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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

World shares mixed as investors eye U.S. economic aid talks

Oct. 21, 2020 5:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — European shares fell Wednesday after Asian shares advanced as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. France's CAC 40 slipped 0.9% to 4,884.46 while Germany's DAX shed 0.8% to 12,635.78. Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 1.3% to 5,811.52. U.S. shares were set to...

A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gains on solid earnings

Oct. 20, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.5% in morning trading to 23,676.90. South Korea's Kospi added 0.4% to 2,366.40, while Australia's...

Military personnel enter the Sudima Hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. A number of fishing crew who flew into New Zealand on chartered planes have the coronavirus. The crew members have been in quarantine at the Christchurch hotel since they arrived, and tested positive during routine testing, officials said. The news could deal a blow to New Zealand’s efforts to restart its fishing industry, which has struggled to find local workers to crew fishing vessels.  (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

Oct. 20, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the difficulty New Zealand faces in trying to import needed workers while remaining virtually virus free. A total of 235 crew from Russia and Ukraine were...

FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo, job seekers exercise social distancing as they wait to be called into the Heartland Workforce Solutions office in Omaha, Neb. For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers are facing higher unemployment than midcareer workers, according to a study released Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, from the New School. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

Oct. 20, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by the New School university in New York City. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on employment for people of all ages. But researchers found that during its course,...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Oct. 20, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Tuesday following several solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. Technology, communication and financial stocks powered most of the gains, erasing some of the S&P 500's loss from a day earlier. Household goods makers fell. Investors continued to monitoring last-ditch...

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US home construction up 1.9% in September to 1.4 million

Oct. 20, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rose a solid 1.9% in September after having fallen in the previous month, as home building continues as one of the bright spots of the economy. The increase last month pushed home construction to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million homes and apartments...

People stand near a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Asian shares fell moderately Tuesday, echoing Wall Street's decline as hopes faded Washington will come through with badly needed aid for the economy before the U.S. presidential election.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares track Wall Street fall as virus aid hopes fade

Oct. 19, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell moderately Tuesday, tracking Wall Street's overnight decline as hopes faded Washington will come through with badly needed aid for the U.S. economy before the U.S. presidential election. Investors have been focusing on U.S. economic stimulus amid global uncertainty about the...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Oct. 19, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Monday amid fading optimism that Washington will deliver more badly needed aid for the economy before the election next month. The S&P 500 had its worst day in more than three weeks after shedding an early gain following a report that China’s economy grew at a 5%...

This Week: Housing starts, Tesla earns, Coca-Cola earns

Oct. 19, 2020 2:10 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: EYE ON HOUSING Economists expect that builders broker ground on new houses and apartments at a faster pace in September. They predict the Commerce Department will report Tuesday that newly started residential construction...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Oct. 16, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

Stocks took a late stumble on Wall Street, erasing an early gain and leaving major indexes mixed on Friday. The S&P 500 closed up just a fraction of a point but still managed to post a modest gain for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average notched a modest gain, while the Nasdaq composite fell....