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US equities edged lower along with European stocks as investors assessed corporate earnings and economic data.
Wall Street stocks surged higher as a batch of strong earnings reports pushed aside lingering doubts about the economy and trade fights that have pressured markets.
Wall Street was back on shaky ground, with huge declines in technology shares leaving major stock indices sharply lower.
US stocks have tumbled early ahead of an expected announcement of harsh import sanctions on China by President Donald Trump that has revived fears of a trade war.
Wall Street stocks have tumbled again on rising worries that the Trump administration's trade policies could ignite a global trade war.
US stocks have finished a volatile session higher after President Donald Trump enacted controversial tariffs on imported steel and aluminum amid worries the move could ignite a global trade war.
Wall Street stocks have stumbled, reversing strong gains the last two sessions, after congressional testimony from new Fed chief Jerome Powell revived worries about higher interest rates.
Wall Street stocks tumbled into negative territory Wednesday after the minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting revived worries about higher interest rates.
Wall Street stocks have finished higher, rising for a third straight session, amid somewhat better investor sentiment ahead of a closely-watched US inflation report.
Investors have welcomed a rare respite from volatility as US stock futures resumed after a week that saw two of the biggest single-day percentage drops in seven years.
US stocks fell, with the S&P 500 flirting with a correction as technology shares tumbled after a report the Trump administration was set to press its trade war with China. The dollar rallied.
The latest escalation in the US-China trade row has weighed on industrial stocks, pushing the Dow and S&P 500 lower.
Wall Street stocks have surged amid bargain-hunting and hopes that the United States and China could negotiate new terms of trade and avoid a trade war.
Wall Street stocks have finished a volatile session modestly lower after the Federal Reserve lifted interest rates and pointed to a stronger US growth outlook following tax cuts.
Wall Street stocks have tumbled on growing fears about a trade war as President Donald Trump replaced his Secretary of State and was reportedly planning new tariffs on China.
Wall Street stocks have fallen sharply after President Donald Trump said he will enact steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, reviving worries of a trade war.
Wall Street stocks have finished mostly higher as worries about increased interest rates ebbed somewhat, but market insiders continued to warn of more volatility ahead.
Wall Street stocks have enjoyed more solid gains, climbing for a fifth straight session and shrugging off fresh data showing higher inflation.
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