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Asian shares, Wall Street log gains after Fed statement

Sep. 23, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it may begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the economy later this year. Shares rose in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Australia and Taiwan but fell in South Korea and Malaysia. U.S....

Asian shares, Wall Street hold gains after Fed statement

Sep. 22, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it may begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the economy later this year. Shares rose in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Australia and Taiwan but fell in South Korea and Malaysia. U.S....

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 22, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for November delivery rose $1.67 to $72.23 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose $1.83 to $76.19 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery rose 1 cent to $2.12 a gallon. October heating oil rose 4 cents to $2.21 a...

Asian shares mostly lower after mixed trading on Wall Street

Sep. 21, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday after major indexes ended mixed on Wall Street. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Shanghai and Taiwan but rose in Sydney. Markets in South Korea and Hong Kong were closed for holidays. The Bank of Japan kept its...

El Salvador president says he's world's 'coolest dictator'

Sep. 21, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat in El Salvador said Tuesday she sees “a decline in democracy” the country, where President Nayib Bukele changed his Twitter profile to read “the coolest dictator in the world.” The U.S. State Department put...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 21, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery rose 27 cents to $70.56 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose 44 cents to $74.36 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery fell 1 cent to $2.11 a gallon. October heating oil rose 1 cent to $2.17...

El Salvador president changes Twitter profile to 'dictator'

Sep. 20, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s bitcoin-pushing president apparently changed his Twitter profile description to “dictator” Monday, in what might be an ironic comment on last week’s protests against him. The office of President Nayib Bukele did...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 20, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery fell $1.68 at $70.29 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for November delivery fell $1.42 to $73.92 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery fell 5 cents to $2.12 a gallon. October heating oil fell 5 cents to $2.16 a...

Hong Kong shares lead Asia lower; Tokyo and Shanghai closed

Sep. 19, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

Shares fell more than 3% in Hong Kong on Monday in holiday-thinned trading in Asia, with other big markets in Tokyo and Shanghai closed. Other regional benchmarks also fell after Wall Street wrapped up last week with another decline. Investors are...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 17, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery fell 64 cents at $71.97 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for November delivery fell 33 cents to $75.34 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery fell 1 cent to $2.17 a gallon. October heating oil was unchanged at $2.21...