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Asia shares sag after retreat on Wall St, weaker Japan data

Oct. 18, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Thursday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street driven by sell-offs of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored uncertainties over the outlook for trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index sank 0.7 percent to...

Man gets 40 years for plotting bombs in Target stores

Oct. 17, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for planning to place bombs on the shelves of Target stores in an attempt to drive the company's stock price down. A federal judge in Ocala sentenced 50-year-old Mark Barnett on Wednesday. He was convicted in July of attempted arson...

Stocks head lower, giving back some of a big rally

Oct. 17, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday after their biggest gain in more than six months. Homebuilders are sinking after the Commerce Department said construction of new homes dropped in September, and retailers are also sharply lower. IBM tumbled after it announced disappointing quarterly...

Netflix shares jump 6 percent on strong subscriber growth

Oct. 17, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix shares jumped 6 percent in early trading after the company reported a big increase in subscribers. The video-streaming service added 7 million subscribers worldwide from July through September, far above the company's target of 5 million Investors typically pay more attention to...

Asian shares climb on strong US corporate earnings, data

Oct. 17, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as robust U.S. corporate earnings and encouraging data assuaged worries about softening global growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.3 percent to 22,842.12. The Kospi in South Korea advanced 1.1 percent to 2,169.20. The Shanghai...

With few seeing second act for Sears, company shares routed

Oct. 11, 2018 9:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is being pummeled before the opening bell on a report that banks are pushing the 130-year-old retailer to liquidate. The report Thursday in The Wall Street Journal comes one day after stock in Sears Holdings Corp. tumbled 30 percent. Shares, which have fallen 86 percent this year,...

Correction: Financial Markets story

Oct. 8, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about the financial markets, The Associated Press misidentified Katie Nixon of Northern Trust Wealth Management. She is chief investment officer, not chief investment strategist. A corrected version of the story is below: Stocks sink again as job gains send bond yields...

Sponsor downplays Ronaldo on website; Juventus shares drop

Oct. 5, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

Cristiano Ronaldo's image is vanishing from the website of a key sponsor. The stock price for his Juventus team dropped 10 percent on Friday. A week after a Nevada woman filed a civil lawsuit accusing Ronaldo of rape in 2009, attempts by the five-time world player of the year and his Italian club to sway public...

World stocks fall ahead of US jobs data as tensions weigh

Oct. 5, 2018 7:48 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — European and Asian markets fell on Friday as traders awaited the release of the monthly U.S. jobs data amid a swirl of allegations against China. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.6 percent to 12,173 and the CAC 40 in France dropped 0.4 percent to 5,390. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.6...

Asian stocks fall as US accuses China of election meddling

Oct. 4, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Friday after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence claimed China had meddled with its midterm elections to unsettle the Trump administration, which Beijing has denied. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.8 percent to 23,784.64, and the Kospi in...