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The Latest: Sore, tired Djokovic expects to be OK for QFs

Jan. 21, 2019 10:29 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 2 a.m. Record-chasing Novak Djokovic is feeling sore and tired following his late-finishing win over Daniil Medvedev, but thinks he will be OK for his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Kei Nishikori. "I...

Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2019 9:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open's main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium's speakers implored spectators to welcome "the world's No. 1 player — from Romania, Simona Halep." Oops. Williams, wearing...

Markets Right Now: Banks lead stock gains on Wall Street

Jan. 16, 2019 4:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Strong earnings from several big banks powered more gains on Wall Street, with Goldman Sachs and Bank of America leading the way. Goldman Sachs jumped 9.5 percent Wednesday, its biggest gain in 10 years, after the...

Stocks edge up on Chinese growth plan, ahead of Brexit vote

Jan. 15, 2019 7:34 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Tuesday as after Chinese officials set out plans to support the world's second-biggest economy through a slowdown. Investors were also looking at corporate earnings as well as a vote later by the British parliament on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong...

Asian shares recover as China outlines 2019 policy plans

Jan. 14, 2019 10:57 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets bounced back from slight early losses on Tuesday after senior economic officials said Beijing will cut taxes and keep monetary policy flexible to help weather China's slowdown. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index, reopening after a market holiday, added 0.9 percent to...

Global stocks give up some gains after solid start to year

Jan. 11, 2019 8:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets drifted lower Friday as investors booked some profits after an encouraging couple of weeks that have helped many of the world's leading indexes halve the losses notched up during a bleak end to 2018. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX slipped 0.4 percent to 10,879 while the...

Missouri man retraces Ozarks explorer's historic trek

Jan. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EST

OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Deep inside Smallin Civil War Cave, Rick Mansfield stood next to the very spot where famed Ozarks explorer Henry Rowe Schoolcraft stood 200 years ago. In the dim light, Schoolcraft — age 25 at the time — noted the two pools of water flowing along the sides of a massive...

Industrials lead US stocks higher again; Macy's nosedives

Jan. 10, 2019 5:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A day of back-and-forth trading Thursday ended with the fifth gain in a row for U.S. stocks. Industrial companies like Boeing and General Electric rose while retailers fell as Macy's suffered its biggest loss of all time. Stocks struggled in the early going and the Dow Jones Industrial...

Markets Right Now: Stocks post their 5th gain in a row

Jan. 10, 2019 4:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The stock market shook off a rocky start and managed to end higher, stretching its winning streak into five days, the longest run since September. Industrial companies and chipmakers were among the biggest winners in...

Hopes of US-China trade breakthrough lift global stocks

Jan. 9, 2019 7:51 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Share prices around the world surged further Wednesday amid hopes the U.S. and China are on course to resolve their trade dispute following three days of discussions in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX added 1.1 percent to 10,919 while the CAC 40 in France climbed 1.2 percent...