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People stand in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Shares are mostly higher in quiet trading as China closes down for its week-long Lunar New Year festival. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian markets gain as China closes down for Lunar New Year

Jan. 24, 2020 12:08 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in quiet trading on Friday in Asia as China began a week-long Lunar New Year festival that is being overshadowed by the outbreak of a new virus that has killed 25 people and sickened more than 800. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose less than 0.1% to 23,811.54 and in...

Exxon Mobil, Bank of America fall; PG&E, Teradyne rise

Jan. 23, 2020 8:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: V.F. Corp., down $9.16 to $85.41 The maker of Vans and Timberland shoes cut its profit forecast for its fiscal year after reporting disappointing third-quarter revenue. Teradyne Inc., up $2.62 to $76.21 The semiconductor-testing...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo Southwest pilots prepare for a flight at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Southwest Airlines Co. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Grounded Boeing jet holds back profits, growth at airlines

Jan. 23, 2020 4:00 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The three big U.S. airlines that own Boeing 737 Max jets don’t expect the grounded plane back in their fleets until after the the peak summer travel season, and that promises to lead to thousands more canceled flights and higher costs well into another year. On Thursday, American...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, an investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing. Several factors are pointing to a possible rebound in emerging market stocks this year. Stocks in China and other developing economies notched solid gains in 2019, but lagged the blockbuster market returns delivered by publicly traded companies in the U.S. and other developed economies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Easing trade tensions bode well for emerging market stocks

Jan. 23, 2020 3:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several factors are pointing to a possible rebound in emerging market stocks this year. Stocks in China and other developing economies notched solid gains in 2019, but lagged the blockbuster market returns delivered by publicly traded companies in the U.S. and other developed economies....

FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo a Union Pacific train travels through Union, Neb. Union Pacific Corp. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Union Pacific 4Q delivery volume falls, so does its profit

Jan. 23, 2020 12:42 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's fourth-quarter profit fell 10% as the railroad hauled 11% less freight , but the recent U.S.-China trade deal is helping boost the outlook for the year. The railroad said Thursday that it earned $1.4 billion, or $2.02 per share, in the quarter. That's down from $1.55...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo an American Airlines jet approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. American Airlines reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

American Airlines profit rises 27% on strong travel demand

Jan. 23, 2020 8:10 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines' fourth-quarter profit rose 27% to $414 million on strong travel demand that resulted in record occupancy levels on its planes. However, American continues to be weighed down by the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets. American said Thursday that it had canceled about 10,000...

IBM, Express rise; Netflix, Baker Hughes fall

Jan. 22, 2020 5:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: Netflix Inc., down $12.11 at $326. The streaming video company gave investors a weak forecast for subscriber growth. IBM (IBM), up $4.72 at $143.89. The technology and consulting company's fourth-quarter profit and revenue beat...

This Oct. 21, 2019, photo shows Johnson's Baby Aloe & Vitamin E Powder in Salt Lake City. Johnson & Johnson reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Johnson & Johnson posts higher sales, big 4Q profit jump

Jan. 22, 2020 10:46 AM EST

Higher prescription drug sales and lower legal costs drove Johnson & Johnson's fourth-quarter profit 32% higher. The world's biggest maker of health care products on Wednesday reported net income of $4.01 billion, or $1.50 per share. That's up from $3.04 billion, or $1.12, a year earlier. Adjusted earnings...

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Shares advanced in early Asian trading after a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares higher after selloffs spurred by Chinese virus

Jan. 21, 2020 11:08 PM EST

Shares mostly rose in early Asian trading on Wednesday after a slide in U.S. stocks overnight as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.6% to 24,013.15 and the Kospi in South Korea surged 0.8% to 2,256.95. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng jumped 0.8% to 28,216.78. The...

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2019, file photo workers load baggage into a United Airlines plane at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. United Airlines reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

United Airlines boosts profit on more revenue, cheaper fuel

Jan. 21, 2020 6:33 PM EST

United Airlines reported Tuesday that higher revenue and cheaper fuel helped boost its fourth-quarter profit by nearly 40%, to $641 million. The airline's forecast of first-quarter earnings easily beat Wall Street expectations. It is not all clear sailing for United, however. The financial report came the same...