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The S&P 500, or just the S&P, is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and many consider it to be one of the best representations of the U.S. stock market. The average annual total return of the index, including dividends, since inception in 1926 has been 9.8%; however, there were several years where the index declined over 30%. The index has posted annual increases 70% of the time.

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Dow, stocks surge after US delays China tariffs on cellphones, video games computers

The Dow surged Tuesday morning after the US delays some planned tariffs on Chinese goods and removed some items entirely. The S&P and Nasdaq also rose.  
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US stocks finish higher Tuesday after a tough start to the week

A day after the S&P 500 endured its largest decline of the year, stocks bounced back to end higher, helped in part by China stabilizing its currency.
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Videos for S&P 500 Index

Wall Street rises as oil worries fade [Video]Wall Street rises as oil worries fade

U.S. stocks rose Tuesday as the impact of weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil refinery faded and investors awaited a widely expected interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday...

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Dow gains for 8th straight day [Video]Dow gains for 8th straight day

The Dow rose for an 8th straight session Friday, but weakness in Apple and Broadcom dragged the Nasdaq and S&P 500 lower. Fred Katayama recaps the action on Wall Street.

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European stocks head for fourth week of gains post-ECB [Video]European stocks head for fourth week of gains post-ECB

European shares ground out gains for the fourth day running on Friday as signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks propped up shares after a mixed response to stimulus from the European Central Bank..

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Trade hopes lift Wall Street [Video]Trade hopes lift Wall Street

Wall Street was led higher by tariff-sensitive technology and industrial stocks Wednesday after China extended an olive branch ahead of next month's trade negotiations with the United States. Fred..

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Wall Street Ends Flat: Tech And Healthcare Flounder [Video]Wall Street Ends Flat: Tech And Healthcare Flounder

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended flat on Monday as..

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Wall Street rebounds on overseas news [Video]Wall Street rebounds on overseas news

Wall Street's main indexes rebounded Wednesday after robust economic data from China, easing tensions in Hong Kong and British lawmakers' approval of a law to delay Brexit provided relief to investors..

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Wall Street mixed ahead of holiday weekend [Video]Wall Street mixed ahead of holiday weekend

Wall Street showed mixed results Friday as investors were cautious ahead of a holiday weekend. Fred Katayama reports.

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Stocks climb on energy lift [Video]Stocks climb on energy lift

U.S. stocks climbed on Wednesday, recovering from early session declines on gains in energy and financial shares, but investors remained leery about the potential for another flare-up in U.S.-China..

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Stocks range-bound until the Fed meets [Video]Stocks range-bound until the Fed meets

Technical analyst Mark Newton of Newton Advisors also tells Reuters' Fred Katayama the S&P 500 could face a bear market if it breaks below 2735 near its June low.

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Wall Street sinks on trade tensions [Video]Wall Street sinks on trade tensions

Wall Street tumbled Friday after the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply, with President Donald Trump demanding that U.S. companies seek alternatives to doing business with China after Beijing..

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Wall Street gains on upbeat retail results [Video]Wall Street gains on upbeat retail results

Wall Street's main indexes rose on Wednesday as upbeat earnings from retailers pointed to strength in U.S. consumer demand. Fred Katayama reports.

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S&P 500 could slide to 2800 - Cardillo [Video]S&P 500 could slide to 2800 - Cardillo

The S&P 500 could plunge to the 2800 level because bond yields will slide further, Spartan Capital's Peter Cardillo tells Reuters' Fred Katayama.

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Wall Street rises on stimulus optimism [Video]Wall Street rises on stimulus optimism

U.S. stocks rebounded Friday as an ebbing bond rally brought buyers back to equities, but major indexes still ended the week with losses. Fred Katayama reports.

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Tariff delay sparks stocks rally [Video]Tariff delay sparks stocks rally

U.S. stocks rose sharply Tuesday after an announced delay of planned tariffs on some Chinese imports brought buyers back to the equities market in a broad-based rally. Fred Katayama reports.

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Wall Street surges on tariff delay [Video]Wall Street surges on tariff delay

U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday after the Trump administration delayed imposing a 10% import tariff on laptops, cell phones, video game consoles and some other products made in China that had been..

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Stocks bounce back but recession, trade fears remain [Video]Stocks bounce back but recession, trade fears remain

U.S. stocks clawed back Wednesday after plummeting early - as investors rushed to the safe haven of the bond market amid fears the U.S.-China trade war would aggravate an already slowing global..

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A rush into safety as U.S. stocks fall [Video]A rush into safety as U.S. stocks fall

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average opened more than 500 points lower as President Trump continued to slam China on trade. Havovi Cooper reports.

