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US stocks head higher, set stage for more milestones

Sep. 21, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

Major U.S. stock indexes moved mostly higher in morning trading Friday, extending gains from a day earlier when the market climbed to all-time highs. Gains in industrial, technology and health care companies outweighed losses in banks and materials stocks. Energy companies rose along with the price of U.S. crude...

Global stocks buoyed by Wall Street optimism

Sep. 21, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday as a record high on Wall Street buoyed investor sentiment despite global trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 index rose 0.9 percent to 7,433. Germany's DAX gained 0.4 percent to 12,378 and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.7 percent to 5,487. On...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

Sep. 20, 2018 11:50 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday after Wall Street hit a new high and a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 23,793.35 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.9 percent to 27,712.47. The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.3 percent,...

Stocks up despite trade dispute, oil drops on Trump threat

Sep. 20, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — European markets climbed Thursday following a mixed day in Asia, buoyed by hopes the U.S. and China will proceed with talks to tackle their escalating trade dispute. The price of oil dropped after U.S. President Donald Trump warned OPEC to ensure production increases, as they promised this...

Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

Sep. 19, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday with narrow trading after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods received a muted reaction on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was flat at 23,672.91, ahead of the ruling Liberal Democratic...

Global shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

Sep. 19, 2018 4:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up 0.3 percent to 5,380.16, while Germany's DAX gained 0.2 percent to 12,185.36. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,301.46. U.S. shares...

Asian shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

Sep. 19, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.4 percent in early trading to 23,741.29. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.4 percent to 6,195.70. South Korea's Kospi...

Global stocks shrug off Trump's latest tariffs on China

Sep. 18, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets, particularly those in Asia, shrugged off the widely anticipated announcement of further U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: Following big gains in Asia, such as a 1.4 percent increase in Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average, the rebound stalled in Europe. France's...

Asian shares mixed as Trump orders new tariffs on China

Sep. 17, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday after President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods, ramping up tensions between the world's top two economies. Investors have been expecting the move, even as U.S. officials proposed a new round of talks with their Chinese...

Renewed US tariff fears stalk global stock markets

Sep. 17, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets started the new week on a soft note as investors waited to see if the U.S. slaps tariffs on another $200 billion-worth of Chinese goods. Oil prices rose, meanwhile, as heavy storms battered both countries. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was flat at 5,353 while...