Posts Tagged ‘Standard’

U.S. stocks little changed Monday after Friday’s steep drop

U.S. markets opened little changed Monday following a nearly 275-point drop Friday that wiped out all of the Dow’s gains for the year. Just after the opening bell on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 21 points, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index added 3 points and the NASDAQ tacked on 20. Article […]

Stocks fall Thursday on European concerns

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks were weak on the open Thursday on European debt worries. Just before 10 a.m. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 25 points, the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index was lower by 2 points and the NASDAQ was […]

Wall Street up Thursday on follow-through from Fed comments

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks opened higher Thursday as investors continued to focus on comments from the Fed and better than expected corporate earnings. Just before 10 a.m. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 66 points, the Standard & Poor’s 500 […]

European Stocks Drop as S&P Puts 15 Euro-Area Nations on Review

European stocks fell, snapping two days of gains for the benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 Index, as Standard & Poor’s put 15 euro-area nations on watch for potential rating downgrades. View full post on Finance Stories

U.S. stocks rise on jobless claims drop

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks gained some ground Thursday on a drop in initial jobless claims. In mid-afternoon trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was better by 118 points, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was up 10 points, and the tech-heavy NASDAQ, helped by […]

U.S. stocks fall Tuesday following housing report

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks slumped on the open Tuesday following a three-day rally for the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index after a report showed that home prices dropped more than forecast. Just after 10 a.m. the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 136 points, […]

S&P downgrades Italy: what the analysts say

Global financial markets are bracing themselves for another day of turmoil on Tuesday after credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded Italy late on Monday night. Here is what some top analysts said about S&P’s decision. View full post on UK Business Stories

U.S. Stocks Rally Most in Week on Optimism Before Jackson Hole

U.S. stocks rallied, driving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index up from the cheapest valuations since 2009, as weaker-than-estimated economic data reinforced optimism the Federal Reserve will act to spur growth. View full post on Finance Stories

U.S. slapped with Standard & Poor’s rating downgrade

Tejinder Singh – AHN News Correspondent Washington, D.C., United States (AHN) – Standard & Poor’s on Friday downgraded the U.S. government”s “AAA” sovereign credit rating while other two major rating agencies Moody’s and Fitch kept the U.S. at “AAA” but Chinese rating agency Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. on Wednesday cut the U.S. from A+ […]

Asian Stocks Plunge as Global Outlook Roils Markets Worldwide

The global rout in equities engulfed Asia’s stock markets, sending benchmark indexes in the region’s six biggest markets down more than 20 percent from recent highs after Standard & Poor’s cut the U.S. credit rating and China’s inflation accelerated. View full post on Finance Stories