The stock market has started the week with a loss. Encouraging corporate news failed to give the broader stock market a boost.
Stocks are lower in afternoon trading on Wall Street as concerns about the direction of the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy weighed on investors.
A surge in hiring last month is sending stocks soaring. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 208 points, or 1.2 percent, to 17,009.
Stocks have reversed course, turning positive in afternoon trading on Wall Street.
The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions.
U.S. stocks have ended slightly lower today, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 index 1.5 percent in the red for September, but still up 6.7 percent for the year.
The U.S. stock market slid to start the week, following European markets lower.
Stocks are climbing in afternoon trading on Wall Street at the end of a turbulent trading week.
After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of 4.6 percent in the spring, the fastest pace in more than two years. The solid rebound is expected to provide momentum for strong growth the rest of the year.
Asian stocks moved lower today while European shares were mixed in early trading following Wall Street's worst day since July. Futures point to a flat opening on Wall Street this morning. The dollar strengthened against the yen and the euro. Benchmark crude oil slipped below $92.50 a barrel.
Technology companies are leading a broad drop in U.S. stocks, with the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 250 points in afternoon trading.
Weak economic news and airstrikes against militants in Syria sent global stock markets lower today.
Stocks have started the week with their biggest tumble since early August.
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