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7:57 a.m. Nov. 19, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 ventures under first support Focus: Airlines sustain vaccine-fueled technical breakout, Target tags record highs, JETS, TGT, HLT, JCI, METU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, vacillating after a lackluster batch of economic data and amid renewed concerns over pending economic lockdowns. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have extended a thus far relatively orderly pullback from Monday’s record closes.
10:34 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: WHO warns of record single-day rise in global COVID-19 cases, while northeastern U.S. states heat up again Clusters emerge in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and New York City is seeing more than 500 cases a dayThe World Health Organization on Friday reported a record rise in global cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, in the latest sign that the illness is far from contained.
12:11 p.m. Oct. 2, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Stock market ends otherwise strong week lower Friday as President Trump's coronavirus diagnosis stokes uncertaintyThe three main U.s. stock benchmarks finished Friday in negative territory, but well off their lows, as investors parsed news that President Trump said he and the first lady tested positive for coronavirus. The news overnight unsettled global markets and injected a range of uncertainties into the psyche of investors just as the race for the White House between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is heating up. However, Wall Street managed to claw back from some of the lowest levels of Friday trade amid renewed talk of coronavirus stimulus aid in Congress, which could help extend gains for equity markets and help to stimulate an economy that some say is showing signs of stalling out as it recovers from the deadly disease that has now stricken the leader of the largest democracy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed off 134 points, or 0.5%, but had been down by as many as 434 points. The S&P 500 index closed off 1% lower at 3,348 but had hit an intraday low at 3,323. The technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index took it on the chin as those stocks that have seen the most momentum higher sold off. The Nasdaq closed down 2.2% to close at 11,075. Meanwhile, the small-capitalization focused Russell 2000 index closed the session higher, reflecting some bets that the economy is improving, albeit, in fits and starts. For the week, the Dow closed the week 1.9% higher, the S&P 500 booked a 1,5% weekly gain, while the Nasdaq finished the week up 1.5%. Trump's new overshadowed mixed results from the September jobs report and an otherwise upbeat session for equity investors after four weeks of losses.
11:04 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices end higher, buoyed by signs of tighter supplies Natural-gas futures tally a 2-session gain of nearly 23%Oil futures finish higher on Thursday, supported by signs of tighter U.S. supplies, despite persistent concerns that rising cases of COVID-19 will lead to weaker energy demand.
11:20 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures settle higher, but U.S. prices fall short of reclaiming $40 mark U.S. crude supplies down a second week, but demand concerns remainOil futures gain on Wednesday, but U.S. benchmark prices came up short on reclaiming the $40 mark, as domestic crude supplies declined for a second week in a row, but coronavirus-related lockdowns in Europe fed expectations for weaker energy demand.
11:10 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil scores partial rebound as traders bet on a second weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies WTI oil futures climb, but hold below $40 a barrelOil settles higher Tuesday, finding support from expectations for a second weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies. Prices recoup a portion of the sharp decline a day earlier when the rise of COVID-19 cases fed a global equity selloff.
12:32 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices down 4% on expectations for return of Libyan crude production, global stock-market selloff WTI oil futures fall over 4%; natural-gas prices lose over 10%Oil futures drop Monday, sending U.S. prices down by more than 4%, on expectations Libyan crude will soon return to the market, while worries over a rise in European COVID-19 cases and a global equity market selloff added to the negative tone.
11:14 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures log biggest weekly gain since June Natural-gas futures poised for a weekly loss of almost 11%Oil futures split paths for the session on Friday, with U.S. prices up modestly and global prices slightly lower but both benchmarks logging their biggest weekly gain since June after major oil producers pledged their full commitment to output cuts.
11:17 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices settle at lowest since June, with Brent prices below $40 End of U.S. driving season also puts pressure on crude pricesOil prices fall Tuesday to their lowest settlement since June, unable to shake off worries about crude demand due to a continued rise in coronavirus cases, the end of the U.S. summer holiday driving season and a report that Saudi Arabia plans to cut its oil prices in October.
11:43 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures end lower for the session; U.S. prices up a fourth month Natural-gas futures post 46% monthly gainOil futures finish with a loss on Monday, though with signs of a recovery in energy demand contributing to a fourth straight monthly gain for U.S. prices.
11:18 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil prices suffer first loss in 4 sessions as traders bet on quick output recovery from Gulf storm Natural-gas futures log highest finish since NovemberOil futures decline Thursday, putting an end to a three-session streak of gains in U.S. prices, as traders bet on a quick post-hurricane recovery for the energy market in the Gulf of Mexico region.
11:35 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By William Watts
Oil ends lower on demand worries Number of U.S. oil rigs rises for first time in four weeksOil futures end lower Friday, under pressure from continued worries over prospects for demand as the COVID-19 pandemic undermines economic growth.
8:01 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Nasdaq extends break to uncharted territory, S&P 500 maintains first support Focus: Industrials sustain August breakout, Apple eclipses $2 trillion market cap, XLI, AAPL, V, JCI, DDU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating after a better-than-expected batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has tagged its latest record high — extending an early-week breakout — while the S&P 500’s slow-motion breakout attempt remains underway.
