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Stock market gyrates as the economic picture gets blurred

Aug. 17, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously volatile months for stocks lie just ahead. Stocks around the world...

US stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

Aug. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously volatile months for stocks lie just ahead. Stocks around the world...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Aug. 16, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

Stocks marched broadly higher Friday as Wall Street capped a turbulent week on an upbeat note, though the market still posted its third straight weekly loss. Technology stocks and banks drove the rally. Bond yields rose, recovering some of the ground lost after they tumbled earlier in the week, stoking recession...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end turbulent week broadly higher

Aug. 16, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended a wild week with solid gains, but not enough to prevent major indexes from logging their third weekly losses in a row. Technology companies and banks did the most to pull the market higher Friday. Traders...

Global stocks recover some ground at end of turbulent week

Aug. 16, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets looked set to end a turbulent week on a positive note although worries about the U.S. economy and the trade conflict between the U.S. and China still have the potential to derail Friday's recovery. Investors in stocks were spooked earlier this week by developments in the...

Asian shares mixed amid ongoing worries about US-China trade

Aug. 16, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as turbulence continued on global markets amid ongoing worries about U.S.-China trade conflict. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 recouped early losses to be up 0.3% at 20,456.96 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched down nearly 0.1% to 6,402.40,...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Aug. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

U.S. stocks ended another roller-coaster day mostly higher Thursday, making up just a fraction of the ground they lost in a huge plunge the day before. Still, there were signs that investors remain jittery, as prices for safe-play assets like government bonds and utilities rose. The yield on 10-year Treasury fell...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end a bumpy day mostly higher

Aug. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended another roller-coaster day mostly higher on Wall Street, making up just a fraction of the ground they lost in a huge plunge the day before. Walmart was a standout Thursday, putting up a 6.1% gain after...

As bond yields fall, S&P 500 dividends could lure investors

Aug. 15, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With bond yields plunging because of worries about the global economy, investors might turn their attention to companies in the S&P 500 paying some juicy dividends. The yield on the 10-year Treasury has been steadily falling all year and stood at 1.58% as of Wednesday. Meanwhile, the...

US recession fears stalk markets as stocks fall again

Aug. 15, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell sharply again Thursday after Wall Street endured its worst day of the year as recession fears in the U.S. and around the world escalated. Investors across financial assets have been gripped by developments in the U.S. bond market. On Wednesday they focused on the...