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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, a sign for Wall Street is carved in the side of a building, in New York. Technology stocks were off to a good start on Wall Street, but other parts of the markets weren't as strong, leaving major indexes mixed in the early going. The S&P 500 was up 0.3% in the first few minutes of trading Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq climbed 1.4%. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

A bumpy day on Wall Street ends with stock indexes mixed

Jan. 25, 2021 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks swerved to a mixed finish on Wall Street Monday, ahead of a deluge of corporate earnings reports scheduled to arrive this week. The S&P 500 rose 13.89 points, or 0.4%, to 3,855.36 as gains for influential Big Tech stocks were big enough to steady the index and return it to a...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jan. 25, 2021 3:57 PM EST

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for March delivery rose 50 cents to $52.77 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for March delivery rose 47 cents to $55.88 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for February delivery rose 1 cent to $1.56 a gallon. February heating oil rose 2 cents to $1.59 a gallon. February natural gas rose 16 cents...

In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbi, left, meets with Switzerland's ambassador to Lebanon Monika Schmutz Kirgöz, right, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Wehbi held talks Monday with Kirgöz days after Switzerland started a probe into possible money laundering and embezzlement at the country's central bank. (Dalati Nohra via AP)

Swiss envoy, Lebanese FM holds talks amid central bank probe

Jan. 25, 2021 7:39 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s foreign minister held talks Monday with the Swiss ambassador to Beirut after Switzerland started a probe into possible money laundering and embezzlement at the Mideast country’s central bank. Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbi and ambassador Monika Schmutz Kirgoz did not...

A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Asian shares rose Monday amid some hope for recovering economies slammed by the pandemic, as market attention turned to upcoming company earnings. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares rise on recovery hopes, markets eye earnings

Jan. 24, 2021 10:53 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday amid some hopes for recovering economies slammed by the pandemic, as market attention turned to upcoming company earnings. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.5% in morning trading to 28,767.43. Australia's S&P/ASX200 added 0.4% to 6,829.60. South Korea's...

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Iyed Bilal, the director of the treasury department of the Syrian Central Bank, shows the new banknote of 5000 Syrian pounds during a press briefing, in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The new 5,000 Syrian Lira bank note goes into circulation Sunday, the largest denomination in the country reeling from 10 years of conflict and a crippling economic crisis. (SANA via AP)

Syria floats new bank note amid soaring inflation

Jan. 24, 2021 12:35 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A new, 5,000 Syrian Lira bank note goes into circulation Sunday, the largest denomination in the country reeling from a decade of conflict and a crippling economic crisis. Syria’s currency has been on a downward spiral since the conflict began in 2011. Trading that year at 47...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders work on the floor during the United Wholesale Mortgage IPO, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Wall Street is tapping the brakes on its record-setting rally this week, as markets worldwide take a pause on Friday. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Mixed finish on Wall Street as worldwide rally takes a pause

Jan. 22, 2021 4:51 PM EST

Wall Street tapped the brakes on its recent record-setting rally Friday with a mixed finish for the major stock indexes, though the S&P 500 still ended the week with its third weekly gain in four. The benchmark index fell 0.3%, snapping a three-day winning streak, but notched a 1.9% gain for the week. The...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jan. 22, 2021 3:33 PM EST

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for March delivery fell 86 cents to $52.27 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for March delivery fell 69 cents to $55.41 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for February delivery was little changed at $1.55 a gallon. February heating oil fell 2 cents to $1.58 a gallon. February natural gas fell 4...

Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021. Speculation has gripped social media in Iran that Bitcoin is to blame for a series of recent power blackouts across the country. The government launched a major crackdown on Bitcoin processing centers which use immense amounts of electricity and are a huge burden on the power grid. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

Jan. 22, 2021 1:04 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's capital and major cities plunged into darkness in recent weeks as rolling outages left millions without electricity for hours. Traffic lights died. Offices went dark. Online classes stopped. With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic and...

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian stocks sink after China coronavirus resurgence

Jan. 21, 2021 11:28 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Australia declined. South Korea advanced. Overnight, Wall Street closed higher. Gains for tech stocks offset losses elsewhere....

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jan. 21, 2021 4:15 PM EST

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for March delivery fell 11 cents to $53.13 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for March delivery rose 2 cents to $56.10 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for February delivery was little changed at $1.55 a gallon. February heating oil was also little changed at $1.60 a gallon. February natural...