Chinese stocks jumped to the highest level in seven years today as investors held out hope authorities would unleash new economic stimulus.
The guessing game over when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates continues to jerk the stock market up and down. U.S. stock indexes mostly fell today.
Stocks are closing lower, led by declines in utilities and materials stocks.
A sharp rally in the dollar is relenting, helping push the stock market to its best day in five weeks.
Stocks have regained some of the ground they lost in Friday's selloff
Stocks and bonds are down sharply as a strong jobs report led investors to anticipate higher U.S. interest rates.
Stocks are sharply lower in afternoon trading on Wall Street after a strong employment report.
Stocks have ended the day higher, breaking a two-day losing streak. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 38 points to 18,135.
Stocks have given back a chunk of yesterday's gains. The Dow fell 85.26 points, or 0.5 percent, to 18,203.37, while the S&P 500 lost 9.61 points, also 0.5 percent, to 2,107.78.
Stocks have given up much of yesterday's gains, as the Nasdaq composite retreats back below 5,000.
The Nasdaq composite today closed above 5,000 for the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago.
The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.
Stocks are mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street. The major indexes have been fluctuating between slight gains and losses.
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