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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo specialist Meric Greenbaum, center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Global stocks inspired by US rally, hopes for Chinese growth

Jan. 17, 2020 7:54 AM EST

Global stocks rose Friday, seemingly buoyed by high spirits on Wall Street, as new data suggested China's economic slowdown may have stabilized and Washington and Beijing signed a trade deal. European indexes were broadly higher, while markets in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong closed with gains, after the U.S.'s...

A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan at 3.65%

Jan. 16, 2020 2:30 PM EST
This week Last week Year ago 30-year fixed 3.65 3.64 4.45 15-year fixed 3.09 3.07 3.88 5-year adjustable 3.39 3.30 3.87
Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Share prices are mixed in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Asian shares mixed after signing of China-US trade pact

Jan. 15, 2020 11:42 PM EST

Share prices were mixed Thursday in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies. Japan's Nikkei 225 was flat Thursday at 23,925.70, while the Kospi in South Korea added 0.2% to 2,236.01....

FILE - In this March 26, 2014 file photo, BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence Fink is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network's

Climate is changing. Investing needs to, too, says BlackRock

Jan. 14, 2020 3:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A changing climate means dramatic risks for the world — and for investments too, the chief of the world’s largest investment manager said Tuesday. To prepare for and protect against those risks, BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink said in his influential annual letter to CEOs that his...

FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Global stock markets are subdued as investors look ahead to the signing of an interim U.S.-China trade deal. Indexes were mixed in Europe while those in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea finished higher. Investor focus has shifted to the trade deal as concern over potential U.S.-Iranian conflict has faded.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Asian shares rise on optimism about US-China trade deal

Jan. 13, 2020 10:35 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday amid optimism that a trade deal between the U.S. and China will be a boon for the regional economy. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% in morning trading to 24,026.10, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.6% to 6,946.80. South...

A Chinese investor uses his smartphone as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Asian shares rose Friday as worries receded the United States and Iran might be stepping closer to the edge of war, and U.S. indexes hit records. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Asian shares rise after US stocks set records as fears fade

Jan. 9, 2020 11:20 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Friday as worries receded the United States and Iran might be stepping closer to the edge of war, and U.S. indexes hit records. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% in morning trading to 23,776.09. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.7% to 6,923.50. South Korea's Kospi...

FILE - This April 13, 2019, file photo, shows homes in suburban Salt Lake City. On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at 3.64%

Jan. 9, 2020 1:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest level in 13 weeks, as financial markets roiled by U.S.-Iran conflict pushed investors toward the safety of Treasury bonds. The yield on Treasury bonds, especially the 10-year note, tends to influence mortgage rates. Mortgage...

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, delivers a speech during a parliament session in Athens, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Greek lawmakers debate on the state budget for 2020. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Greece retains negative yield in first debt auction of year

Jan. 8, 2020 8:14 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has raised 487.5 million euros ($544.4 million) in a treasury bill sale that saw the country maintain its negative interest rate in the first debt auction of the year as the debt-strapped country attempts to regain full market access. The Public Debt Management Agency said the...

A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Oil prices rose and Asian stock markets fell Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general. Tokyo's stock market benchmark fell nearly 2%.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Oil up, stocks down after Iran missile attack on US troops

Jan. 8, 2020 4:05 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Oil prices rose and global stock markets fell Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general. Brent crude futures, the benchmark for international oils, spiked more than $3 per barrel in London before retreating. Stock markets...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo trader Michael Urkonis, left, and specialist Anthony Matesic work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Oil prices surge, stocks fall after US kills Iranian general

Jan. 3, 2020 4:59 PM EST

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street and oil prices surged Friday after a U.S. strike killed a top Iranian general in Iraq, raising tensions in the Middle East. The selling, which lost some momentum toward the end of the day, ended a five-week winning streak for the S&P 500 a day after the benchmark index hit...