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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...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Jun. 1, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Monday after shaking off a wobbly start. Banks, companies that depend on consumer spending and communications companies accounted for a big slice of the modest gains. Health care was the only sector to fall. Bond yields were mostly higher. The S&P 500 is coming off...

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...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

May. 29, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

The stock market erased an early drop and ended mixed Friday, capping a strong week and month. Stocks rebounded after President Donald Trump outlined several actions in response to a move by China to exert more control over Hong Kong, but steered clear of upending a trade pact struck with Beijing earlier this...

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)

Asia shares fall as US-China tensions douse rally on Wall St

May. 28, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Friday in Asia after Wall Street’s rally petered out amid worries about flaring U.S.-China tensions. Benchmarks declined in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney but rose in Shanghai. Investors are nervously awaiting a news conference about China by President Donald Trump later in...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

May. 28, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

Stocks gave up an early rally and closed slightly lower Thursday as traders turned cautious over escalating tensions between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 had been up 1.1% before sinking in the last hour after President Donald Trump said he would hold a news conference on China Friday. The announcement...

A women wearing a face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Asian stocks are mixed after an upbeat open, as hopes for an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis were dimmed by tensions between the U.S. and China over Hong Kong and other issues. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally; Hong Kong lower

May. 28, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed after an upbeat open on Thursday, as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis. Shares rose in Tokyo, Sydney and Shanghai but dropped in Hong Kong, where tensions are flaring over Beijing’s effort to exert more control...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

May. 27, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

Financial, industrial and health care companies helped drive stocks on Wall Street broadly higher Wednesday, extending the market's gains into a third day. Several big department store chains also notched gains as investors bet that the economy will begin to rebound as larger swaths of the country allow...

This photo combo shows from left,  General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, David M. Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications, Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD, Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger and Netflix Founder and CEO Reed Hastings. The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million in 2019, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation.  (AP Photo/File)

AMD’S Su, Discovery’s Zaslav among highest paid CEOs

May. 27, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

Here are the highest paid male and female CEOs in the S&P 500 index for 2019, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The AP’s compensation study covered 329 executives at S&P 500 companies who have served at least two full consecutive fiscal years at their...

This photo combo shows from left,  General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, David M. Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications, Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD, Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger and Netflix Founder and CEO Reed Hastings. The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million in 2019, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation.  (AP Photo/File)

CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

May. 27, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation. Median pay for CEOs in the survey climbed 4.1% last year. For the typical worker at...