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Governor: Norfolk Southern moving headquarters to Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2018 5:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta, bringing with it 850 jobs and more than $500 million in economic investment, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday. The company plans to build a new headquarters campus with 750,000...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Dec. 12, 2018 4:36 PM EST

U.S. stocks couldn't hang on to a big gain Wednesday, but they still finished broadly higher as technology and health care companies rose. That helped reverse some of the market's big losses from the week before. On Wednesday: The S&P 500 index rose 14.29 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,651.07. The Dow Jones...

Wall Street ends higher with help from tech and health care

Dec. 12, 2018 4:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks couldn't hang on to a big gain Wednesday, but they still finished broadly higher as technology and health care companies rose. That helped reverse some of the market's big losses from the week before. Stocks initially rallied after the Wall Street Journal reported that China's...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end higher on Wall Street

Dec. 12, 2018 4:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended higher as traders keep up hope that the U.S. and China will make progress on resolving their trade dispute. Technology and health care companies helped pull the market higher. Facebook rose 1.7 percent...

US-China trade hopes help shore up global stock markets

Dec. 12, 2018 8:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Global shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade talks while U.K. markets took in stride the news that British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote among her party's lawmakers later. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 1.2 percent at...

Hopes for US-China trade talks help push Asian shares higher

Dec. 11, 2018 9:22 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for U.S.-China trade talks. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.7 percent in early trading to 21,501.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.8 percent to 5,618.70. South Korea's Kospi was up nearly 1.0 percent at 2,073.20. Hong Kong's Hang...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Dec. 11, 2018 4:52 PM EST

U.S. stocks careened between big gains and losses on Tuesday before indexes ended the day mixed, the latest dizzying run for a market that's been dominated by them in recent months. A morning burst driven by hopes for U.S.-China trade talks gave way to losses triggered by falling bank stocks and the threat of a...

Markets Right Now: Stock market ends mixed after a bumpy day

Dec. 11, 2018 4:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The stock market ended another see-saw day broadly mixed after a big rally in the morning gave way to a brief drop in the afternoon. Stocks got off to a strong start Tuesday on encouraging news that the U.S. and China...

Global stocks buoyed by US-China trade talks

Dec. 11, 2018 8:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world spiked higher Tuesday after Wall Street rebounded amid hopes the U.S. and China are back negotiating over their trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 2 percent to 10,831 while France's CAC 40 was up 2 percent at 4,837. Britain's FTSE 100...

Asian shares mixed on concerns over trade, economic outlook

Dec. 10, 2018 10:52 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China can manage to resolve their festering trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to 21,127.00 and South Korea's Kospi added less than 0.1 percent to 2,055.07. Hong Kong's Hang...