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Consumer products, health care companies lead stock gains

Mar. 19, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in morning trading on Wall Street Tuesday as the market extended a winning streak well into a second week. Consumer product makers, health care and technology companies posted some of the biggest gains. Chipmakers were among the biggest winners. Advanced Micro...

Asian shares mixed in muted trading ahead of US Fed meeting

Mar. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 21,528.23 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.1 percent to 6,182.10. South Korea's Kospi inched down...

Westbrook confronts 2 fans at Jazz game, cites racial taunt

Mar. 12, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook confronted a man and his wife during a game after the Oklahoma City star says the two racially taunted him. The heated exchange came early in the second quarter of the Thunder's 98-89 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Westbrook was on the bench and stood...

Markets Right Now: Tech stocks lead rally; Boeing hits Dow

Mar. 11, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. ___ A rally in the technology sector is pushing U.S. stocks to broad gains Monday, led by Apple and chipmakers. The S&P 500 posted its biggest increase since late January. Nvidia was the index's strongest...

First down week since January for S&P 500 as unease spreads

Mar. 8, 2019 4:57 PM EST

Another wave of selling on Wall Street Friday left the S&P 500 with its worst weekly showing since January and its eighth loss in the last nine days. The sell-off, which lost some strength toward the end of the day, followed a surprisingly weak jobs report and more signs that the global economy is hitting the...

Asian shares fall, China's edge up on bullish growth target

Mar. 4, 2019 11:22 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares have declined in most Asian markets, tracking an overnight sell-off on Wall Street. But stocks in Shanghai and Shenzhen advanced early Tuesday after the government set an ambitious target for growth this year that implies strong government support for the economy. The Shanghai...

Markets Right Now: Health care, tech lead losses for stocks

Mar. 4, 2019 4:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks gave up an early rally and ended broadly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in health care companies. UnitedHealth Group sank 4.1 percent Monday, the biggest loss among the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower, led by tech losses

Feb. 28, 2019 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street after the government reported that economic growth slowed down at the end of last year. Technology companies led the way lower Thursday. Apple fell 1 percent, and HP plunged...

The Latest: Denver teachers back at work after 3-day strike

Feb. 15, 2019 12:28 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver teachers strike (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Denver teachers are back at work after reaching a deal to raise their pay, ending a three-day strike. Under a deal reached Thursday, the union said teachers would get a base pay raise of between 7 to 11 percent in the next...

Asian shares retreat as China, US begin trade negotiations

Feb. 13, 2019 10:26 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing's technology policy. Hong Kong's Hang Seng...