Dow falls 150 points, heads for 3-day losing streak

Stocks fell for a third straight day on Thursday as Wall Street digested a mixed batch of corporate earnings results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 150 points, or 0.5%, while the S&P 500 slid 0.4%. Those metrics — which are key for Netflix — offset a better-than-expected earnings per share result for the previous quarter. IBM shares, meanwhile, briefly fell at the open before recovering after the company reported its fourth consecutive revenue decline. Declining sales from IBM’s IT di


Stocks fell for a third straight day on Thursday as Wall Street digested a mixed batch of corporate earnings results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 150 points, or 0.5%, while the S&P 500 slid 0.4%. Those metrics — which are key for Netflix — offset a better-than-expected earnings per share result for the previous quarter. IBM shares, meanwhile, briefly fell at the open before recovering after the company reported its fourth consecutive revenue decline. Declining sales from IBM’s IT di
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Dow falls 150 points, heads for 3-day losing streak

Stocks fell for a third straight day on Thursday as Wall Street digested a mixed batch of corporate earnings results.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 150 points, or 0.5%, while the S&P 500 slid 0.4%. The Nasdaq Composite lagged, falling 0.6%.

Netflix shares plunged more than 11% after the streaming giant reported a surprise loss in U.S. subscribers coupled with slower-than-expected international membership growth. Those metrics — which are key for Netflix — offset a better-than-expected earnings per share result for the previous quarter.

IBM shares, meanwhile, briefly fell at the open before recovering after the company reported its fourth consecutive revenue decline. Declining sales from IBM’s IT division offset growth in its cloud business.

Morgan Stanley posted better-than-expected quarterly results, driven by its wealth management and fund divisions. The stock rose 0.5%.


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Dow drops 100 points as stocks fall for second day on concern about earnings

Stocks fell on Wednesday as the corporate earnings season rolled on with companies like CSX and Bank of America releasing their quarterly numbers. CSX posted Tuesday after the close weaker-than-forecast quarterly results, sending its stock down more than 10%, its biggest one-day drop since 2008. United Airlines, meanwhile, reported earnings and revenue that topped analyst expectations and increased its share buyback program by $3 billion. More than 7% of S&P 500 companies have reported second-qu


Stocks fell on Wednesday as the corporate earnings season rolled on with companies like CSX and Bank of America releasing their quarterly numbers. CSX posted Tuesday after the close weaker-than-forecast quarterly results, sending its stock down more than 10%, its biggest one-day drop since 2008. United Airlines, meanwhile, reported earnings and revenue that topped analyst expectations and increased its share buyback program by $3 billion. More than 7% of S&P 500 companies have reported second-qu
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Dow drops 100 points as stocks fall for second day on concern about earnings

Stocks fell on Wednesday as the corporate earnings season rolled on with companies like CSX and Bank of America releasing their quarterly numbers.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 115 points, or 0.4%. The S&P 500 slid 0.7%. The Nasdaq Composite closed 0.5% lower.

Stocks closed at their lows of the day just after the Wall Street Journal reported that progress on a trade deal with China are stalled over restrictions on Huawei, citing people familiar with the talks.

Bank of America reported better-than-expected earnings on Wednesday, driven by the strength of its retail banking operation. However, the company’s CFO warned that lower rates would hit its net interest income growth. The stock rose around 0.7%.

CSX posted Tuesday after the close weaker-than-forecast quarterly results, sending its stock down more than 10%, its biggest one-day drop since 2008. The company also said it expects full-year revenue to fall between 1% and 2%. CSX’s decline pushed the Dow Transports down 3.6%.

“It’s shaping up to be a less-than-positive quarter and I doubt managements are going to be terribly optimistic about the rest of the year, although we have easier numbers to go up against,” said Maris Ogg, president at Tower Bridge Advisors.

United Airlines, meanwhile, reported earnings and revenue that topped analyst expectations and increased its share buyback program by $3 billion.

Cintas shares jumped more than 8% after the First Aid kit maker’s results beat expectations.

More than 7% of S&P 500 companies have reported second-quarter earnings thus far, according to FactSet data. Of those companies, about 85% have posted profits that beat analyst expectations. The reported earnings growth of those companies is about 3.1%.


