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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo specialist Glenn Carell, center, works with traders at the post that handles NIO, a Chinese automobile manufacturer, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 21, 2020 - 8:54 pm
Banks led a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets, prompting investors to shift assets into bonds and defensive sector companies. The sell-off snapped a three-day winning streak by the S&P 500. The benchmark index ended last week at an all-time high...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo specialist Glenn Carell, center, works with traders at the post that handles NIO, a Chinese automobile manufacturer, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 21, 2020 - 7:17 pm
Banks led a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets, prompting investors to shift assets into bonds and defensive sector companies. The sell-off snapped a three-day winning streak by the S&P 500. The benchmark index ended last week at an all-time high...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo specialist Glenn Carell, center, works with traders at the post that handles NIO, a Chinese automobile manufacturer, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 21, 2020 - 4:59 pm
Banks led a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets, prompting investors to shift assets into bonds and defensive sector companies. The sell-off snapped a three-day winning streak by the S&P 500. The benchmark index ended last week at an all-time high...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo specialist Meric Greenbaum, center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 16, 2020 - 4:09 pm
Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street, pushing major indexes to new record highs. A batch of solid economic data injected more optimism into markets Thursday, a day after the U.S. and China signed an initial trade deal. Technology companies including Microsoft led the gains. Morgan...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 15, 2020 - 3:26 pm
Stocks edged higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday after the signing of an initial trade deal between the U.S. and China. The modest gains had the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track for its first close above 29,000 points. President Donald Trump and China's chief negotiator, Liu...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 15, 2020 - 9:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in health care and technology companies. UnitedHealth, the country's largest health insurer, climbed 2.2% in early trading Wednesday after reporting solid quarterly results. Microsoft was also higher. Banks were broadly...
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Specialist David Haubner works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as traders welcome news that China's top trade official will head to Washington next week to sign a preliminary trade deal with the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 09, 2020 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A rally in big technology companies including Apple sent major U.S. stock indexes to more record highs on Wall Street Thursday. Investors were relieved that the United States and Iran appear to be stepping away from the edge of war. The U.S. and China also sign their “Phase 1” trade...
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FILE - This April 13, 2019, file photo, shows homes in suburban Salt Lake City. On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 09, 2020 - 11:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest level in 13 weeks, as financial markets roiled by U.S.-Iran conflict pushed investors toward the safety of Treasury bonds. The yield on Treasury bonds, especially the 10-year note, tends to influence mortgage rates...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo traders monitor stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 9. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 09, 2020 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as traders welcome news that China's top trade official will head to Washington next week to sign a preliminary trade deal with the U.S. Technology companies and banks led the way higher. Microsoft rose 1.3% and Goldman Sachs rose 1.2...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo James Riley monitors stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks stabilized Tuesday, Jan. 7, and the price of oil edged off three-month highs, though investors remained cautious over rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 07, 2020 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street as investors wait for the next step in the increasingly tense U.S.-Iran confrontation. Oil prices gave up some of their recent gains after a U.S. drone strike killed Iran's top general on Friday. Banks and makers of consumer products took some...
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