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10:44 a.m. Dec. 21, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. oil notches sharpest daily slide in over 6 weeks as viral spread sparks fresh demand worriesU.S. oil prices ended sharply lower on Monday, but off their steepest declines, amid reports that a variant of the novel strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 discovered in the U.K. could pose another hurdle for demand of the commodity. U.S. oil prices for February delivery finished $1.27, or 2.6%, lower at $47.97 a barrel. The daily slide represented the sharpest for the most-active contract for West Texas Intermediate oil since a 4.3% slide put in on Nov. 6, FactSet data show. Those living in London and much of the southeast of England were placed under tighter restrictions ahead of the Christmas holidays, shutting nonessential shops and banning nonessential travel. Several European countries and Canada closed their borders to U.K. travelers, including France, which blocked air, sea and land traffic from the country.
11:31 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By William Watts
Dollar slips toward 2020 low as history reminds traders not to sleep on FX around ThanksgivingThe dollar did it again --- falling to a multi-month low versus the euro the day before Thanksgiving, a move that’s pushing a closely followed gauge of the U.S. currency back toward its 2020 low.
12:18 p.m. Nov. 21, 2020 - By MarketWatch
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7:58 p.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall after Fed minutes bring reality check Stocks drop sharply in Tokyo, Hong Kong, SeoulAsian shares slipped Thursday after sobriety set in on Wall Street, and the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes laid out challenges for the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
7:59 p.m. Aug. 9, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian-Pacific markets mostly higher on U.S. stimulus moves, jobs data Stocks jump in Sydney, Seoul; Nikkei closed for holidayShares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday after President Donald Trump issued executive orders to provide tax relief and stopgap unemployment benefits for Americans hit by the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
7:31 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as U.S. talks on stimulus plan stall Stocks fall in Tokyo and Shanghai, but surge in Hong KongStocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday despite strong gains overnight on Wall Street, where the rally just kept on rolling.
8:22 p.m. July 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall after grim U.S. GDP data Stocks sink in Tokyo and Sydney, but rise slightly in Hong Kong and mainland ChinaAsian shares tumbled Friday as reports showed layoffs of American workers are persisting at high levels after the U.S. economy contracted at a nearly 33% annual pace in the spring, the worst quarter on record.
6:05 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
7 reasons the stock market may face a severe bout of turbulence next week and beyond—only one is rising coronavirus casesThe ride from here could get a lot bumpier after the Dow registered its worst one-day loss since June 11 on Friday, knocking the blue-chip index to its lowest point since May 26, and at least momentarily knocking the wind out of equity investors who may be gradually losing their bullish thesis as U.S. COVID-19 infection rates climb higher.
8:20 p.m. June 24, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall, following Wall Street’s slide as hopes of quick recovery dim Stocks sink in Tokyo, Seoul, SydneyShares skidded in Asia on Thursday after a sharp retreat overnight on Wall Street as new coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to their highest level in two months, dimming investors’ hopes for a relatively quick economic turnaround.
11:08 p.m. May 24, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Nikkei rises, but Hong Kong shares slip as tensions with China heat up Crowds return to streets to protest crackdown bill by ChinaHong Kong stocks fall as demonstrators take to the streets to protest proposal by China to supercede city government’s authority.
5:24 a.m. May 13, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
FTSE 100 can’t shake losses after weak growth data Travel-related stocks under pressureStocks fell in London on Wednesday, with sentiment dogged by weak growth data and losses for heavily weighted oil shares.
12:21 p.m. May 7, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
2-year Treasury yield sets new closing low as bonds rally on jobs data, Fed outlook Fed officials don’t expect quick economic recoveryU.S. Treasury yields tumbled Thursday as investors saw another sharp rise in U.S. weekly initial jobless claims due to the coronavirus-driven economic downturn.
12:53 p.m. May 5, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. stocks eke out second day of gains as states work to ease lockdowns and researchers race for vaccines Starbucks to open 85% of U.S. stores by weekendU.S. stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday, but far from session highs, as investors kept an eye on easing of businesses restrictions in the U.S. and Europe and progress toward an early vaccine to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
7:32 p.m. May 4, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain, despite Hong Kong economy posting worst quarter since 1974Asian markets gained in early trading Tuesday, though many of the region’s largest indexes were closed for holidays.
1:02 p.m. May 4, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow scores sharpest turnaround since March as technology, energy shares stage late-Monday surge Tesla, Amazon’s stock gains helped to power the Nasdaq’s advance on Monday; Phillips 66, Valero, Marathon shares lift S&P energy sectorStock indexes close higher Monday, reversing losses of 1% and more earlier in the session, after U.S. crude prices settle above $20 a barrel and investors look past U.S. and China tensions rekindled over Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
7:51 p.m. May 3, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets slide as U.S. ratchets up rhetoric blaming China for spread of coronavirus Markets closed for holidays in Japan, mainland ChinaAsian stocks slid early Monday, as tensions rose between the U.S. and China over the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
7:47 p.m. April 30, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Stocks fall in Japan, Australia; most Asian markets closed for holiday Auto makers slip in Tokyo trading, while bank shares tumble in Sydney Stocks in Japan and Australia fell in early trading Friday following losses on Wall Street, as most Asian markets were closed for holidays.
7:52 p.m. April 29, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets rise following Wall Street’s rally Nikkei surges after holiday, as indexes buoyed by optimism over Fed, Gilead drugAsian shares advanced on Thursday, riding a wave of optimism about a possible treatment for the coronavirus that set off a rally on Wall Street powerful enough to override data showing the U.S. economy had logged its worst quarterly performance since 2009.
7:23 p.m. April 27, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed, as traders eye reopening economies, central bank actions Nikkei loses early gains, while stocks gain in Hong KongAsian shares were mixed Tuesday as governments inch toward letting businesses reopen and central banks step in to provide cash to economies.
3:15 a.m. April 22, 2020 - By Max A. Cherney
Snap stock surges 20% after sales beat expectations withered by coronavirus as ad growth slows Snapchat parent company offers daily user guidance, revenue growth until mid-April, but not typical guidance due to uncertainties related to COVID-19 outbreakSnap Inc. shares shot higher in the extended session Tuesday after Snapchat’s parent company revealed advertising revenue rose above estimates that were diminished by fears of the spread of COVID-19.
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