Tag: Dow Jones Stock Average

Call Me Maybe? Conflicting Views Show Gap Between U.S. and China

WASHINGTON — The trade conflict between the United States and China has become so caustic that the two countries cannot even agree if they are talking. President Trump jolted markets and left world leaders scratching their heads on Monday when he said at the Group of 7 summit in France that senior Chinese officials had […]

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Stocks Dip After China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Goods

Wall Street stocks dipped and major European indexes fell on Friday after Beijing said it would answer President Trump’s next round of tariffs on Chinese goods by increasing tariffs on American imports, the latest sign that the trade war between the two countries could drag on. Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 futures had […]

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Stock Markets, Jolted by Economic Worry, Suffer 2nd Worst Drop of 2019

Trade-war worries hammered financial markets again on Wednesday as data from Germany and China showed trouble for manufacturing-reliant economies, while the bond market renewed fears of an American recession. Stocks and commodities tumbled in Europe and the United States as risk-averse investors raced to the safety of government bonds, pushing bond prices sharply higher and […]

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Stocks Slide as Bond Market Signals Rising Concern About Growth

Stocks dropped on Wednesday, as the bond market signaled rising concern about the economy and data from Germany showed the country could be veering toward a recession. The German government reported that its economy shrank in the three months ending in June. The largest economy in the eurozone, Germany has become particularly vulnerable to the […]

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Global Stocks Slide After China Lets Currency Dip, Raising Tensions With U.S.

Global stocks dropped sharply on Monday after China let its tightly controlled currency sink to an 11-year low against the dollar, stoking investors’ concerns that Beijing may be using the renminbi as a weapon in the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies. On Wall Street, shares tumbled more than 1.5 percent at […]

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Trump Goads China as Trade Talks Resume

WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at China on Tuesday morning as trade talks between the two nations resumed, taking credit for weakening China’s economy and downplaying the likelihood of a deal before the 2020 election. The president’s comments, in posts on Twitter and remarks to the press, came just as his top negotiators were […]

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How to Stay Financially Stable When the World Might Be Falling Apart

Unfortunately, rising markets aren’t necessarily great indicators of a healthy economy. After Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, suggested this month that the Fed would cut interest rates, the stock market hit new highs. That buoyed investments, but signs of slowing economic growth persisted, as did the fear that it may be too late […]

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