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  • Dow books nearly 700-point gain as investors eye efforts to slow coronavirus spread

    By William Watts, MarketWatch, Sunny Oh. Rally for shares of J&J and UnitedHealth counter slide for Boeing. The Dow booked hefty gains on Monday, supported by healthcare companies Johnson& Johnson and UnitedHealth, as investors assessed efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and cushion the economy against the impact of a near lockdown of activity across much of the U.S.

  • Dow logs nearly 700-point gain as investors focus on efforts to slow down coronavirus

    U.S. stock indexes ended sharply higher Monday, with the main benchmarks booking gains of at least 3% as investors appeared to take comfort from a more sober tone from the White House about the coronavirus epidemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up about 688 points, or 3.2%, settling at about 22,325, while the S&P 500 added about 85 points, 3.35%, to close near 2,626. The Nasdaq Composite index closed near 7,774, up about 272 points or 3.6%. Shares of Microsoft Inc. popped...

  • Gold futures settle lower for a second session

    Gold futures fell Monday for a second session, pressured as U.S. benchmark stock indexes climbed and the dollar strengthened. "Gold has been the answer to needed cash for the most part," said George Gero, managing director at RBC Wealth Management, following the record coronavirus-led retreat in the stock market. June gold fell $10.90, or 0.7%, to settle at$ 1,643.20 an ounce.

  • Dow gains more than 200 points to kick off the week as President Trump extends social-distancing guidelines

    S. stocks kicked off the week higher early Monday, as the number of coronavirus cases and deaths rose and investors assessed efforts to contain the pandemic and cushion the economy against the impact of a near-lockdown of activity across much of the U.S. and around the world. President Donald Trump, in a Sunday evening news briefing, extended social-distancing guidelines through April 30. Trump last week had indicated a desire to begin lifting restrictions by Easter Sunday, on...

  • *Boeing's stock falls 5.3% in premarket trading, after soaring 70.5% last week

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  • U.S. stock-index futures pare decline after opening sharply lower

    U.S. stock-index futures remained lower after kicking off trade with sharp losses Sunday night as the number of COVID- 19 cases continued to rise over the weekend and investors braced for data in the coming week that's expected to underline the economic toll of the pandemic. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were off 245 points, or 1.1%, while S&P 500 futures were down 1.1% and Nasdaq-100 futures shed 1%. The U.S. now has the largest number of cases worldwide at 124,763,...

  • Why this wild coronavirus rally has Wall Street experts fearing a bull-market trap

    Blink and you may have missed it-- the Dow Jones Industrial Average is in a bull market, reached on a day when data showed a record number of people filing for unemployment benefits. The 21% gain in the last three days ends what was just an 11- day bear market for the blue chips. The broader S&P 500 has advanced a mere 18% over three days, leaving it shy of the 20% advance from the low that marks the informal definition of a bull market.

  • Dow ends sharply lower, but books biggest weekly gain since 1938 in bounce after coronavirus inspired rout

    By Mark DeCambre and William Watts, MarketWatch. Trump signs coronavirus relief package Friday afternoon. U.S. stock indexes ended sharply lower Friday, failing to get a lasting lift from approval by Congress of a $2 trillion economic stimulus package to counter the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but equities mostly booked double-digit weekly gains to take back a chunk of losses seen this month.

  • U.S. stock futures slip despite Dow's third straight day of gains

    After starting the session flat, U.S. stock index futures fell Thursday night, following a third straight day of gains by the Dow-- technically putting it back into a bull market-- and ahead of the House's expected approval of a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 280 points, or 1.3%, as of 11:30 p.m. Eastern. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq-100 futures were also down more than 1%.

  • European stocks and U.S. futures fall as American coronavirus cases climb

    European stocks opened lower, tracking losses for U.S. stock futures as investor concern grew over climbing cases of the coronavirus in America. The Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 1.7% to 315.96, with the FTSE 100 index out in front with a 3.1% drop to 5,634.43. Dow Jones Industrial Average stock futures fell 248 points, or 1.1%, to 22,105, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures dropped over 1% each.

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