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12:11 p.m. May 24, 2021 - By Mark Decambre
Dow clinches 3rd straight gain as tech, communication-services stocks support Monday climbU.S. stock benchmarks closed solidly higher Monday, powered by a rebound in shares of technology and communication-services companies, as investors shook off concerns about out-of-control inflation to hunt for buying opportunities among assets that have been battered in the tumultuous economic recovery phase from COVID. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [: DJIA] closed up 186 points, or 0.5%, to around 34,394, marking the third straight gain for blue chips. The S&P 500 index rose 1% to 4,197, with gains in information technology, up 1.8%, and communication services, rising 1.8%, leading the charge higher for the broad-market benchmark. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index closed 1.4% higher at about 13,661. In corporate news, shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. shot up nearly 30% after the space exploration company completed its first rocket-powered flight from New Mexico to the fringe of space in a manned shuttle. Meanwhile, bitcoin rebounded from a weekend selloff and was changing hands at around $39,600 on CoinDesk from a Sunday low below $32,000.
8:32 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a grinding-higher breakout, S&P 500 tags latest record peak Focus: Energy sector and airlines stage tandem breakout attempt, XLE, JETS, LOW, NET, MSITechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher amid a bullish February start, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:10 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a grinding-higher breakout, S&P 500 tags latest record peak Focus: Energy sector and airlines stage tandem breakout attempt, XLE, JETS, LOW, NET, MSITechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher amid a constructive February start. Against this backdrop, each big three benchmark has concurrently registered record highs, knifing from major support to previously uncharted territory.
10:33 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden to reinstate travel bans amid fears about new variants as global case tally heads toward 100 million Dr. Fauci says Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine could bet emergency use authorization within two weeksThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 headed closer to 100 million on Monday with the U.S. accounting for a quarter of that total, as President Joe Biden prepared to reinstate travel restrictions against foreign citizens visiting the U.S. from Brazil, the U.K, Ireland and much of the rest of Europe, as well as South Africa.
10:56 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. heads toward 21 million COVID-19 cases and 353,000 deaths as vaccine program continues to lag all targets ‘Last mile’ vaccine distribution has been far slower than required, ‘with millions of doses still sitting on the shelves,’ says Raymond James analystThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COIVID-19 climbed above 85 million on Monday, as the U.S. headed toward 21 million cases and 353,000 deaths, as the vaccine program continued to advance with fits and starts and to lag all early targets.
8:28 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion breakout: S&P 500 challenges 3,700 mark Focus: Retail sector extends break to record highs, Apple sustains trendline breakout, XRT, AAPL, FFIV, SAIL, EMR, PDCOTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 has rallied to press the 3,700 mark, while the Nasdaq Composite vies to extend a more aggressive breakout, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:59 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion breakout: S&P 500 challenges 3,700 mark Focus: Retail sector extends break to record highs, Apple sustains trendline breakout, XRT, AAPL, FFIV, SAIL, EMR, PDCOTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher, rising amid rotational price action, and persistent late-year strength. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has rallied to press its latest round-number milestone — the 3,700 mark — while the Nasdaq Composite vies to extend a more aggressive break to all-time highs.
11:00 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
CDC forecasts up to 19,500 deaths from COVID-19 in week ending Dec. 26 ‘People were less willing to change their behavior than any other day during the pandemic,’ data analyst says of Thanksgiving DayThe U.S. set yet another record for new cases and fatalities in a single day from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 and the nation’s leading public health agency said there could be up to 19,500 deaths in the week ended Dec. 26.
5:04 a.m. Dec. 1, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Pope Francis takes aim at anti-mask protesters: ‘They are incapable of moving outside of their own little world’ The Spanish Steps are free of tourists. The Trevi Fountain is blocked off with yellow ‘caution’ tape. Two nuns cut a dramatic silhouette across an empty Peter’s SquareThe Spanish Steps are free of tourists. The Trevi Fountain is blocked off with yellow ‘caution’ tape. Two nuns cut a dramatic silhouette across an empty Peter’s Square.
12:24 p.m. Nov. 13, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. again shatters daily case record as experts worry holidays will be superspreader event ‘Unless people celebrate safely, we will see a huge increase about two weeks after Thanksgiving and then again two weeks after Christmas,’ says epidemiologist Dr. Tista GhoshThe U.S. shattered records for daily cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 and hospitalizations on Friday, as states and cities announced new restrictions while others warned that full lockdowns may be needed to contain the spread.
10:22 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. adds another 130,000 cases in a day: ‘This is what exponential math looks like,’ says expert Per capita new case numbers are highest in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin, filling hospitals and raising concerns that systems will be overwhelmed The global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 51 million on Tuesday with cases racing across the U.S. and Europe as more localities opted to impose restrictions on movement to curb the spread.
10:45 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020 - By Elina Geller
Countries that will give you a remote-work visa, and how to get to them Here’s the details on five countries, and how you can travel to them using your points and milesHere’s what to know about how to take advantage of this unique opportunity and how to travel there on points and miles.
3:27 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Pandemic sets record case numbers across the U.S. as White House suggests the crisis is over U.S. has counted a record 500,000 new cases in the past week, and hospitals in isolated areas of the Midwest are rapidly fillingThe coronavirus pandemic continued to set records across the U.S. on Wednesday, even as the administration of President Donald Trump touted its first-term accomplishments in a news release that suggested it had ended the crisis that has cost more than 226,000 American lives and shows no signs of abating.
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