U.S. stocks were headed for a choppy open Wednesday. Apple was poised to be a big drag on tech stocks, while the broader market could get a boost from Caterpillar's strong results.
U.S. stocks bounced back somewhat from a sharp sell-off Wednesday, but all three major indexes closed in the red as investors continue to fret about Greece and Spain.
U.S. stocks moved higher Friday, capping a weekly gain, as upbeat corporate results outweighed a weaker-than-expected report on first-quarter economic growth.
U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday, as investors welcomed another round of strong earnings from corporate America and positive news out of Europe.
U.S. stocks closed mixed Monday, with blue-chips gaining and tech shares falling, as investors weighed an upbeat report on retail sales, corporate earnings and renewed worries about Europe.
U.S. stocks stumbled Friday, following a two-day rally, closing lower for a second straight week with the worst declines of the year.
The fear trade picked up steam Tuesday, as investors grew increasingly worried about Europe's fiscal health. All three indexes closed down more than 1.5%, marking the fifth straight losing day for stocks.
U.S. stocks closed mixed Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 ending their best first quarter in over a decade, as investors weighed a report on consumer spending and a boost in the eurozone bailout fund.
U.S. stocks ended a quiet session lower Tuesday as investors found little reason to push the market up given the strength of the recent rally.
U.S. stocks rallied Monday after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's comments on the job market gave investors reason to believe interest rates will stay low.
U.S. stocks flip-flopped Friday but closed slightly higher as investors remained skittish about the health of the economy after the latest report on home sales signaled further trouble for housing.
U.S. stocks finished higher for a third straight day Friday, after a slightly better-than-expected jobs report, but the gains were pared back after Greece's deal with bondholders triggered a "credit event."
Investors took a big step back Tuesday, but stocks have had a pretty strong year so far, so the retreat isn't ringing any alarm bells.
Stocks closed modestly lower Friday, with the Dow snapping a two-week winning streak, as investors turned their focus to developments in Europe with little other news to chew on.
U.S. stocks closed at multi-year highs, as investors weighed a small pullback in oil prices and improving consumer confidence against a worse-than-expected drop in durable goods orders.
U.S. stocks ended mixed Friday, with the Dow and S&P holding near their highest levels since 2008, as investors digested reports on consumer sentiment and home sales.
U.S. stocks stumbled into the close Tuesday, shaking off a modest morning rally ignited by news of that eurozone deal to help Greece avoid defaulting on its debt.
U.S. stocks capped off a solid week on either side of the break even line Friday, as investors hesitated to make big bets ahead of a key vote on a second bailout for Greece.
U.S. stocks were headed for a flat open Friday, after finishing the previous session at multi-year highs, as investors hesitated to make big bets before a key vote on a second bailout for Greece.
U.S. stocks rallied Friday, as investors cheered a much stronger-than-expected jobs report.
January offered up an apology to discouraged investors.
U.S. stocks ended mostly lower Friday as jittery investors digested a weaker-than-expected economic growth report and as Europe's debt crisis still loomed in the background.
U.S. stocks ended in the red Thursday as investors digested a mixed batch of corporate earnings results and remained cautious amid lackluster economic data and ongoing debt talks in Greece.
U.S. stocks advanced Tuesday, on the back of gains in global markets, as investors grew optimistic following upbeat comments about Europe and a decent start to quarterly corporate results.
When investors look at the change in McDonald's share price last year, they can think only one thing: "I'm lovin' it."
From up 8% to down 12%, stocks finished 2011 with an annual change of 0.003%...about as flat as you can get.
U.S. stocks were set to open slightly higher Friday, the final trading day of 2011, as investors bid farewell to an otherwise volatile year.
U.S. stocks rose Thursday in a thinly-traded session as investors focused on signs of strength in the economy before calling it a year.
U.S. stocks were poised for a flat open Tuesday as investors continued to look for positive economic news.
The stock market this year was for the dogs. And that's a good thing.
U.S. stocks ended mostly higher Tuesday as investors remain optimistic that a lasting solution to the eurozone debt crisis will be announced this week.
U.S. stocks ended a stellar week with a whimper on Friday, erasing the morning's big job-related gains as concerns about Europe's debt crisis took over in the afternoon.
Investors around the world raced to scoop up stocks on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it will work with other central banks to support the global economy.
U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P extending gains from the previous day's rally, as investors remained hopeful that leaders are making progress on addressing the eurozone debt crisis.
