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Smaller companies lead US stocks higher as Turkey fears ease

Aug. 14, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rallying Tuesday as smaller companies and retailers make big gains. Major indexes are recovering most of their recent losses as worries about Turkey's currency crisis eased. Global markets have taken two days of losses as investors worried that Turkey's troubles might...

Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

Aug. 14, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey's central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.5 percent to 2,771.81 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost...

94-year-old who taught herself how to fly receives medal

Aug. 12, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — When Mary Pat Shely was young, she taught herself to fly in a Piper Cub bought for her by her father. On Sunday, she was given a Congressional Gold Medal for her service in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. The World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the...

Turkish turmoil knocks US and European stocks lower

Aug. 10, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe skidded Friday as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey and how it might affect the global banking system. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accumulated more and more control over the country's central bank as well as its financial...

Iran president strikes hard line as some US sanctions resume

Aug. 6, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani struck a hard line Monday as the U.S. restored some sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, demanding compensation for decades of American "intervention" in the Islamic Republic. While saying he had "no preconditions" for talks,...

Asian markets mixed ahead of Bank of Japan policy statement

Jul. 30, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday with narrow trading ahead of a key statement by the Bank of Japan, which could indicate a tightening of its monetary policy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.3 percent to 22,476.72 and South Korea's Kospi was flat at 2,293.43. The...

Asian markets fall as China, US ready for more tariffs

Jul. 19, 2018 11:51 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets wobbled Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were preparing to impose more tariffs on each other's products. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to 22,652.42 and South Korea's Kospi dropped less than 0.1 percent to 2,281.69. Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped 0.6...

Ex-New York senator and son convicted of extortion, bribery

Jul. 17, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York state Senate leader and his son were convicted on Tuesday of extortion, wire fraud and bribery charges of pressuring businesses to give the son no-show jobs or else risk losing the powerful Republican's political support. A jury in federal court in Manhattan deliberated...

Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariffs

Jul. 16, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets fell on Tuesday as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi lost 0.2 percent to 2,297.64 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 1.0 percent to 28,247.53 in morning trading. The Shanghai...

Despite some wobbles, stocks end the week with more gains

Jul. 13, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wrapped up another solid week Friday as industrial and energy companies ticked higher, but corporate earnings got off to a sluggish start as reports from several major U.S. banks failed to excite investors. Indexes wobbled in morning trading, but rising oil prices helped energy...