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In this image taken from video provided by the New York Stock Exchange, Tommy Gannon, Assistant Supervisor, Facilities, rings the opening bell at the NYSE, and recognizes the Sodexo food services staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in New York. (New York Stock Exchange via AP)

A stock rally fizzles out on Wall Street; oil prices plunge

Apr. 7, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A big rally on Wall Street suddenly vanished Tuesday, the latest twist for a market dominated by sharp swings amid the coronavirus outbreak. The S&P 500 dipped 0.2% after erasing a surge of 3.5% earlier in the day. The market’s gains faded as the price of U.S. crude oil abruptly...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Apr. 7, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

Stocks closed modestly lower Tuesday on Wall Street after a rally faded in the last few minutes of trading following a sudden drop in the price of crude oil. Major indexes ended slightly lower after being up more than 3% earlier. The market was coming off an even bigger gain of 7% the day before. The rally...

Wall Street rally evaporates after a sudden drop in price of oil deflates energy stocks; Dow and S&P 500 drop slightly

Apr. 7, 2020 4:05 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street rally evaporates after a sudden drop in price of oil deflates energy stocks; Dow and S&P 500 drop slightly.

US stocks open 3% higher as hope builds that global shutdown measures are showing early promise for reopening economies

Apr. 7, 2020 9:34 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks open 3% higher as hope builds that global shutdown measures are showing early promise for reopening economies.
A woman wearing a face mask walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Asian shares are rising, echoing the rally on Wall Street fueled by signs of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asian shares rise, echoing Wall St optimism on virus battle

Apr. 6, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, echoing the rally on Wall Street, amid a few glimmers of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3% to 18,808.53 while South Korea's Kospi gained 1.2% to 1,812.87. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7% to 23,907.52, while...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Apr. 6, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Monday, propelling major indexes up more than 7%, as traders cheered glimmers of hope that the deadliness of the coronavirus outbreak could be slowing in some of the hardest-hit areas. New York’s governor said the rate of increase of deaths could be approaching a...

US stocks surge 7%, building on a global rally, on early signs that rate of increase in virus deaths could be slowing

Apr. 6, 2020 4:05 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks surge 7%, building on a global rally, on early signs that rate of increase in virus deaths could be slowing.

Stocks open 4% higher on Wall Street as traders grasp at some early signs of hope in battling the coronavirus outbreak

Apr. 6, 2020 9:34 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks open 4% higher on Wall Street as traders grasp at some early signs of hope in battling the coronavirus outbreak.
A woman wearing face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong Monday, April 6, 2020. Asian shares and U.S. futures have rebounded as investors grasped at threads of hope that the battle against the coronavirus pandemic may be making some progress in some hard-hit areas.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Shares rebound on glimmers of progress in battling virus

Apr. 5, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares and U.S. futures rebounded on Monday as investors grasped at threads of hope that the battle against the coronavirus pandemic may be making some progress in some hard-hit areas. Markets in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney gained more than 2% in early trading and Hong Kong was up nearly...

Home Depot customers carry their purchases as they leave the store, Friday, April 3, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Walmart limits store access; US airlines sign up for grants

Apr. 3, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ____________ COSTS MOUNT: The pandemic will cost the global economy as much as $4.1 trillion, or nearly...