Mar 29, 2019

Stocks rebounded in the first quarter

Stocks finished the first quarter of 2019 easily in the black, following a money-losing end to 2018.

  • The best-performing major industry sector was information technology, but even the worst-performing sector, health care, saw gains.
Data: Yahoo Finance; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios; Note: A correction was made in S&P Q1'19 and Nasdaq Q1'19 to reflect percent change using the proper dates.

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Syria's darkest chapter

Family room without a family, in Idlib. Photo: Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The worst humanitarian crisis of Syria’s brutal civil war is colliding today with what could be the war’s most dangerous geopolitical showdown, after at least 29 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike.

The big picture: The fighting is taking place in Idlib in northwest Syria, where a ferocious Syrian and Russian offensive has displaced 1 million civilians and infuriated Turkey, which borders the region.

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Fear of coronavirus pandemic escalates

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In the blink of an eye, we've entered a new phase on the coronavirus.

The big picture: Italy, Iran and South Korea are at "decisive" points in their responses, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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