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World shares retreat on jitters over US bill on Hong Kong

Nov. 20, 2019 7:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global shares declined Wednesday after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution supporting human rights in Hong Kong following months of increasingly violent protests. The resolution has added to worries over prospects for Beijing and Washington to resolve a tariff war that is hammering...

Asian shares retreat on poor Japan trade data, China news

Nov. 19, 2019 10:34 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday after Japan reported its worst monthly decline in exports in three years, putting pressure on the economy as growth slows following a sales tax hike. Adding to regional jitters, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution overnight to support human rights in...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Nov. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on Wall Street Tuesday after disappointing earnings reports from big retailers and a slide in energy companies offset gains elsewhere in the market. Technology and health care stocks rose broadly. The Nasdaq notched another all-time high, while the S&P 500 index finished...

Markets Right Now: US stocks struggle to a mixed finish

Nov. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on Wall Street as steep drops in Kohl's and Home Depot offset gains elsewhere in the market. Kohl's plunged 19.5% Tuesday after turning in dismal results and cutting its forecast for...

Global shares mostly rise while investors await trade news

Nov. 19, 2019 8:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose Tuesday as investors appeared hopeful for positive news from the trade talks between the United States and China. Strong economic data and better-than-expected corporate earnings have buoyed U.S. shares since early October, while “markets remain convinced that we will...

Asian shares mixed amid caution on US-China trade talks

Nov. 18, 2019 10:30 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are mixed as investors remain cautious over prospects for an agreement in trade talks between the United States and China. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.1% lower to 23,384.14. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 6,745.60. South Korea’s Kospi...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Nov. 18, 2019 4:33 PM EST

The U.S. stock market inched higher Monday, the latest nudge in its record-setting, six-week run, as markets wait for the next development in trade talks between the United States and China. All three major U.S. stock indexes edged above the all-time highs they set on Friday, though the seemingly placid moves...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end wobbly day slightly higher

Nov. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended a wobbly day with tiny gains on Wall Street, enough to nudge major indexes to more record highs. The market started lower Monday as traders waited for clues about where trade talks between the U.S. and...

Stocks head lower over mixed signals on trade negotiations

Nov. 18, 2019 10:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading Monday as investors assessed mixed signals from the latest round of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. Media reports early Monday suggested that China is pessimistic about a deal because of U.S. reluctance to ease existing tariffs. That...

Stocks subdued after US record highs, eyes on trade talks

Nov. 18, 2019 7:59 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global markets were subdued Monday as investors look for developments in the U.S.-China trade war and the outlook for stocks after Wall Street indexes hit record highs last week. France’s CAC 40 slipped 0.1% to 5,931 and Germany’s DAX also fell 0.1% to 13,229. Britain’s...