Stocks capped off a brutal day on Wall Street down 2%, as investors remained on edge about the lack of progress leaders have made solving U.S. and European debt problems.
U.S. stocks sold off sharply Monday, as investors continued to scrutinize the eurozone debt deal, but it was an impressive month for the market.
After pushing stocks to nearly 3-month highs and getting them firmly on track for the best monthly performance in decades, investors stepped to the sidelines on Friday.
U.S. stocks ended at the lowest levels of the day Tuesday, with a sell-off picking up steam in the final minutes of trading, as investors geared up for a key summit on Europe's debt crisis.
U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve released a pessimistic report on regional economic activity.
U.S. stocks were poised for a mixed open Wednesday, as investors tried to make sense of a mixed bag of company earnings.
Stocks surged into the close Tuesday following a report suggesting that Europe's bailout fund may get a big boost.
Stock market investors finally broke even for 2011, after a choppy trading week.
Stocks ended a dismal quarter with heavy losses Friday as investors remain worried about the debt crisis in Europe and the outlook for global economic growth.
Stocks went on a roller-coaster ride Thursday, as investors parsed through positive news in U.S. and Europe. After storming out of the gate in the morning, the Dow and S&P 500 bounced between positive and negative territory before a late rally put both firmly higher.
U.S. stocks surged to finish near the highest levels of the day Monday, amid high hopes that Europe's debt crisis is headed on the right path...toward resolution.
Despite Friday's relative calm on Wall Street, it was a brutal week for stocks, with investors losing faith in economies and political leaders around the world. The Dow Jones industrial average closed the week down 738 points, or 6.4%, its worst weekly performance since October 2008.
Stocks finished a choppy session higher Monday, as investors who have been worried about a deepening European debt crisis pinned their hopes on a report that China is in talks with Italy to buy the cash-strapped country's debt.
Stocks ended sharply lower Friday, as bad news out of Europe kept piling up. The sell-off triggered the sixth weekly decline in seven weeks for the Dow and S&P 500.
The Dow Jones industrial average already has a successful technology company that has pulled back on consumer gadgets in order to emphasize software and services. Its name is IBM.
U.S. stocks moved solidly higher Monday, with major indexes rising about 2%, as merger activity set a positive tone on Wall Street.
Stocks moved higher on Friday. That's the second day in a row. And it has been a fairly quiet move up.
Rebound! Stock markets continued their schizophrenic week Thursday as all three indexes surged on positive earnings and labor market news.
After a one-day respite, U.S. stocks plunged sharply yet again Wednesday as investors were confronted with mounting fears about Europe's ongoing debt crisis, this time in France.
U.S. stocks ended a gut-wrenching session with huge gains -- erasing a big chunk of the prior session's steep losses -- after the Federal Reserve said it will keep interest rates exceptionally low until 2013.
U.S. stocks appeared set for a choppy session Tuesday, following the market's worst day since the 2008 financial crisis, as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's latest statement on monetary policy.
Wall Street had its worst day since the 2008 financial crisis, as fearful investors reacted to the United States losing its coveted AAA credit rating.
It was a wild ride on Wall Street.
World markets sold off Friday, a day after the Dow industrials had its worst point loss since the 2008 financial crisis.
U.S. stocks were poised for a higher open Friday, following a much better-than-expected monthly jobs report.
U.S. stocks were headed a retreat Thursday, after the latest reading on jobless claims showed a large number of Americans remain unemployed.
After trading sharply lower most of the day, stocks slowly climbed back to end Wednesday's session modestly positive, ending an eight-day losing streak for the Dow.
U.S. stocks plunged on Tuesday as fears about a weak U.S. economy were enflamed after investors got another disappointing economic report - this time on consumer spending.
U.S. stocks were set to deliver another day of losses as the latest economic report did little to calm investors' fears over the pace of the economic recovery.
Stocks are expected to start the week with a relief rally after President Obama announced late Sunday that a bipartisan deal had been reached on the debt ceiling.
Stocks ended Friday's session sharply lower, posting their worst weekly performance in more than a year, as investors grow increasingly worried that Washington may not reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling before the deadline.
U.S. stocks lost steam in the afternoon, pushing the Dow lower for the fifth straight session, as investors remain worried about the impending debt ceiling deadline.
