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US stock indexes end mostly higher after volatile day

Investors rode out another turbulent day on Wall Street Thursday that kept stock indexes flipping between gains and losses until a late-day bounce gave the market a modest gain. Worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy — shoppers spending at stores and online — can keep going. The major U.S. stock ...

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US stocks steady after plunge, but caution still reigns

U.S. stocks steadied themselves Thursday amid hopes that the heart of the economy — shoppers spending at stores and online — can stay strong and help avert a recession. Caution continued to dominate markets around the world, though, on worries that economies are already sliding down the slope. The S&P 500 rose modestly in morning trading and clawed back a ...

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US recession fears stalk markets as stocks fall again

Global stock markets fell sharply again Thursday after Wall Street endured its worst day of the year as recession fears in the U.S. and around the world escalated. Investors across financial assets have been gripped by developments in the U.S. bond market. On Wednesday they focused on the fact the yield, or interest rate, on the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond ...

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Stocks slide after bond market warns again of recession

Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after the bond market threw up another warning flag on the economy. The yield on the 10-year Treasury briefly dropped below the two-year Treasury’s yield Wednesday morning for the first time since 2007. The so-called inversion has correctly predicted many past recessions and is the loudest warning bell yet about a possible recession ahead. Investors responded ...

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Asian shares rise on US plan to delay some China tariffs

Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 1.2% in early trading to 20,691.10, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5% to 6,598.50. South Korea’s Kospi gained 1.3% to 1,951.33. Hong Kong’s Hang ...

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Stocks soar after US delays plans for some China tariffs

And back up goes the stock market. Investors flipped back into buying mode Tuesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. China also said the two sides held discussions on trade overnight and would talk again the next two weeks. The ...

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Stocks edge lower to put market on track for weekly loss

Stocks moved broadly lower in early trading On Wall Street Friday as investors again retreated to safer holdings in a market racked by fear and anxiety over trade disputes. The week has been especially turbulent as investors and central banks react to the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China. The lingering conflict looms large over the prospects for ...

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Stocks move higher as investors push through trade anxiety

Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street early Thursday as investors tried to shake off several days of volatile trading brought on by escalations in the U.S.-China trade war. Investors snapped up technology stocks in a signal that they are more willing to take on some risk after several days of fleeing to safer holdings, such as bonds. Microsoft rose ...

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Stocks slide as rate cuts stoke fear of an economic slowdown

U.S. stocks tumbled in early trading Wednesday as central banks around the world cut interest rates and increased fears that global growth is being crimped by the U.S.-China trade war. Every major U.S. index fell in the early going, putting stocks back on a course for losses after briefly breaking a six-day losing streak on Tuesday. Investors were back in ...

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US stocks claw back lost ground as China stabilizes currency

Stocks bounced back in early trading Tuesday on Wall Street, a day after their worst loss of the year, as China eased some of the pressure in its trade war with the U.S. by stabilizing its currency. Technology stocks led the market higher in a reversal of Monday’s slump, when they bore the brunt of the market sell-off that pushed ...

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