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Stocks end wobbly day with slight gains ahead of jobs report

Dec. 5, 2019 5:00 PM EST

Wall Street capped a wobbly day of trading Thursday with slight gains for the major stock indexes as technology companies and banks outweighed declines elsewhere in the market. The muted trading came as investors looked ahead to a key government report on jobs and kept an eye on developments in the negotiations...

Global stocks turn higher on renewed trade hopes

Dec. 4, 2019 8:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher on Wednesday on hopes that negotiations toward a U.S.-China trade deal are proceeding despite tough rhetoric from U.S. President Donald Trump. Sentiment improved during European trading hours, with indexes and Wall Street futures pushing higher. Trump said...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on trade worries

Dec. 4, 2019 12:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year. Benchmarks in Tokyo and Hong Kong fell more than 1% while Shanghai and South Korea also retreated. Trump said he has "no deadline" for a...

Stocks fall as Trump downplays chances of China trade deal

Dec. 3, 2019 8:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares turned lower on Tuesday amid pessimism over a standoff between the U.S. and China and new tensions between the U.S. and France on tariffs. President Donald Trump appeared to downplay the chances for a deal to end the U.S.-China trade war before the end of the year. Speaking in...

Asian shares slip after US stock tumble amid trade tensions

Dec. 2, 2019 11:03 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped Tuesday, following a drop on Wall Street amid pessimism over U.S.-China trade tensions. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.7% to 23,379.05. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slid 2.0% to 6,725.30. South Korea’s Kospi declined nearly 0.5% to 2,082.45. Hong...

Global markets steady at start of busy economic data week

Dec. 2, 2019 8:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited developments on the U.S.-China trade talks front and a raft of economic data this week that culminates with monthly U.S. jobs figures. In Europe, Germany’s DAX was down 0.2% at 13,205 while the CAC 40 in...

Asian stocks rise after China factory activity improves

Dec. 1, 2019 11:59 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Chinese factory activity improved ahead of a possible U.S. tariff hike on Chinese imports. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Monthly surveys showed Chinese manufacturing output rose in November, defying expectations of a decline. That...

US stocks close out half-day session with broad losses

Nov. 29, 2019 3:20 PM EST

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday following a shortened trading session a day after the Thanksgiving holiday that left the market slightly below its record highs. Technology, health care and industrial stocks accounted for a big slice of the selling. Several big retailers also dragged the market lower as...

World shares mostly slide in ‘Black Friday’ retreat

Nov. 29, 2019 7:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets mostly fell Friday as investors gauged whether renewed China-U.S. tensions might lead to a “Black Friday” sell-off, and with U.S. traders largely out for a long weekend. U.S. financial markets were closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and will have a...

Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed

Nov. 28, 2019 10:51 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Shares extended losses in Asia on Friday after Japan and South Korea reported weak manufacturing data that suggest a worsening toll from trade tensions. U.S. markets were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and will have a half-day session on Friday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1%...