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A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus stands near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, July 13, 2020. Asian shares rose Monday, cheered by recent upbeat projections on a global rebound tempered with worries about disappointment that could follow.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Stocks slam into reverse as virus keeps scarring economy

Jul. 13, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street got a painful reminder that the coronavirus pandemic isn’t going away, and a big early gain for stocks suddenly flipped to losses after California showed how it's still scarring the economy. The S&P 500 fell 0.9%, with all the losses accumulating in the last hour of...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jul. 13, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery fell 45 cents to settle at $40.10 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for September delivery fell 52 cents to $42.72 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for August delivery fell 1 cent to $1.27 a gallon. August heating oil fell 2 cents to $1.22 a gallon. August natural gas fell...

A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus stands near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, July 13, 2020. Asian shares rose Monday, cheered by recent upbeat projections on a global rebound tempered with worries about disappointment that could follow.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares gain on hopes for recovery, despite outbreaks,

Jul. 12, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Monday, cheered by upbeat projections for a global economic rebound that were tempered by worries over expanding coronavirus outbreaks. Investors were looking ahead to the release of China's economic growth data for April-June, a key indicator for trade, manufacturing...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jul. 10, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery rose 93 cents to settle at $40.55 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for September delivery gained 89 cents to $43.24 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for August delivery added 3 cents to $1.28 a gallon. August heating oil gained 2 cents to $1.24 a gallon. August natural gas...

Workers wearing masks walk by the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Wall Street rallies as optimism returns to cap erratic week

Jul. 10, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Optimism returned to Wall Street on Friday, and stocks rallied to cap a shaky week dogged by worries that rising coronavirus counts may halt the economy’s recent upswing. The S&P 500 climbed 1%, and the biggest gains came from cruise ship operators, airlines, banks and other...

A man walks in the rain past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, July 10, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday on worries economic improvements might fade as coronavirus cases increase in the United States and some other countries. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian stocks sink after Wall St losses on economy worries

Jul. 9, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday on worries economic recoveries might fade as coronavirus cases increase in the United States and some other countries. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia retreated a day after strong gains driven by the rise of...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jul. 9, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery fell $1.28 to settle at $39.62 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for September delivery dropped 94 cents to $42.35 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for August delivery fell 4 cents to $1.25 a gallon. August heating oil slipped a penny to $1.22 a gallon. August natural gas...

A currency trader gestures at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday following gains for major U.S. tech stocks. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after tech gains

Jul. 8, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday following gains for major U.S. tech stocks. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Australia rose. U.S. stocks have recovered most of this year’s losses, helping to push up global prices, despite rising numbers of...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jul. 8, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery rose 28 cents to settle at $40.90 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for September delivery added 21 cents to $43.29 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for August delivery rose 2 cents to $1.29 a gallon. August heating oil slipped a penny to $1.23 a gallon. August natural...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as uncertainty over the pandemic sapped the buying enthusiasm that has been driving prices higher. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares mixed as pandemic saps buying momentum

Jul. 7, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday as uncertainty over the pandemic sapped the buying enthusiasm that has been driving prices higher. The selling followed a deeper pullback on Wall Street and in France, Germany and elsewhere after the European Union’s executive arm said this...