After several days surfing Wall Street's gut-wrenching swells and troughs, investors got a smoother ride on Thursday. Well, mostly.
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A slump in energy stocks stymied a rebound Tuesday as the price of oil plunged the most in two years. Even so, corporate earnings encouraged investors.
Investors avoided another roller coaster day Friday. Instead, they got a steady decline that left the market with its worst weekly showing since May 2012.
Just a day after the market had its best day of 2014, it had its worst. The Dow plunged 334 points as fear about the global economy sent investors fleeing.
Wall Street had its best day of the year, Wednesday, erasing a steep loss from the day before. Investors were reacting to minutes from the Fed's latest policy meeting.
U.S. growth is strengthening, but outlooks elsewhere are less positive. Poor reports on global growth and German industrial production sent stocks tumbling.
The stock market sputtered to an indecisive close Thursday, taking a pause after three straight days of losses.
Financial markets started October on a sour note as the Dow dropped more than 200 points and investors reacted to negative economic news globally.
A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the S&P 500 down for September.
Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended a choppy trading day with slight losses.
Grim economic news from Europe and airstrikes in Syria rattled global stocks Tuesday. Most of the damage was felt in European markets, which fell sharply.
Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday.
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Concerns over weaker global economic growth appeared to outweigh a pair of strong reports on the U.S. economy Tuesday, nudging stocks to a tiny loss.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for her alleged role in a long-running political fraud case.
A speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about the direction of interest rates in the coming months, and tensions between Ukraine and Russia surged.
Stocks advanced for a fourth day, pushing the S&P 500 to a record high, as the number of people seeking new jobless benefits remains at a multi-year low.
The S&P 500 closed within six points of its all-time high Tuesday, less than two weeks after slumping on concerns about rising tensions in Iraq and Ukraine.
Fears that the crisis in Ukraine is escalating into a new and dangerous phase roiled financial markets Wednesday.
Global oil demand growth will accelerate next year and will again be met by rising supplies from the U.S. and Canada, further eroding OPEC's market share.
Germany's Commerzbank is expected to pay up to $800 million to resolve investigations into its dealings with Iran and other countries under U.S. sanctions.
Successful IPOs for JD.com and Tuniu show Chinese companies are back in favor with global investors. But the real buzz is for Alibaba's IPO this summer.