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The UK government wants to fit all new homes with charging points for electric cars

The UK government unveiled plans which could see all new-build homes fitted with electric-car charging points. In addition, authorities want all newly-installed rapid and higher-powered public charge points to take debit or credit card payments by the spring of 2020. Currently, electric car users can apply for a grant of up to £500 off the cost of installing a charge point at their residence. Worldwide electric car sales hit 1.98 million in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA


The UK government unveiled plans which could see all new-build homes fitted with electric-car charging points. In addition, authorities want all newly-installed rapid and higher-powered public charge points to take debit or credit card payments by the spring of 2020. Currently, electric car users can apply for a grant of up to £500 off the cost of installing a charge point at their residence. Worldwide electric car sales hit 1.98 million in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA
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The UK government wants to fit all new homes with charging points for electric cars

The UK government unveiled plans which could see all new-build homes fitted with electric-car charging points.

The plans, which were laid out in a consultation published Monday, would look to support what the government described as “the growing uptake of electric vehicles within the U.K.”

If put into practice, all new-build homes with dedicated parking spaces would have charging points to make vehicle charging cheaper and more convenient for drivers.

In addition, authorities want all newly-installed rapid and higher-powered public charge points to take debit or credit card payments by the spring of 2020.

In a statement Monday, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said that there was “an appetite for cleaner, greener transport.”

“Home charging provides the most convenient and low-cost option for consumers — you can simply plug your car in to charge overnight as you would a mobile phone,” Grayling added.

Currently, electric car users can apply for a grant of up to £500 off the cost of installing a charge point at their residence.

While electric vehicles are becoming the car of choice for an increasing number of drivers, they nevertheless face challenges, not least when it comes to perceptions surrounding range and charging infrastructure.

Worldwide electric car sales hit 1.98 million in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), with global stock reaching 5.12 million. China’s electric car market is the biggest on the planet, the IEA says, with Europe and the U.S. following behind.


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Dow jumps 240 points to all-time high as Wall Street ends record-breaking week on a high note

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 200 points. The S&P 500 traded 0.3% higher and was on pace to close above 3,000 for the first time ever. Shares of Dow, Inc. led the Dow Industrials higher, rising nearly 4%. J.B. Hunt Transport Services was the best-performing stock in the S&P 500, jumping 6.2%, and leading a 1.5% gain in the industrials sector. The Dow and S&P 500 are up 1.3% and 0.6%, respectively.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 200 points. The S&P 500 traded 0.3% higher and was on pace to close above 3,000 for the first time ever. Shares of Dow, Inc. led the Dow Industrials higher, rising nearly 4%. J.B. Hunt Transport Services was the best-performing stock in the S&P 500, jumping 6.2%, and leading a 1.5% gain in the industrials sector. The Dow and S&P 500 are up 1.3% and 0.6%, respectively.
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Dow jumps 240 points to all-time high as Wall Street ends record-breaking week on a high note

Stocks rose to all-time highs on Friday as investors looked to end a record-setting week on a high note after testimony from the top Federal Reserve official signaled that a rate cut was coming.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 200 points. The S&P 500 traded 0.3% higher and was on pace to close above 3,000 for the first time ever. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.5% to a record high.

Shares of Dow, Inc. led the Dow Industrials higher, rising nearly 4%. Intel and Caterpillar, meanwhile, climbed 2.3% and 2.4%, respectively. J.B. Hunt Transport Services was the best-performing stock in the S&P 500, jumping 6.2%, and leading a 1.5% gain in the industrials sector.

The major indexes were headed for solid weekly gains. The Dow and S&P 500 are up 1.3% and 0.6%, respectively. The Nasdaq, meanwhile, is up 0.9% this week. Investors have been piling into stocks in recent weeks amid expectations that the Fed will cut interest rates later this month.

“You can’t fight the Fed here,” said Michael Katz, partner at Seven Points Capital. “We have a strong bull market and we have a strong uptrend. As long as we’re heading higher, we’ve got to keep buying dips and not fight the trend.”

Fed Chair Jerome Powell testified in front of congressional leaders this week that “crosscurrents” from weaker overseas economic activity and rising trade tensions are dampening the outlook on the U.S. economy.


