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Asian stocks rise in quiet holiday trading

Apr. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock indexes rose moderately in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5% in early trading to 22,191.98. South Korea's Kospi rose 0.3% to 2,221.1. The Shanghai Composite gained 0.6% to 3,269.59. Some markets remain...

IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street

Apr. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies — Zoom and Pinterest — saw their stocks soar on their first trading day. No one wants talk about a bubble, not to mention its prospects for bursting, but the...

How the major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Apr. 18, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

Major U.S. indexes managed small gains Thursday, though not enough to prevent a losing week for the S&P 500 following three weeks of gains. Industrial stocks led the way higher on strong company earnings. Financial and energy stocks fell. Pinterest and Zoom Video Communications soared in on their first day of...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end holiday-shortened week higher

Apr. 18, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Major U.S. indexes managed small gains on Wall Street but not enough to prevent a losing week for the S&P 500 following three weeks of gains. Industrial companies rose Thursday as traders welcomed solid earnings...

Global stocks subdued as investors eye earnings, data

Apr. 18, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets were subdued Thursday as investors digested corporate earnings reports and mixed economic data, with some traders in Europe preparing for a long weekend. London's FTSE 100 fell 0.1% to 7,460 and Frankfurt's DAX rose 0.5% to 12,208. France's CAC 40 gained 0.3% to 5,576. A survey...

Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines

Apr. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all retreated. Sydney was little-changed. U.S. stocks fell despite data showing growth in China's gross domestic product held steady in the...

How the major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Apr. 17, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

Stocks finished a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street Wednesday with modest losses that erased most of the market's slight gains from a day earlier. A sharp sell-off in health care companies far outweighed gains in technology and other sectors. Smaller company stocks fell more than the rest of the market. On...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower as insurers fall

Apr. 17, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Wednesday as losses by health care companies outweigh gains elsewhere in the market. Investors hammered insurers amid fears over the potential impact on their profits from...

To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999

Apr. 17, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market has been so hot this year that it might need an ice-cold Fruitopia, or a Zima. The furious rally that's brought the S&P 500 to the brink of another record, so quickly on the heels of last year's scary tumble, is reminding some market veterans of the rebound of late...

World market mostly rise on encouraging Chinese growth data

Apr. 17, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after news that China's economy grew at a better than expected 6.4% annual pace in the last quarter failed to entice wary investors focused on weaker U.S. corporate earnings. Germany's DAX was up 0.3% at 12,137 and the CAC 40 in France edged 0.2%...