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Asian shares fall after US stumble, eying China trade talk

Mar. 28, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday, following a slip on Wall Street, as investors watched the continuing trade talks between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.5 percent in early trading to 21,049.94, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 recouped earlier losses to be up...

Asian shares mixed following rebound on Wall Street

Mar. 27, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia early Wednesday after U.S. stocks finished broadly higher on Wall Street, erasing modest losses from a day earlier. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.5 percent to 21,328.88 while the Shanghai Composite added 0.6 percent to 3,013.57. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.5...

Correction: Financial Markets story

Mar. 26, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

In a story March 22 about the financial markets, The Associated Press misspelled the name of asset management company Schroders. A corrected version of the story is below: Stocks, bond yields fall sharply as growth worries spread New signs the global economic growth is slowing roiled Wall Street Friday,...

Asian shares gain as Fed says it will hold off on rate hikes

Mar. 21, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia were mostly higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index advanced 0.6 percent to 3,109.48 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 29,365.55. South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.3...

Law enforcement, dealers work on precious metal theft cases

Mar. 17, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

PLUMSTEAD, Pa. (AP) — A recent jewelry theft arrest in Plumstead is just one recent example of the mutually beneficial relationship between law enforcement and precious metal buyers. When a young woman stopped by Doylestown Gold Exchange in January with more than 40 pieces of jewelry she said came from a...

Rare Chinese manuscript found in closet

Mar. 16, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — The fragile, yellowed, woodblock manuscript is in relatively good condition, remarkable considering its age and the location where it was found: in a dark, dank storage closet in the Beaver Falls Historical Museum in the bowels of the Carnegie Free Library on Seventh Avenue. It's...

Tech companies power US stocks to solid weekly gain

Mar. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

The S&P 500 rose to a new high for the year Friday as resurgent technology stocks closed out their best week in four months with solid gains. Financial, health care and consumer stocks also helped lift the market. The gains erased losses from last week, when the S&P 500 had its worst week of the year. The...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher ahead of Brexit vote

Mar. 12, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Britain's vote on a plan to leave the European Union. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.2 percent to 3,092.99 points and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 1.9 percent to 21,530.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.5 percent to...

Erie women fight to vote: A look at suffrage movement

Mar. 9, 2019 3:06 AM EST

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Who fought for women's right to vote in Erie County? 'Shop girls,' bankers' wives and teachers. It was one of the largest grassroots movements in American political history. One hundred years ago, in June 1919, women won the right to vote when Congress passed the 19th Amendment promising...

First down week since January for S&P 500 as unease spreads

Mar. 8, 2019 4:57 PM EST

Another wave of selling on Wall Street Friday left the S&P 500 with its worst weekly showing since January and its eighth loss in the last nine days. The sell-off, which lost some strength toward the end of the day, followed a surprisingly weak jobs report and more signs that the global economy is hitting the...