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Dow rallies 200 points to close above 27,000 for the first time ever

The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its history, rising 227.88 points, or 0.9% to 27,088.08. The Dow first closed above 26,000 in January of 2018, so it’s been a little more than a year-and-half trek between 1,000 point moves. Microsoft has been the best-performing Dow stock since the index’s first close above 26,000, surging around 50% in that time. The S&P 500 also posted a record close, rising 0.2% to 2,999.91. The S&P 500 made its own milestone on Wednesday when it


The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its history, rising 227.88 points, or 0.9% to 27,088.08. The Dow first closed above 26,000 in January of 2018, so it’s been a little more than a year-and-half trek between 1,000 point moves. Microsoft has been the best-performing Dow stock since the index’s first close above 26,000, surging around 50% in that time. The S&P 500 also posted a record close, rising 0.2% to 2,999.91. The S&P 500 made its own milestone on Wednesday when it
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Dow rallies 200 points to close above 27,000 for the first time ever

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record high on Thursday, led by UnitedHealth shares, after testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell this week that signaled easier monetary policy could be implemented later this month.

The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its history, rising 227.88 points, or 0.9% to 27,088.08. The Dow first closed above 26,000 in January of 2018, so it’s been a little more than a year-and-half trek between 1,000 point moves. The gains were largely driven by expectations the Fed will cut rates, insulating the market from a slowing economy and a trade battle with China.

Microsoft has been the best-performing Dow stock since the index’s first close above 26,000, surging around 50% in that time. Visa, Cisco Systems and Nike are also up sharply since then.

“This week solidified the fact that the market doesn’t need, it doesn’t want, it’s demanding a rate cut from Powell,” said Jeff Kilburg, CEO of KKM Financial. “I do have a little bit of caution going into the earnings season because we have some forward-guidance uncertainty with the trade tensions, but the wind in the sails continues to be that dovish stance from Powell.”

The S&P 500 also posted a record close, rising 0.2% to 2,999.91. The S&P 500 made its own milestone on Wednesday when it traded above 3,000 for the first time ever. The Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.1% to 8,196.04.

UnitedHealth shares surged more than 5% after the White House dropped a proposal to eliminate drug rebates. CVS Health and Cigna also jumped on the news, gaining 4.7% and 9.2%, respectively.

Delta Air Lines rose 1.1% on better-than-expected earnings.

In testimony to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, Powell said business investments across the U.S. have slowed “notably” recently as uncertainties over the economic outlook linger. As a result, expectations of an upcoming rate cut grew.


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Dow jumps 160 points to break above 27,000 for the first time ever

The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its history, rising 168 points or 0.6%. Microsoft has been the best-performing Dow stock since the index’s first close above 26,000, surging around 50% in that time. “This week solidified the fact that the market doesn’t need, it doesn’t want, it’s demanding a rate cut from Powell,” said Jeff Kilburg, CEO of KKM Financial. The S&P 500 traded just above the flatline on Thursday and briefly broke back above 3,000 while the Nasdaq Compos


The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its history, rising 168 points or 0.6%. Microsoft has been the best-performing Dow stock since the index’s first close above 26,000, surging around 50% in that time. “This week solidified the fact that the market doesn’t need, it doesn’t want, it’s demanding a rate cut from Powell,” said Jeff Kilburg, CEO of KKM Financial. The S&P 500 traded just above the flatline on Thursday and briefly broke back above 3,000 while the Nasdaq Compos
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Dow jumps 160 points to break above 27,000 for the first time ever

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record high on Thursday, led by UnitedHealth shares, after testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell this week that signaled easier monetary policy could be implemented later this month.

The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its history, rising 168 points or 0.6%. The Dow first closed above 26,000 in January of 2018 so it’s been a little more than a year-and-half trek between 1,000 point moves, with the gains largely driven by expectations the Fed will cut rates, insulating the market from a slowing economy and a trade battle with China.

Microsoft has been the best-performing Dow stock since the index’s first close above 26,000, surging around 50% in that time. Visa, Cisco Systems and Nike are also up sharply since then.

“This week solidified the fact that the market doesn’t need, it doesn’t want, it’s demanding a rate cut from Powell,” said Jeff Kilburg, CEO of KKM Financial. “I do have a little bit of caution going into the earnings season because we have some forward-guidance uncertainty with the trade tensions, but the wind in the sails continues to be that dovish stance from Powell.”

The S&P 500 traded just above the flatline on Thursday and briefly broke back above 3,000 while the Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.2%. The S&P 500 first broke above 3,000 on Wednesday.

UnitedHealth shares surged more than 5% after the White House dropped a proposal to eliminate drug rebates. CVS Health and Cigna also jumped on the news, gaining 4.3% and 8%, respectively.

Delta Air Lines rose 1.3% on better-than-expected earnings.

In testimony to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, Powell said business investments across the U.S. have slowed “notably” recently as uncertainties over the economic outlook linger. As a result, expectations of an upcoming rate cut grew.


