Stock Market Today: Stocks Struggle After Tesla Earnings, Economic Data

Signs that consumer demand is weakening and the economy is slowing weighed on the major indexes Thursday.

Red Tesla sign outside of Tesla dealership
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Stocks opened lower Thursday as the latest batch of economic data elevated recession fears. Not helping matters was another rush of corporate earnings reports, with several notable stocks sinking in the wake of their results. 

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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.