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US stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investors

Aug. 23, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors. The broad sell-off sent the S&P 500 to its fourth straight weekly loss. Stocks tumbled after President Donald Trump responded angrily on Twitter...

Markets Right Now: Markets shudder as trade tensions flare

Aug. 23, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Markets are closing sharply lower after the latest escalation of the U.S.-China trade dispute. President Donald Trump said U.S. companies are "hereby ordered" to find an alternative to doing business with China...

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 620 points as escalation of US-China trade dispute rattles investors

Aug. 23, 2019 4:05 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 620 points as escalation of US-China trade dispute rattles investors.

Markets are jolted as trade war between the US and China escalates; Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 500 points

Aug. 23, 2019 1:05 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Markets are jolted as trade war between the US and China escalates; Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 500 points.

Global stocks higher ahead of US Fed chairman's speech

Aug. 23, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Friday ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman at a gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo all advanced. Investors are looking to Jerome Powell's speech...

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed chairman's speech

Aug. 23, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday after Wall Street declined ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Australia rose while Hong Kong declined. Investors are looking to Jerome Powell's speech Friday for signs of...

US stock indexes end mixed ahead of Fed chairman speech

Aug. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

A wobbly day on Wall Street left stock indexes mostly lower Thursday as investors turned cautious ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Federal Reserve chairman. Losses by health care, technology and energy companies, among other sectors, outweighed gains by banks, consumer goods makers and elsewhere in the...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Aug. 22, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

Stocks ended and up-and-down day mostly lower Thursday as losses for health care and technology companies offset gains in banks and other sectors. Remarks from two Federal Reserve bank presidents left investors less certain about the likelihood that the central bank will lower interest rates again next month. On...

Markets Right Now: After a day of wavering, stocks end lower

Aug. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended an up-and-down day mostly lower as losses for health care and technology companies offset gains in banks and other sectors. UnitedHealth Group gave up 3.1% Thursday and Adobe lost 1.3%. Remarks from two...

Corporate profits slump again in 2Q

Aug. 22, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

Corporate profits fell for a second straight quarter in the spring as the effect of last year's tax cut wore off and companies contended with uncertainty from the Trump administration's trade wars. As the second quarter earnings season winds down, companies in the S&P 500 index are on track to notch the first...