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In this photo taken from video provided by the New York Stock Exchange, Chief Security Officer Kevin Fitzgibbons rings the opening bell at the NYSE, while recognizing Randy Timmons in Albany, Ga., and thousands of employees of the Proctor & Gamble Company, Thursday, April 9, 2020. (New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Asian shares steady after Wall St caps best week since 1974

Apr. 10, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve's titanic effort to support the economy through the coronavirus crisis. Many regional markets were closed for Easter weekend holidays. Japan's Nikkei 225...

In this photo taken from video provided by the New York Stock Exchange, Chief Security Officer Kevin Fitzgibbons rings the opening bell at the NYSE, while recognizing Randy Timmons in Albany, Ga., and thousands of employees of the Proctor & Gamble Company, Thursday, April 9, 2020. (New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Asian shares steady after Wall St caps best week since 1974

Apr. 9, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve's titanic effort to support the economy through the coronavirus crisis. Many regional markets were closed. Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1% lower to...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Apr. 9, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell $2.33, or 9.3%, to settle at $22.76 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil, the international standard, fell $1.36, or 4.1%, to $31.48 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline was little changed at 68 cents a gallon. Heating oil fell 4 cents to 97 cents a gallon. Natural gas fell 5 cents to $1.73...

A currency trader watches computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Asian shares are mixed, with Tokyo lower, as an overnight rally on Wall Street faded.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian shares mixed, Tokyo lower as Wall Street rally fades

Apr. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday after a 3.4% gain on Wall Street overnight as investors chose a positive focus for data about the coronavirus outbreak’s trajectory. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4% after the central bank governor said the economy faces...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Apr. 8, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose $1.46, or 6.2%, to settle at $25.09 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil, the international standard, rose 97 cents, or 3%, to $32.84 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline rose 3 cents to 68 cents a gallon. Heating oil fell 2 cents to $1.01 a gallon. Natural gas fell 7 cents to $1.78 per 1,000...

A man stands in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly lower after gyrating in early trading amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak. Japan’s Nikkei 225 inched up in Wednesday morning trading, but benchmarks in Australia, South Korea and Chine are lower. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares mostly lower on worries about pandemic damage

Apr. 7, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower, gyrating in early Wednesday trading amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world. Japan's Nikkei 225 inched up 0.1% to 18,974.06 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.3% at 5,234.60,...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Apr. 7, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

Benchmark crude oil fell $2.45, or 9.4%, to settle at $23.63 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil, the international standard, fell $1.18, or 3.6%, to $31.87 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline fell 5 cents to 65 cents a gallon. Heating oil fell 2 cents to $1.03 a gallon. Natural gas rose 12 cents to $1.85 per 1,000 cubic...

A woman wearing a face mask walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Asian shares are rising, echoing the rally on Wall Street fueled by signs of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asian shares rise, echoing Wall St optimism on virus battle

Apr. 6, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, echoing the rally on Wall Street, amid a few glimmers of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3% to 18,808.53 while South Korea's Kospi gained 1.2% to 1,812.87. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7% to 23,907.52, while...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Apr. 6, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

Benchmark crude oil fell $2.26 to settle at $26.08 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil, the international standard, fell $1.06 to $33.05 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline rose 1 cent to 70 cents a gallon. Heating oil fell 2 cents to $1.05 a gallon. Natural gas rose 11 cents to $1.73 per 1,000 cubic feet. Gold rose...

A woman wearing face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong Monday, April 6, 2020. Asian shares and U.S. futures have rebounded as investors grasped at threads of hope that the battle against the coronavirus pandemic may be making some progress in some hard-hit areas.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Shares rebound on glimmers of progress in battling virus

Apr. 5, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares and U.S. futures rebounded on Monday as investors grasped at threads of hope that the battle against the coronavirus pandemic may be making some progress in some hard-hit areas. Markets in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney gained more than 2% in early trading and Hong Kong was up nearly...