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Markets React to Positive Outlook

Upbeat comments by the Federal Reserve Chairman and more signs of an economic turnaround combined to help fuel a powerful rally in the stock market last week...

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Powell Somber on Recovery

Stocks drifted lower last week, weighed down by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's unsettling comments on the economy and signs of renewed tensions with China...

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Jobs Down, Stocks Up

Despite a historic downturn in employment, stocks managed to climb higher last week as investors were emboldened by the pace of economic re-openings, both here and abroad...

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Economic Normalization Near?

Stock prices ended the week slightly lower, despite news of positive results from a test trial of a COVID-19 drug treatment and several states easing their economic lockdowns...

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Markets React to Oil Prices

Stock prices bounced around last week as investors reacted to wild swings in the price of oil and reports that called into question the efficacy of two potential virus treatments...

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Post-COVID-19 Data Arrives 

Stock pricess pushed higher last week as news of a White House plan to reopen the economy and reports of a potential COVID-19 treatment helped the market overcome weak economic data aand an ugly start to the corporate earnings season... 

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Markets Rally

The stock market staged a broad rally this week, buoyed by the prospect that COVID-19's grip on the nation may be easing and news of another Federal Reserve program to help stabilize businesses... 

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Special Update: Quarterly Report

Modest declines in stock prices this week masked the volatile inter- and intraday price swings as investors digested poor economic data and a warning from the president that the worst days of the COVID-19 Pandemic still lie ahead...

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Congress Approves Stimulus 

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More Coronavirus Volatility

The stock market suffered through another volatile week as it wrestled with the health and economic fallout of the domestic spread of the coronavirus...

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Volatility Continues 

Markets remained exceptionally volatile, buffeted by the spreading impact of coronavirus, uncertain responses from federal policymakers and the sudden drop in oil prices...

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Rallies and Retreats

Heightened coronavirus fears, falling yields, and Super Tuesday primary results sent stocks on a rollercoaster ride of sharp price swings, leaving stocks marginally higher for the week...


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The Virus Becomes the Focus 

Stocks fell sharply last week as Wall Street considered how the coronavirus outbreak might influence global business activity and household spending...

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Virus Anxieties Affect Stocks

Traders paid close attention to coronavirus developments and earnings last week, while wondering how the former might eventually impact the latter... 

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Weekly Gains for Big Benchmarks 

Daily headlines about the coronavirus had little impact on stock market averages last week...

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Stocks Bounce Back

Stocks advanced four days out of five during the past market week, erasing the losses of the week before. 

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Equities Slip on Virus Concerns

Stock benchmarks declined for a second straight week as coronavirus news tempered risk appetite... 

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Stocks End the Week Lower

Stock prices fell last week as investors considered the potential health and economic risks of the flu-like coronavirus...

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Fresh Record Highs

Traders were in an upbeat mood last week, reacting to news out of Washington: the signing of the phase-one trade deal between the U.S. and China as well as the Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)...

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Further Gains for Stocks

The market had ad choppy five days, with traders reacting to geopolitical developments and weaker-than-expected jobs data. 

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Concerns About Oil

Stocks descended from record highs Friday, as traders reacted a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran's top military officer. 

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The Year In Review 

Four factors influenced investment performance in 2019: a shift in U.S. monetary policy, the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China, earnings, and the economy...

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Phase-One Trade Deal Reached

The U.S. and China announced a limited trade agreement last week...

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12/09/19 Stocks Ride Out a Choppy Week 

Key Wall Street benchmarks were up and down last week - or rather down and then up...

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12/02/19 November Concludes with Gains

As November wrapped up, U.S. equity benchmarks advanced... 

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11/25/19 Major Indices Move Lower

Stocks declined last week as mixed signal's emerged about the progress of U.S. - China trade negotiations... 

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11/18/19 A New Dow Milestone

Stock benchmarks were little changed for much of last week... 

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11/11/19 Dow, S&P 500 Extend Win Streaks 

Domestic and international stocks rose last week...

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11/04/19 More Historic Highs

A better-than-forecast jobs report prompted a stock market rally Friday... 

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10/28/19 S&P 500 Nearly Makes History

The S&P 500 came within 0.1% of a record close Friday...

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