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How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Oct. 30, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

Losses in big technology companies drove more losses on Wall Street Friday, as the S&P 500 closed out October with its first back-to-back monthly decline since March. The drops in several high-flying Big Tech stocks came after those companies issued uncertain outlooks for the future. Investors have turned...

FILE- In this July 21, 2020 file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are falling in early trading on Friday, Oct. 30,  as Wall Street closes out a punishing week and its first back-to-back monthly loss since March, when worries about the pandemic were first peaking.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week

Oct. 30, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Wall Street closed out another punishing week Friday with the S&P 500 posting its first back-to-back monthly loss since the pandemic first gripped the economy in March. The S&P 500 dropped 1.2% and ended the week with a 5.6% loss, its worst in seven months. Sharp drops in big technology stocks drove much...

A currency trader walks by screens showing the foreign exchange rates and the Korean Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (KOSDAQ) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus from Washington and Europe.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

Oct. 29, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus from Washington and Europe. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul all retreated. Shanghai swung between gains and losses. Investors have been dismayed...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Oct. 29, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

Technology companies helped drive stocks higher Thursday as Wall Street recouped some of its losses from a steep sell-off a day earlier. The gains followed encouraging data on the pace of layoffs and on how powerfully the economy rebounded during the summer from its coronavirus-induced coma. Expectations for...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange. After Donald Trump shocked markets by winning the presidency four years ago, investors quickly agreed on which stocks would benefit most from his election. But four years later, many of those stocks have since faded back, and stocks that were afterthoughts have become the market's leaders.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Wall Street soared under Trump, but it's been a rocky ride

Oct. 29, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The last four years have been good for stocks, with the S&P 500 climbing more than 50% and many 401(k) balances looking healthier, as President Donald Trump likes to point out so often. But a look at the market’s winners and losers since Trump’s surprise win in 2016 also...

A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Asian shares logged moderate losses on Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

Oct. 28, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. The selling in U.S. markets followed broad declines in Europe, where the French president announced tough measures to slow the virus’ spread and German officials agreed...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Oct. 28, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

The S&P 500 had its worst day since June and the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 900 points Wednesday as surging coronavirus cases in the U.S. and Europe threatened more pain for the economy. The selling was widespread, with 96% of stocks in the S&P 500 closing lower. The declines followed a...

A medical crew treat a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at the Joseph Imbert Hospital Center in Arles, southern France, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Many French doctors are urging a new nationwide lockdown, noting that 58% of the country's intensive care units are now occupied by COVID patients and medical staff are under increasing strain. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Europe and US facing new round of shutdowns amid virus surge

Oct. 28, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

A new wave of lockdowns and business closings swept across France, Germany and other places in Europe on Wednesday as surging coronavirus infections there and in the U.S. wipe out months of progress against the scourge on two continents. The resurgence and the resulting clampdown sent a shudder through Wall...

S&P 500 falls 3.5% and Dow industrials drop more than 900 points as rising virus cases threaten more business shutdowns

Oct. 28, 2020 4:03 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — S&P 500 falls 3.5% and Dow industrials drop more than 900 points as rising virus cases threaten more business shutdowns.
People wearing face masks walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Asian shares headed lower Wednesday on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asian stocks fall on worries over rising virus cases, US aid

Oct. 27, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares headed lower Wednesday on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy. The uncertainty surrounding the upcoming U.S. election also has regional market players hesitant to make big moves. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.3%...