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US stocks end choppy day mixed amid global growth jitters

Mar. 25, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

U.S. stocks capped a day of choppy trading with an uneven finish Monday as investors wrestled to make sense of newly pessimistic outlooks for the global economy. Traders also weighed another troubling drop in long-term bond yields, which many see as a warning sign of a possible recession. Large-company stocks...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Mar. 25, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

Major U.S. stock indexes finished mixed Monday after wavering for much of the day as traders tried to make sense of newly pessimistic views on the economy. Investors were also parsing another troubling drop in long-term bond yields, which many see as a warning sign of a possible recession. Large-company stocks...

Markets Right Now: Stock indexes end an indecisive day mixed

Mar. 25, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended an indecisive day of trading more or less where they started as traders try to make sense of newly pessimistic views on the economy. They're also parsing another troubling drop in long-term bond yields...

Survey: Business economists see slowdown in growth this year

Mar. 25, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's business economists foresee a sharp slowdown in U.S. economic growth over the next two years, in sharp contrast to the Trump administration's predictions that growth will accelerate this year and next. That finding comes from the latest survey by the National Association for...

Stocks, bond yields fall sharply as growth worries spread

Mar. 22, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

Wall Street was roiled Friday by new signs that global economic growth is slowing. The jitters triggered a sell-off in stocks and sent bond yields sharply lower, flashing a possible recession warning. The wave of selling knocked 460 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average and gave the benchmark S&P 500...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Mar. 22, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Friday, erasing the market's gains for the week, as investors became increasingly worried that the global economy is slowing down. Traders shifted money into bonds, driving yields sharply lower, which hurt bank stocks and flashed a possible recession warning....

Potential recession signal: A key 'yield curve' has inverted

Mar. 22, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most closely watched predictors of a potential recession just yelped even louder. The signal lies within the bond market, through which investors show how confident they are about the economy by their level of demand for U.S. government bonds. It's called the "yield curve," and a...

Markets Right Now: Stocks, yields drop on growth worries

Mar. 22, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street, erasing their gains for the week, as investors became increasingly worried that the global economy is slowing down. Traders shifted money into bonds and other low-risk...

A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

Mar. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? As recently as last spring, analysts had worried that hiring would slow as the pool of unemployed shrank. Many employers have complained for years that...

US industrial production rose just 0.1 percent in February

Mar. 15, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose a slight 0.1 percent in February, as an increase in utilities and mining offset the second straight monthly drop in manufacturing. The Federal Reserve said Friday that the manufacturing component of the index fell 0.4 percent last month, after having fallen...