Financial markets

A man walks as a car drives by past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Most Asian stock markets gained while Japan edged down following Wall Street's rally at the end of a turbulent week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 28, 2018 - 3:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets advanced Friday while Japan edged down following Wall Street's rally after a turbulent week. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 0.7 percent to 10,454.51 points and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.7 percent to 4,627.44. London's FTSE 100 added 0.1...
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Trader Michael Capolino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange near the close of trading, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. U.S. stocks staged a furious late-afternoon rally Thursday, closing with gains after erasing a 600-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 27, 2018 - 9:31 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets gained while Japan edged down following Wall Street's rally at the end of a turbulent week. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent to 2,495.16 points while Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.6 percent to 19,964.54. Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced...
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Robert Charmak, right, talks with fellow trader Steven Kaplan on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Wall Street's wild Christmas week goes on, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping 300 points at the open Thursday, a day after notching its biggest-ever point gain. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 27, 2018 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. U.S. stocks are staging a furious late-afternoon rally Thursday, closing with gains after erasing a 600-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow rose 258 points, or 1.1 percent, adding to...
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Trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Wall Street's wild Christmas week goes on, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping 300 points at the open Thursday, a day after notching its biggest-ever point gain. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 27, 2018 - 12:38 pm
2018 was a big year in business news. A trade war heated up between the U.S. and China, Facebook's stock took a face-plant, and two big tech companies reached $1 trillion in value, although that was before this fall's stock market rout. Test your knowledge of this year's notable events in business...
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A headline appears on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Stocks are opening strongly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, with real estate, raw materials and energy stocks leading a broad rebound from Monday's steep losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 27, 2018 - 8:11 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — More wild market swings appeared imminent Thursday, with U.S. stocks heading sharply lower after the largest single-day point gain in history for the Dow. Slowing economic growth globally and a partial U.S. government shutdown heading into its sixth day whipsawed markets...
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A tourist is reflected in a window of the closed building housing the Liberty Bell, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Philadelphia. The building is closed due to the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 27, 2018 - 6:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they will get 24 hours' notice before having to return for a vote. And although the Senate is slated to come into session Thursday...
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Traders Peter Tuchman, right, slaps a high five before the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. The Dow closed up more than 1,000 points in best day for Wall Street in 10 years as stocks rally back from Christmas Eve beating.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 26, 2018 - 8:58 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — An incredible day on Wall Street, which saw major indexes finishing at least 5 percent higher, spurred early gains in Asia on Thursday as some traders returned from a Christmas break. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index rebounded 3.4 percent to 19,986.32. It tumbled more than 5...
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The Washington Monument is reflected in a window of a closed information station serving the World War II Memorial, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Washington. A shutdown affecting parts of the federal government appeared no closer to resolution Wednesday, with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a hardening standoff over border wall funding that threatens to carry over into January. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 26, 2018 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A shutdown affecting parts of the federal government appeared no closer to resolution Wednesday, with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a hardening standoff over border wall money that threatens to carry over into January. Trump vowed to hold the line,...
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December 26, 2018 - 4:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An Australian commodities trader pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Chicago to manipulating market prices by placing orders in the millions of dollars, then canceling them within milliseconds so that he could sell smaller orders at a profit. Jiongsheng "Jim" Zhao pleaded...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday after President Donald Trump said that there was "nothing new" in efforts to end the partial government shutdown over a U.S.-Mexico border wall. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 26, 2018 - 3:18 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower after President Donald Trump said that there was "nothing new" on the partial government shutdown over a U.S.-Mexico border wall. U.S. markets, which were closed for Christmas, were set to open higher on Wednesday. Stocks are still headed for their...
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