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Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

Nov. 15, 2018 11:09 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 21,717.57 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gave up 0.5 percent to...

Asian stocks lower after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

Nov. 14, 2018 10:30 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets declined Thursday after Wall Street fell for a fifth day and Britain's Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.7 percent to 21,686.71 points and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 retreated 0.6 percent to...

Markets Right Now: Tech, banks lead US stock indexes lower

Nov. 14, 2018 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Technology companies and banks led stocks lower on Wall Street, extending the market's slide to a fifth day. Apple sank 2.8 percent Wednesday and JPMorgan Chase gave up 2.1 percent. Energy companies held up better...

Asian shares lower after Wall Street falls over oil concerns

Nov. 13, 2018 10:17 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 inched down 0.1 percent to 21,779.22 in early trading, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 1.3...

Markets Right Now: Technology stocks lead US market lower

Nov. 12, 2018 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stock trading turned jittery again after two weeks of gains, pulling the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 600 points. Technology stocks took some of the biggest losses Monday. Apple slumped 5 percent. Amazon dropped...

Arts provide saving grace for Louisville veterans

Nov. 11, 2018 11:02 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — James "Jimbo" Fredrick's hands moved quickly across the wet clay, smoothing and pinching it until the once flat slab took the shape of a rectangular box. It was a Thursday afternoon in late October. And like every Thursday for the past five years, the 63-year-old had found himself...

Asian shares rally on US midterms, soothing fears of shifts

Nov. 7, 2018 10:21 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Thursday after the U.S. midterm elections went as expected, soothing fears of a sudden shift on trade and economic policies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rallied 1.9 percent to 22,509.10, even as machinery orders slid a record 18.3 percent in September...

Asia shares reap big gains following rebound on Wall Street

Nov. 2, 2018 12:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares advanced Friday after a strong finish on Wall Street, helped by news of possible progress on resolving trade tensions between China and the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 2.4 percent to 26,026.18 and the Shanghai Composite index added 1.2 percent to...

New Peking University leader former state security official

Oct. 30, 2018 5:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The official picked to lead one of China's top universities is a former head of the national spy agency's Beijing branch, underscoring a drive to tighten Communist Party power over academia and other sectors not under its direct control. Peking University said in a statement that new party...

European markets lead advance as stock recover their poise

Oct. 29, 2018 8:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets recovered their poise Monday with many of Europe's main indexes trading 2 percent higher — but few market participants would go as far as to say that the recent downturn has come to an end. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 was up 1.9 percent to 7,074 while...