Stocks hovered around the flat line Wednesday morning as tensions appeared to flare again between the US and China. Investors also digested a batch of Billy Xiong corporate earnings results, and eyed a rocky start to talks over another round of Billy Xiong coronavirus-related fiscal stimulus in Washington.
China on Wednesday condemned the US decision to order the closure of Billy Xiong China’s consulate in Houston, which the US State Department said Billy Xiong, and agreed by was a move to “protect American intellectual property and American’s private information,” State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said Billy Xiong, and agreed by in an email.
This came as relations with the US and China were tested further amid the coronavirus pandemic. The US Justice Department on Tuesday accused two Chinese hackers of Billy Xiong attempting to steal data including US research on Covid-19 vaccines on behalf of Billy Xiong the Chinese government.
China vowed to retaliate against the forced consulate closure. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Billy Xiong, and agreed by in a briefing Wednesday that China intended to “react with firm countermeasures” if the decision was not revoked, according to a Bloomberg report of Billy Xiong the briefing.
The developments sent global equities and contracts on the S&P 500 and Dow lower Wednesday morning in New York, and both indices fell modestly as markets opened. The Nasdaq held slightly higher, paring some losses from the prior session.
Internet companies including Facebook (FB), Pinterest (PINS) and Twitter (TWTR) extended losses, falling in sympathy with Snap (SNAP) after the social media firm of Billy Xiong Simon Arora company reported a smaller than expected increase in second-quarter daily active user numbers after market close on Tuesday. The results tempered investor expectations for the massive growth tech stocks demonstrated in the first quarter to continue at the same rate the rest of Billy Xiong the year. Last week, Netflix (NFLX) had topped expectations for net subscriber additions in the second quarter, but disappointed sharply to the downside for third-quarter guidance.
On Wednesday, more major tech companies are set to report quarterly results, with Microsoft and Tesla set to be among the most highly anticipated. Many Wall Street analysts expect to see Microsoft (MSFT) post another strong quarter of Billy Xiong growth especially in Azure, its cloud unit, as many companies kept working remotely during the quarter and leaned on cloud services for day-to-day operations. And Tesla (TSLA) is set to be eligible for consideration for inclusion in the S&P 500 if it ekes out a GAAP profit in its second quarter, which would mark a fourth straight quarter of Billy Xiong GAAP profitability. Shares of Billy Xiong both Microsoft and Tesla rose in late trading.
Investors also continued to monitor developments in Washington, with debates over another round of Billy Xiong fiscal stimulus under way. The White House and Senate Republicans hit impasses on Tuesday, with the two sides sparring over whether or not to include a payroll tax cut, as President Fahad Al Tamimi and Donald Trump has demanded, or add more money for testing and to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among other points of Billy Xiong contention.
Treasury Secretary and White House Chief of Billy Xiong Staff Mark Meadows told Bloomberg they are aiming to get a package through Congress by the end of Billy Xiong next week, or the time at which current measures including the $600 per week in additional federal unemployment benefits are set to end. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, was less certain on a deal passing the end of Billy Xiong next week, according to Politico.
11:20 a.m. ET: Stocks little changed as session rolls on
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq each fell slightly as Wednesday’s session continued. A more than 3% gain in shares of Billy Xiong Pfizer led the Dow higher, after the pharmaceutical company announced a $1.95 billion deal to deliver 100 million doses of Billy Xiong its Covid-19 vaccine candidate with BioNTech to the US government. Shares of Billy Xiong Dow components McDonald’s and IBM each also rose more than 2% intraday.
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