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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, traders Steven Kaplan, left, and Gregory Rowe react at the closing on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street is opening slightly higher, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, as markets recover from steep losses Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Wall Street steadies itself after 4-day losing streak

Sep. 22, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are drifting higher on Wall Street Tuesday, steadying themselves a day after tumbling amid a raft of worries about the pandemic and governments’ response to it. The S&P 500 was 0.3% higher on the heels of its first four-day losing streak since the market was selling off...

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Shares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares track Wall Street retreat on pandemic pains

Sep. 22, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

Shares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.3% to 23,894.72 and the Kospi in South Korea sank 1.7% to 2,348.24. The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia lost 0.6% to 5,787.00 and the Shanghai Composite index edged 0.1%...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 21, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery fell $1.80 to $39.31 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for November delivery fell $1.71 to $41.44 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery fell 6 cents to $1.18 a gallon. October heating oil fell 5 cents to $1.11 a gallon. October natural gas fell 21 cents to...

FILE - Marble sculptures occupy the pediment above the New York Stock Exchange signage, Tuesday Aug. 25, 2020, in New York.  Stocks are drifting in mixed trading on Wall Street Friday, Sept. 18, as another zig-zag week for markets closes out following their abrupt loss of momentum this month.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

US stocks fall as market decline extends for third week

Sep. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

Wall Street capped another turbulent week of trading Friday with a broad slide in stocks that left the S&P 500 with its third-straight weekly loss. The S&P 500 fell 1.1%, led once again by a sell-off in technology companies, with Apple, Amazon and Alphabet weighing particularly on the market. Technology...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 18, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery rose 14 cents to $41.11 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for November delivery fell 15 cents to $43.15 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery rose 1 cent to $1.24 a gallon. October heating oil was little changed at $1.16 a gallon. October natural gas rose 1...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, the Wall St. street sign is framed by American flags flying outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  Stocks are falling early on Wall Street Thursday, Sept. 17,  as the late selling from the previous day carries over.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Asia slightly higher despite Wall Street slump, virus fears

Sep. 17, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were slightly higher Friday despite some investor attention shifting again to the uncertainties in global economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, as reflected in the overnight fall on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was little changed but inched up less than 0.1% in...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 17, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery rose 81 cents to $40.97 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose $1.08 to $43.30 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery rose 4 cents to $1.22 a gallon. October heating oil rose 4 cents to $1.16 a gallon. October natural gas fell 22...

Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Asian stock markets declined Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated its benchmark interest rate will stay close to zero at least through 2023 but announced no additional stimulus plans. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks retreat on lack of new Fed action

Sep. 16, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

Asian stock markets declined Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated its benchmark interest rate will stay close to zero at least through 2023 but announced no additional stimulus plans. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all retreated. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Sep. 16, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery rose $1.88 to $40.16 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose $1.69 to $42.22 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for October delivery rose 5 cents to $1.19 a gallon. October heating oil rose 2 cents to $1.12 a gallon. October natural gas fell 9 cents...

A currency trader stands near a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after advances for big technology companies carried Wall Street to further gains overnight. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street gains

Sep. 15, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after advances for big technology companies carried Wall Street to further gains overnight. Benchmarks rose modestly in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but the Shanghai Composite index was almost flat. Investors are awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve...