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Here’s what you need to know: Vaccinations underway in Little Rock, Ark., on Monday. The rapid rollout of coronavirus vaccines is expected to help the United States economy to grow 6.5 percent this year.Credit…Rory Doyle for The New York Times The American economy will accelerate nearly twice as fast as expected this year as the …

GameStop’s stock price gyrated in early trading on Wednesday, briefly sliding below $90 as shares in the video game retailer continued to lose altitude after a spectacular rally over the last week. The dip suggests that the popular WallStreetBets Reddit stock market discussion board that has helped drive the run-up may be losing its magic …

Stocks declined Friday as President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, banks fell after kicking off earnings season and U.S. retail sales were worse than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 359 points, or 1.16%, to 30,632, the S&P 500 declined 1.1% and the Nasdaq was down 1.06%. Stocks tumbled in …

U.S. stock futures edged lower Friday as some investors grew concerned that President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan could lead to higher taxes. Futures tied to the S&P 500 fell 0.3%, indicating the benchmark index may decline for a second day. Contracts tied to the Nasdaq-100 edged less than 0.1% lower and those …

Mon, Jan 04, 2021 – 11:25 AM [HONG KONG] China’s state-owned telecommunications companies declined in Hong Kong after the New York Stock Exchange said it’s delisting them to comply with a US executive order that sanctioned companies identified as affiliated with the Chinese military. Shares of China Mobile Ltd, the largest of the three, fell …

Stocks closed well off their highs and the Nasdaq turned negative during a late-day slide on Wednesday. The S&P 500 did snap a three-day losing streak, and the small cap Russell 2000 closed at a record high. Tensions were high in Washington as President Trump vetoed a defense spending bill and called for changes to …

Tesla shares had a huge rise this year, but the stock is volatile.Credit…Aly Song/Reuters On Monday, Tesla became the largest company ever added to the S&P 500, with a market capitalization of $650 billion. The company’s stock, up some 700 percent in 2020, started off Monday 4 percent lower in premarket trading. Companies worth a …

Stock benchmarks were cutting early declines midday Thursday, as first-time claims for unemployment benefits receded much more rapidly than anticipated, but investors appeared somewhat hesitant to push stocks much further near records amid a stalemate over a fresh coronavirus aid package. What are major benchmarks doing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.08% traded 38 …

Stocks were falling Thursday after jobless claims in the U.S. rose unexpectedly for the first time since March and tech stocks slumped. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 374 points, or 1.39%, to 26,631, the S&P 500 was off 1.29% and the Nasdaq fell 2.3%. Among particularly prominent tech companies falling were Moderna  (MRNA) – …

Two new polls show trouble for President Trump with Democratic nominee Joe Biden jumping to the lead as both rivals lit up social media over the news. Biden is ahead of Trump 55-40 in a Washington Post/ABC News poll and 49-41 in a Fox News poll. Both polls were released Sunday. But the news didn’t …