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Markets Right Now: Stocks open sharply lower on trade fears

May. 23, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are falling at the open on Wall Street as investors worry about an apparent stalemate in trade talks between the U.S. and China. A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that China is open to...

World shares sink as US-China spat takes center stage

May. 23, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets fell sharply Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. Private surveys, meanwhile, showed continued weakness in the eurozone economy in May, with a slowdown in manufacturing and services. France's...

Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

May. 22, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index retreated 0.6% to 2,873.70 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng tumbled 1.2% to 27,376.69. The Kospi in South Korea was...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

May. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

Stocks ended lower on Wall Street Wednesday, weighed down by mixed corporate earnings from big retailers and uncertainty over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Lowe's and Nordstrom slumped on disappointing quarterly results. Target surged after delivering a strong quarterly report. Chipmakers and...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall as energy, retail stocks drop

May. 22, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Wednesday as energy companies and retailers bear the brunt of the declines. Lowe's and Nordstrom were among the biggest decliners in the S&P 500 after the companies reported...

World markets subdued amid trade uncertainty

May. 22, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Wednesday as investors monitored developments in the U.S.-China trade war and looked ahead to the release of minutes to the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting. After a day of modest gains in Asia, Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.5% to 7,362, while the DAX...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

May. 21, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday after the U.S. government temporarily postponed proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. The news boosted chipmakers and other technology sector stocks, which took steep losses a day earlier when the Trump administration announced the...

Tech rebound powers US stocks higher, snaps 2-day S&P slump

May. 21, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

Technology companies helped power stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, snapping the market's two-day losing streak. The rally followed the U.S. government's decision to temporarily ease off proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. The news gave a boost to technology sector stocks,...

Markets Right Now: Tech rebound powers Wall Street gains

May. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street Tuesday as technology companies lead solid gains across the market. Chipmakers rallied after the U.S. government issued a 90-day grace period on its order to restrict U.S....

Global markets gain on Huawei grace period

May. 21, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets rose Tuesday after the U.S. government issued a 90-day grace period on its order to bar U.S. firms from selling to Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei. The reprieve eases the immediate hit on U.S. suppliers and has at least temporarily quelled investors' anxiety over...