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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

World shares mixed as investors eye US economic aid talks

Oct. 21, 2020 7:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets mostly edged lower on Wednesday after Asia closed higher as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports and monitored the prospects for more U.S. economic aid. U.S. shares appeared set to drift lower with Dow futures giving up 0.1% and S&P 500 futures declining 0.2%....

A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gains on solid earnings

Oct. 20, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.5% in morning trading to 23,676.90. South Korea's Kospi added 0.4% to 2,366.40, while Australia's...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Oct. 20, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Tuesday following several solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. Technology, communication and financial stocks powered most of the gains, erasing some of the S&P 500's loss from a day earlier. Household goods makers fell. Investors continued to monitoring last-ditch...

People stand near a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Asian shares fell moderately Tuesday, echoing Wall Street's decline as hopes faded Washington will come through with badly needed aid for the economy before the U.S. presidential election.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares track Wall Street fall as virus aid hopes fade

Oct. 19, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell moderately Tuesday, tracking Wall Street's overnight decline as hopes faded Washington will come through with badly needed aid for the U.S. economy before the U.S. presidential election. Investors have been focusing on U.S. economic stimulus amid global uncertainty about the...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Oct. 19, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Monday amid fading optimism that Washington will deliver more badly needed aid for the economy before the election next month. The S&P 500 had its worst day in more than three weeks after shedding an early gain following a report that China’s economy grew at a 5%...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Oct. 16, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

Stocks took a late stumble on Wall Street, erasing an early gain and leaving major indexes mixed on Friday. The S&P 500 closed up just a fraction of a point but still managed to post a modest gain for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average notched a modest gain, while the Nasdaq composite fell....

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, the American Flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, putting the market on track to end a choppy week of trading slightly higher. If the gains hold, the S&P 500 would mark its third straight weekly gain. In the first few minutes of trading Friday, Oct. 16 the benchmark index was up 0.4%. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

A late slide erases gains for US indexes, leaving them mixed

Oct. 16, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

Wall Street closed out a choppy week of trading with more of the same Friday, as a late-afternoon stumble led U.S. stock indexes to a mixed finish. The S&P 500 ended the day just a fraction of a point higher after a burst of selling erased a 0.9% gain. Despite a three-day stretch of losses, the benchmark...

A man stands near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors weighed concerns about the U.S. presidential election and an economic stimulus package, on top of fears of flaring outbreaks of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares mixed amid 2nd wave coronavirus, election fears

Oct. 15, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors weighed concerns about the U.S. presidential election and an economic stimulus package, on top of fears of flaring outbreaks of coronavirus. Investors are also looking ahead to the release of data on the Chinese economy next week. Shares rose in...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Oct. 15, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street Thursday, giving the S&P 500 its third straight loss this week. Technology, health care and communication stocks accounted for most of the selling, outweighing slight gains in banks and elsewhere in the market. Wall Street has turned cautious this week as optimism...

FILE - In this Monday, March 16, 2020, file photo, trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  The 2020 presidential election is clearly unlike any other, but investors might be wise to treat it just like most of the previous ones. History shows the stock market’s performance doesn’t correlate that closely with which party controls the White House: It tends to rise following elections regardless of who wins. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

As election uncertainty sweeps markets, the pros hold steady

Oct. 15, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This presidential election is clearly unlike any other, but investors might be wise to treat it just like most of the previous ones. History shows the stock market’s performance doesn’t correlate that closely with which party controls the White House: It tends to rise...