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US stock indexes fall as lockdown protests spread in China

Nov. 28, 2022 14:58 PM EST

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street in afternoon trading Monday as protests spread in China calling for President Xi Jinping to step down amid growing anger over severe COVID-19 restrictions. The world's second largest economy has been stifled by a “zero COVID” policy which...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday 11/25/2022

Nov. 25, 2022 14:04 PM EST

Stocks wobbled to a mixed close on Wall Street, but every major index notched weekly gains in a holiday-shortened week. The S&P 500 edged lower Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose and the Nasdaq fell. Technology stocks were the biggest drags on the broader market....

US stocks wobble to a mixed close, indexes keep weekly gains

Nov. 25, 2022 13:45 PM EST

Stocks wobbled to a mixed close on Wall Street Friday, but every major index notched weekly gains in a holiday-shortened week. Investors faced a relatively quiet day, though concerns about inflation, high interest rates and a potential recession still hover over Wall Street. Markets...

Asian shares rise on Fed rate hopes despite China worries

Nov. 23, 2022 23:39 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares gained Thursday, although optimism about the Federal Reserve holding back on aggressive interest rate raises was countered by some uncertainty about coronavirus restrictions in China. Trading was relatively muted in Asia ahead of U.S. markets being closed...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday 11/23/2022

Nov. 23, 2022 16:28 PM EST

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street following the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting, which showed Fed officials agreed that smaller rate hikes would likely be appropriate “soon.” The S&P 500 rose 0.6% Wednesday, the Nasdaq added...

Asian shares gain after earnings-fueled rally on Wall Street

Nov. 22, 2022 23:29 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares advanced on Wednesday after solid earnings pushed retailers higher on Wall Street ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Benchmarks rose in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney but fell in Shanghai. Markets were closed in Japan for a holiday. ...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday 11/22/2022

Nov. 22, 2022 17:00 PM EST

Stocks rose on Wall Street and solid earnings helped jolt retailers higher ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Financial and technology companies gained ground Tuesday. Energy stocks rose along with oil prices. Best Buy soared more than 12% after the...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St slide, China virus fears

Nov. 21, 2022 23:12 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street sank and Chinese anti-virus controls fueled concern about an economic slowdown. Shanghai and Hong Kong declined while Tokyo advanced. Oil prices gained. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday 11/21/2022

Nov. 21, 2022 16:39 PM EST

Stocks ended lower on Wall Street at the beginning of a holiday-shortened week. The S&P 500 fell 0.4% Monday, while drops in tech companies helped pull the Nasdaq down 1.1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average held up better, ending down just 0.1%. The Dow benefited from a big gain...

Asian stocks down after Wall St weekly loss on rate fears

Nov. 20, 2022 22:46 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Monday after Wall Street ended with a loss for the week amid anxiety about Federal Reserve plans for more interest rate hikes to cool inflation. Hong Kong's benchmark fell more than than 3%. Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney also retreated. Oil...