Banks and airlines are nudging stocks lower Monday, while economic worries continue to weigh on markets.
New hopes that a deal would be reached for Greece to avoid defaulting on its debts sent stocks higher Tuesday. The market gave up some of its gains following a surprise drop in U.S. consumer confidence.
Stocks are mostly lower and bond yields are at a new low for the year after two reports dimmed hopes for the job market and the U.S. economy.
Stocks are opening sharply lower after warnings about the finances of several European countries reignited fears about the region’s debt crisis.
Mixed corporate earnings reports sent stock indexes wobbling Monday.
Johnson & Johnson led the Dow Jones industrial average higher on Tuesday. The health-care heavyweight rose 3 percent after reporting earnings that beat Wall Street’s expectations. The company also raised its full-year earnings forecast.
A warning from Standard & Poor’s that the agency might lower its rating on U.S. government debt sent stocks on their steepest slide in a month Monday.
Stocks slid Thursday after claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly for the first time in three weeks.