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US stocks drift between gains and losses in early trading

Sep. 29, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

Stocks are off to a mixed start Tuesday, as the market cooled off from the rally the day before and as investors waited for the debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The S&P 500 was up 0.1% after drifting between small gains and losses in the early going. The Dow Jones...

How major stock indexes fared Monday

Sep. 29, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Monday as the market clawed back some of its sharp losses from September. The rally extended the S&P 500's gains to a third day in a row. The benchmark index was coming off its first four-week losing streak in more than a year and is on track to close out September...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street recovered some of this month's losses as investors looked ahead to a debate between President Donald Trump and his challenger in the November election, former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St rally ahead of US debate

Sep. 29, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street recovered some of this month's losses as investors looked ahead to a debate between President Donald Trump and his challenger in the November election, former Vice President Joe Biden. Shanghai and Seoul advanced while Tokyo and Hong Kong declined. Sydney was...

A woman wearing face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.  Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asia shares up ahead of China holiday, presidential debate

Sep. 28, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% to 23,371.70, while South Korea's Kospi added 1.5% to 2,312.96. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained...

A woman looks at screens showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Asian shares advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Stocks post solid gains as technology shares lead rally

Sep. 25, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

Stocks shook off another bout of volatile trading and finished solidly higher Friday, led by gains in technology and health care companies. Despite the rally, the S&P 500 still posted its fourth straight weekly loss, extending Wall Street's September swoon. The S&P 500 rose 1.6% after flip-flopping...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Sep. 25, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

Wall Street closed out another volatile week of trading Friday with solid gains, though the S&P 500 still posted its fourth-straight weekly loss. Technology and health care stocks led the broad rally. The S&P 500 still ended the week with a 0.6% loss for its first four-week losing streak in more than a...

A woman looks at screens showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Asian shares advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Asian shares gain, cheered by US rally on hopes for stimulus

Sep. 24, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy. Despite signs of a global economic rebound in the third quarter, worries remain the upturn may be running out of steam. House Democrats said they are paring back...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Sep. 24, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Thursday, as volatility continues to be the dominant force in Wall Street’s tumultuous September. The market notched widespread gains, though technology stocks powered much of the turnaround. Out of the S&P 500′s 11 sectors, only health care ended the day...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday as caution again after a retreat on Wall Street driven by a decline in technology shares.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares fall as caution sets in after Wall St retreat

Sep. 23, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday as caution set in after a retreat on Wall Street driven by a decline in technology shares. Market players are feeling less optimistic about action from the U.S. Federal Reserve and Congress to help the U.S. economy amid the distractions of the presidential election and the...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Sep. 23, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

Technology companies dragged U.S. stocks sharply lower Wednesday as Wall Street's tumultuous month continues to churn. The latest losses erased the S&P 500's gains from a day earlier and deepened the benchmark index’s September slide to 7.5% after a five-month rally. Worries about a potential second...