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US Stocks See Mixed Finish

December 11, 2018 |

The stock market ended another see-saw day broadly mixed after a big rally in the morning gave way to a brief drop in the afternoon, the AP reports. Stocks got off to a strong start Tuesday on encouraging news that the US and China appeared to be restarting talks on…
Newser

Stocks go on another dizzying ride: Up, down and back again

December 11, 2018 |

U.S. stock indexes veered through another dizzying cycle Tuesday, shooting to big gains early in the morning, then falling to modest losses. By midsession, indexes were mixed.

It’s just the latest in a series of sharp turns in direction for the market, which has lurched up and mostly down since…


L.A. Times – Business

US Stocks End Bumpy Day Slightly Higher

December 10, 2018 |

Stocks ended another bumpy day slightly higher as gains by big technology companies helped the market erase an early plunge, the AP reports. Facebook added 3.2% and Microsoft rose 2.6% Monday. Chipmaker Qualcomm rose 2.2% after a Chinese court banned some Apple phones as part of a…
Newser

U.S. Stocks Fall Sharply Amid Trade Tensions, Growth Fears

December 8, 2018 |

Investors’ retreat from U.S. stocks turned into a stampede Friday, with major indexes suffering declines of more than 4% for the week that made it the worst start to a December since 2008. The Dow fell more than 550 points amid trade-related tensions.
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Stocks slide, led down by tech companies; oil prices rise

December 7, 2018 |

U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday, erasing an early gain, as the market closed in on its third weekly decline in four weeks.

Losses by technology and healthcare stocks outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Energy companies led the gainers as crude oil prices rose on news that OPEC members agreed…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks dive, then claw most of their way back

December 6, 2018 |

U.S. stocks clawed most of their way back from a deep slide Thursday that at one point had wiped out the market’s gains for the year.

An early dive briefly knocked nearly 800 points off the Dow Jones industrial average as the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive threatened to cause another…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Claw Back After Early Plunge

December 6, 2018 |

Stocks clawed back much of the ground they lost in an early plunge triggered by the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive, the AP reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index ended slightly lower Thursday, having taken a nosedive in the morning. Technology shares including…
Newser

Overseas stocks slide on uncertainty over U.S.-China trade truce

December 6, 2018 |

Overseas stock prices fell Wednesday, though not as much as Wall Street had the day before, amid confusion about what the U.S. and China agreed to in a tariff cease-fire.

In Europe, London’s FTSE 100 index fell 1.4% to close at 6,921.84 and Germany’s DAX lost 1.2% to 11,200.24. France’s CAC 40…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Drop Across Asia After U.S. Swoon

December 5, 2018 |

A tumble in U.S. stocks spilled into Asia, sending markets down by more than 1% in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Stocks slide on U.S.-China trade worries; Dow falls 800 points

December 4, 2018 |

Stocks turned sharply lower on Wall Street on Tuesday as trading turned jittery again, erasing more than 800 points from the Dow Jones industrial average.

A lack of clarity around a U.S.-China trade truce, announced over the weekend by the Trump administration, contributed to the decline.

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L.A. Times – Business