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World shares mostly higher after advance on Wall Street

Apr. 22, 2021 04:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares rose Thursday after a broad advance on Wall Street as corporate earnings suggested the economy was on the mend from the pandemic. Benchmarks rose in Paris, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong but fell in Shanghai. U.S. futures edged lower. ...

Asian shares rebound after advance on Wall Street

Apr. 21, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were higher on Thursday after a broad advance on Wall Street led by technology companies and banks. Shares rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney but were flat in Shanghai. U.S. futures edged lower. Japan's Nikkei 225...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Apr. 21, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for June delivery fell $1.32 to $61.35 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for June delivery fell $1.25 cents to $65.32 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for May delivery fell 3 cents to $1.98 a gallon. May heating oil fell 3 cents to $1.85 a gallon....

Asian shares slide after tech, bank sell-off on Wall Street

Apr. 20, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street closed lower for a second straight day, led by drops in technology companies and banks. Worsening coronavirus outbreaks in Asia have cast a shadow over prospects for a rebound from the pandemic....

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Apr. 20, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for May delivery fell 94 cents to $62.44 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for June delivery fell 48 cents to $66.57 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for May delivery fell 2 cents to $2.02 a gallon. May heating oil fell 1 cent to $1.88 a gallon. May...

Venmo is into crypto, allowing users to buy Bitcoin, others

Apr. 20, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Venmo will allow users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies on its app, the company said Tuesday, the latest mainstream financial platform to wade into alternative currency like Bitcoin. In addition to Bitcoin, Venmo has opened up the platform to Ethereum,...

Asian stock markets mixed after Wall St decline

Apr. 20, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street was pulled lower by tech stock declines. Tokyo and Hong Kong retreated while Shanghai and Seoul gained. Overnight, Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index lost 0.5%. Banks,...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Apr. 19, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for May delivery rose 25 cents to $63.38 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for June delivery rose 28 cents to $67.05 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for May delivery remained unchanged at $2.04 a gallon. May heating oil fell 1 cent to $1.89 a gallon....

'Britcoin' digital currency being considered by UK

Apr. 19, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British authorities are exploring the possibility of creating a new digital currency that Treasury chief Rishi Sunak touted as "Britcoin." The Bank of England and the Treasury said Monday that they will work together to assess the benefits of a central...

Asian shares mixed amid cautious outlook for global economy

Apr. 18, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark quickly lost early gains and fell 0.1% to 29,642.79, the first market reaction after a summit by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga...