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AAPL   174.54 (+0.87%)
MSFT   291.14 (-0.54%)
META   175.25 (-2.35%)
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AMZN   142.03 (-1.90%)
TSLA   911.07 (-0.94%)
NVDA   183.54 (-2.78%)
NIO   20.12 (-3.78%)
BABA   90.01 (-2.85%)
AMD   98.21 (-1.99%)
MU   61.56 (-3.60%)
T   18.41 (-0.86%)
CGC   4.03 (+6.61%)
F   16.05 (-2.31%)
GE   79.87 (-1.48%)
DIS   122.85 (-1.69%)
AMC   21.70 (-12.54%)
PYPL   99.65 (-2.38%)
PFE   49.41 (-0.90%)
NFLX   240.80 (-1.99%)
S&P 500   4,274.06 (-0.72%)
DOW   33,980.72 (-0.50%)
QQQ   328.93 (-1.01%)
AAPL   174.54 (+0.87%)
MSFT   291.14 (-0.54%)
META   175.25 (-2.35%)
GOOGL   119.73 (-1.62%)
AMZN   142.03 (-1.90%)
TSLA   911.07 (-0.94%)
NVDA   183.54 (-2.78%)
NIO   20.12 (-3.78%)
BABA   90.01 (-2.85%)
AMD   98.21 (-1.99%)
MU   61.56 (-3.60%)
T   18.41 (-0.86%)
CGC   4.03 (+6.61%)
F   16.05 (-2.31%)
GE   79.87 (-1.48%)
DIS   122.85 (-1.69%)
AMC   21.70 (-12.54%)
PYPL   99.65 (-2.38%)
PFE   49.41 (-0.90%)
NFLX   240.80 (-1.99%)
S&P 500   4,274.06 (-0.72%)
DOW   33,980.72 (-0.50%)
QQQ   328.93 (-1.01%)
AAPL   174.54 (+0.87%)
MSFT   291.14 (-0.54%)
META   175.25 (-2.35%)
GOOGL   119.73 (-1.62%)
AMZN   142.03 (-1.90%)
TSLA   911.07 (-0.94%)
NVDA   183.54 (-2.78%)
NIO   20.12 (-3.78%)
BABA   90.01 (-2.85%)
AMD   98.21 (-1.99%)
MU   61.56 (-3.60%)
T   18.41 (-0.86%)
CGC   4.03 (+6.61%)
F   16.05 (-2.31%)
GE   79.87 (-1.48%)
DIS   122.85 (-1.69%)
AMC   21.70 (-12.54%)
PYPL   99.65 (-2.38%)
PFE   49.41 (-0.90%)
NFLX   240.80 (-1.99%)
S&P 500   4,274.06 (-0.72%)
DOW   33,980.72 (-0.50%)
QQQ   328.93 (-1.01%)
AAPL   174.54 (+0.87%)
MSFT   291.14 (-0.54%)
META   175.25 (-2.35%)
GOOGL   119.73 (-1.62%)
AMZN   142.03 (-1.90%)
TSLA   911.07 (-0.94%)
NVDA   183.54 (-2.78%)
NIO   20.12 (-3.78%)
BABA   90.01 (-2.85%)
AMD   98.21 (-1.99%)
MU   61.56 (-3.60%)
T   18.41 (-0.86%)
CGC   4.03 (+6.61%)
F   16.05 (-2.31%)
GE   79.87 (-1.48%)
DIS   122.85 (-1.69%)
AMC   21.70 (-12.54%)
PYPL   99.65 (-2.38%)
PFE   49.41 (-0.90%)
NFLX   240.80 (-1.99%)

Stocks, crude oil prices open lower as markets extend slump


People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York. Stocks are opening lower across the board on Wall Street, Tuesday, July 5, and crude oil prices are dropping again. Treasury yields also fell as traders continued to worry about the state of the economy (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower across the board on Wall Street and crude oil prices are dropping again. Treasury yields also fell as traders continued to worry about the state of the economy. European markets were also lower. The S&P 500 fell 1.7% in the early going Tuesday, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq was also down 1.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up 1.7%. Energy companies were doing especially poorly, as were technology companies. Tesla fell after reporting its lowest quarterly sales numbers since last fall. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which helps set mortgage rates, fell to 2.81%.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street futures slipped Tuesday after the Independence Day holiday following declines in Europe and an upbeat session in Asia.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrials fell 0.6%, as did futures for the S&P 500.

The war in Ukraine and its impact on energy supplies are casting a shadow over the global economic outlook at a time when central banks are raising interest rates to slow inflation.

The International Energy Agency said in a report Tuesday that high prices for natural gas and supply fears due to the war in Ukraine will crimp economic activity, slowing the growth in demand in coming years.

The Paris-based agency forecast global demand for natural gas will rise by 140 billion cubic meters between 2021 and 2025, less than half the increase of 370 bcm seen in the previous five-year period. It said the revised forecast is mostly due to expectations of slower economic growth rather than buyers switching from gas to coal, oil or renewable energy.

A recent report by Fitch Ratings said a technical recession in the region using the euro was increasingly likely due to disruptions in Russian gas supplies to Europe.


In Europe at midday, Germany’s DAX fell 1.2%, as did the CAC 40 in Paris. Britain’s FTSE 100 declined 1.1%.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gathered top employer and labor union representatives at his Berlin office Monday to seek ways of addressing the impact of rising prices while preventing a spiral of inflation in Europe’s biggest economy.

Benchmarks in Asia were mostly higher on hopes for an easing of trade tensions between Beijing and Washington.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.0% to finish at 26,423.47. South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1.8% to 2,341.78. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng gained 0.1% to 21,856.85. The Shanghai Composite was little changed, losing less than 0.1% to 3,404.03.

China's Commerce Ministry said Tuesday that Vice Premier Liu He spoke with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about coordinating economic policy between the two biggest economies and maintaining the stability of supply chains.

In a statement, it also said the Chinese side “expressed its concern over issues such as the removal of additional tariffs and sanctions imposed by the United States on China and fair treatment of Chinese companies." The two sides agreed to continue their discussions, it said.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.3% to 6,629.30 after the central bank lifted its benchmark interest rate for a third time in three straight months, changing the cash rate to 1.35% from 0.85%. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s half a percentage point rise on Tuesday was the same size as its June increase.

When the bank lifted the rate by a quarter percentage point at its monthly board meeting in May, it was the first rate hike in more than 11 years.

Global investors have been worried about surging inflation and the possibility that higher interest rates could bring on a recession in some economies. Minutes of the latest policy meeting of the Federal Reserve are due out on Wednesday and could bring hints on future policy.

Meanwhile, a resurgence in COVID-19 infections in Europe, the U.S. and parts of Asia is also looming, bringing the threat of a reversion to pandemic precautions.

In energy trading, benchmark U.S. crude shed 49 cents to $107.94 a barrel. It gained $2.67 on Friday to $108.43 a barrel. Trading was closed Monday. Brent crude, the international standard, fell $1.84 to $111.66a barrel.

In currency trading, the U.S. dollar edged up to 136.09 Japanese yen from 135.69 yen. The euro cost $1.0291, down from $1.0423.

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