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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Asian markets are mixed after the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 set another record. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 sets fresh record high

Dec. 1, 2020 10:45 PM EST

Asian shares advanced Wednesday after Wall Street kicked off December with more milestones, as a broad rally pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite to new highs. Australia reported its economy expanded 3.3% in the July-September quarter as the country recovered from pandemic lockdowns. That lifted the...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Dec. 1, 2020 5:06 PM EST

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 closed out November with its biggest monthly gain since April. The gains pushed the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq composite to all-time highs, beating the their previous record highs set on Friday. Stocks have been ramping higher in...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a United States flag is reflected in the window of the Nasdaq studio, which displays indices and stocks down, in Times Square, New York. Nasdaq is looking to become more diverse, proposing new rules that would require all companies listed on its U.S. exchange to publicly disclose consistent, transparent diversity statistics about their board of directors. The listing rules would also require most Nasdaq-listed companies to have, or explain why they don’t have, at least two diverse directors. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Nasdaq seeks mandatory board diversity for listed companies

Dec. 1, 2020 3:26 PM EST

Nasdaq is pushing for the more than 3,000 companies listed on its U.S. stock exchange to make their boardrooms less overwhelmingly male and white by hiring directors that better reflect the country's diverse population. The company filed a proposal Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that, if...

Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing improved, with investors looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before legislators. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks gain on stronger Chinese factory data

Nov. 30, 2020 11:50 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing improved, with investors looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before legislators. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index...

Tesla to be added to benchmark S&P 500 index in one stage

Nov. 30, 2020 6:08 PM EST

Tesla will be added to the benchmark S&P 500 index on a single day next month, rather than over two days as previously contemplated. S&P Dow Jones Indices said Monday that it will move the electric car maker into the S&P 500 on Dec. 21 at the company's full market value. Because Tesla will be one of...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Nov. 30, 2020 5:02 PM EST

Stocks ended lower Monday, giving back some of their recent gains, but the S&P 500 still closed out November with its biggest monthly rise since April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has far less impact on 401(k) accounts than the S&P 500 does, had its best month since 1987. In recent weeks,...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Nov. 27, 2020 2:35 PM EST

The S&P 500 rose to a record high Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy. The Nasdaq also closed at a record helped by gains in Apple, Tesla, Zoom and other tech companies. Positive developments on a vaccine front have driven...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Asian stock markets declined Friday as questions about the effectiveness of one possible coronavirus vaccine weighed on investor optimism. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Stocks rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 hits record high

Nov. 27, 2020 2:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 rose to a record high Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy. The benchmark index rose 8.70 points, or 0.2%, led by gains in technology companies, and closed at an all-time high of 3,638.35....

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Asian stock markets declined Friday as questions about the effectiveness of one possible coronavirus vaccine weighed on investor optimism. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks fall amid unease about vaccine development

Nov. 26, 2020 10:41 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets declined Friday as questions about the effectiveness of one possible coronavirus vaccine weighed on investor optimism. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney retreated while Shanghai gained. Investors have been encouraged by reports of progress toward a...

A currency trader talks on the phone near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Asian shares were mixed Thursday, after Wall Street took a pause from the optimism underlined in a record-setting climb earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

World markets subdued as US trading shut for Thanksgiving

Nov. 26, 2020 4:09 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued on Thursday after significant gains in recent days and as U.S. trading remained closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Investors have been in an upbeat mood this week, pushing the Dow above 30,000 for the first time, on news of the development of coronavirus...