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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....

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Oct. 15, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

After a wobbly day of trading, U.S. stocks fell for the seventh time in eight days Monday as technology companies continued to slide. Industrial and high-dividend companies rose, and the market's losses were limited compared to its plunge last week. On Monday: The S&P 500 index sank 16.34 points, or 0.6...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end a wobbly day broadly lower

Oct. 15, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. After a wobbly day of trading, U.S. stocks closed broadly lower for the seventh time in the past eight days as technology companies continued to slide. The market's losses Monday were limited relative to the steep...

Global stocks mostly slip on continuing global trade worries

Oct. 15, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly slipped Monday as investors continued to worry about global trade and prospects for economic growth. The price of oil rose amid tensions over Saudi Arabia, a major crude exporter. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 0.2 percent to 5,087, while Britain's FTSE 100 was down...

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...