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Wall Street plunges as yuan drops [Video]Wall Street plunges as yuan drops

Wall Street's major indexes tumbled on Monday with the S&P 500 dropping about 3%. As Fred Katayama reports, as a fall in the yuan following U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to impose additional..

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Wall Street ends lower on trade fears [Video]Wall Street ends lower on trade fears

Wall Street extended its sell-off Friday amid renewed trade fears, capping a week where the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq saw their worst weekly percentage plunges since December. Fred Katayama reports.

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What to watch in the week ahead [Video]What to watch in the week ahead

Investors will focus on a Fed rate decision, the jobs report, and the latest results from Apple. Fred Katayama takes a look at the week ahead in the U.S. business world.

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S&P, Nasdaq close at record highs [Video]S&P, Nasdaq close at record highs

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record closing highs Wednesday after reassuring comments from Texas Instruments about global chip demand blunted the impact of weak earnings reports from Boeing and..

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Coke results boost Wall Street [Video]Coke results boost Wall Street

The major indexes record highs Tuesday, lifted by upbeat quarterly earnings reports from Coca-Cola and United Technologies. Fred Katayama reports.

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Spiraling Trade Tensions Threaten Economy as Trump Pressures China

The S&P 500 recorded its worst week this year as investors were rattled by renewed trade tensions that threatened to undermine the global economy.
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Last S&P 500 company with all-male board finally adds a woman

Despite the progress, all-male boards are common among smaller businesses where diversity isn't in the spotlight
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Could a second straight quarter of falling earnings signal a possible recession?

With earnings season underway, a second straight quarter of declining S&P 500 profits would add to concerns about a possible recession by next year.
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First Dow 27,000, now S&P 3,000, as U.S. stocks march ever higher

The S&P 500 closed above 3,000 for the first time as investors pushed stocks higher on optimism for a rate cut
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Dow 27,000? Almost there, with new high for index

S&P 500 also closes at a record ahead of July 4 holiday as Wall Street cheers easing of U.S.-China trade tensions
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Dow, U.S. stocks hit record highs on rate cut hopes ahead of July 4th

The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished at record highs on Wednesday, boosted by thin trading and the prospect of three dovish central bank nominees.
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S&P 500 index at record high after China trade truce

The S&P 500, already off to its strongest year since 1997, was boosted by investor relief at a trade cease-fire
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For Wall St. bulls, best first half since dotcom era

The S&P 500 finished June up more than 17% for 2019 so far, marking the best first six months to a year since 1997
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U.S. charges New York man who boasted of huge investment returns with fraud

A New York man who boasted of generating returns of 362% in fewer than five years by day-trading Standard & Poor's 500 futures contracts was charged by U.S. authorities on Friday with defrauding..
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Dow joins S&P 500 in notching new all-time high

Buoyed by the Fed, investors shrug off concerns about an economic slowdown and ongoing trade tensions
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Why are stocks soaring while bonds signal gloom?

As the S&P 500 was setting a record high, bond yields were tumbling to their lowest levels since Trump was elected
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U.S. stocks surge as S&P 500 hits record high

The new peak comes a day after the Fed said it could cut interest rates if trade tensions and growth worsen
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Why investment pros are worried even as stocks near new highs

The S&P 500 came with 1% of its all-time high on Tuesday, but market may only be climbing proverbial wall of worry
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Slide in job creation has Wall Street whistling happy tune

S&P 500 sees strongest week since November as investors bet the Fed will soon cut interest rates to stoke growth
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CEO pay up 7% last year to $12 million median

Not-so-fun fact: It would take 158 years for typical worker at S&P 500 company to make what their CEO did in 2018
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Stocks slump after Trump hits China with stiffer tariffs

Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq slide as investors fret over impact of mounting trade tensions on U.S. and global economies
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S&P 500 approaching record high as stocks jump on strong earnings

Investors are cheered by strong earnings reports as well as signals that the economy remains strong
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Here's a presidential secret all stock investors need to know

The S&P 500 rose in 91% of the third years of all presidents’ terms — ever since the index's 1925 inception.
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Investors try to keep the first-quarter rally rolling

With the S&P 500 within sight of its record high, can stock prices keep defying signs of uncertainty?
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S&P 500 climbs to its biggest quarterly gain in a decade; Lyft jumps

The benchmark index is up 13.1 percent this year, a stark reversal from the sell-off at the end of 2018
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S&P 500 has its worst week since January amid weak jobs report

U.S. stocks fell on Friday after a surprisingly weak jobs report and signals that the global economy is slowing
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How the Dow did today: Stocks surged with boost from US-China trade talks

The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed higher on Wall Street after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week.
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US markets rise on lawmakers' deal to avoid government shutdown

The Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 rose Tuesday in early trading after U.S. lawmakers reached a tentative deal to avoid another costly government shutdown.
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