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Concerns about escalating hostilities between Ukraine and Russia and the Middle East situation trumped a bevy of upbeat U.S. economic reports, knocking stock prices down on Thursday.
On a day dominated by economic reports – positive in the U.S., negative in the euro zone and China – global stocks were mostly higher on Thursday.
U. S. stocks were higher again on Thursday despite mounting evidence of a slowing global economy.
U. S. stocks were higher for about the first hour of trading on Thursday but it was mostly downhill after that, with the major equity indexes closing down about 0.5% across the board.
Stock prices declined for the fourth day in five on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrials down 70 points (0.4%) on top of Thursday’s 317-point (1.9%) decline. For the week, the Dow lost 467 points or 2.8% – its worst … Continue reading
U. S. stocks fell sharply on the last day of July, more than enough to push all of the major indexes into negative territory for the month.
In a day heavy with economic reports and forecasts, U.S. stocks finished largely unchanged while foreign stocks continued to rise.
Stocks dropped sharply and broadly on Thursday while bonds, metals and oil prices soared, sparked by escalating violence between Russia and Ukraine, including the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine, as well as renewed fighting between Israel and … Continue reading
Problems at a major Portuguese bank sparked a selloff in U.S. and European stocks early Thursday but share prices managed to close well above their lows of the day.
U.S. stock prices rose another 0.5%-0.6% on Thursday, buoyed by one of the better employment reports in a while. Closing the holiday-shortened week at an all-time high of 17068, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed higher by 0.5%. The S&P … Continue reading