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Dow Jones Industrial Average rallies 1,627 points The Dow surged 1,627.26 points, or 7.73%, to close at 22,679.99. The S&P 500 gained 7.03% to end the day at 2,663.68. The Nasdaq Composite jumped 7.33% to 7,913.24. Stocks rallied on hopes that the growth rate of new coronavirus cases may be ebbing. New virus cases fall
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud and Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak are seen at the beginning of an OPEC and NON-OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria December 6, 2019. Leonhard Foeger | Reuters The virtual meeting between OPEC and its allies scheduled for Monday has been postponed, sources familiar with the
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Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 360 points The Dow slid 360.91 points, or 1.69%, to close at 21,052.53. The S&P 500 closed 1.51% lower at 2,488.65. The Nasdaq Composite fell 1.53% to 7,373.08. Mounting worries over the coronavirus and a dismal jobs report pressured equities to end the week. Spike in NY coronavirus deaths New
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An abysmal March jobs report gives a glimpse of the devastating economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Another surge in oil prices on expected output cuts limited the losses in the stock market. Major equity averages suffered their third week of losses in four as the coronavirus crisis deepened. Here’s what happened: 4:22 pm: Sell-off by
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U.S. government debt prices were higher Friday as the total number of global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell 3 basis points to 0.59% while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also lower at 1.23%. Bond yields move inversely to prices. Investors will be watching
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President Donald Trump speaks at the daily coronavirus briefing joined by Vice President Mike Pence in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on March 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 973 points The Dow slid 973.65 points, or 4.44%, to close at
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A near-empty Piccadilly Circus is seen pictured at night on March 28, 2020 in London, England. Ollie Millington | Getty Images British tech start-ups are lobbying the government for an emergency support package to help them weather the storm of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.K., which has been formally on lockdown since March 23, introduced
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Stocks opened higher on Monday, attempting to build off of last week’s historic rally, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 post their best 3-day win streaks since the 1930s. Sentiment was helped after President Donald Trump said national social distancing guidelines have been extended to April 30 and by optimism around a coronavirus treatment. 
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell holds a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, December 11, 2019. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Mortgage Bankers Association in a dire letter to regulators Sunday warned that the U.S. housing market is “in danger of large-scale disruption,” due to efforts by the Federal Reserve
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Hank Paulson David Orrell | CNBC Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson warned that the U.S. faces a “very difficult road ahead” after President Trump signed a historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill.  Paulson, a key figure in helping the country avoid economic catastrophe during the 2008 financial crisis, drew on his experience from that tumultuous period
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The stock market has gone so haywire amid the coronavirus crisis that some strategists on Wall Street are giving up on forecasting what comes next. Over the past week or so, chief market strategists at BMO, Oppenheimer and Canaccord Genuity have all suspended their year-end targets on the S&P 500, blaming the unprecedented economic uncertainty that makes projecting
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A person wearing a face mask walks along Wall Street after further cases of coronavirus were confirmed in New York, March 6, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 915 points The Dow closed 915.39 points lower, or 4.06%, at 21,636.78. The S&P 500 slid 3.37% to 2,541.47. The Nasdaq Composite pulled
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