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How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Nov. 23, 2020 4:48 PM EST

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Monday as more encouraging news on coronavirus vaccines and treatments helped temper worries over rising virus cases and the economic impact on businesses. Banks, industrial companies and other businesses that have been beaten down during the pandemic powered the gains, which...

Specialist Michael Pistillo works at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Stocks rose in early trading Monday after investors received several pieces of encouraging news on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, tempering concerns over rising virus cases and business restrictions.  (Nicole Pereira/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Stocks rise on Wall Street on latest hopes for virus vaccine

Nov. 23, 2020 4:45 PM EST

More encouraging news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments helped power stocks higher on Wall Street Monday, as the market clawed back most of its losses from last week. The S&P 500 index rose 0.6%, led by banks, energy and industrial companies, sectors that have been beaten down during...

People wearing face masks walk past a screen showing the precautions against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The screen reads:

Asian stocks rise ahead of US economic data amid virus fears

Nov. 22, 2020 11:11 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Monday as investors looked ahead to quarterly U.S. economic data amid unease about anti-coronavirus curbs on business and wrangling over the American presidential election. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney rose while Hong Kong retreated. Japanese markets were...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Nov. 20, 2020 4:57 PM EST

Wall Street closed out an up-and-down week on a down note Friday, handing the S&P 500 its first weekly loss in three weeks. Technology, financial and industrial companies drove much of the selling, which turned volatile in the final hour of regular trading. Treasury yields were mostly lower, a sign of...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, a trader works on the floor during the IPO of Omnichannel Acquisition Corporation, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. U.S. stocks are pulling a bit lower in midday trading Friday as worries about the worsening pandemic weigh on rising optimism about a coming coronavirus vaccine. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Wall Street slips amid worries about worsening pandemic

Nov. 20, 2020 4:57 PM EST

Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Friday following another choppy day of trading as worries about the worsening pandemic undercut growing optimism about a coming coronavirus vaccine. The S&P 500 fell 0.7%, erasing its gains from a day earlier. The benchmark index, which climbed to an all-time high on...

In this photo, provided by the New York Stock Exchange, specialist Dilip Patel, left, works with a trader on the floor of the NYSE, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. U.S. stocks are drifting in mixed trading on Thursday, as Wall Street's tug of war continues between worries about the worsening pandemic in the present and optimism that a vaccine will come in the future. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Asian shares mostly climb amid tug of war between hope, fear

Nov. 19, 2020 9:26 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose in muted trading Friday after Wall Street eked out modest gains amid a tug of war between worries about the worsening pandemic in the present and optimism that a vaccine will rescue the economy in the future. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.5% in morning...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Nov. 19, 2020 4:55 PM EST

Stocks shook off a weak start to end higher Thursday, nearly erasing the S&P 500′s losses for the week. Major indexes had wavered for much of the day as Wall Street’s tug of war continues between worries about the worsening pandemic and optimism that a vaccine will come soon. On Thursday: The...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, the American Flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are drifting close to their record highs Wednesday, Nov. 18 as hopes for a coronavirus vaccine coming in the future collide with worries about the worsening pandemic in the present.  The S&P 500 was 0.1% lower in early trading after flipping between small gains and losses.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on virus anxiety

Nov. 18, 2020 10:40 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as anxiety about the economic fallout from rising coronavirus infections in the United States and Europe clashed with optimism about a possible vaccine. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney retreated. On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Nov. 18, 2020 5:15 PM EST

Technology and health care companies led a late-afternoon sell-off on Wall Street Wednesday, wiping out early gains for stocks. The market had been headed higher in the early going after Pfizer and BioNTech reported updated data suggesting their potential COVID-19 vaccine may be 95% effective. But the gains...

A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street declined as worries about the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic tempered enthusiasm about possible vaccine development. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on virus worries

Nov. 17, 2020 11:04 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street declined as worries about the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic tempered enthusiasm about possible vaccine development. Benchmarks in Tokyo and Hong Kong declined while Shanghai and Seoul advanced. Announcements that two...