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Global stocks slip on continuing global trade worries

Oct. 15, 2018 4:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks slipped Monday as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent in early trading to 5,079.25, while Britain's FTSE 100 was down less than 0.1 percent at 6,995.44. U.S. shares were also set...

Asian stocks slip on continuing global trade worries

Oct. 14, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 1.2 percent to 22,426.32, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped nearly 1.1 percent in early trading to 5,832.00....

What could soothe markets? Solid earnings, economic reports

Oct. 13, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a harrowing week for financial markets, investors will look for solid corporate earnings reports and healthy economic news over the next few weeks to calm things down. This week, sharply higher bond yields, fears of faster rate hikes, and the prospect of a long trade war between the...

Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

Oct. 12, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, hopes are rising for a potential easing of tensions in the trade war between the world's two largest economies. Worries about the increased tariffs the two sides have...

What could soothe markets? Solid earnings, economic reports

Oct. 12, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a harrowing week for financial markets, investors will look for solid corporate earnings reports and healthy economic news over the next few weeks to calm things down. This week, sharply higher bond yields, fears of faster rate hikes, and the prospect of a long trade war between the...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Oct. 12, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

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. On Friday: The S&P 500 index climbed 38.76 points, or 1.4 percent, to 2,767.13. The Dow Jones Industrial...

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...

Markets Right Now: Stocks gain, but still end the week lower

Oct. 12, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks clawed back some of the ground they lost in a two-day rout but still suffered their biggest weekly loss in six months. Even with Friday's moderate gains, major U.S. indexes lost about 4 percent for the week. A...

Dow Jones Industrial Average claws back nearly 300 points but still suffers its biggest weekly loss in six months

Oct. 12, 2018 4:03 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones Industrial Average claws back nearly 300 points but still suffers its biggest weekly loss in six months.

Stock market experts say this is a stumble, not a plunge

Oct. 12, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

Whoa, what was that? After months of relative calm, Wall Street has been jolted by a sudden run of turbulent trading. The swoon wiped more than 1,300 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average over two days and dragged the benchmark S&P 500 index down more than 5 percent. The VIX index, which measures how...