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How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Feb. 14, 2020 5:30 PM EST

Stock indexes finished mostly higher on Wall Street Friday as technology, real estate and utilities companies outweighed losses elsewhere in the market. The major indexes finished with their second straight weekly gain. Bond yields fell and the price of gold rose as traders remained cautious following China's...

Trader Ronald Madarasz works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. U.S. stocks wobbled between small gains and losses in early trading Friday as investors focused on another round of mostly solid corporate earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stocks post small gains, major indexes up for the week

Feb. 14, 2020 5:13 PM EST

Wall Street closed out a wobbly day of trading Friday with the major stock indexes notching their second straight weekly gain. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out tiny gains, good enough to nudge each to an all-time high for the fourth time this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended with a slight loss....

A worker wearing a protective suit reacts in front of an infrared temperature machine in the lobby of the Shanghai Stock Exchange building in Shanghai, China, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Asian shares mostly fell Friday as investors turned cautious following a surge in cases of a new virus in China that threatens to crimp economic growth and hurt businesses worldwide. (AP Photo)

Global shares steady but virus concerns keep buying in check

Feb. 14, 2020 8:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Global shares recovered their poise Friday though continuing concerns about the economic impact of the virus outbreak that began in China kept market gains in check. On Thursday, concerns related to the outbreak accentuated when new figures showed a sharp increases in the number of cases and...

A man wearing a face mask walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Asian shares mostly fell Friday as investors turned cautious following a surge in cases of a new virus in China that threatens to crimp economic growth and hurt businesses worldwide. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian stocks rebound from early losses as virus toll grows

Feb. 14, 2020 12:31 AM EST

Shares rebounded in Asia on Friday after an early sell-off, though Japan's benchmark declined as investors reacted to news of a growing number of cases of a new virus among the local population. The Nikkei 225 fell 0.6% in morning trading to 23,683.44. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4% to 7,134.70. South...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Feb. 13, 2020 5:09 PM EST

Major stock indexes closed with modest losses Thursday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street that snapped a three-day streak of all-time highs for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Investors turned cautious following news of a surge in cases of the new virus in China. The latest figures dashed hopes that the...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo trader Gordon Charlop works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Global shares fall as virus cases spike in China

Feb. 13, 2020 8:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Global shares mostly fell Thursday after China reported a spike in COVID-19 cases. The shock resignation of Britain's Treasury chief further knocked U.K. share prices. China reported 254 new deaths and an increase in virus cases of 15,152, after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Feb. 12, 2020 5:18 PM EST

Technology stocks led a broadly rally for stocks on Wall Street Wednesday that pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to all-time highs for the third straight day. The latest gains came as investors focused on the latest batch of mostly solid company earnings reports. Meanwhile, health officials raised hopes...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo trader Craig Spector works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Solid earnings send stock indexes higher on Wall Street

Feb. 12, 2020 5:11 PM EST

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, driving the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to more record highs. Technology stocks powered much of the rally as investors focused on the latest batch of mostly solid company earnings reports. The latest gains came as worries about the economic impact of the...

A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

World stocks rise on hopes virus disruption can be contained

Feb. 12, 2020 7:40 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets rose Wednesday on hopes that central banks and governments are able to help the economy get past the disruptions created by the outbreak of a new virus, mostly in China. France's CAC 40 added 0.5% to 6,082 and Germany's DAX was up 0.8% at 13,739. Britain's FTSE 100 gained...

People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asian shares rise despite worries about virus outbreak

Feb. 11, 2020 10:37 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% in morning trading to 23,813.14. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6% to 7,094.00. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7% to 27,771.29,...