• Oct 15, 2014
    1:40 PM

    Nasdaq Composite enters correction territory for first time in 2 years

    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The Nasdaq Composite has entered “correction” territory, which many view as a drop of at least 10% from significant high, for the first time in two years. The index was down 2.4% at 4126 in recent trade, or 10.3% below the Sept. 2, 14-year closing high of 4598.19. The last correction was seen in November 2012. Meanwhile, the SP 500 was down 9.4% from its Sept. 18 record closing high of 2011.36 and the Dow industrials are down 8.1% from there all-time closing high of 17279.74 seen Sept. 19.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:40 PM

    Dow on track for biggest one-day drop since 2011

    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average has dropped 430 points, or 2.6%, to 15,871.50. If that holds, it will be its biggest one-day drop since Aug 10, 2011. The blue-chip index is nearly 8% below its closing high, reached on Sept 19.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:35 PM

    Nasdaq Comp enters ‘correction’ territory; down 10.1% from Sept. 2 closing high

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:32 PM

    Dow’s 430-point drop biggest in more than 3 years

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:26 PM

    SolarCity wants its bond buyers to be solar ‘ambassadors’

    SolarCity wants to sell bonds to the masses—and maybe snap some more customers along the way.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:20 PM

    Citigroup shares down 5.8%

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:20 PM

    Regions Financial shares down 5.9%

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:19 PM

    KeyCorp shares down 8.8%

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:19 PM

    Goldman Sachs shares down 3.6%

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:18 PM

    SPDR-Financial ETF down 3.2%

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:18 PM

    J.P. Morgan shares down 5.2%

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:17 PM

    Bank of America shares down 5.9%

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:11 PM

    Wal-Mart: What you need to know about U.S. changes

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will halve the growth of supercenters at Walmart U.S., its biggest unit, to devote more spending to online operations.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:09 PM

    HBO to take on Netflix with streaming service

    Time Warner premium cable network HBO to launch stand-alone streaming offering early in 2015.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:03 PM

    Are you scared yet?

    Making the “hardest trade” is often the right one, because it’s hard to go against the crowd when everybody’s feeling the same way.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    1:01 PM

    The larger the rock, the rockier the marriage

    A new study says bigger weddings lead to more divorces.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    12:58 PM

    El-Erian: This is what happens when technicals take hold

    NEW YORK (MarketWatch)– Mohamed El-Erian said Wednesday’s rally in the Treasury market is a key example of what happens when technical trading patterns take hold of the market. El-Erian, who is chief economic adviser at Allianz SE and former CEO of Pimco, told CNBC that he was “stunned like everybody else,” to see the sharp plunge in Treasury yields, but “this is what happens when you get technical overshoots.” The 10-year Treasury note yield dropped as much as a third of a percentage point on Wednesday, but recovered to trade 21 basis points lower on the day at 1.995%. El-Erian noted that despite concerns about global growth, it would be difficult for the Federal Reserve to reinstate easing programs like the bond-purchases it is currently wrapping up. “It is very hard for the Fed to change its balance sheet approach,” he said on the television network. Read: What this wild market is telling us: RIP inflation

  • Oct 15, 2014
    12:55 PM

    Why QE4 is not on the horizon

    Don’t expect the Fed to start another round of asset purchases given the recent concern about the health of the global economy, economists said.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    12:43 PM

    An ugly, new bear market for energy stocks

    The energy sector has e

  • Oct 15, 2014
    12:42 PM

    SP 500 nears day’s low, turns negative for year again

  • Oct 15, 2014
    12:42 PM

    Stock-market decline looks cyclical but still full of hazards

    The stock-market decline has yet to run its course. Keep a watchful eye on the performance of defensive and interest-rate-sensitive assets — they may be an early warning of a longer-term trend which may wreak havoc with your portfolio

  • Oct 15, 2014
    12:40 PM

    Investors are fleeing these areas the most

    In the stock market’s tumble in the past few weeks, investors in midcap U.S. stocks, emerging markets and energy have headed for the exits with particular gusto.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    12:39 PM

    What this wild market is telling us: RIP inflation

    U.S. markets are sending a signal that low inflation is likely here to stay.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    12:19 PM

    Ebola patient was on flight night before fever appeared

    CDC, Frontier Airlines seek passengers on same flight as Texas health-care worker now diagnosed with Ebola.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    12:18 PM

    Obama to hold Cabinet meeting on Ebola Wednesday

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Barack Obama will meet Wednesday with Cabinet agencies coordinating the response to the Ebola outbreak, the White House said. Obama was due to travel to New Jersey and Connecticut for campaign-related events, but has postponed the trip. The White House did not give a time for the meeting.

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