11:34 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By William Watts
Oil lower as U.S.-China tensions mount, but logs weekly gain Natural gas logs 24% weekly gain, strongest since November 2018Oil futures end lower Friday, but book weekly gains, with pressure tied to rising tensions between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump imposes a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat.
11:10 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil gets a boost from a weaker dollar, but coronavirus worries limit the price rise Traders continue to watch U.S.-China developmentsOil futures give up early losses Monday, buoyed by a drop in the U.S. dollar index to its lowest in two years, but the continued spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the economy limit the rise in prices.
11:18 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil ends modestly higher, supported by signs of economic recovery, even as China-U.S. tensions flare up Strong manufacturing and services data out of Europe and Tropical Storm Hanna provide support for oil Oil futures end with a modest gain Friday, with U.S. prices up more than 1% for the week, as investors weigh some signs of economic improvement against tensions between the world’s biggest economic superpowers, both of which may influence global energy demand.
2:05 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 15 million, U.S. cases pass 4 million, and California has more cases than New York Tesla surprises investors with an adjusted profit even after it was beset by pandemic-related stoppages at California plantThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 15 million on Thursday and the U.S. case tally passed 4 million, as California’s case tally rose above early U.S. hot spot New York following a surge in new infections in recent weeks.
11:02 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices end with a slight loss after unexpected build in U.S. supplies Weakness in the U.S. dollar limits losses for oilOil futures finish with a modest loss Wednesday, pulling back a day after settling at their highest since March, pressured by an unexpected weekly climb in U.S. crude stockpiles, as rising tensions between the U.S. and China raise the potential for a decline in energy demand. Weakness in the dollar, however, cap losses for oil.
10:55 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil ends lower as global equities decline, demand uncertainty persistsOil futures end lower Thursday, taking a cue from a decline in global equities after holding their own a day earlier following a decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies to begin trimming production cuts next month.
11:11 a.m. July 14, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil end higher as traders weigh uncertainty over next move for OPEC+ EIA supply data, U.S.-China tensions, rising coronavirus cases also in focusOil futures gave up earlier losses to end higher on Tuesday, as traders weigh uncertainty over the next move for OPEC+ on production levels and a forecast for weekly decline in U.S. supplies. Mounting tensions between the U.S. and China, as well as a continued rise in COVID-19 infections in the U.S. and elsewhere are also in focus.
7:42 a.m. July 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally hits 12.5 million with U.S. accounting for a quarter as death toll starts to rise again 1,000 U.S. health-care workers have now died from COVID-19 and most contracted it at workThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide rose to 12.5 million on Saturday, with the U.S. accounting for about a quarter of that tally and the U.S. death toll rising again after a surge in infections in states in the South and West.
11:15 a.m. July 10, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil climbs, but U.S. benchmark ends lower for the week as IEA warns of coronavirus risk Libya looks set to add to global crude suppliesOil futures climb on Friday, but U.S. prices finish lower for the week as a report from the International Energy Agency cautioned that weaker demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic will linger, even if the worst of the hit to economies has subsided.
10:19 a.m. July 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Health officials clamor for U.S. states to pause reopenings amid spikes in COVID-19 infections A growing chorus of voices urges states to reconsider moves toward reopening businesses and institutions as U.S. counts another 60,000 cases in a single day, while Trump administration ramps up call for schools to return to full in-person operation U.S. states that are experiencing major problems with new infections of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 should pause their reopening efforts to get the outbreak under control and encourage residents to wear face masks, wash their hands regularly and socially distance.
11:13 a.m. July 7, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil slips as traders eye demand amid rise in coronavirus cases but U.S. supplies seen falling Rise in coronavirus cases may hurt energy demandOil futures end with a modest loss on Tuesday, with the increase in coronavirus cases in parts of the world continuing to pressure prospects for energy demand. Expectations for a decline in U.S. crude inventories for a second week in a row, however, provide some support for prices.
11:23 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Brent oil scores a lift from Saudi price rise, China optimism, while rising coronavirus cases pressure U.S. crude Natural-gas futures rally after Berkshire/Dominion dealCrude-oil futures on Monday settle on a mixed note, with the U.S. oil moves pressured by the growth in coronavirus cases, while the international benchmark Brent climbs amid hope for China’s perceived recovery from the pandemic.
11:44 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil posts hefty quarterly climb, but coronavirus cases, oversupply worries feed year-to-date loss WTI oil ends more than 90% higher for the quarter, but still down nearly 36% year to dateOil futures end lower on Tuesday as persistent concerns about the rising number of cases of COVID-19 and the threat of more oil flowing out of the Middle East more than offset upbeat data suggesting both China’s manufacturing and service sectors are recovering.
11:25 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices end higher as hope for increased demand overshadows coronavirus-induced uncertainty Traders also eye impact of fracking pioneer Chesapeake’s bankruptcyOil futures finish higher Monday, buoyed by some recovery in energy demand, even with that recovery threatened by the possibility of another round of shutdowns as global cases of COVID-19 top 10 million.
