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Markets Right Now: S&P 500, Dow at records; Nasdaq falls

Nov. 13, 2019 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on Wall Street but with enough lift to set more record highs for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrials. Major indexes had been higher at midday Wednesday but took a stumble...

Asian stocks mostly lower after US indexes hit pause

Nov. 6, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after a meandering day of trading in the U.S. left stock indexes close to their record highs. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.3% to 2,969.81. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was down 0.1% at 23,275.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.4% to 27,589.65 and South...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end broadly lower, led by banks

Oct. 31, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing modestly lower on Wall Street, but the S&P 500 was still on track for a weekly gain after closing at record highs twice this week. Banks fell more than the rest of the market Thursday as bond...

World shares mostly lower as investors eye Fed, trade news

Oct. 30, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares mostly retreated Wednesday as investors eye a possible interest rate cut in the U.S. while hoping for a breakthrough on the U.S.-China trade front. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,308, while Germany's DAX shed 0.1% to 12,925. The CAC 40 in Paris edged 0.1% higher. The Dow and...

North Korea says it's running out of patience with US

Oct. 26, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday said it's running out of patience with the United States over what it described as hostile policies and unilateral disarmament demands, and warned that a close personal relationship between the leaders alone wouldn't be enough to prevent nuclear diplomacy...

Schumer calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

Oct. 20, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals. Sen. Chuck Schumer says Sunday the FDA must take more action to regulate the baby food industry. A study by Healthy...

Markets Right Now: US stocks jump on trade progress

Oct. 11, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing sharply higher Friday as the U.S. and China reached a partial deal on trade and said they would continue negotiating. President Donald Trump agreed to suspend an increase in tariffs on $250 billion...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on trade optimism

Oct. 10, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while Shanghai edged lower following a week of gains. Traders were encouraged by President Donald Trump's plan to meet...

Markets Right Now: Stocks climb on hopes for trade progress

Oct. 10, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as traders turn hopeful that meetings in Washington will yield progress on the long-running U.S.-China trade dispute. Markets were encouraged Thursday after President...

European markets down, Asia gains ahead of US-China talks

Oct. 8, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell in Europe on Tuesday as Brexit negotiations faltered and as tensions between the U.S. and China rose ahead of trade talks between the world's two largest economies. Market sentiment was dented after the British government said that the chances of a Brexit deal with the European...