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These are the best places to live in America in 2019

Here are the states that lead the rankings for being the best places to live in the U.S. this year. 2019 Quality of Life score: 219 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B-)Strengths: Health, well-beingWeakness: Air quality2018 Quality of Life rank: 127. 2019 Quality of Life score: 221 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B)Strengths: Air quality, healthWeakness: Attractions2018 Quality of Life rank: 77. 2019 Quality of Life score: 235 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B+)Strengths: Well-being


Here are the states that lead the rankings for being the best places to live in the U.S. this year. 2019 Quality of Life score: 219 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B-)Strengths: Health, well-beingWeakness: Air quality2018 Quality of Life rank: 127. 2019 Quality of Life score: 221 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B)Strengths: Air quality, healthWeakness: Attractions2018 Quality of Life rank: 77. 2019 Quality of Life score: 235 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B+)Strengths: Well-being
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If you could live anywhere in America, where would that be? By the numbers, these are the states that offer the best quality of life. That’s because they offer everything people yearn for: job opportunities, affordable housing, great schools, a low cost of living, affordable health care and a clean environment. Good quality of life is also good business. What better selling point could there be for a company looking to attract the best talent than to offer a great location for employees to settle down and raise a family. In this tight labor market, companies are increasingly realizing how important this is for their strategic growth plans. It is why Quality of Life is one of the key categories worth 300 out of 2,500 points in CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business 2019 rankings. We use hard data to evaluate all 50 states as places to live — factors including crime rates, local attractions, environmental quality and inclusiveness as measured by legal protections written into state laws.

Here are the states that lead the rankings for being the best places to live in the U.S. this year.

10. Massachusetts

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Fewer than 3% of residents in the Bay State are without health insurance. That is the lowest uninsured rate in the nation, and it helps explain why this is one of America’s healthiest states. But that is not the only reason Massachusetts is a great place to live. Local attractions abound, from historic Boston and scenic Cape Cod in the east, to the beautiful Berkshires in the west. Boston prides itself as the Cradle of Liberty, and strong legal protections help ensure that freedom in Massachusetts applies to all. But Boston is also the cradle of some polluted air, hurting the state’s environmental quality. 2019 Quality of Life score: 217 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B-)

Strengths: Health, attractions, inclusiveness

Weakness: Air quality

2018 Quality of Life rank: 10

9. Utah

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The Beehive State gets its nickname from the industriousness of its citizens. Utahans not only work hard, they apparently love their work. According to Gallup’s 2018 Wellbeing Index, nowhere in the continental United States do people feel better about their careers. As busy as people are in Utah, they still find time to take care of themselves. They exercise frequently, and obesity rates are low. But air quality leaves a bit to be desired. 2019 Quality of Life score: 219 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B-)

Strengths: Health, well-being

Weakness: Air quality

2018 Quality of Life rank: 12

7. (tie) Montana

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They call Montana Big Sky Country because all those unobstructed views really do make the sky seem bigger. And it turns out that big sky — and everything beneath it — contains the cleanest air in the nation according to the American Lung Association. Montana is a healthy, inclusive state, and crime is low. The state is lacking somewhat in attractions, at least in terms of places frequented by tourists. But if you are looking for breathtaking views, majestic mountains and crystal-clear waters — oh, and that big sky — this may be the place for you. 2019 Quality of Life score: 221 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B)

Strengths: Air quality, health

Weakness: Attractions

2018 Quality of Life rank: 7

7. (tie) Colorado

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The Centennial State is home to rich natural beauty, vibrant cities, and robust inclusiveness provisions firmly enshrined in state law. Coloradans are healthy. Only 22.6% of the population is obese, the lowest rate in the nation. Air quality could be better, and the crime rate is slightly worse than the national average. 2019 Quality of Life score: 221 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B)

Strengths: Inclusiveness, health, attractions

Weakness: Air quality

2018 Quality of Life rank: 9

5. (tie) Washington

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The Evergreen State is among America’s healthiest states, and its people are the most physically active. Who would not want to get out and enjoy a state with such natural beauty and so much to do. Washington prides itself on inclusiveness, with strong protections built into state law. Crime is low, but air quality may leave something to be desired. 2019 Quality of Life score: 232 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B)

