Here’s a roundup of national stories telling you what’s happening on Wall Street:

-- A quick look at today’s news
Wall Street falls more than 2 percent after consumer confidence data
Reuters: U.S. stocks extended overall losses today, with the Dow Jones industrial average shedding nearly half of its more than 1,000-point gain notched in the previous session after data showed consumer confidence in December fell to its lowest level since July.

-- This looks at what happened Wednesday
Dow notches record point surge in dramatic rebound
Reuters: The Dow Jones industrial average surged more than 1,000 points for the first time on Wednesday, leading a broad Wall Street rebound after a report that holiday sales were the strongest in years helped mollify concerns about the health of the economy.

-- What’s happening in the world markets
Europe stocks return from Christmas break to losses
MarketWatch: European markets struggled today, as weaker oil prices and signals of a struggle for Wall Street weighed on sentiment. BP PLC and Siemens AG were among the biggest blue-chip decliners.

-- And what’s going on with oil
What oil's plunge says about the global economy in 2019
CNN Business: The forces that pushed oil sharply lower at the end of 2018 aren't going away. U.S. crude prices have crashed 40 percent since hitting four-year highs above $76 a barrel in October.