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FILE -In this June 16, 2020 file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York.  Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street Thursday, Aug. 13, a day after the S&P 500 closed just below its pre-pandemic record high. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Global shares slide on European travel limits, Chinese data

Aug. 14, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares fell on Friday after European countries imposed more limits on travel to counter a rise in coronavirus contagions and new data out of China showed that its economic recovery remains subdued. Shares in Europe trended lower after Britain said it was imposing a 14-day quarantine on...

FILE -In this June 16, 2020 file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York.  Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street Thursday, Aug. 13, a day after the S&P 500 closed just below its pre-pandemic record high. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Asian shares mixed on weak China data, worries over pandemic

Aug. 14, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors studied fresh data out of China showing that its recovery remains subdued. Shares rose in Japan and Australia, but fell in Hong Kong, South Korea and Shanghai. China said Friday that its factory output rose 4.8% from a year earlier in July, on a...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Aug. 13, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery fell 43 cents to settle at $42.24 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for October delivery fell 47 cents to $44.96 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for September delivery fell 1 cent $1.23 a gallon. September heating oil fell 2 cents to $1.24 a gallon. September natural...

FILE - This July 21, 2020 file photo shows The New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are rebounding in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Aug. 12, carrying the S&P 500 back toward the cusp of its record high. The benchmark index was up 1% after the first half-hour of trading and on pace for its eighth gain in nine days.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Asian shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally

Aug. 13, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday, cheered by the rally on Wall Street that's likely a boon for export-driven regional economies, even as investors worry about the coronanvirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.9% in morning trading to 23,272.34. South Korea's Kospi...

FILE - This July 21, 2020 file photo shows The New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are rebounding in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Aug. 12, carrying the S&P 500 back toward the cusp of its record high. The benchmark index was up 1% after the first half-hour of trading and on pace for its eighth gain in nine days.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks rebound on Wall Street, S&P 500 trades above record

Aug. 12, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, briefly nudging the S&P 500 above its all-time closing high set in February, before the coronavirus pandemic led to a historic market plunge. The benchmark index notched a 1.4% gain, its eighth in nine days. It ended within 0.2% of its record high from...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Aug. 12, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose $1.06 to settle at $42.67 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for October delivery rose 93 cents to $45.43 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for September delivery rose 4 cents $1.24 a gallon. September heating oil rose 2 cents to $1.26 a gallon. September natural...

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street pumped the brakes on its recent rally. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Shares mostly lower in Asia after retreat on Wall Street

Aug. 12, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street pumped the brakes on its recent rally. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index edged higher while the Shanghai Composite sank 2%. Overnight, a late slide in big technology companies left indexes broadly lower on Wall Street, breaking a seven-day winning...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Aug. 11, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery fell 33 cents to settle at $41.61 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for October delivery fell 49 cents to $44.50 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for September delivery fell 2 cents $1.20 a gallon. September heating oil was little changed at $1.24 a gallon. September...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo, a woman wearing a face mask walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo.  Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, Aug. 11, extending another rally that took the S&P 500 to within striking distance of its all-time high set in February. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Asian shares extend rally; S&P 500 within 1% of record

Aug. 10, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, extending another rally that took the S&P 500 to within striking distance of its all-time high set in February. Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 1.6% and Hong Kong gained more than 2% in early trading, even as the tally of confirmed new coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Aug. 10, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose 72 cents to settle at $41.94 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for October delivery rose 59 cents to $44.99 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for September delivery rose 2 cents $1.23 a gallon. September heating oil rose 2 cents to $1.24 a gallon. September natural...