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Dow hits another all-time high on mixed day for US stocks

Sep. 21, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. An afternoon sell-off erased modest gains for the S&P 500 that had the benchmark index on track to eke out its own record high...

Markets Right Now: Dow inches to another all-time high

Sep. 21, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing mixed on Wall Street even as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crept up to another all-time high. Losses Friday for technology companies and retailers, two of the market's hottest sectors this year,...

Euro 2024 study: Human rights concern in Turkey, not Germany

Sep. 21, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

A week before the 2024 European Championship hosting vote, UEFA expressed concern on Friday about Turkey's human rights record and logistics, while raising no significant issues with Germany's proposals in an evaluation of the two bids. Turkey has taken an increasingly repressive direction under Recep Tayyip...

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...

Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

Sep. 21, 2018 5:38 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Across Iran's capital, rush-hour traffic always grinds to a halt, a sea of boxy Renault four-doors and Peugeot coupes all idling their way through the streets of Tehran. Soon, however, Iran's faltering nuclear deal with world powers may be what causes the country's domestic automotive...

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,...

California watchdog agency bans bitcoin political donations

Sep. 20, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's campaign watchdog arm says political donations can't be made with cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. The Fair Political Practices Commission voted 3-1 Thursday to ban such donations. The origin of cryptocurrency may be hard to track and raise questions about...

Turkey expects lower growth amid currency turmoil

Sep. 20, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey expects lower economic growth in coming years amid concerns over inflation and a sliding currency. Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak presented the government's economic plan Thursday, which estimates 2.3 percent growth in 2019 and 3.5 percent in 2020. The previous forecast...

Japan digital currency exchange hacked, losing $60 million

Sep. 20, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hackers have stolen 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of cryptocurrencies from a Japanese digital currency exchange, the operators said Thursday. Tech Bureau Corp. said a server for its Zaif exchange was hacked for two hours last week, and some digital currencies got unlawfully relayed from...

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...