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World shares rise after upbeat talk on China-US trade

Oct. 22, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets were rising Tuesday, spurred by upbeat talk from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. Investors were heartened by Trump's comment to reporters Monday that he hopes to sign a trade deal with China next month at a...

Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on China-US trade

Oct. 22, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are gaining in Asia after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. The Kospi in South Korea led gains, jumping 1.3% to 2,090.88, thanks to gains in technology companies overnight on Wall Street. Australia's...

Venezuelans buy gas with cigarettes to battle inflation

Oct. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Motorists in socialist Venezuela have long enjoyed the world's cheapest gasoline, with fuel so heavily subsidized that a full tank these days costs a tiny fraction of a U.S. penny. But the economy is in such shambles that drivers are now paying for fill-ups with a little food, a...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Oct. 21, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Monday, led by gains in technology and financial services companies. The rally, which extended the market's gains of the past two weeks, came as investors found fresh reason for optimism as the U.S. and China continue negotiations aimed at resolving their costly trade...

Seattle Genetics and Coty rise while Boeing, McKesson fall

Oct. 21, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday. Boeing Co., down $12.94 to $331.06 The airplane maker could face further congressional scrutiny after its most recent revelation that it waited months to disclose troubling internal communications about its faulty 737 Max jet....

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise, led by tech companies, banks

Oct. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher Monday, led by gains in technology companies and banks. The technology sector of the S&P 500 rose 1.1%, snapping a three-day losing streak. Apple rose 1.7%. Intel gained 1.5%....

Protesters remain despite Lebanese PM's reform package

Oct. 21, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Facing escalating mass protests, the government of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri approved Monday a package of economic reforms and a 2020 budget without new taxes, hoping to appease people in the streets. Protests swelled in the hours after the announcement, however, as many...

World shares gain on upbeat comment on China-US trade talks

Oct. 21, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose after China's top trade negotiator said over the weekend that Beijing and Washington were making progress in trade talks. China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that Vice Premier Liu He told a conference in the southern city of Nanchang that the most recent trade...

Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

Oct. 21, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in early trading to 22,548.07. South Korea's Kospi picked up 0.2% to 2,065.68, while Hong...

Mankato entrepreneur uses Lakota traditions in salves, soaps

Oct. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — As a child growing up in the small rural community of Milks Camp by the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, Megan Schnitker's parents provided a wealth of knowledge about traditional Lakota culture. As a maker of natural medicines and a teacher of the natural history of the Lakota...