple all-time highs along the way. It’s on track to end December with its fourth consecutive monthly gain.

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Dow Closes Up 24, Nasdaq Slips 16

U.S. stocks ended nearly flat Friday. The S&P 500 notched its fifth weekly gain. Retailers and other companies that rely on consumer spending led the rise. Technology stocks also rose. Those gains were checked by losses in banks and communication services companies.

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Dow Gains 106, Nasdaq Finishes Up 70

U.S. stocks closed at record highs Thursday. The latest gains came as investors welcomed a report showing that a last-minute surge in online shopping helped lift holiday sales. The data gave a boost to shares in Amazon.com and big department store chains such as Macy’s and Nordstrom.

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Dow Moves Up 97, Nasdaq Climbs 21

U.S. stocks set more records Monday after quiet pre-Christmas trading. Technology, industrial and health care stocks led the gains. Energy companies rose along with the price of crude oil. Communication services stocks, household goods makers and banks fell.

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Dow Closes Up 138, Nasdaq Climbs 59

U.S. stocks moved higher Thursday as markets yawned at President Trump’s impeachment. A batch of encouraging earnings reports from several big companies helped keep investors in a buying mood. Rite Aid, Conagra Brands and Micron Technology rose after posting quarterly results that exceeded analysts’ forecasts.

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Dow Drops 28, Nasdaq Finishes Up 4

A modest rally for stocks on Wednesday mostly disappeared by the closing bell. Trading was listless most of the day in the absence of major new economic data and only a few corporate earnings reports for investors to mull over.

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Dow Finishes Up 31, Nasdaq Climbs 9

Slight gains on Wall Street Tuesday are enough for more record highs. Banks and companies that rely on consumer spending led the way higher, outweighing losses in technology and health care stocks. Treasury yields gave back some of their gains from a day earlier, while the price of crude oil continued its recent march higher.

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Dow Advances 101, Nasdaq Climbs 79

Stocks rose on Wall Street Monday, extending the market’s gains to a fourth consecutive day. Surprisingly strong economic reports out of China helped drive the rally. Growth in factory activity and retail sales in the world’s second-largest economy both beat analysts’ expectations for last month.

Dow Inches Up 3, Nasdaq Climbs 18

Markets had a muted reaction Friday to the long-awaited China trade deal. The “Phase 1” agreement means that the U.S. won’t impose new tariffs on Chinese goods that had been set to kick in this weekend. Investors’ anxiety over the prospects of such an escalation in the trade war contributed to a sluggish start for the market this month.

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Dow Finishes Up 221, Nasdaq Gains 63

Financial, technology and health care stocks powered much of a stock rally Thursday, which gave the S&P 500 its second straight gain and erased its losses from earlier in the week.

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Dow Moves Up 30, Nasdaq Adds 38

U.S. stocks notched modest gains Wednesday, shaking off a mixed start after the Federal Reserve announced it is would be leaving interest rates unchanged this month and signaled that it expects to leave them alone in 2020.

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Dow Drops 28, Nasdaq Finishes Down 6

U.S. stocks dipped Tuesday ahead of a new round of U.S. tariffs that are scheduled to take effect on Chinese goods Sunday, the latest escalation in a trade dispute that has dragged on economies around the world.

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Dow Closes Down 105, Nasdaq Drops 35

Trading on Wall Street was mostly muted Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week of economic reports and an interest rate policy update from the Federal Reserve. The market also remained focused on developments in the trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.

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Dow Climbs 337, Nasdaq Gains 86

The S&P 500 notched a weekly gain Friday as jobs growth blew past forecasts. The Labor Department said employers added 266,000 positions, well above estimates of 184,000.

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Dow Moves Up 28, Nasdaq Adds 4

Thursday’s muted trading came as investors looked ahead to a key government report on jobs and kept an eye on developments in the negotiations to end the trade war between the U.S. and China.

ViacomCBS Ushers In New Era

ViacomCBS marked its first day as a merged company with a celebrity-studded appearance on the floor of the Nasdaq Market Site in New York’s Times Square and a town hall meeting overflowing with optimism. Front and center at the stock exchange were New ViacomCBS President-CEO Bob Bakish and Chairman Shari Redstone, as well as CBS News’s Gayle King.

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Dow Climbs 147, Nasdaq Picks Up 46

Stock gains snapped a three-day losing streak for the S&P 500, though the benchmark index remains on track for a weekly decline.

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Dow Finishes Down 280, Nasdaq Drops 47

Technology companies, banks and industrial stocks accounted for much of the market’s sell-off Tuesday, which extended the S&P 500’s losing streak to a third day. Utilities and real estate stocks rose as traders favored less-risky assets.

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Dow Drops 268, Nasdaq Loses 97

U.S. stocks stumbled Monday amid trade tensions and weak economic data. Industrial, communication services and financial stocks also accounted for a big share of the sell-off. Energy stocks notched the biggest gain, aided by a 1.4% increase in the price of U.S. crude oil. Bond yields rose.

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Dow Gains 55, Nasdaq Closes Up 15

Major U.S. stock indexes hit record highs Tuesday amid trade optimism. Retailers and other companies that rely on consumer spending helped power the modest rally, which adds to the market’s solid start to the week.

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Dow Moves Up 191, Nasdaq Jumps 113

U.S. stocks jumped to records Monday. Technology stocks and smaller companies led the way after China issued new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights.

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Dow Finishes Up 109, Nasdaq Adds 14

Banks, health care stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending powered much of a market rebound Friday, outweighing losses in technology, real estate and other sectors. Oil prices fell.

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Dow Falls 55, Nasdaq Slides 21

Stocks closed Thursday somewhat lower amid U.S.-China trade anxiety. Losses in technology stocks, companies that rely on consumer spending and other sectors outweighed gains elsewhere in the market.

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Dow Drops 113, Nasdaq Slides 44

New U.S.-China trade worries pulled stocks lower on Wednesday. Technology stocks took the heaviest losses. Communication services and industrial stocks also were big losers. Banks fell as bond yields declined. Energy stocks notched the biggest gains as crude oil prices rebounded.

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Dow Moves Up 31, Nasdaq Climbs 9

All three major indexes edged up Monday above the all-time highs they set on Friday, though the seemingly placid moves masked plenty of churn going on underneath. Nearly as many stocks in the S&P 500 fell as rose, and it took big gains for technology stocks and others to make up for sharp losses by oil producers.

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Dow Slips 2, Nasdaq Closes Down 3

The stock market took a lethargic turn Thursday, a day with little market-moving news. Investors were still awaiting more details on the status of trade talks between the U.S. and China.