U.S. equities rose Thursday afternoon as global stocks rebounded from Wednesday’s tariff threat-fueled selling.
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Stocks held their gains after the latest weekly jobless claims and consumer price inflation (CPI) data.
The CPI rose to 2.9% from 2.8% in the 12 months through June, according to the government, the highest annual rate since February 2012. The weekly average of jobless claims fell by 18,000 to 214,000 in the first week of July, taking the 4-week jobless claims average down by 1,750 to 223,000.
Meanwhile, in a press conference following the two-day NATO meeting, U.S. President Trump announced that member states agreed to increase their financial contributions. This comes after Trump’s outspoken claims about the unfairness of how much the U.S. was spending relative other members.
U.S. stocks fell Wednesday in reaction to the news that the country is pursuing a new set of tariffs that would hit $200 billion of Chinese goods.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 219.21 points, or 0.88%, to 24,700.45. The S&P 500 lost 19.82 points, dropping to 2,774.02. The Nasdaq Composite fell 42.59 points at 7,716.61.
In a list published late Tuesday, after the markets had closed for the day, the U.S. trade representative said the 10% tariffs would target a variety of products imported from China, including clothing, baseball gloves, bicycles, refrigerators and seafood.
Friday will mark the start of earnings season for the banks, with JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo reporting.
FOX Business’ Ken Martin contributed to this article.