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Asian shares rise after Wall Street gain on solid earnings

Oct. 16, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after a Wall Street rally driven by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.2% to 22,476.70, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.2% to 6,729.50. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was unchanged at 26,505.95, while...

Japan typhoon death toll climbs, while floodwaters recede

Oct. 16, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government says the death toll from a weekend typhoon that caused widespread flooding has climbed to 63, with another 11 presumed dead. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that a further 11 people are missing in typhoon-hit areas in central and northern Japan. Suga...

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gain on solid earnings

Oct. 15, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.6% in morning trading to 22,554.05, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.0% to 6,720.10, while South Korea's Kospi added 0.6% to...

MGM Resorts sells Circus Circus, Bellagio on Las Vegas Strip

Oct. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International announced the sale Tuesday of two casinos that will significantly alter its portfolio of Las Vegas Strip properties and offer up cash. The Las Vegas-based company said it is selling the Circus Circus hotel-casino for $825 million to Treasure Island casino owner...

Golf Glance

Oct. 15, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

PGA TOUR CJ CUP AT NINE BRIDGES Site: Jeju Island, South Korea. Course: The Club at Nine Bridges. Yardage: 7,241. Par: 72. Television: Wednesday-Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Golf Channel). Purse: $9.75 million. Winner's share: $1,755,000. Defending champion: Brooks Koepka. FedEx Cup leader: Lanto Griffin. Last...

More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

Oct. 15, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster response and eventual reconstruction. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary...

World shares mostly higher ahead of earnings reports

Oct. 15, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose on Tuesday as investors gauged the outlook for the U.S.-China trade dispute and looked to earnings reports from large banks. Germany's DAX advanced 0.4% to 12,537 and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.6% to 5,674. London's FTSE 100 was down 0.4% at 7,185. In New York,...

Flooded bullet trains show Japan's risks from disasters

Oct. 15, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The typhoon that ravaged Japan last week hit with unusual speed and ferocity, leaving homes buried in mud and people stranded on rooftops. But nothing spoke more of the powerlessness of modernization against natural disasters than rows of bullet trains deluged in floodwaters in Nagano, a...

Asia shares mixed as optimism over China-US trade deal fades

Oct. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8% to 22,194.94 as Tokyo reopened from a public holiday and investors caught up on the news of a preliminary trade deal between China and the U.S. struck Friday in Washington....

Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Roger Federer wants to become a five-time Olympian. Already the most successful male tennis player in terms of Grand Slam singles titles, Federer wants to add another piece of hardware to his impressive collection. If he's healthy. "My heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games...