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NEW YORK | US stocks drop to a 14-month low as tech, health care drop

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are skidding Monday as another day of big losses takes the market to its lowest level in more than a year. Retailers and technology stocks are sinking, and health insurers and hospitals are falling after a federal judge in Texas ruled that the 2010 Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Some … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks drop to a 14-month low as tech, health care drop

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: S&P 500 sinks to lowest level since April

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended the week with a steep loss on Wall Street as the S&P 500 dropped to its lowest level since April. The benchmark index is now down almost 3 percent for the year. New concerns about slowing growth in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: S&P 500 sinks to lowest level since April

WASHINGTON | Report: Fewer immigrants in US without legal status

WASHINGTON — The number of immigrants in the U.S. without legal status has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to a new report released Tuesday. The nonpartisan Pew Research Center said 10.7 million immigrants lacked legal status in 2016, down from 11 million a year earlier and from a peak … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Report: Fewer immigrants in US without legal status

S&P 500 slides into ‘correction’ for second time this year

U.S. stocks closed lower after a shortened session Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into a correction, or drop of 10 percent below its most recent all-time high in September. Energy companies led the market slide as the price of U.S. crude oil tumbled to its lowest level in more than a year, reflecting … Continue reading S&P 500 slides into ‘correction’ for second time this year

S&P 500 slides into ‘correction’ for second time this year

U.S. stocks closed lower after a shortened session Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into a correction, or drop of 10 percent below its most recent all-time high in September. Energy companies led the market slide as the price of U.S. crude oil tumbled to its lowest level in more than a year, reflecting … Continue reading S&P 500 slides into ‘correction’ for second time this year

MILAN | Investors snub Italian bonds amid budget spat with EU

MILAN  — Investors are snubbing Italian bonds amid concerns over a dispute between the nation’s populist government and the European Union‘s executive Commission. Orders for the four-year Italian bonds on Thursday reached 2.16 billion euros ($2.47 billion), well below the more than 8 billion euros expected and the second-worst result ever. The record high was … Continue reading MILAN | Investors snub Italian bonds amid budget spat with EU

LONDON | Global stocks recover as investors search for bargains

LONDON — Global stock markets recovered their poise Wednesday as investors picked up what they hope are bargains following another round of losses, which dragged U.S. indexes into the red for the year. Oil prices rebounded after a big slide on Tuesday sent U.S. crude prices down to their lowest level in over a year. … Continue reading LONDON | Global stocks recover as investors search for bargains

Energy companies lead US stocks lower after oil price plunge

The steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood Tuesday, extending a losing streak for the S&P 500 index to a fourth day. Energy stocks led a late-afternoon sell-off on Wall Street after the price of U.S. crude oil plunged 7.1 percent to $55.69 a barrel, the … Continue reading Energy companies lead US stocks lower after oil price plunge