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US markets recover

The S&P 500 has turned positive with help from technology stocks in a volatile session.

The energy index was the S&P's biggest percentage loser followed by financials, which have been dogged by worries about cooling global growth, interest rates and trade tensions.

But an afternoon comeback in Apple shares appeared to cheer up investors in the broader technology sector.

The Dow Jones was up 0.04% at 24,398.6 points, while the S&P 500 gained 0.14% to 2,636.7. The Nasdaq added 0.79% to 7,023.9.

After a sea of red in the morning, seven of the 11 major S&P sectors were positive by late afternoon. The technology sector led the gainers with a 1.4% gain.

Apple was trading up 0.6% at $169.54 after hitting a low of $163.33 earlier in the day.

Apple shares reverse course

Apple's confident rebuff to Qualcomm's claim that some iPhone models will be temporarily blocked from sale in China seems to have calmed investor nerves.

The tech giant says all its models remain on sale in the country, and it will go to court to ensure that continues.

Apple shares opened more than 2% down, but are now up about 0.2%.

Apple cloud hangs over Wall Street

Apple shares are weighing on Wall Street.

News that chip maker Qualcomm has won a court case that temporarily halts the import of some iPhones saw Apple's stock fall 2% at the open.

The Dow Jones fell 0.1% to 24,360.9 points are the start of trading. The S&P 500 opened 0.08% lower at 2,630.86. The Nasdaq 0.1% to 6,959.6.

US stocks close lower

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After a very turbulent week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished 558.7 points or 2.2% down to 24,388.95.

The S&P 500 ended 62.8 points or 2.3% down to 2,633.08.

The Nasdaq closed 219 points or 3% lower to 6,969.25.

Dow Jones tumbles 500 points

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average has extended it fall and is now down 508.84 points, or 2%, at 24,438.83.

The Nasdaq is also lower, down 2.6% at 6,999.34.

The S&P 500 is down 1.67% at 2,650.

Confusion over US-China trade talks and their 90-day pause in hostilities, is still spooking investors.

"This week had trade written all over it," said Paul Nolte, portfolio manager at Kingsview Asset Management.

He said President Trump's administration "play good cop and bad cop and it changes. Kudlow one day is a good cop. The next day he's a bad cop. Trump is all over the place. Nobody on Wall Street understands what is the end game."

US stocks head downwards

A brief respite in earlier US stock market trading has evaporated.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down 451.26 points, or 1.81%, at 24,496.41.

The Nasdaq is off 2.30%, or 165.50 points, at 7,022.76 and the S&P 500 is down 1.46% at 2,656.50.

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Welcome back to Business Live and a rather subdued open on Wall Street.

Following sharp falls this week, the S&P 500 is up 0.17% at 2,700.07.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average remains in negative territory, but only just - down 0.20% at 24,899.02.

However, the Nasdaq is down 0.66% at 7,140.47.

US markets claw back ground at close

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It was a turbulent day on Wall Street, as fears about US-China trade tensions and global growth continued to mount..

At point point all three main indexes were down by more than 2%. However by the end of trading they had all regained at least some ground, with the Nasdaq closing higher.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day at 24,949.02, a fall of 78.05 points or 0.31%.

The S&P 500 was at 2,688.88, down 11.18 points or 0.41%.

And the tech-heavy Nasdaq was up 29.83 points or 0.42% at 7,188.26.