Stock Market Today: Stocks Slip as Recession Worries Rise

The major benchmarks finished with modest losses Tuesday after weaker-than-expected job openings and factory data.

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Downbeat economic reports ramped up recession fears Tuesday, putting pressure on stocks throughout the session. While the major market indexes traded higher early on, they gradually headed lower over the course of the day as today's data indicated the Fed's efforts to slow the economy are working.  

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.