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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. Five technology giants reported mixed earnings results Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 a sign of varying fortunes as they try to rebound from an pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year. While all five — Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Twitter — exceeded analyst expectations, gloomy forecasts and other uncertainties led to share-price declines for all but Alphabet in after-market trading.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Tech giants report strong results, but murky outlooks

Oct. 29, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

Five technology giants reported strong earnings but mixed outlooks Thursday, a sign of varying fortunes as they work to rebound from a pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year. While all five — Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Twitter — exceeded analyst expectations,...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Oct. 29, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

Technology companies helped drive stocks higher Thursday as Wall Street recouped some of its losses from a steep sell-off a day earlier. The gains followed encouraging data on the pace of layoffs and on how powerfully the economy rebounded during the summer from its coronavirus-induced coma. Expectations for...

Visitors to the financial district walk past the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in New York.  U.S. stocks are drifting on Thursday after better-than-expected reports on the economy help stabilize Wall Street following its worst rout in months.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Wall Street ends higher after shaking off a wobbly start

Oct. 29, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

U.S. stocks shook off an early slide and closed broadly higher Thursday as the market steadied after its worst drop in more than four months. The S&P 500 rose 1.2%, bouncing back from a drop of 0.3% in the early going. Traders welcomed encouraging data on the pace of layoffs and how powerfully the economy...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange. After Donald Trump shocked markets by winning the presidency four years ago, investors quickly agreed on which stocks would benefit most from his election. But four years later, many of those stocks have since faded back, and stocks that were afterthoughts have become the market's leaders.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Wall Street soared under Trump, but it's been a rocky ride

Oct. 29, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The last four years have been good for stocks, with the S&P 500 climbing more than 50% and many 401(k) balances looking healthier, as President Donald Trump likes to point out so often. But a look at the market’s winners and losers since Trump’s surprise win in 2016 also...

A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Asian shares logged moderate losses on Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

Oct. 28, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. The selling in U.S. markets followed broad declines in Europe, where the French president announced tough measures to slow the virus’ spread and German officials agreed...

Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a moving bus on a street in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China says latest outbreak appears contained

Oct. 28, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northwestern China region of Xinjiang say they believe they have contained the country’s latest coronavirus outbreak. Xinjiang reported 23 new confirmed cases Thursday, all involving people who had initially tested positive but displayed no symptoms. It was the second...

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%...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Oct. 27, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday, adding to the market's losses a day after the S&P 500 had its worst drop in a month. Most of the stocks in the benchmark index fell, particularly banks, oil producers and other companies whose profits tend to track the strength of the economy. Those losses...

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. ...

This May 7, 2020, file photo, shows a Dunkin' Donuts at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon, Pa. The Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee chain confirmed it's held talks to be taken private by a private equity firm, sending shares rocketing to an all-time high at the opening bell Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Dunkin' shares hit all-time high after holding buyout talks

Oct. 26, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

The Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee chain has confirmed it's held talks to be taken private by a private equity firm, sending its shares rocketing to an all-time high Monday. Dunkin’ Brands Group said it’s in preliminary discussions with Inspire Brands, which also owns Arby’s and Jimmy...