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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...

Verizon loses bet on digital ads, takes $4.6B accounting hit

Dec. 12, 2018 12:28 PM EST

Verizon's big bet on digital advertising isn't panning out. The wireless company spent more than $4 billion to buy AOL and nearly $5 billion to buy Yahoo as part of an effort to compete with Facebook and Google in a growing market for digital advertising. Now, Verizon is slicing the value of those two businesses...

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...

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...

China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday

Dec. 10, 2018 10:16 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened...

Markets Right Now: US stocks end a bumpy day slightly higher

Dec. 10, 2018 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended another bumpy day slightly higher as gains by big technology companies helped the market erase an early plunge. Facebook added 3.2 percent and Microsoft rose 2.6 percent Monday. Chipmaker Qualcomm rose...