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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 17, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery fell 64 cents at $71.97 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for November delivery fell 33 cents to $75.34 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery fell 1 cent to $2.17 a gallon. October heating oil was unchanged at $2.21...

Hungary: Statue honoring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled

Sep. 17, 2021 05:09 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An imposing bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary’s capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of the Bitcoin digital currency. Erected in a business park near the Danube River...

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street retreat

Sep. 16, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

Asian shares were mixed on Friday after a hodge-podge of economic data led Wall Street to close mostly lower. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but fell in Shanghai and Sydney. Across the region, concerns over prolonged outbreak of...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 16, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery was unchanged at $72.61 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose 21 cents to $75.67 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery fell 3 cents to $2.18 a gallon. October heating oil was unchanged at...

Asian shares mostly lower on lackluster China, Japan data

Sep. 15, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Thursday after Japan and China released data that were weaker than expected. Shares fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul but rose in Sydney. Japan reported that its exports rose 26.2% in August from a year...

Thousands protest against Bukele government in El Salvador

Sep. 15, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in El Salvador's capital Wednesday for the first mass march against President Nayib Bukele, who protesters say has concentrated too much power, weakened the independence of the courts and may seek re-election. ...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 15, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery rose $2.15 to $72.61 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose $1.86 to $75.46 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery rose 4 cents to $2.21 a gallon. October heating oil rose 5 cents $2.21 a...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower amid growth concerns

Sep. 15, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street down on Wednesday after U.S. inflation was lower than expected amid unease about the impact of the spread of the coronavirus's delta variant. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all retreated, giving up the...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 14, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery rose 1 cent to $70.46 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose 9 cents to $73.60 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery rose 1 cent to $2.17 a gallon. October heating oil was unchanged at $2.16 a...

Asian stocks mixed as investors await US inflation data

Sep. 14, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday as investors waited for an update on U.S. inflation that has been stronger than expected. Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced, while Tokyo and Seoul retreated. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500...