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Markets turn cautious, reversing an early gain to end lower

Dec. 01, 2021 16:09 PM EST

Markets turned cautious again, erasing and early gain and ending lower as investors try to handicap how much the new coronavirus variant will impact the economy. The latest roller-coaster ride brought the S&P 500 index up 1.9% in the morning and down 1.2% by the closing bell. The...

Asian shares mixed after omicron worries rattle Wall Street

Nov. 30, 2021 22:56 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday amid nervous trading due to worries over the newest coronavirus variant. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was up 0.8% in morning trading to 28,062.99, after gyrating earlier in the session. South Korea's Kospi jumped 1.1% to...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Nov. 30, 2021 16:51 PM EST

Wall Street’s losses deepened on Tuesday after the head of the Federal Reserve said it will consider shutting off its support for financial markets sooner than expected. Major indexes started the day lower amid amid worries that the omicron variant would hit the global...

Asia shares mixed as investors weigh omicron economic risks

Nov. 29, 2021 21:54 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday as investors continued to cautiously weigh how much damage the new omicron coronavirus variant may unleash on the global economy. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.0% to 28,577.34 in morning trading. Australia's...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Nov. 29, 2021 16:28 PM EST

The stock market steadied itself Monday following a slide last week brought on by the newest coronavirus variant. Investors are waiting for more clues about just how much damage the new strain may do to the economy. The S&P 500 recovered more than half its drop from...

World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant

Nov. 26, 2021 20:58 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent. A World Health Organization panel...

Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points

Nov. 26, 2021 16:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, as a new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe. Investors were uncertain whether the variant could potentially reverse...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Nov. 26, 2021 13:46 PM EST

Stocks ended with scant gains after another wobbly day of trading on Wall Street Wednesday as the market Stocks closed sharply lower after a coronavirus variant from South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 905 points....

Asian stock markets sink as traders watch Europe virus cases

Nov. 25, 2021 22:38 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday as traders watched a surge in coronavirus cases in Europe and anti-disease controls that threaten to disrupt trade and travel. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney declined. U.S. markets were closed Thursday for a holiday....

Asian stocks down after Fed says ready to act on inflation

Nov. 24, 2021 22:50 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Thursday after Federal Reserve officials indicated they were ready to raise interest rates sooner than expected if needed to cool inflation. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney declined. Tokyo advanced. ...