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Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

Oct. 16, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.3 percent to 22,317.06. The Kospi in South Korea recovered 0.1 percent to 2,145.71....

Business sales have healthy gain, prices up over 11 percent

Oct. 15, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As demand for small businesses increases, so do their selling prices, a sign that owners are reaping the rewards of keeping companies lean and healthy since the recession. BizBuySell.com, an online marketplace for small businesses, counted 2,685 closed sales of companies during the third...

Asian markets mixed on strong Chinese trade data

Oct. 11, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as better-than-expected Chinese trade data gave some markets a breather from worries about the impact of punitive tariffs. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 racked up more losses after falling almost 4 percent in the previous day. The index...

Markets Right Now: US stocks slump on day of wide swings

Oct. 11, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are slumping for a second straight day as the market endures its most volatile stretch since February. The Dow Jones industrials fell 545 points, or 2.1 percent, to 25,052.83 and the benchmark S&P 500...

Trump steps up his attacks on Federal Reserve's rate hikes

Oct. 11, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday escalated his attack on the Federal Reserve's interest rate increases, asserting that "the Fed is out of control" and blaming it for this week's plunge in stock prices. "It's a correction that I think is caused by the Federal Reserve with interest...

Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

Oct. 11, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It's the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten. Following a stretch of low inflation, the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA,...

US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in September

Oct. 11, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September as energy prices retreated after a big gain in August. The Labor Department said Thursday that the September gain in its closely watched consumer price index followed a 0.2 percent rise in August. It was the smallest monthly gain...

European Central Bank confident in plan to remove stimulus

Oct. 11, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top European Central Bank officials expressed confidence at their last meeting that inflation is trending toward levels consistent with a strong economy — more confirmation that their 2.5 trillion-euro ($2.9 trillion) stimulus program will cease at year end. The written...

As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

Oct. 11, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share prices drove home potential perils from a clash between the world's two biggest economies. Global economic...

Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war

Oct. 11, 2018 7:04 AM EDT

MEQUON, Wis. (AP) — The trade war between the United States and China has made for a nerve-wracking summer of uncertainty in Wisconsin, where manufacturing has long been in decline yet remains a vital part of the state's economy. At Johnson Level and Tool in suburban Milwaukee, the Trump administration's...