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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Nov. 27, 2020 3:35 PM EST

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for January delivery rose 18 cents to $45.53 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for January delivery rose 5 cents to $48.30 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for December delivery fell less than 1 cent to $1.28 a gallon. December heating oil slipped 1 cent to $1.38 a gallon. December natural gas...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Asian stock markets declined Friday as questions about the effectiveness of one possible coronavirus vaccine weighed on investor optimism. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Stocks rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 hits record high

Nov. 27, 2020 2:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 rose to a record high Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy. The benchmark index rose 8.70 points, or 0.2%, led by gains in technology companies, and closed at an all-time high of 3,638.35....

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Asian stock markets declined Friday as questions about the effectiveness of one possible coronavirus vaccine weighed on investor optimism. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks fall amid unease about vaccine development

Nov. 26, 2020 10:41 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets declined Friday as questions about the effectiveness of one possible coronavirus vaccine weighed on investor optimism. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney retreated while Shanghai gained. Investors have been encouraged by reports of progress toward a...

A currency trader talks on the phone near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Asian shares were mixed Thursday, after Wall Street took a pause from the optimism underlined in a record-setting climb earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

World markets subdued as US trading shut for Thanksgiving

Nov. 26, 2020 4:09 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued on Thursday after significant gains in recent days and as U.S. trading remained closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Investors have been in an upbeat mood this week, pushing the Dow above 30,000 for the first time, on news of the development of coronavirus...

A street sign is displayed at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.  Stocks are mostly lower as Wall Street heads into the Thanksgiving holiday. The S&P 500 index slipped 0.4% in the early going Wednesday, but it's still holding on to a gain of almost 11% for the month.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street takes pause on optimism

Nov. 25, 2020 9:03 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, after Wall Street took a pause from the optimism underlined in a record-setting climb earlier in the week. A reality check appeared to be setting in amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and a batch of discouraging data on the U.S. economy, including jobless...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Nov. 25, 2020 3:50 PM EST

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for January delivery rose 80 cents to $45.71 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for January delivery rose 75 cents to $48.61 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for December delivery rose 3 cents to $1.29 a gallon. December heating oil rose 3 cents to $1.39 a gallon. December natural gas rose...

People stand by an electronic stock board of a securities firm showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Asian shares rose Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time despite an ongoing pandemic, as progress in development of coronavirus vaccines kept investors in a buying mood. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian shares rise after Dow crests 30,000 on vaccine hopes

Nov. 24, 2020 10:36 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time despite an ongoing pandemic, as progress in development of coronavirus vaccines kept investors in a buying mood. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.7% to 26,607.63 in morning...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Nov. 24, 2020 3:28 PM EST

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for January delivery rose $1.85 to $44.91 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for January delivery rose $1.80 to $47.86 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for December delivery rose 5 cents to $1.26 a gallon. December heating oil rose 5 cents to $1.36 a gallon. December natural gas rose 6 cents...

A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and more assurance for a transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares mostly rise on virus vaccine, Yellen hopes

Nov. 23, 2020 10:17 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and more assurance for a transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden. The U.S. federal government recognized Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Nov. 23, 2020 3:45 PM EST

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for December delivery rose 91 cents to $43.06 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for January delivery rose $1.10 to $46.06 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for December delivery rose 3 cents to $1.20 a gallon. December heating oil rose 2 cents to $1.31 a gallon. December natural gas rose 6...