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Gold prices drop nearly 3% as rise in coronavirus cases sparks dollar rally

Gold futures drop on Monday, touching lows under $1,900 an ounce, amid an apparent flight to dollars. Rising global risks, including renewed COVID-19 lockdown measures in Europe, were partly to blame as bullion prices slumped to their lowest finish in two months. 2:19 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020

Stocks close lower, notching third straight weekly loss as tech-led sell-off intensifies

U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, notching a third straight weekly loss, amid uncertainty about a fresh round of fiscal stimulus from Washington, concerns about tensions between the U.S. and China, and worries about the sluggish pace of economic recovery. 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2020

Gold futures tally a second straight weekly gain

Gold futures finish higher Friday to tally a second weekly gain in a row, though prices only scored a modest boost from Federal Reserve policy that signals a lower-for-longer path for interest rates for the next three to four years. 2:06 p.m. Sept. 18, 2020

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Dow snaps four-day winning streak as stocks finish day with modest losses

U.S. stocks finished lower Thursday, but off the session lows, as investors digested the Federal Reserve’s economic outlook along with lackluster economic data.

4:42 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020
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Gold prices lose 1% as traders react to Fed policy

Gold futures finish with a loss of 1% as commodity investors reacted to the monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve, which indicated it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023.

1:54 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020
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Stocks end mostly lower after Fed holds interest rates steady near zero, but underscores risks to economic recovery

U.S. benchmark stock index closed mostly lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it would likely hold interest rates near zero until at least 2023 given the outlook for inflation and employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but also indicated risks to the economy remain.

5:16 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020
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Gold prices log a third straight climb, then extend gains after Fed policy statement

Gold futures climb on Wednesday for a third straight session, then move even higher after the Federal Reserve said it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023, which is likely to prove bullish for long-term metals investors.

2:31 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020
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Dow erases early climb, S&P 500 notches third straight gain as tech stocks extend rebound from last week’s rout

U.S. stocks finishes mostly higher on Tuesday as the blue-chip Dow shed early gains ahead of a policy update by the Federal Reserve

4:32 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020
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Gold notches back-to-back gains for highest finish in 2 weeks

Gold futures notch back-to-back gains on Tuesday to mark their highest finish in two weeks, ahead of what are expected to be dovish statements from global central banks this week that may provide renewed support for the precious metal.

2:01 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020
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Dow ends 327 points higher as stocks rebound amid vaccine hopes, IPO rush and corporate deal-making

U.S. stocks finished higher Monday amid a flurry of initial public offerings and potential corporate mash ups, including Oracle plans to forge a partnership with TikTok, the popular China-based social media platform.

4:42 p.m. Sept. 14, 2020
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Gold prices tally best one-day gain since August as dollar weakness buttresses bullion

Gold futures rise on Monday to tally their largest one-day gain of the month, as weakness in the dollar and superlow government bond yields help to keep the precious metal trading in a range that some market experts see as forming a bullish pattern.

2:26 p.m. Sept. 14, 2020

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