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  • Stocks Open Sharply Lower on Rising Virus Cases

    U.S. stocks fell in early trading Wednesday, as rising coronavirus infections shook investors' confidence in the global economic recovery and sent them toward the safety of Treasurys and the dollar. The S&P 500 dropped 1.8%, suggesting the broad index will retreat for its third consecutive session. The benchmark has slipped more than 5% from its record closing level in early September.

  • Stock Futures Point to Sharp Selloff on Rising Virus Cases

    U.S. stock futures sharply fell Wednesday, suggesting that the selloff in markets may pick up pace after the opening bell, as the rising coronavirus infections shook investors' confidence. Futures tied to the S&P 500 dropped 1.4%, pointing to the broad index retreating for its third consecutive session. The benchmark has slipped more than 5% from its record closing level in early September.

  • Dow, S&P 500 Slide After Big Selloff

    U.S. stocks wobbled Tuesday, attempting to stabilize after worries about the coronavirus pandemic sent markets tumbling to start the week. Rising Covid-19 infection levels around the world are compounding worries about the global economic outlook. The seven-day average of new cases in the U.S. reached a record Monday, while a number of countries in Europe, including Italy, Spain and Russia, tightened restrictions on activity to try to curb the spread of the virus.

  • Dow, S&P 500 Slide After Big Selloff

    U.S. stocks wobbled Tuesday, attempting to stabilize after worries about the coronavirus pandemic sent markets tumbling to start the week. Rising Covid-19 infection levels around the world are compounding worries about the global economic outlook. The seven-day average of new cases in the U.S. reached a record Monday, while a number of countries in Europe, including Italy, Spain and Russia, tightened restrictions on activity to try to curb the spread of the virus.

  • U.S. Stocks Waver After Selloff

    U.S. stocks wobbled Tuesday, attempting to stabilize after worries about the coronavirus pandemic sent markets tumbling to start the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 51 points, or 0.2%, to 27634. The S&P 500 was up 0.2%, and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.8%. Rising Covid-19 infection levels around the world are compounding worries about the global economic outlook.

  • U.S. Stocks Waver After Selloff

    U.S. stocks wobbled Tuesday, attempting to stabilize after worries about the coronavirus pandemic sent markets tumbling to start the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 77 points, or 0.3%, to 27608. The S&P 500 was up 0.1%, and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.8%. Rising Covid-19 infection levels around the world are compounding worries about the global economic outlook.

  • U.S. Stocks Waver After Selloff

    U.S. stocks wobbled Tuesday, attempting to stabilize after worries about the coronavirus pandemic sent markets tumbling to start the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 50 points, or 0.2%, to 27631 shortly after the opening bell. The S&P 500 was unchanged and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.2%.

  • News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

    Durable-Goods Orders Rise for Fifth Consecutive Month. Orders for long-lasting factory goods increased for the fifth consecutive month in September, the latest sign manufacturing companies are recovering from supply-chain disruptions and shutdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Stock Futures Tick Higher Amid a Flurry of Earnings Reports.

  • Stock Futures Wobble After Monday's Sharp Slide

    U.S. stock futures wobbled Tuesday, following the S&P 500' s deepest fall in over a month, as investors assessed the likely economic fallout of the rise in coronavirus infections and the pace of recovery for blue-chip American businesses. Futures tied to the S&P 500 were largely flat after the benchmark retreated 1.9% at the start to the week. Contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 0.2%.

  • Stocks Slide on Coronavirus Uptick, Fading Stimulus Hopes

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 650 points Monday as coronavirus cases surged, adding to worries about the economic outlook after Congress and the White House failed to agree on a much-anticipated fiscal stimulus deal. Major indexes opened lower, and declines accelerated into the afternoon. In the Dow-- which suffered its steepest one-day point and percentage drop since Sept. 3-- 29 of 30 stocks fell on the day.

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