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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 4, 2020.  Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street rose on better U.S. jobs and manufacturing data than expected.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Wall Street pauses, and S&P 500's 4-day winning streak snaps

Jun. 4, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

Wall Street paused on Thursday, and the S&P 500 fell for the first time in five days as stocks that had held steadiest through this year’s feverish swings gave back some of their gains. The S&P 500 lost 10.52 points, or 0.3%, to 3,112.35 after being on track earlier in the day for its longest...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jun. 4, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery rose 12 cents to settle at $37.41 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for August delivery rose 20 cents to $39.99 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for July delivery rose 3 cents to $1.15 a gallon. July heating oil rose 1 cent to $1.07 a gallon. July natural gas was little...

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 4, 2020.  Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street rose on better U.S. jobs and manufacturing data than expected.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asia markets mixed after Wall Street rises on better US data

Jun. 3, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

Most Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after Wall Street gain on surveys showing better U.S. jobs and manufacturing conditions than expected. Benchmarks in Shanghai and Hong Kong declined while Tokyo, Sydney and Southeast Asia advanced. Stock markets have risen on optimism about a possible global recovery...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday June 3, 2020, after coalition meetings. Germany’s governing parties agreed on a 130 billion euro ($146 billion) stimulus package Wednesday meant to help kick-start Europe’s biggest economy, which has taken a heavy hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Following two days of talks in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the package was a “bold response” that would boost consumption and investment and ease the strain on families and others. (John MacDougall/Pool via AP)

Germany agrees $146B stimulus package as Europe jobless rise

Jun. 3, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s governing parties agreed on a 130 billion euro ($146 billion) stimulus package Wednesday to help kick-start the economy, which like others around the world has taken a heavy hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Following 21 hours of talks over two days, Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jun. 3, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery rose 48 cents to settle at $37.29 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for August delivery rose 22 cents to $39.79 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for July delivery was little changed at $1.12 a gallon. July heating oil fell 3 cents to $1.06 a gallon. July natural gas rose 4...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Asian shares are rising after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

Jun. 2, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 22,581.19 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jun. 2, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery rose $1.37 to settle at $36.81 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for August delivery rose $1.25 to $39.57 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for July delivery rose 5 cents to $1.12 a gallon. July heating oil rose 6 cents to $1.09 a gallon. July natural gas edged up less than...

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, June 1, 2020. Asian stock markets have rebounded after U.S. President Donald Trump avoided reigniting a trade war with China amid tension. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares mostly higher following Wall Street gains

Jun. 2, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday, lifted by moves to reopen many regional economies from shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but fell in Shanghai and Sydney. Jakarta’s main index jumped 2% and...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jun. 1, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery fell 5 cents to settle at $35.44 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for August delivery rose 48 cents to $38.32 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for July delivery fell 1 cent to $1.07 a gallon. July heating oil fell 1 cent to $1.03 a gallon. July natural gas fell 8 cents to...

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, May 29, 2020. Shares fell Friday in Asia after Wall Street’s rally petered out amid worries about flaring U.S.-China tensions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Stocks erase a loss as worries over China tensions fizzle

May. 29, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Stocks closed out a solid week on Wall Street Friday with a late-afternoon rebound after worries that President Donald Trump would reignite a costly trade war with China faded. The benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.5%, recovering from a 1% slide, after Trump outlined several actions in response to a move by...