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FILE- In this July 21, 2020 file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are edging higher on Wall Street at the beginning of another busy week for corporate earnings news. The S&P 500 climbed 0.5% in the first few minutes of trading Monday, Oct. 19. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 19, 2020 - 7:18 am
Stocks gave up an early gain and turned mixed in the first few minutes of trading Monday morning. The initial rise followed a report that showed China’s economy grew at a 5% annual rate in the last quarter. The benchmark S&P 500 was little changed as of 10:14 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, the American Flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, putting the market on track to end a choppy week of trading slightly higher. If the gains hold, the S&P 500 would mark its third straight weekly gain. In the first few minutes of trading Friday, Oct. 16 the benchmark index was up 0.4%. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 16, 2020 - 8:52 am
Stocks are broadly higher in midday trading Friday, placing the market on track to close out a choppy week on Wall Street with modest gains. The S&P 500 was up 0.5%, clawing back all its losses from a day earlier. If the gains hold, the benchmark index would mark its third straight weekly gain...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 16, 2020, file photo, trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The 2020 presidential election is clearly unlike any other, but investors might be wise to treat it just like most of the previous ones. History shows the stock market’s performance doesn’t correlate that closely with which party controls the White House: It tends to rise following elections regardless of who wins. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
October 15, 2020 - 8:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This presidential election is clearly unlike any other, but investors might be wise to treat it just like most of the previous ones. History shows the stock market’s performance doesn’t correlate that closely with which party controls the White House: It tends to rise following...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 file photo, pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are pulling slightly higher in the early going on Wall Street, Wednesday, Oct. 14, as investors pore over another batch of earnings reports from big U.S. companies. The S&P 500 added 0.3% in early trading Wednesday. A loss in the index a day earlier broke a four-day winning streak. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 15, 2020 - 7:22 am
Stocks are falling on Wall Street in early trading Thursday, extending the market's pullback this week as optimism that Congress will deliver another round of stimulus for the economy wanes and new data show another weekly surge in the number of Americans seeking unemployment aid. The S&P 500...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 file photo, pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are pulling slightly higher in the early going on Wall Street, Wednesday, Oct. 14, as investors pore over another batch of earnings reports from big U.S. companies. The S&P 500 added 0.3% in early trading Wednesday. A loss in the index a day earlier broke a four-day winning streak. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 14, 2020 - 1:48 pm
Stocks gave up early gains and closed lower Wednesday, adding to Wall Street's losses from a day earlier. The S&P 500 fell 0.7% after spending the morning swaying between small gains and losses. Companies that rely on consumer spending, banks and technology and communication stocks bore the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, file photo, the Wall Street sign is framed by a giant American flag hanging on the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are edging lower on Wall Street in early trading, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, as the market cools off following a four-day rally. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 13, 2020 - 11:53 am
Stocks are moving broadly lower on Wall Street Tuesday, on pace to give up some of their recent gains as earnings reporting season gets underway for big companies. The S&P 500 was down 0.8% in afternoon trading, giving back about half the gains from a day earlier, when another surge by Big Tech...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, a statue of President George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall faces the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street is pushing higher on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, and tacking more gains onto last week’s rally, its best in more than three months. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 12, 2020 - 1:35 pm
Stocks marched higher again on Monday, as Wall Street extended its gains from last week's rally, the market's best in three months. The S&P 500 rose 1.6%, following up on strengthening in stock markets around the world. Big Tech stocks, including Apple and Microsoft, powered much of the gains...
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People walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Asian shares are mostly higher in muted trading on Monday, as worries about the pandemic keep optimism in check, despite the rally that closed out last week on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 11, 2020 - 8:41 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, as worries about the pandemic kept optimism in check despite a rally that closed out last week on Wall Street. Investors growing wary over upcoming earnings reports have been cashing in recent gains, helping pull Japanese shares...
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Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in New York. Stocks are rising on Wall Street Friday as talks appear to be continuing in the start-and-stop drive on Capitol Hill to deliver more aid to the ailing economy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 09, 2020 - 10:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising on Wall Street Friday as talks appear to be continuing in the start-and-stop drive on Capitol Hill to deliver more aid to the ailing economy. The S&P 500 was 0.9% higher in afternoon trading, on track for its third straight gain. It’s also on pace to close out...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in the rain in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday on hopes Washington will provide more aid to the struggling U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 08, 2020 - 9:13 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday on hopes Washington will provide more aid to the struggling U.S. economy. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia advanced. Tokyo was off 0.1%. Wall Street gained Thursday after President Donald Trump...
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