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Pedestrian stand in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Asian shares are trading mostly higher as investors await central bank decisions later in the week and upcoming earnings reports. Shares rose Monday in Tokyo, Sydney and Shanghai but fell in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

World shares mixed ahead of central bank decisions

Jan. 20, 2020 3:51 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe and Asia on Monday investors awaited central bank decisions and earnings reports due out in coming weeks. U.S. stock markets will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. France's CAC 40 declined 0.3% to 6,084.84, while Germany's DAX shed 0.1%...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Jan. 17, 2020 5:08 PM EST

Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Friday as solid gains by technology and communications companies pushed major U.S. indexes to more record highs. Investors welcomed more strong quarterly results from banks. A report showing a December surge in new home construction provided the latest encouraging...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 17 (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Tech, communications stocks push US indexes to more records

Jan. 17, 2020 5:05 PM EST

Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a few more as modest gains nudged the major stock indexes to all-time highs. The benchmark S&P 500 index also notched its second-straight weekly gain. Technology stocks powered much of the market's broad gains, along with communication services companies...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo specialist Meric Greenbaum, center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Global stocks inspired by US rally, hopes for Chinese growth

Jan. 17, 2020 7:54 AM EST

Global stocks rose Friday, seemingly buoyed by high spirits on Wall Street, as new data suggested China's economic slowdown may have stabilized and Washington and Beijing signed a trade deal. European indexes were broadly higher, while markets in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong closed with gains, after the U.S.'s...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Jan. 16, 2020 5:04 PM EST

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday, pushing major indexes to more record highs. A batch of solid economic data injected more optimism into markets a day after the U.S. and China signed an initial trade deal. Technology companies powered the market's gains as investors mostly focused on a mixed...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo traders monitor stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange. Over the next few weeks, companies across the country will be telling investors how much profit they made in the last three months of 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

CEOs got a pass in 2019, but they need to grow profits soon

Jan. 16, 2020 2:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CEOs, you get one more mulligan. Over the next few weeks, companies across the country will be telling investors how much profit they made in the last three months of 2019. Analysts along Wall Street are setting expectations very low, again. They're forecasting a fourth-straight quarter of...

Investors monitor stock prices near Chinese New Year decorations hung up at a brokerage in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Share prices are mixed in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

World shares subdued after signing of China-US trade pact

Jan. 16, 2020 7:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets were subdued Thursday after the signing of a preliminary China-U.S. trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the world's two biggest economies. After Asian markets largely closed higher, Germany's DAX was down 0.1% to 13,418. The CAC 40 in Paris...

Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Share prices are mixed in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Asian shares mixed after signing of China-US trade pact

Jan. 15, 2020 11:42 PM EST

Share prices were mixed Thursday in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies. Japan's Nikkei 225 was flat Thursday at 23,925.70, while the Kospi in South Korea added 0.2% to 2,236.01....

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Jan. 15, 2020 4:59 PM EST

Stocks ended a wobbly day with modest gains, enough to send the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its first close above 29,000 points. The benchmark S&P 500 index also set a record high Wednesday, led by gains in health care stocks. Traders were hopeful that the signing of a preliminary trade deal between the...

Dow 29,000: Here are other times Dow has crossed milestones

Jan. 15, 2020 4:10 PM EST

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 29,000 points for the first time Wednesday. Here are other times the Dow first closed above 1,000-point milestones. 1,000: Nov. 14, 1972 2,000: Jan. 8, 1987 3,000: April 17, 1991 4,000: Feb. 23, 1995 5,000: Nov. 21, 1995 6,000: Oct. 14, 1996 7,000: Feb. 13, 1997...