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Wall Street gains ground after virus-driven selloff

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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes rose about 1% on Wednesday after suffering their worst four-day percentage fall in more than a year on fears of the economic damage from the global spread of the coronavirus. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the......
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Futures look for direction after four-day selloff

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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the closing bell as the market takes a significant dip in New York, U.S., February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were mixed on Wednesday after the Dow and the S&P 500......
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World shares slump for fifth day, bets grow on interest rate cuts to counter damage

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks tumbled for the fifth straight day on Wednesday, while safe-haven gold rose back towards seven-year highs and U.S. bond yields held near record lows after governments and health authorities warned of a possible coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a......
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Pandemic fears jolt stock markets, bonds rally

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic jolted Wall Street yet again and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board......
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Oil rises on short-covering, hopes for deeper output cut by OPEC+

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Crude prices inched higher on Wednesday as investors covered short positions after three sessions of losses and eyed potential supply cuts, even as fears of a coronavirus pandemic deepened. FILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil field in Heilongjiang province, China......
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Asian shares slump, bonds rally as virus fears grow

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic drove another Wall Street tumble and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board......
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Oil rises on short-covering despite growing fears over coronavirus

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Crude prices edged up on Wednesday as investors covered short positions after three sessions of losses, even as fears deepened that the rapid spread of the coronavirus will lead to a global pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil field......
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Asian stocks, Treasury yields fall as pandemic fears intensify

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic drove another Wall Street tumble and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past an electronic display showing Asian markets indices......
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Wall Street plunges as coronavirus spread sends investors fleeing

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street’s three major stock indexes fell 3% on Tuesday as the coronavirus spread further around the world and investors clamored for safety a day after the S&P 500’s .SPX and the Dow Industrials’ .DJI biggest daily declines in two years. Traders work on the floor......
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Wall Street deepens losses with virus spread in focus

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street added to losses on Tuesday with its three major stock indexes falling 1%, after officials said the coronavirus was “a rapidly escalating epidemic,” a day after virus worries sent the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials to their biggest daily declines in two years.......
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U.S. consumer confidence holds at higher levels despite coronavirus

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer confidence edged up in February, suggesting a steady pace of consumer spending that could support the economy despite growing fears over the fast-spreading coronavirus, which have roiled financial markets. Shoppers carry bags in Herald Square, New York, U.S., December 27, 2019. REUTERS/Bryan R Smith The......
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Oil slips for 3rd day as virus fears outweigh supply cuts

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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil slipped towards $56 a barrel on Tuesday, falling for a third day, as concerns about the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on oil demand outweighed OPEC output cuts and Libyan supply losses. FILE PHOTO: Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas, U.S., February......
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Oil steadies above $56 as supply constraints counter virus fears

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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil steadied above $56 a barrel on Tuesday after two days of declines as OPEC output cuts and Libyan supply losses balanced concerns about the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on oil demand. FILE PHOTO: Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas, U.S., February......
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Global stocks pause after coronavirus shakeout

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global stock markets stabilised on Tuesday after a wave of early selling petered out and Wall Street futures managed a solid bounce after the previous day’s sharp selloff on fears about the spreading coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City......
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Wall Street plunges on fears of coronavirus pandemic

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New York (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday suffered their biggest one-day percentage losses in two years after a surge in coronavirus cases outside China fanned worries about the global economic impact of a potential pandemic. Investors sold riskier assets and rushed to......
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Oil steadies on bargain-hunting; virus fears cap gains

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil steadied on Tuesday as investors sought bargains after crude benchmarks slumped almost 4% in the previous session, although concerns about the coronavirus spreading out of China denting major economies and curbing fuel demand capped gains. FILE PHOTO: Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas, U.S.,......
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Oil bounces as investors hunt bargains; virus fears cap gains

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil rose on Tuesday as investors snapped up bargains after crude benchmarks dropped almost 4% in the previous session, but fears that the spreading coronavirus could wreak far greater economic damage than initially thought capped gains. FILE PHOTO: Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas, U.S.,......
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Japan shares dive, bond markets bet virus will force rate cuts

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares extended losses on Tuesday amid fears the coronavirus was rapidly mutating into a pandemic that could cripple global supply chains and wreak far greater economic damage than first thought. FILE PHOTO: People wearing surgical masks walk past a screen showing Nikkei index outside a brokerage......
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Markets bet Fed is pushed to cut rates in coronavirus response

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(Reuters) – Financial markets on Monday ratcheted up bets the U.S. Federal Reserve will be pressed to cut interest rates to cushion a feared hit to economic growth from the spread of the coronavirus, although one official cautioned against expecting the central bank to over-react to short-term market moves. FILE......
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Wall Street clobbered as pandemic fears rattle markets

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street’s three major stock indexes tumbled on Monday as investors looked for safety on intensifying fears about the global economic impact of the coronavirus after a surge in cases outside China fanned worries about a pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,029.5 points, or......

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