Financial markets

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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FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory said Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, that it has completed its first debt-restructuring deal since the government announced it was bankrupt more than three years ago, giving creditors overall $550 in new bonds for each $1,000 they had held. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
November 29, 2018 - 4:15 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico said Thursday that it has completed its first debt-restructuring deal since the government announced it was bankrupt more than three years ago, giving creditors overall $550 in new bonds for each $1,000 they had held. The agreement was...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, of Wis., speaks after Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis awarded him with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service at the Pentagon, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
November 29, 2018 - 12:15 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday named immigration and the national debt as his two biggest regrets as he prepares to leave office after 20 years in Congress, saying he has no immediate plans to return to public office. The Republican lawmaker from Wisconsin, the...
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Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's "cocktail of lies." (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
November 29, 2018 - 8:05 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Thousands of exasperated Zimbabweans gathered Thursday in a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's "cocktail of lies." Some cheered the protesters from kilometers-long lines at gas stations that still have...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pace of interest rate increases might slow.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 29, 2018 - 6:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets rose Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pace of U.S. interest rate increases might slow. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 advanced 0.3 percent to 7,025 and France's CAC 40 gained 0.4 percent to 5,000. Germany'...
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows a headline for the Dow Jones industrial average, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Stocks surged on Wall Street, powering a 600-point gain after the head of the Federal Reserve hinted at slower interest rate increases. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 28, 2018 - 9:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pace of interest rate increases might slow. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.6 percent to 2,605.27 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 advanced 0.9 percent to 22,...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, led by solid gains in big technology and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 28, 2018 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks surged on Wall Street, powering a 600-point gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, after the head of the Federal Reserve hinted at slower interest rate increases. The market snapped higher shortly...
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FILE- In this Monday, May 22, 2017, photo, a gift box from Tiffany & Co. is arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. Tiffany & Co. reports earnings on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
November 28, 2018 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent months: Chinese tourists. For the second time in as many months, a big seller of high-end goods noticed that a particularly crucial demographic of its shopping base had made itself sparse, damaging sales...
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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at the Economic Club of New York, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 28, 2018 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes next year to assess the impact of its credit tightening. Powell's comments ignited a rally on Wall...
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Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney hosts a Financial Stability Report press conference at the Bank of England in central London, Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018. (Daniel Leal-Olivas / Pool via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 12:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Leaving the European Union without a divorce deal could plunge Britain into its deepest recession in nearly a century, with the economy shrinking 8 percent within months as unemployment and inflation soar, the Bank of England warned Wednesday. The stark projection came the same day...
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