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Dow falls 500 points as fears grow over spread of COVID-19 Delta variant

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images US stocks fell Monday as investors eye a spike in global COVID-19 cases led by the Delta variant, creating a roadblock to a full recovery of the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 500 points at the open. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note was 1.217%, down 8.2 basis points on the day, reflecting the pickup in investor desire for safe-haven assets.The rising cases, which may result in a new wave of lockdown restrictions, weighed on markets. The Delta variant, according to health experts, is the most transmissible variant yet. "The market appears ready to take on a more defensive character as we experience a meaningful deceleration in earnings and economic growth," Morgan Stanley strategists led by Michael Wilson said ...
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S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs as mega-cap tech spurs gains

The Charging Bull or Wall Street Bull is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City Reuters US stocks traded near record highs Monday spurred by tech shares The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note was trading at 1.482%. Bitcoin rose while oil and gold slipped. US stocks closed mostly higher on Monday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both hitting record highs on the back of gains in mega-cap technology stocks. Tech companies such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Zoom outperformed. A judge on Monday dismissed antitrust lawsuits by the Federal Trade Commission that were seeking to brand the social media giant as an unlawful monopoly.Later this week, investors will turn their attention to US non-farm payroll data on Friday. This will give an indication of how consistently the ec...