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FILE- In this July 21, 2020 file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are falling in early trading on Friday, Oct. 30,  as Wall Street closes out a punishing week and its first back-to-back monthly loss since March, when worries about the pandemic were first peaking.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week

Oct. 30, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Wall Street closed out another punishing week Friday with the S&P 500 posting its first back-to-back monthly loss since the pandemic first gripped the economy in March. The S&P 500 dropped 1.2% and ended the week with a 5.6% loss, its worst in seven months. Sharp drops in big technology stocks drove much...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Oct. 30, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for December delivery fell 38 cents to $35.79 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for December delivery fell 19 cents to $37.46 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for November delivery was unchanged at $1.05 a gallon. November heating oil fell 1 cent to $1.08 a gallon. December natural gas rose...

A currency trader walks by screens showing the foreign exchange rates and the Korean Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (KOSDAQ) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus from Washington and Europe.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

Oct. 29, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus from Washington and Europe. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul all retreated. Shanghai swung between gains and losses. Investors have been dismayed...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Oct. 29, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for December delivery fell $1.22 to $36.17 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for December delivery fell $1.47 to $37.65 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for November delivery fell 3 cents to $1.05 a gallon. November heating oil fell 3 cents to $1.09 a gallon. December natural gas rose 1 cent...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Oct. 28, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for December delivery fell $2.18 to $37.39 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for December delivery fell $2.08 to $39.12 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for November delivery fell 6 cents to $1.08 a gallon. November heating oil fell 4 cents to $1.11 a gallon. November natural gas fell 2...

People wearing face masks walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Asian shares headed lower Wednesday on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asian stocks fall on worries over rising virus cases, US aid

Oct. 27, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares headed lower Wednesday on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy. The uncertainty surrounding the upcoming U.S. election also has regional market players hesitant to make big moves. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.3%...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Oct. 27, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for December delivery rose $1.01 to $39.57 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for December delivery rose 74 cents to $41.20 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for November delivery rose 3 cents to $1.14 a gallon. November heating oil rose 4 cents to $1.16 a gallon. November natural gas was...

A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Shares skidded in Asia on Tuesday after surging coronavirus cases and waning hopes for U.S. economic stimulus gave Wall Street its worst day in a month. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares slip after Wall St's worst day in a month

Oct. 27, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

Shares skidded in Asia on Tuesday after surging coronavirus cases and waning hopes for U.S. economic stimulus gave Wall Street its worst day in a month. Stock benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney. Shares were flat in South Korea, where economic growth data were slightly better than expected. ...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Oct. 26, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for December delivery fell $1.29 to $38.56 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for December delivery fell $1.31 to $40.46 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for November delivery fell 3 cents to $1.11 a gallon. November heating oil fell 3 cents to $1.12 a gallon. November natural gas rose 5 cents...

People stand outside an exchange office in landmark Taksim Square, in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The Turkish currency continued its slide to reach an all time low on Monday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the United States to slap sanctions over his government's decision to test its Russian-made air defense system. (AP Photo)

Turkish lira drops to record low over US sanction threat

Oct. 26, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish currency slid further Monday to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the United States to slap sanctions over his government’s decision to test its Russian-made air defense system. The lira dropped another 1.3% to...