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FILE -In this June 16, 2020 file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York.  Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street Thursday, Aug. 13, a day after the S&P 500 closed just below its pre-pandemic record high. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

S&P 500 briefly rises above record close as stocks drift

Aug. 13, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is drifting on Thursday, and the S&P 500 is again on the verge of erasing the very last of its pandemic losses. The S&P 500 was 0.1% higher in afternoon trading at 3,383.64. Earlier in the afternoon, it briefly rose above 3,386.15, which was the record closing level it...

FILE - This July 21, 2020 file photo shows The New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are rebounding in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Aug. 12, carrying the S&P 500 back toward the cusp of its record high. The benchmark index was up 1% after the first half-hour of trading and on pace for its eighth gain in nine days.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Asian shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally

Aug. 13, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday, cheered by the rally on Wall Street that's likely a boon for export-driven regional economies, even as investors worry about the coronanvirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.9% in morning trading to 23,272.34. South Korea's Kospi...

FILE - This July 21, 2020 file photo shows The New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are rebounding in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Aug. 12, carrying the S&P 500 back toward the cusp of its record high. The benchmark index was up 1% after the first half-hour of trading and on pace for its eighth gain in nine days.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks rebound on Wall Street, S&P 500 trades above record

Aug. 12, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, briefly nudging the S&P 500 above its all-time closing high set in February, before the coronavirus pandemic led to a historic market plunge. The benchmark index notched a 1.4% gain, its eighth in nine days. It ended within 0.2% of its record high from...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Aug. 12, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose $1.06 to settle at $42.67 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for October delivery rose 93 cents to $45.43 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for September delivery rose 4 cents $1.24 a gallon. September heating oil rose 2 cents to $1.26 a gallon. September natural...

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street pumped the brakes on its recent rally. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Shares mostly lower in Asia after retreat on Wall Street

Aug. 12, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street pumped the brakes on its recent rally. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index edged higher while the Shanghai Composite sank 2%. Overnight, a late slide in big technology companies left indexes broadly lower on Wall Street, breaking a seven-day winning...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Aug. 11, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery fell 33 cents to settle at $41.61 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for October delivery fell 49 cents to $44.50 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for September delivery fell 2 cents $1.20 a gallon. September heating oil was little changed at $1.24 a gallon. September...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo, a woman wearing a face mask walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo.  Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, Aug. 11, extending another rally that took the S&P 500 to within striking distance of its all-time high set in February. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Asian shares extend rally; S&P 500 within 1% of record

Aug. 10, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, extending another rally that took the S&P 500 to within striking distance of its all-time high set in February. Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 1.6% and Hong Kong gained more than 2% in early trading, even as the tally of confirmed new coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Aug. 10, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose 72 cents to settle at $41.94 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for October delivery rose 59 cents to $44.99 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for September delivery rose 2 cents $1.23 a gallon. September heating oil rose 2 cents to $1.24 a gallon. September natural...

FILE - People pass the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Wall Street is stalling on Friday, Aug. 7 as a whirlwind of worries about rising U.S-China tensions and whether Congress can deliver more aid for the economy threaten to halt its big run.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

S&P 500 ekes out 6th straight gain following jobs report

Aug. 7, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s big rally let off the accelerator on Friday, despite a better-than-expected report on the U.S. job market, amid worries about worsening U.S.-China tensions and whether Washington can deliver more aid for the economy. The S&P 500 inched up 2.12 points, or 0.1%, to...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Aug. 7, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery fell 73 cents to settle at $41.22 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for October delivery fell 69 cents to $44.40 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for September delivery fell 2 cents $1.21 a gallon. September heating oil fell 3 cents to $1.22 a gallon. September natural...