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S&P 500 and Dow Jones finish at records to book weekly gains

U.S. stocks climbed on Friday to clinch weekly gains for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average following a weaker-than-expected jobs report...

10-year Treasury yield slides below 1.50% after weaker-than-expected jobs report

Long-dated U.S. Treasury yields fell sharply on Friday after the Labor Department reported the economy had added 266,000 jobs in April, falling wel...

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Elon Musk’s Starbase Mission Meets Resistance in Texas Border Town

Stocks open higher after ADP jobs report

U.S. stocks opened higher at the start of Wednesday as investors sifted through a private-sector payrolls report showing significant job gains last...

Walmart's long-awaited sale of Asda set to be waved through by regulator

Walmart's long-awaited sale of its U.K. supermarket chain Asda looks likely to complete within days after the consortium purchasing it put out a s...

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Treasury Secretary Yellen Doesn't Anticipate Inflation to Be a Problem

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U.S. Markets Overview

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average 34777.76 229.23 0.66%
COMP NASDAQ Composite Index 13752.24 119.39 0.88%
SPX S&P 500 Index 4232.60 30.98 0.74%
RUT Russell 2000 Index 2271.63 30.21 1.35%
TMUBMUSD10Y U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note 1.58 0.00

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Why Your Electricity Bill May Be Higher Than Your Neighbor’s

Retail energy companies compete with local utilities to give U.S. consumers more choice. But in nearly every state where they operate, retailers have charged more than regulated incumbents, meaning you may be paying more f...

S&P 500 sweeps to record close, ends 2-session skid, as tech earnings power higher

The S&P 500 Index closed at a fresh record Thursday at 4,211.61, up 0.7%, after booking a fresh intraday high and as investors weighed another round of upbeat earnings reports from tech heavyweights Apple, Inc. and Faceb...

Stocks open mostly lower before end of Fed policy meeting

U.S. stocks traded mostly lower at the opening bell on Wednesday as investors looked forward to the Federal Reserve's policy update, where the central bank may acknowledge the improvement in economic data. The S&P 500 was...

JPMorgan may offer actively managed bitcoin fund: report

Banking giant JPMorgan Chase is preparing to offer its private wealth clients an actively managed bitcoin fund, Coindesk reported on Monday, citing sources. That fund could be ready by summer, with the bank enlisting NYDIG...

Stocks edge lower at open despite slide in jobless claims

U.S. stocks fell slightly at the start of Thursday's session as investors sifted through corporate earnings and a drop in unemployment claims to a pandemic low. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 0.3%, or 107 points, t...

Stocks edge lower as investors contend with coronavirus worries

U.S. stocks ticked lower to start Wednesday's session as investors fretted over the rise of COVID-19 cases across the world. The S&P 500 fell 0.2% to 4,128. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 0.1% to 33,794. The Nasda...

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How Lithium Became a Hot Commodity

Demand for lithium is expected to outpace global supply as consumers switch to battery-powered vehicles. With China currently leading in processing of the vital raw material, the U.S. government is looking to boost domesti...

Dow books modest loss; Nasdaq slides 1%

U.S. stocks recorded losses on Monday, pulling major equity benchmarks away from records as investors lacked clear and immediate reasons to push markets higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.4%, or 118 points, t...

Coinbase shares climb 12% in premarket after Wall Street debut

Shares of Coinbase climbed 12% in premarket trading on Thursday, a day after the cryptocurrency platform became the most valuable U.S. exchange Wednesday amid strong demand for its newly listed stock. Shares of Coinbase ma...

Dow gains but misses out on record as Fed's Beige Book points to U.S. growth

U.S. stocks finished mostly lower on Thursday as the Federal Reserve's Beige Book showed growth and inflation was picking up in the U.S. economy. The S&P 500 fell 0.4% to 4,125. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced ...

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What Coinbase’s Public Debut Means for Bitcoin and Crypto

The listing of Coinbase, the largest bitcoin exchange in the U.S., introduces a new way to invest in cryptocurrencies. WSJ explains how Coinbase is trying to distance itself from the risks of bitcoin to succeed on Wall Str...

Treasury yields extend slide after solid 30-year bond sale

U.S. Treasury prices rallied, pushing yields lower, following an auction for $24 billion of 30-year government bonds that "stopped through" by 1.6 basis points, a sign of strong appetite for the debt available for sale. A ...

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Pandemic-Year Taxes: What You Need to Know

The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the global economy in ways that may affect your 2020 taxes. WSJ tax reporter Richard Rubin shares his tips for this unusual tax season. Photo illustration:Laura Kammermann

Dow, S&P 500 close at records to book solid weekly gains

U.S. stocks finished higher on Friday, capping a week of gains for major equity benchmarks as investors took comfort in dovish comments from senior Federal Reserve officials throughout this week. The S&P 500 gained 0.8% t...

Stocks fight for direction at opening bell ahead of Fed minutes

U.S. stocks flipped between small gains and losses at the start of Wednesday's session ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes in the afternoon. The S&P 500 rose 0.1% to 4,076. The Dow Jones Industrial Avera...

Treasury yields tick higher after jobs report

U.S. Treasury yields moved higher on Friday after a stronger-than-expected jobs report on Friday. The Labor Department said the U.S. economy had added 916,000 jobs in March, above the forecast of 675,000, pushing the unemp...

U.S. stocks open modestly higher ahead of Biden infrastructure plan

U.S. stock-market benchmarks traded higher at the start of Wednesday's session, as investors waited for details from President Joe Biden on a multitrillion dollar infrastructure spending plan that's expected to include hig...

Stocks open higher as Wall Street aims for back-to-back gains

U.S. stocks opened slightly higher Friday as investors balanced concerns around rising bond yields against the broader reflationary hopes that have spurred major equity benchmarks to new heights this year. The S&P 500 add...

Coherent agrees to cash-and-stock deal from II-IV

Laser technology company Coherent said Thursday that it has agreed to a cash-and-stock buyout deal from engineered materials and optoelectronic components maker II-VI . The agreement comes even after Lumentum Holdings Inc...

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Stimulus Checks Alone May Not Spur Inflation. Here’s What Could.

The IRS sent roughly 90 million stimulus checks to Americans in March. WSJ’s chief economics commentator Greg Ip explains why stimulus checks alone are unlikely to spur inflation. Photo Illustration: Carlos Waters