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Asian shares mostly fall, taking cue from Wall Street, Fed

Jul. 21, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday after Wall Street ended last week lower as investors continue to watch for what may be in store for U.S. interest rates. Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.2% in early trading to 21,415.51. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was little changed but a tad lower at...

China launches STAR, tech stock market to boost industry

Jul. 20, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Trading starts Monday on a Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington. Regulators have approved 25 companies in information technology and other fields seen by communist leaders as a path to...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Jul. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

U.S. stocks pulled further back from their records on Friday to cap the weakest week for the S&P 500 since May. Indexes sloshed between small gains and losses for much of the day before turning lower in the afternoon after Iran said it seized a British oil tanker, the latest escalation of tensions between...

Reined-in rate-cut expectations, Iran tensions hit S&P 500

Jul. 19, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pulled further back from their records on Friday to cap the weakest week for the S&P 500 since May. Indexes sloshed between small gains and losses for much of the day before turning lower in the afternoon after Iran said it seized a British oil tanker, the latest escalation...

Markets Right Now: Stocks give up an early gain, close lower

Jul. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks gave up an early gain and are closing broadly lower, giving the market its first weekly loss after two weeks of gains. Indexes set record highs on Monday but then wobbled for the rest of the week. Traders...

Oil price rises on Mideast tensions, stock markets cautious

Jul. 19, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil rose on Friday after the U.S. said it had destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf, where a lot of the world's oil is shipped through. Stock markets were largely stable as investors monitor earnings and the ongoing trade talks between China and the U.S. Energy prices...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Jul. 18, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

Stocks shook off early losses and closed mostly higher on Wall Street Thursday as technology and bank stocks rallied. IBM rose after reporting solid results. The company, along with Apple, helped lift the technology sector. Banks led financial stocks higher. Major indexes were down most of the day after Netflix...

US stock indexes shake off an early loss and close higher

Jul. 18, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks reversed course from an early slump and closed higher Thursday to break a two-day losing streak after technology and bank stocks rallied. Corporate earnings are in full swing and investors have been cautiously assessing results and company statements. The volatile market is...

Markets Right Now: Stocks shake off early loss, end higher

Jul. 18, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks shook off early losses and closed mostly higher on Wall Street as technology and bank stocks rallied. IBM rose 4.5% Thursday after reporting solid results. The company, along with Apple, helped lift the...

Global stocks mostly slide on trade war fears

Jul. 18, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he could impose more tariffs on Chinese goods and Japan's exports tumbled. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo all declined, as did Wall Street futures. Trump alarmed investors by saying he...