Strengths: Health, inclusiveness, attractions

Weakness: Air quality

2018 Quality of Life rank: 5 (tie)

5. (tie) New Hampshire

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With its famous motto, “Live Free or Die,” it stands to reason that the Granite State is among America’s most inclusive. Freedom also includes security. New Hampshire enjoys the third lowest violent crime rate in the nation. The state also boasts the nation’s lowest child poverty rate. On the other hand, air quality can suffer, partly due to the state’s proximity to Boston. And the quiet life here means New Hampshire can sometimes lack things to do. 2019 Quality of Life score: 232 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B)

Strengths: Inclusiveness, crime rate

Weaknesses: Air quality, attractions

2018 Quality of Life rank: 5 (tie)

4. North Dakota

The International Peace Garden along the US-Canada border in North Dakota. The central division divides Canada (right) from the USA (left). Photo: Dig Deeper | Wikipedia

The Peace Garden State derives its nickname from the International Peace Garden straddling the U.S.-Canadian border, a project that has its roots at the International Gardeners Association convention exactly 90 years ago. But the term “peace garden” could also refer to the idyllic lifestyle in this state. The crime rate is low, the population is healthy and happy, and anti-discrimination laws are stronger than most. But other than the aforementioned International Peace Garden, attractions can be sparse. 2019 Quality of Life score: 235 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: B+)

Strengths: Well-being, air quality, inclusiveness

Weakness: Attractions

2018 Quality of Life rank: 4

3. Minnesota

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One of the many features of the North Star state is what the locals call “Minnesota Nice,” which is exactly what it sounds like. Minnesotans are welcoming and inclusive, as evidenced by thorough legal protections against discrimination. Crime rates are low, the population is healthy, and the air is clean. We don’t factor weather into our rankings because it is too subjective. But it is worth pointing out that while winters can be brutal here, Minnesotans not only adapt to the frigid weather; they flourish in it. 2019 Quality of Life score: 259 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: A-)

Strengths: Inclusiveness, health, air quality, crime rate

Weakness: Attractions

2018 Quality of Life rank: 3

2. Vermont

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The Green Mountain State has the nation’s second-lowest crime rate, inclusive state laws, and a healthy population. Vermont rode those attributes to a first-place finish in Quality of Life in 2018. The state still offers an enviable quality of life, but it slipped just enough in terms of air quality and its citizens’ perceived well-being in 2019 to drop out of the top spot. Vermont’s one discernible weakness is the fact that it offers few popular tourist attractions, but many people here would consider that a positive. 2019 Quality of Life score: 262 out of 325 points (Top States Grade: A-)

Strengths: Crime rate, health, inclusiveness

Weakness: Attractions

2018 Quality of Life rank: 1

1. Hawaii

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Dow futures lower ahead as investors await Powell’s speech

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday morning, as traders waited to hear from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. ET, Dow futures slipped 93 points, indicating a negative open of more than 100 points. Wall Street closed lower on Monday on the back of negative sentiment in the tech sector. This comes just after a stronger-than-expected jobs report raised questions about the central bank’s rate policy. Furthermore, a new NFIB survey will be out at 6 a.m. and a new JOLTS report will be


U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday morning, as traders waited to hear from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. ET, Dow futures slipped 93 points, indicating a negative open of more than 100 points. Wall Street closed lower on Monday on the back of negative sentiment in the tech sector. This comes just after a stronger-than-expected jobs report raised questions about the central bank’s rate policy. Furthermore, a new NFIB survey will be out at 6 a.m. and a new JOLTS report will be
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Dow futures lower ahead as investors await Powell's speech

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday morning, as traders waited to hear from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

At around 03:35 a.m. ET, Dow futures slipped 93 points, indicating a negative open of more than 100 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also lower.

Wall Street closed lower on Monday on the back of negative sentiment in the tech sector. However, the big focus this Tuesday is on the Federal Reserve. Jerome Powell will give a testimony at 8:45 a.m. ET. This comes just after a stronger-than-expected jobs report raised questions about the central bank’s rate policy.

Traders have priced in a 100% probability of a Fed rate cut in July, according to the CME Group’s FedWatch tool. However, expectations for a more aggressive cut were tempered by the jobs data released Friday.

Furthermore, a new NFIB survey will be out at 6 a.m. and a new JOLTS report will be released at 10 a.m. ET.

In the corporate world, PepsiCo and Levi Strauss will update investors on their latest performance.


