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US stocks climb ahead of China trade talks; Walmart surges

Aug. 16, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are surging Thursday as China and the U.S. prepare to hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending the trade war between them. Walmart is surging after the retailer said its sales climbed in second quarter. Metals prices rose sharply,...

Markets Right Now: Walmart leads early advance for stocks

Aug. 16, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are sharply higher in midday trading on Wall Street following strong results from Walmart and signs of progress in defusing the trade dispute between China and the U.S. Walmart jumped 10 percent Thursday...

European stock markets pick up after losses in Asia

Aug. 16, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets are higher in European trading as Turkey's currency crisis abated somewhat and after a downbeat day in Asia. Benchmarks in Germany and France rose Thursday while shares in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.5 percent to 12,221 and in...

Asian stocks slide as investors fret over China's economy

Aug. 16, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Thursday after deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.2 percent to 22,158.75 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 0.6 percent to 27,155.66. The Shanghai Composite...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Aug. 15, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

Deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout in riskier assets including technology stocks, copper and crude oil. U.S. retailers took a drubbing after Macy's reported weaker sales. On Wednesday: The S&P 500 index lost 21.59 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,818.37. The Dow...

Markets Right Now: Tech weakness pulls stock indexes lower

Aug. 15, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are ending broadly lower on Wall Street led by declines in technology companies. A surprise drop in profits for the Chinese internet giant Tencent Wednesday led to widespread declines for technology stocks. The...

Global markets sink on growth concerns, Turkey jitters

Aug. 15, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets turned lower Wednesday amid concerns about economic growth and continued tensions over Turkey, which announced it was increasing tariffs on imports of some U.S. products. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 1.1 percent to 12,220 and in France, the CAC 40 dropped 1.2 percent to...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Aug. 14, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as banks, retailers, and smaller companies jumped. That helped the market recover most of its losses from the previous two days. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 index jumped 18.03 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,839.96. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 112.22 points, or 0.4 percent,...

US retailers small companies rally as Turkey fears ease

Aug. 14, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as banks, retailers, and smaller companies jumped. That helped the market recover most of its losses from the previous two days. The Turkish lira steadied as officials from Turkey and the U.S. said the countries are in talks to ease diplomatic tensions, which...

Markets Right Now: US stocks close broadly higher

Aug. 14, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. U.S. stocks rallied as banks, retailers, and smaller companies jumped. The gains Tuesday helped the market recover most of its losses over the previous two days. The Turkish lira steadied as officials from Turkey and...