Stocks retreated deep into negative territory on Wednesday as Congress remained stalled on resolving the debt ceiling, and an economic report showed a significant slowdown in the U.S. manufacturing sector.
U.S. stocks ended Friday's session mixed, as strong gains in the technology sector were offset by disappointing results from industrial conglomerate Caterpillar.
U.S. stocks ended little changed Wednesday, as investors moved to the sidelines to survey the latest twists in the debt ceiling drama.
The Dow industrials staged their strongest one-day rally of the year Tuesday after President Obama indicated that lawmakers are closer to reaching an agreement on raising the debt ceiling.
Stocks sold off sharply Monday and gold prices rose, as worries about Europe's debt crisis and uncertainty over the U.S. debt ceiling kept investors on edge.
Wall Street will be awash in corporate news this week, as some the nation's largest and most influential companies report their quarterly results.
Stocks ended the first half of the year solidly higher Thursday, as investors put a turbulent six months behind them.
U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the Dow jumping 145 points, as investors cheered a report showing home prices rose for the first time in nine months in April.
Stocks slid deep into the red Friday, as disappointing news from Oracle and Micron Technology weighed heavily on tech stocks, offsetting slightly positive economic reports on U.S. gross domestic product and durable goods orders.
The Dow broke its six-week losing streak on Friday, ending the day with modest gains following a sharp decline in oil prices and another wave of mixed economic data.
U.S. stocks closed mixed on Thursday as weakness in the tech sector countered stronger-than-expected reports on the housing market and unemployment.
U.S. stocks were headed for a modestly higher open Monday, following a six-week losing streak that's been led by fears of an economic slowdown.
Stocks retreated broadly on Friday, with the Dow ending below 12,000 for the first time in three months and the Nasdaq erasing all of its gains for the year.
Stocks snapped a six-day losing streak on Thursday, with banks, utilities and energy shares leading the advance.
Stocks fell Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P ending lower for a sixth consecutive session, as investors remain concerned about signs of an economic slowdown.
Losses in the financial sector weighed on the stock market Monday, as investors remain nervous about the country's economic outlook.
U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday, with the Dow and S&P falling for the fifth-straight week, as investors digested a disappointing May jobs report.
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Thursday, with the Dow and S&P falling for a second day in a row, as fears about the economy and concerns about consumer spending weighed on investors' minds.
A triple dose of bad news sent stocks sharply lower Wednesday afternoon, with the Dow and S&P 500 posting their steepest losses in nearly a year.
U.S. stocks rose modestly Friday, with trading volume light as traders positioned themselves ahead of the the long holiday weekend.
Investors are on edge as they face a series of headwinds that just don't seem to be going away: a slowing U.S. recovery, European debt problems and the end of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program.
U.S. stocks were headed for an early sell-off Monday, taking cues from world markets, which tumbled after rating agencies downgraded Greece and Italy late last week.
Stocks closed mixed on Tuesday as investors digested a weak outlook from Hewlett-Packard, a grim read on the housing market and an unexpected drop in April industrial production.
Stocks fell sharply Wednesday, as energy and materials stocks were particularly hard hit by a sell-off in oil and gasoline futures.
U.S. stocks struggled for a second session on Tuesday, as disappointing corporate earnings and a steep drop in the price of oil weighed on the broader market.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Tuesday, as investors shift focus back to the economy, and await auto sales and factory orders.
Stocks posted gains Friday to finish their best month this year, as investors got a confidence boost from strong earnings out of Caterpillar.
It was a 'no news is good news' kind of day for the stock market.
U.S. stocks finished at their highest levels in three years Tuesday afternoon, as investors cheered another batch of earnings results and a better-than-expected report on consumer confidence.
U.S. stocks were poised to head higher at Monday's open, as investors continued to focus on earnings reports and awaited the latest data on the housing market.
U.S. stocks advanced for a third straight session Thursday, with the Dow closing at almost a 3-year high following a slew of strong earnings.
Stocks surged higher on Wednesday, with the Dow rising nearly 200 points and the Nasdaq rising 2%, as Wall Street rallied behind solid earnings results out of the technology sector.
Stocks posted modest gains on Tuesday, following Monday's sharp selloff, as investors' attention turned to corporate earnings and the latest housing reports.
U.S. stocks finished the week lower as concerns about corporate results plagued the market. But Friday's session resulted in gains after positive news about inflation and consumer sentiment.