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US stocks fall on fears of contagion from China real estate

Sep. 20, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

Stocks slumped on Wall Street Monday in a broad sell-off that extends an already weak streak for major indexes. Worries about debt-engorged Chinese property developers — and the damage they could do to investors worldwide if they default — are rippling across markets....

Hong Kong shares lead Asia lower; Tokyo and Shanghai closed

Sep. 19, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

Shares fell more than 3% in Hong Kong on Monday in holiday-thinned trading in Asia, with other big markets in Tokyo and Shanghai closed. Other regional benchmarks also fell after Wall Street wrapped up last week with another decline. Investors are...

Stocks fall on Wall Street, giving up the week's gains

Sep. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

Wall Street capped an up-and-down week of trading Friday with a broad sell-off that wiped out the major indexes' gains for the week. The S&P 500 lost 0.9% and posted its second straight weekly loss. Roughly 80% of the stocks in the benchmark index fell. Technology and...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Sep. 17, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Friday, marking a feeble ending to an up-and-down week of trading. The S&P 500 index fell and notched its second straight weekly loss. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq also fell. Technology and communications companies...

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street retreat

Sep. 16, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

Asian shares were mixed on Friday after a hodge-podge of economic data led Wall Street to close mostly lower. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but fell in Shanghai and Sydney. Across the region, concerns over prolonged outbreak of...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Sep. 16, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

Stocks couldn’t hold on to a brief afternoon gain and wound up ending mostly lower Thursday. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average each fell. The tech-heavy Nasdaq managed to eke out a small gain. More stocks fell than rose in the S&P 500, and most...

Asian shares mostly lower on lackluster China, Japan data

Sep. 15, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Thursday after Japan and China released data that were weaker than expected. Shares fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul but rose in Sydney. Japan reported that its exports rose 26.2% in August from a year...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Sep. 15, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

Stocks closed solidly higher Wednesday, shaking off some recent doldrums and giving the S&P 500 its biggest daily gain since late August. Energy companies did particularly well as prices for crude oil and natural gas climbed, and Microsoft helped pull the tech sector...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower amid growth concerns

Sep. 15, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street down on Wednesday after U.S. inflation was lower than expected amid unease about the impact of the spread of the coronavirus's delta variant. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all retreated, giving up the...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Sep. 14, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

Stocks went back to falling on Wall Street Tuesday after a blip higher the day before, giving the S&P 500 its sixth loss in the last seven trading days. The benchmark index had started higher after the latest data on inflation came in better than economists had...