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Specialist Michael Pistillo works at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Stocks rose in early trading Monday after investors received several pieces of encouraging news on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, tempering concerns over rising virus cases and business restrictions.  (Nicole Pereira/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Stocks rise on Wall Street on latest hopes for virus vaccine

Nov. 23, 2020 4:45 PM EST

More encouraging news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments helped power stocks higher on Wall Street Monday, as the market clawed back most of its losses from last week. The S&P 500 index rose 0.6%, led by banks, energy and industrial companies, sectors that have been beaten down during...

Daniel Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group, delivers a speech at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in east China's Zhejiang province Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Zhang praised Chinese regulators Monday in a possible attempt to repair ties after the stock market debut of its former financial services arm was suspended following criticism of them by billionaire Alibaba founder Jack Ma. (Chinatopix Via AP)

Alibaba CEO says regulations for internet firms 'necessary'

Nov. 23, 2020 11:01 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The chairman and CEO of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group praised Chinese regulators Monday in a possible attempt to repair ties after the stock market debut of its former financial services arm was suspended following criticism of them by billionaire Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Beijing’s...

Hong Kong activists, from left, Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow arrive at a court in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 22. 2020. The trio appear at court for their trial as they faces charges related to the besieging of a police station during anti-government protests last year. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong taken into custody after guilty plea

Nov. 23, 2020 1:12 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong and two other activists were taken into custody Monday after they pleaded guilty to charges related to a demonstration outside police headquarters during anti-government protests last year. Wong, together with fellow activists Ivan Lam...

People wearing face masks walk past a screen showing the precautions against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The screen reads:

Asian stocks rise ahead of US economic data amid virus fears

Nov. 22, 2020 11:11 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Monday as investors looked ahead to quarterly U.S. economic data amid unease about anti-coronavirus curbs on business and wrangling over the American presidential election. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney rose while Hong Kong retreated. Japanese markets were...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, people wearing masks to protect against the coronavirus, walk down a street in Hong Kong. Singapore and Hong Kong have postponed a planned air travel bubble meant to boost tourism for both cities, amid a spike in coronavirus infections in Hong Kong. The air travel bubble, originally slated to begin Sunday, will be delayed by at least two weeks, Hong Kong’s minister of commerce and economic development, Edward Yau, said at a news conference on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Spike in cases delays Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble

Nov. 21, 2020 8:25 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Singapore and Hong Kong on Saturday postponed the start of an air travel bubble meant to boost tourism for both cities, citing a spike in infections in the Chinese territory as a “sober reminder” of risks to public health. The travel bubble, originally slated to begin...

Taiwanese actress Chen Shu-fang holds her awards for Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the 57th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Chen won for the film

'My Missing Valentine' wins big at Golden Horse Awards

Nov. 21, 2020 11:11 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese film “My Missing Valentine” won big Saturday night at the annual Golden Horse Awards, taking five honors, including best feature film. The romantic comedy, which tells the love story of a bus driver and a post office worker, also won for best director, best...

Launch of Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed as Hong Kong reports spike in coronavirus infections

Nov. 21, 2020 4:19 AM EST
HONG KONG (AP) — Launch of Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed as Hong Kong reports spike in coronavirus infections.
A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a propaganda billboard with the characters for

The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

Nov. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...

People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus take a morning walk past a high-rise residential complex in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. India's total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

Asia Today: Australia's Victoria hits 3 weeks without virus

Nov. 20, 2020 11:17 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s once hard-hit state of Victoria has gone three weeks without a new COVID-19 case for the first time since February. There are two just active coronavirus cases remaining across Victoria, according to figures released by the health department on Friday. And...

In this photo, provided by the New York Stock Exchange, specialist Dilip Patel, left, works with a trader on the floor of the NYSE, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. U.S. stocks are drifting in mixed trading on Thursday, as Wall Street's tug of war continues between worries about the worsening pandemic in the present and optimism that a vaccine will come in the future. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Asian shares mostly climb amid tug of war between hope, fear

Nov. 19, 2020 9:26 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose in muted trading Friday after Wall Street eked out modest gains amid a tug of war between worries about the worsening pandemic in the present and optimism that a vaccine will rescue the economy in the future. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.5% in morning...