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Dow, S&P notch record closes on dimmed rate hike prospects

Dow, S&P notch record closes on dimmed rate hike prospects

The Dow and S&P 500 hit record highs on Friday after weak economic data dulled prospects of more interest rate hikes this year.

IMF's Christine Lagarde 'optimistic' about US economy

IMF's Christine Lagarde 'optimistic' about US economy

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Sunday voiced optimism for US economic growth under President Donald Trump but warned it could herald trouble for the rest of the world.

Wall Street ends solid 2016 on dour note

Wall Street ends solid 2016 on dour note

US stocks slumped on the last trading day of the year on Friday, led down by Apple and other big tech stocks, but major indexes still posted solid gains in 2016.

US Dollar hits 14-year high; oil dips in choppy trade

US Dollar hits 14-year high; oil dips in choppy trade

The US dollar index dipped after hitting a near 14-year high on Wednesday while oil prices swung in a volatile session as traders were caught between a build in US stockpiles and the chance of an output cut.

Asia stocks subdued, dollar slips on US election tension

Asia shares joined the U.S. dollar on the defensive on Thursday as the nail-biting U.S. presidential race saw the S&P 500 suffer its longest losing streak in five years as investors sailed to safer harbours.

US stocks hit new records; weak British data hits pound

 US stocks resumed their upwards push Friday, while the British pound retreated after weak economic data revived talk of monetary stimulus.

 Earnings drag Wall Street lower even as oil steadies

Earnings drag Wall Street lower even as oil steadies

Disappointing earnings reports from Microsoft and other major companies pushed Wall Street lower on Friday, overshadowing a surge in oil prices which lifted energy shares

Wall Street in relentless selloff as oil prices sink

Wall Street in relentless selloff as oil prices sink

Wall Street moved deep into the red on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest since February 2014 and extending this year`s selloff as oil prices continued to plummet unabated.

US stocks tumble on global growth fears, Volkswagen

Wall Street stocks tumbled Tuesday, joining European equities in falling on worries about global growth and the burgeoning Volkswagen emissions scandal.

Wall Street is for sale - but is it cheap?

During more than a week of stock market sell-offs, investors have been exhorted to use declines to pick up bargains - and with a 7.7 percent drop on the S&P 500 since August 17, stocks have certainly gotten less expensive.

Watch: Global market slowdown intensifies fears

World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year on Friday and commodities had another bruising day .

Watch: Change in role of global market indexes

The video tells about two weeks series looking at the rise and role of indexes in setting market prices around the world.

Apple and interest rate jitters weigh on Wall Street

Wall Street extended losses on Tuesday as investors worried about a rise in interest rates while Apple`s shares hit their lowest in over six months.

Wall Street lower as Apple slips to 6-month low

Wall Street fell on Tuesday as Apple`s shares remained under pressure, hitting their lowest in more than six months, and investors digested earnings reports from a host of companies.

Weak oil prices, China worries drag Wall Street lower

Wall Street ended lower on Monday as tumbling oil prices dragged energy shares to a three-year low and factory data from China raised concerns about the world`s second-biggest economy.

US stocks mostly up; Yelp, Twitter dive

US stocks mostly up; Yelp, Twitter dive

US stocks were mostly higher early Wednesday ahead of a Federal Reserve policy statement as microblogging company Twitter and online listings site Yelp plunged on disappointing outlooks.

Google propels Nasdaq to another record high close

Google propels Nasdaq to another record high close

A major rally in Google pushed the Nasdaq to a second straight record high on Friday while weak energy stocks weighed on the Dow and S&P 500.

US stocks move higher, pushing Nasdaq to new record

US stocks scored modest gains Tuesday amid positive US and eurozone data as investors kept a wait-and-see attitude on Greece`s potential debt deal.

Wall Street mixed at open after Nasdaq's record high

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25.66 points, or 0.14 percent, to 18,090.18, the S&P 500 lost 1.48 points, or 0.07 percent, to 2,119.76 but the Nasdaq Composite added 6.43 points, or 0.13 percent, to 5,139.38.

Nasdaq breaks record-high set during dotcom boom

Nasdaq breaks record-high set during dotcom boom

The Nasdaq Composite index surpassed the 15-year all-time high it set during the peak of the dotcom bubble on Thursday as more data showed the U.S. economy was gathering steam.