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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Global stocks sink after China coronavirus resurgence

Jan. 22, 2021 4:32 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets and U.S. futures retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. London and Frankfurt opened lower and Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo declined. Optimism about the rollout of coronavirus vaccines was dented by a...

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian stocks sink after China coronavirus resurgence

Jan. 21, 2021 11:28 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Australia declined. South Korea advanced. Overnight, Wall Street closed higher. Gains for tech stocks offset losses elsewhere....

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jan. 21, 2021 4:15 PM EST

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for March delivery fell 11 cents to $53.13 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for March delivery rose 2 cents to $56.10 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for February delivery was little changed at $1.55 a gallon. February heating oil was also little changed at $1.60 a gallon. February natural...

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Asian shares rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares rise on optimism for more stimulus from Biden

Jan. 20, 2021 11:07 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. Hopes are high that President Joe Biden's administration will mean more support for the struggling U.S. economy, setting off a recovery that's crucial for the export-driven...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jan. 20, 2021 3:35 PM EST

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for February delivery rose 26 cents to $53.24 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for March delivery rose 18 cents to $56.08 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for February delivery rose 1 cent to $1.54 a gallon. February heating oil was flat at $1.60 a gallon. February natural gas fell 1 cent...

People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as president, ending President Donald Trump’s four-year term. Japan's benchmark lost early gains as worries grew about the surge in coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises

Jan. 19, 2021 10:22 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president. Japan's benchmark lost early gains as worries grew about the surge in coronavirus cases. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost early gains to slip 0.4% in morning trading to 28,515.21. Australia's...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jan. 19, 2021 3:49 PM EST

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for February delivery rose 62 cents to $52.98 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for March delivery rose $1.15 to $55.90 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for February delivery rose 1 cent to $1.54 a gallon. February heating oil rose 1 cent to $1.60 a gallon. February natural gas fell 19 cents...

A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Shares fell Monday across most of Asia following a retreat on Wall Street, but benchmarks in Hong Kong and Shanghai rose after data showed the Chinese economy grew a solid 2.3% in 2020. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

World shares subdued despite strong growth data from China

Jan. 18, 2021 12:06 PM EST

Stock markets got off to a slow start for the week despite news that the Chinese economy grew 2.3% in 2020 after a sharp contraction early in the year. Shares fell in London and Tokyo on Monday but advanced in Hong Kong, Paris and Shanghai. Most U.S. markets are closed for a national holiday. Investors appear to...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2020 file photo, stone sculptures adorn the New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are pulling lower again on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021,  after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Stocks fall as economic pain deepens, rally runs out of gas

Jan. 15, 2021 4:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed out its first losing week in three with another drop on Friday after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline. The S&P 500 fell 27.29, or 0.7%, to 3,768.25, with stocks of companies that...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jan. 15, 2021 3:42 PM EST

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for February delivery fell $1.21 to $52.36 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for March delivery fell $1.32 to $55.10 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for February delivery fell 3 cents to $1.53 a gallon. February heating oil fell 3 cents to $1.59 a gallon. February natural gas rose 7 cents...