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A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Asian shares fell Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upbeat mood on global markets, as newly confirmed coronavirus cases rose in the U.S., Brazil and parts of Japan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Stocks are off to a wobbly start as virus lockdowns return

Jul. 14, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street following weakness in overseas markets as investors fret over new shutdowns in California to fight the spread of coronavirus infections. The S&P 500 edged up 0.1% in the first few minutes of trading Tuesday. Banks fell especially hard after...

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Asian shares fell Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upbeat mood on global markets, as newly confirmed coronavirus cases rose in the U.S., Brazil and parts of Japan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asia shares drop on jitters over virus, China-US friction

Jul. 13, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell in Asia on Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upward momentum in global markets given rising confirmed coronavirus cases and percolating tensions between the U.S. and China. The White House’s decision to reject nearly all Chinese maritime claims in the South...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Jul. 13, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

Stock indexes closed mostly lower Monday after giving up an early gain in another day of roller-coaster trading on Wall Street. Technology companies, which led the market higher in the morning, led it lower in the afternoon. Investors were discouraged to see that California extended a shutdown of bars and indoor...

A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus stands near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, July 13, 2020. Asian shares rose Monday, cheered by recent upbeat projections on a global rebound tempered with worries about disappointment that could follow.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares gain on hopes for recovery, despite outbreaks,

Jul. 12, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Monday, cheered by upbeat projections for a global economic rebound that were tempered by worries over expanding coronavirus outbreaks. Investors were looking ahead to the release of China's economic growth data for April-June, a key indicator for trade, manufacturing...

Today in History

Jul. 12, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 12, the 194th day of 2020. There are 172 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 12, 1967, rioting erupted in Newark, New Jersey, over the police beating of a Black taxi driver; 26 people were killed in the five days of violence that followed. ...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Jul. 10, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Friday as the S&P 500 notched its third weekly gain in the last four. The benchmark index’s biggest gains came from cruise operators, airlines, banks and other companies that most need the economy to reopen and strengthen. The technology-heavy Nasdaq...

Workers wearing masks walk by the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Wall Street rallies as optimism returns to cap erratic week

Jul. 10, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Optimism returned to Wall Street on Friday, and stocks rallied to cap a shaky week dogged by worries that rising coronavirus counts may halt the economy’s recent upswing. The S&P 500 climbed 1%, and the biggest gains came from cruise ship operators, airlines, banks and other...

A man walks in the rain past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, July 10, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday on worries economic improvements might fade as coronavirus cases increase in the United States and some other countries. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian stocks sink after Wall St losses on economy worries

Jul. 9, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday on worries economic recoveries might fade as coronavirus cases increase in the United States and some other countries. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia retreated a day after strong gains driven by the rise of...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Jul. 9, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

Banks helped drag stocks lower on Wall Street Thursday amid worries that recent improvements in the economy may be set to stall as coronavirus cases continue to climb. The S&P 500 lost nearly all of its gains from the day before, with the sharpest drops hitting oil producers and other stocks whose fortunes...

FILE -In this June 16, 2020 file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York. Earnings reporting season is about to get underway for big companies, and the forecasts are grim. Wall Street expects S&P 500 companies to report profits plunged by the most since the depths of the Great Recession during the second quarter. Earnings reports tend to matter deeply to investors because stock prices track the path of earnings over the long term.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

2Q earnings to show how virus menaced Corporate America

Jul. 9, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like that last roll of ultra-thin toilet paper left on the shelves or the latest Star Wars movies, it’s tough to be disappointed in something when expectations were low to begin with. That’s how Wall Street is approaching the upcoming earnings season for companies. CEOs across...