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Dow falls more than 100 points as Apple leads tech slide

Stocks fell on Monday as losses in Apple shares pressured the broader tech sector. Apple shares fell more than 2% after an analyst at Rosenblatt Securities downgraded them to sell from neutral. Other tech shares like NetApp and Juniper Networks fell more than 3% each. However, AB Bernstein tech analyst Toni Sacconaghi is worried about the sector moving forward given its sky high valuation and a deteriorating earnings picture. “Risk is increasing in tech, especially with high priced stocks,” Sacc


Stocks fell on Monday as losses in Apple shares pressured the broader tech sector. Apple shares fell more than 2% after an analyst at Rosenblatt Securities downgraded them to sell from neutral. Other tech shares like NetApp and Juniper Networks fell more than 3% each. However, AB Bernstein tech analyst Toni Sacconaghi is worried about the sector moving forward given its sky high valuation and a deteriorating earnings picture. “Risk is increasing in tech, especially with high priced stocks,” Sacc
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Dow falls more than 100 points as Apple leads tech slide

Stocks fell on Monday as losses in Apple shares pressured the broader tech sector. Investors also braced for key testimony from the top Federal Reserve official later this week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 136 points lower while the S&P 500 pulled back 0.6%. The Nasdaq Composite lagged, sliding 0.9%.

Apple shares fell more than 2% after an analyst at Rosenblatt Securities downgraded them to sell from neutral. The analyst said the stock will “face fundamental deterioration over the next 6 to 12 months ” as Apple’s iPhone sales disappoint and growth in other products slows down.

Other tech shares like NetApp and Juniper Networks fell more than 3% each. Applied Materials and Lam Research both declined more than 1%.

Tech has been a stalwart on Wall Street this year. The sector is up more than 27% in 2019 and is outperforming the S&P 500 by about 7 percentage points.

However, AB Bernstein tech analyst Toni Sacconaghi is worried about the sector moving forward given its sky high valuation and a deteriorating earnings picture.

“Risk is increasing in tech, especially with high priced stocks,” Sacconaghi wrote in a note Monday.

“Part of tech’s challenge is that it is comping against a tough 2018. Tech’s earnings lagged the broader market last year, as tax reform more favorably impacted other sectors and expectations for 2020 don’t improve dramatically.”


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Dow falls more than 100 points as Apple leads tech slide, Wall Street awaits Powell testimony

Stocks fell on Monday as losses in Apple shares pressured the broader tech sector. Apple shares fell more than 2% after an analyst at Rosenblatt Securities downgraded them to sell from neutral. Other tech shares like NetApp and Juniper Networks fell more than 3% each. However, AB Bernstein tech analyst Toni Sacconaghi is worried about the sector moving forward given its sky-high valuation and a deteriorating earnings picture. “Risk is increasing in tech, especially with high priced stocks,” Sacc


Stocks fell on Monday as losses in Apple shares pressured the broader tech sector. Apple shares fell more than 2% after an analyst at Rosenblatt Securities downgraded them to sell from neutral. Other tech shares like NetApp and Juniper Networks fell more than 3% each. However, AB Bernstein tech analyst Toni Sacconaghi is worried about the sector moving forward given its sky-high valuation and a deteriorating earnings picture. “Risk is increasing in tech, especially with high priced stocks,” Sacc
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Dow falls more than 100 points as Apple leads tech slide, Wall Street awaits Powell testimony

Stocks fell on Monday as losses in Apple shares pressured the broader tech sector. Investors also braced for key testimony from the top Federal Reserve official later this week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 115.98 points lower to 26,806.14 while the S&P 500 pulled back 0.5% to 2,975.94. The Nasdaq Composite lagged, sliding 0.8% to 8,098.38.

Apple shares fell more than 2% after an analyst at Rosenblatt Securities downgraded them to sell from neutral. The analyst said the stock will “face fundamental deterioration over the next 6 to 12 months ” as Apple’s iPhone sales disappoint and growth in other products slows down.

Other tech shares like NetApp and Juniper Networks fell more than 3% each. Applied Materials and Lam Research both declined more than 1%.

Tech has been a stalwart on Wall Street this year. The sector is up 28% in 2019 and is outperforming the S&P 500 by about 7 percentage points.

However, AB Bernstein tech analyst Toni Sacconaghi is worried about the sector moving forward given its sky-high valuation and a deteriorating earnings picture.

“Risk is increasing in tech, especially with high priced stocks,” Sacconaghi wrote in a note Monday.

“Part of tech’s challenge is that it is comping against a tough 2018. Tech’s earnings lagged the broader market last year, as tax reform more favorably impacted other sectors and expectations for 2020 don’t improve dramatically.”


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