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US stocks wobble at the end of another shaky week of trading

Oct. 19, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued to sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading concluded. Stocks surged in early trading after better-than-expected reports from...

Harris and EQT rise while Bank of America and Autodesk slip

Oct. 15, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Harris Corp., up $18.38 to $173.25 The defense contractor said it will combine with competitor L3 Technologies in an all-stock deal. Autodesk Inc., down $3.58 to $134.60 Technology companies continued to fall after last week's steep...

Reading, 'riting, newspaperin': A life spent in journalism

Oct. 14, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — He likes having a book in his hands. "I'm probably biased because my whole life has been about writing and reading and being a newspaperman," observes Rob Dollar of the significance that he attributes to the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library. It is, says Dollar, an...

Tech stock rally helps snap losing streak as rough week ends

Oct. 12, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rebounded Friday, clawing back some of the week's steep losses, but the turbulent trading of the last few days left no doubt that the relative calm the markets enjoyed all summer had been shattered. Major U.S. indexes ended the week down about 4 percent, their worst weekly loss in...

Asian shares mixed in muted trading amid growth worries

Oct. 9, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Wednesday amid continuing worries about trade tensions and slowing global economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.2 percent to 23,414.43 in early trading, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched up nearly 0.1 percent to...

Asian stocks mixed after IMF downgrades economic outlook

Oct. 8, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets are mixed after the IMF downgraded its economic outlook, citing rising interest rates and mounting tensions over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 1.1 percent to 23,513.20. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.3 percent to 26,289.24. The Shanghai Composite...

Asian shares turn lower after strong day on Wall Street

Oct. 4, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Thursday in Asia despite a strong day on Wall Street that was spurred by encouraging signs on U.S. hiring and growth in the service sector. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index sank 1.8 percent to 26,612.23 and Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.7 percent to 23,941.51. The...

Stocks close out best quarter in 5 years on a quiet note

Sep. 28, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks ended back where they started Friday as the stock market wrapped up its best quarter in almost five years. Electric car maker Tesla plunged after federal regulators moved to oust CEO Elon Musk following his tweet last month saying that he was close to a deal to take Tesla...

Asian shares mixed after US Fed lifts interest rate

Sep. 26, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve lifted its key interest rate as expected for the third time this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.3 percent to 23,952.30. South Korea's Kospi, which reopened after a national holiday, added 0.5 percent to...

Asian markets rally ahead of US Fed rate hike

Sep. 25, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders awaited a third interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve for this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose less than 0.1 percent to 23,953.98. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, which reopened after a holiday, jumped 1.5 percent to 27,914.26....