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Stock market gyrates as the economic picture gets blurred

Aug. 17, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously volatile months for stocks lie just ahead. Stocks around the world...

US stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

Aug. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously volatile months for stocks lie just ahead. Stocks around the world...

US recession fears stalk markets as stocks fall again

Aug. 15, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell sharply again Thursday after Wall Street endured its worst day of the year as recession fears in the U.S. and around the world escalated. Investors across financial assets have been gripped by developments in the U.S. bond market. On Wednesday they focused on the...

Asian stocks lower after US indexes tumble on recession fear

Aug. 15, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Thursday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged on mounting fears of a possible recession. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all retreated. U.S. investors dumped stocks, sending the Dow into its biggest one-day drop...

Global stocks sink on trade war jitters, economic data

Aug. 13, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were retreating again Tuesday amid anxiety the U.S.-Chinese trade war will hurt already slowing global economic growth. Market benchmarks in London and Frankfurt fell, while Shanghai and Tokyo closed down. Hong Kong's main index lost 2.1% as pro-democracy protesters...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on trade war jitters

Aug. 13, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Tuesday amid anxiety the U.S.-Chinese trade war will hurt already slowing global economic growth. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all retreated. Investor anxiety has been fed by President Donald Trump's threat of new U.S....

Global stocks mixed as trade war worries worsen

Aug. 12, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks gained Monday amid investor jitters the U.S.-China trade war might be worsening. Market benchmarks in Frankfurt and Paris rose in early trading while Shanghai and Hong Kong closed lower. London was unchanged and Tokyo was closed for a holiday. Investors were encouraged by hopes...

Asian stocks rise as trade war worries worsen

Aug. 12, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks gained Monday amid investor jitters the U.S.-China trade war might be worsening. Benchmarks in Shanghai and South Korea rose while Hong Kong and Australia were unchanged. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. Investors were encouraged by hopes global central banks will...

Stocks fall again on trade-war worries, capping a wild week

Aug. 9, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks stumbled Friday as worries flared yet again that President Donald Trump's trade war with China may be worsening. It was a fitting end to a wild week where markets zoomed down, up and down again as investors recalibrated by the minute how much the tensions will hurt the global...

Global shares mostly turn lower again amid trade tensions

Aug. 9, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — European shares slid and U.S. markets looked to open lower on Friday as worries persist about the economic impact of the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The absence of any new escalation in the trade dispute helped power a rally on Wall Street on Thursday that carried to Asia...