Financial markets

FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo specialist Michael Pistillo watches the screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. One of the most reliable warning signals for recession just got a bit brighter. It lies in the bond market, and when it’s turned on at full-brightness, it has preceded every one of the U.S. economy’s recessions for more than half a century. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 04, 2018 - 4:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most reliable warning signals for a recession just got a bit brighter. The signal is called the "yield curve," and it shows how the bond market is feeling about the U.S. economy's long-term prospects. On Tuesday the yield curve signaled caution and, along with worries...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 04, 2018 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 1:08 p.m. Stocks are turning sharply lower on Wall Street as trading turns jittery again, erasing 500 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Banks led the market lower as bond yields fell sharply Tuesday,...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as investors wondered if a 90-day tariff truce was enough for the U.S. and China to resolve a range of issues from technology development to trade. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 04, 2018 - 1:35 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as traders questioned whether a 90-day truce in a tariff battle will allow the U.S. and China to resolve issues ranging from technology development to trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gave up 2.4 percent to 22,036.05 and the...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as investors wondered if a 90-day tariff truce was enough for the U.S. and China to resolve a range of issues from technology development to trade. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 03, 2018 - 9:46 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as investors questioned if a 90-day truce in a tariffs battle will allow the U.S. and China to resolve a range of issues from technology development to trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index shed 1.0 percent to 22,356.80 and the Kospi...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 . Shares are advancing in Asia following the meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, who agreed moderate tensions over trade. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 03, 2018 - 4:14 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares surged Monday in Europe and Asia after the U.S. and China reached a 90-day truce in a trade dispute that has dampened global growth and rattled investors worldwide. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX climbed 2.5 percent to 11,542.49 and France's CAC 40 was up 2 percent at 5,101.80...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, photo, specialist John O'Hara, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The new cease-fire in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least likely through year's end. But the stock market's wild gyrations of recent months likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent accord in the next three months, some experts say. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 02, 2018 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least likely through year's end, experts say. But the stock market's wild gyrations of recent months likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent accord. "...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2012 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive for the premiere of HBO's new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush has died at age 94. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 01, 2018 - 6:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Bush was a man with a matchless resume — combat pilot, diplomat, vice president, then president of the United States — but great communicator was not on the list. That was Ronald Reagan. "Fluency in English is not something I'm often accused of," he once said, demonstrating...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 30 (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 30, 2018 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging higher Friday ahead of the highly-anticipating trade meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China. Investors have long hoped the two will use their meeting at the Group of 20 summit to start resolving the trade dispute between the two...
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An electronic board displays stock prices at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump of the U.S. and Xi Jinping of China at the Group of 20 summit this weekend. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
November 30, 2018 - 12:53 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 major economies summit this weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.4 percent to 22,351.06 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.5...
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An electronic board displays stock prices at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump of the U.S. and Xi Jinping of China at the Group of 20 summit this weekend. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
November 29, 2018 - 11:06 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit this weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.4 percent to 22,348.56 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.7 percent to 26,633.88...
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