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A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and more assurance for a transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares mostly rise on virus vaccine, Yellen hopes

Nov. 23, 2020 10:17 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and more assurance for a transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden. The U.S. federal government recognized Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3...

People wearing face masks walk past a screen showing the precautions against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The screen reads:

Asian stocks rise ahead of US economic data amid virus fears

Nov. 22, 2020 11:11 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Monday as investors looked ahead to quarterly U.S. economic data amid unease about anti-coronavirus curbs on business and wrangling over the American presidential election. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney rose while Hong Kong retreated. Japanese markets were...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, the American Flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are drifting close to their record highs Wednesday, Nov. 18 as hopes for a coronavirus vaccine coming in the future collide with worries about the worsening pandemic in the present.  The S&P 500 was 0.1% lower in early trading after flipping between small gains and losses.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on virus anxiety

Nov. 18, 2020 10:40 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as anxiety about the economic fallout from rising coronavirus infections in the United States and Europe clashed with optimism about a possible vaccine. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney retreated. On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P...

FILE - Brian Johnson, left, and Angus Young, of AC/DC, perform on the Rock or Bust Tour on Feb. 17, 2016, in Chicago.  After 47 years, the band is releasing its 17th studio album, “Power Up,” on Friday. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)

AC/DC is back and fighting off the black with new album

Nov. 12, 2020 11:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Through decades, deaths and disasters, AC/DC keeps thundering on. Forty-seven years along, and with the closest thing possible to their original lineup, the rockers on Friday are releasing “Power Up," their first album in six years. It’s also the first since the 2017...

In this undated photo provided by the New South Wales Police, an investigator holds a thumb drive which is part of seized material collected while investigating a major child sex abuse ring. A childcare worker and a children's soccer coach were among 16 men arrested in the Australian states of New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia in recent months on 828 charges of sexually abusing children, producing and distributing child abuse material and bestiality, Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Justine Gough said Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (NSW Police via AP)

Police expose global child abuse ring centered in Australia

Nov. 11, 2020 1:06 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A tip from U.S. authorities has exposed a major child sex abuse ring in Australia with links to the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe and New Zealand, police said on Wednesday. A childcare worker and a children’s soccer coach were among 16 men arrested in the Australian...

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Shares were mostly higher Wednesday in Asia after a worldwide rally spurred by hopes that a COVID-19 vaccine will help the global economy return to normal. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian shares mostly higher as focus shifts to virus recovery

Nov. 10, 2020 10:42 PM EST

Shares were mostly higher Wednesday in Asia after a worldwide rally spurred by hopes that a COVID-19 vaccine will help the global economy return to normal. Benchmarks advanced in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney but edged lower in Hong Kong and Shanghai, where new Chinese regulations focused on technology companies...

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Asian stock markets rose for second day Tuesday on hopes for progress toward a possible coronavirus vaccine that might allow the world to revive manufacturing, shopping and normal life. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian stocks rise for 2nd day on coronavirus vaccine hopes

Nov. 9, 2020 11:11 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose for second day Tuesday on hopes for progress toward a possible coronavirus vaccine that might allow the world to revive manufacturing, shopping and normal life. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney rose by more than 1% while Shanghai and Seoul also advanced. On...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. High-profile Australian journalists and large media organizations went on trial on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, on charges that they breached a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's sex abuse convictions in 2018 that have since been overturned. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Australian media on trial for breaching order in Pell case

Nov. 9, 2020 12:56 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — High-profile Australian journalists and large media organizations went on trial on Monday on charges that they breached a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell’s sex abuse convictions in 2018 that have since been overturned. A total of 18 individual...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, the American Flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  U.S. stocks are slipping Friday, Nov. 6, as Wall Street takes its first breather from a torrid run this week on enthusiasm about the upside of potential gridlock in Washington. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Stocks close a blistering week, even as uncertainty lingers

Nov. 6, 2020 4:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street took a breather Friday after a blistering rally that gave the market its biggest weekly gain since April and indicated investors see plenty of benefits from more gridlock in Washington. The S&P 500 inched down 1.01 point, or less than 0.1%, to 3,509.44, leaving its...

Men wearing masks against the spread of the coronavirus stand near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street rose amid protracted vote-counting following this week's U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street election gains

Nov. 5, 2020 10:54 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street rose amid protracted vote-counting following this week's U.S. elections. Tokyo and Sydney advanced while Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. Seoul swung between gains and losses. Markets are betting on control of the U.S. Congress being...