Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street following the presidential election and dire warnings from Europe that a broad recession there is now all but certain. Index futures had been higher early Wednesday but reversed course after the European Union slashed its growth forecast for next year, sending European... more »
NEW YORK (AP) -- An early 200-point charge turned the Dow Jones industrial average positive for the year following a dismal stretch in May.
The Dow surged 211 points to 12,340 shortly after noon Eastern. That's an increase of 1.7 percent.
All 30 Dow stocks were higher, led... more »
U.S. stocks are opening higher as calm returns to global markets after a spasm of fearful selling last week.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose modestly in early trading Monday, starting from its lowest opening value since December.
Bond investors appeared less concerned about the finances of some... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are tumbling as investors worry that Greece won't qualify for a new installment of emergency funds in time to avoid defaulting on its debt.
Investors also appear pessimistic about a Federal Reserve policy decision expected Wednesday. The Fed has hinted it might take new... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks plunged after a dismal jobs report renewed fears of another recession.
No jobs were added in the U.S. last month, the government said early Friday. The unemployment rate held steady at 9.1 percent.
Treasury yields fell sharply and gold jumped $48 an ounce... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Investors seeking reason for optimism after the worst stock-market sell-off since the 2008 financial crisis probably won't find it in Friday's July jobs report.
Economists forecast that employers added only 90,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent, according to... more »
One year ago, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 11,015.69, down 372 points. Monday, the Dow closed at 9,829.87, up 51 points. So where does that leave the economy? Still up in the air, but on the mend.
"The consumer is still nervous. We can see consumers sales... more »