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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2020 file photo, pedestrians wearing protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic pass by the New York Stock Exchange in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Wall Street's rally gets back on track as tech leads the way

Jul. 8, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s rally got back on track Wednesday after more gains for big technology stocks helped pull the S&P 500 to its sixth gain in seven days. The S&P 500 drifted up and down for most of the day, before a last-hour lift sent it to a gain of 0.8%. Treasury yields and oil...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jul. 8, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery rose 28 cents to settle at $40.90 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for September delivery added 21 cents to $43.29 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for August delivery rose 2 cents to $1.29 a gallon. August heating oil slipped a penny to $1.23 a gallon. August natural...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Germany has just taken over the European Union's rotating presidency, and must chaperone the 27-nation bloc through a period of deep crisis for the next six months and try to limit the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus. (Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP)

Germany's Merkel: Pandemic highlights limits of populism

Jul. 8, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is showing the limits of “fact-denying populism,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday, as she urged European Union countries to quickly agree on a major economic recovery package and deprive nationalists of any opportunity to take advantage...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as uncertainty over the pandemic sapped the buying enthusiasm that has been driving prices higher. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares mixed as pandemic saps buying momentum

Jul. 7, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday as uncertainty over the pandemic sapped the buying enthusiasm that has been driving prices higher. The selling followed a deeper pullback on Wall Street and in France, Germany and elsewhere after the European Union’s executive arm said this...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jul. 7, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery fell 1 cent to settle at $40.62 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for September delivery dropped 2 cents to $43.08 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for August delivery rose 3 cents to $1.27 a gallon. August heating oil was little changed at $1.24 a gallon. August natural...

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as some benchmarks were buoyed by an ongoing worldwide rally as investors bet on a dramatic economic turnaround amid ongoing challenges of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asia markets slip as virus outbreaks mute hopes for rebound

Jul. 7, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Markets were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as expanding coronavirus outbreaks dimmed hopes for a global recovery, despite an overnight rally in tech shares that pushed the Nasdaq composite to another record high. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.6% to 22,577.65 and South Korea's Kospi...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jul. 6, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery fell 2 cents to settle at $40.63 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for September delivery rose 30 cents to $43.10 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for August delivery slipped 2 cents to $1.24 a gallon. August heating oil rose 1 cent to $1.24 a gallon. August natural gas...

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, July 3, 2020. Markets advanced in Asia on Friday following a Wall Street rally driven by strong jobs data. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

World stocks mostly dip with US closed for holiday

Jul. 3, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

World stock markets fell slightly in Europe on Friday after gains in Asia, with trading somewhat subdued by a long holiday weekend in the U.S. With Wall Street remaining closed in observance of Independence Day, Germany's DAX edged 0.6% lower to 12,528.18. The CAC 40 in Paris dropped 0.8% to 5,007.14, while...

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, July 3, 2020. Markets advanced in Asia on Friday following a Wall Street rally driven by strong jobs data. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares advance following upbeat US jobs report

Jul. 2, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

Markets advanced in Asia on Friday following a Wall Street rally driven by strong jobs data. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index picked up 0.3% to 22,220.33, while the Shanghai Composite index jumped 1.3% to 3,130.62. In South Korea, the Kospi gained 0.6% to 2,148.24, and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.6% to 6,067.30....

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jul. 2, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery rose 83 cents to settle at $40.65 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for September delivery rose $1.11 to $43.14 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for August delivery rose 4 cents to $1.26 a gallon. August heating oil rose 3 cents to $1.23 a gallon. August natural gas...