11:13 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices decline, with U.S. prices down over 3% for the week as spread of coronavirus looks to hurt demand recovery WTI, Brent crude both fall for the session and weekOil futures decline on Friday, as a record rise in coronavirus cases in the U.S. and growing infections in parts of the world point to long-term challenges for a recovery in crude-oil demand, pulling U.S. prices down by more than 3% for the week.
11:11 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures end lower as U.S.-China trade tensions, rise in COVID-19 cases feed demand uncertainty EIA expected to report a weekly decline of 100,000 barrels in U.S. crude supplies: S&P Global Platts surveyOil prices give up earlier gains to finish lower Tuesday, with conflicting U.S. government statements on the status of U.S.-China trade deal and a rise in COVID-19 cases feeding uncertainty over the outlook for energy demand.
11:19 a.m. June 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil ends higher as long-term demand outlook improves, but rise in global coronavirus cases limits gains WTI, Brent oil futures end at highest in over 3 monthsOil prices ended higher on Monday, marking the expiration of the July contract for U.S. benchmark crude futures, as an improvement in the longer-term outlook prompted one major investment bank to raise its price targets for the commodity. But a rise in cases of COVID-19 is dulling near-term prospects for energy demand, keeping a lid on price gains.
11:13 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil tallies a nearly 10% weekly gain as OPEC+ tightens reins on output cuts, global demand outlook improves WTI oil logs highest finish since early MarchOil futures settled higher Friday for the day, with U.S. prices up nearly 10% for the week as OPEC members and allies tightened the reins on output cuts and some signs of improvement in the outlook for the global economy brighten the outlook for energy demand.
11:20 a.m. June 16, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices gain more than 3% as IEA report points to record rise in crude appetite next year EIA expected to report a fall of 3.5 million barrels in weekly U.S. crude supplies: S&P Global Platts surveyOil futures finish more than 3% higher on Tuesday as a monthly report from the International Energy Agency forecast a record rise in demand for crude and its byproducts next year, but only after first dropping significantly in the current year.
11:08 a.m. June 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil settles higher as global production declines outweigh pandemic-related demand concerns BP warns of lasting impact from the pandemicOil futures give up earlier losses to settle higher Monday, buoyed by declines in global crude production even as the potential for a fresh hit to demand climbs on the back of an apparent increase in new cases of coronavirus.
11:42 a.m. June 8, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil ends lower as extension of OPEC+ output cuts fail to stem oversupply worries Gulf OPEC producers won’t extend voluntary cuts of 1.18 mln bbls/day: reportCrude-oil futures end lower on Monday as investors focus on the prospect of increased output from some countries, even after OPEC and allied nations agreed Saturday to extend a production cut of nearly 10 million barrels of oil a day through the end of July.
11:24 a.m. June 4, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures finish higher as data shows high compliance with OPEC+ output cuts Traders continue to weigh likelihood of OPEC+ production-cut extensionOil futures climb on Thursday, with data showing high oil-producer compliance with output cuts contributing to a third straight climb in U.S. prices, even as questions are raised about the potential for an extension of the cuts beyond their expiration at the end of this month.
11:21 a.m. June 3, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices finish at highest in 3 months, as traders await next move for OPEC+, digest U.S. supply data Uncertainty surrounds the timing of the OPEC+ meeting and the group’s decision on outputOil futures Wednesday close higher, extending a move around the highest level since early March, as uncertainty over whether a meeting of crude producers will be held this week or next raised doubts about a willingness to substantially extend global production cuts that taper after June.
11:29 a.m. June 2, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures log 3-month high on bets for an extension of global production cuts EIA report Wednesday expected to show a climb in U.S. crude supplies: S&P Global Platts surveyOil futures climb on Tuesday to log their highest settlement in about three months, supported by reports that major crude producers may agree to extend output cuts that terminate at the end of June to further steady oil prices.
11:12 a.m. June 1, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil prices end lower on U.S.-China tensions, but global prices gain on talk of extension to OPEC+ output cuts Global benchmark Brent ends higher amid report that OPEC+ may move meeting to June 4 and discuss extending output cuts U.S. benchmark oil futures settle lower on Monday, as U.S. tensions with China following Beijing’s new national security law on Hong Kong raised concerns over the prospects for crude demand. Global benchmark oil prices, however, finish higher on the heels of a report that major oil producers may meet earlier than previously planned, and discuss an extension to current crude output cuts.
11:40 a.m. May 29, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil futures up 88% in May, biggest monthly rise on record Baker Hughes reports a weekly decline of 15 U.S. oil rigsU.S. oil futures reverse course to finish higher, getting a boost as traders eye developments tied to tensions between the U.S. and China, and as another drop in U.S. oil rigs suggested further domestic production declines.
11:36 a.m. May 27, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil prices drop over 4% as Russia weighs easing supply cuts in July and U.S.-China tensions simmer EIA weekly petroleum supply data due out ThursdayOil futures retreated on Wednesday, with benchmark U.S. prices ending down by more than 4%, pressured by news reports that said Russia was in favor of easing up on supply cuts as planned in July, while simmering tensions between the U.S. and China also weighed on commodities prices.
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