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In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, pigs are seen in a hog pen in a village in Linquan county in central China's Anhui province. Reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing's tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese pig farmers face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shockwave through the countryside. (Chinatopix Via AP)
November 23, 2018 - 5:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese pig farmers, already reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing's tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shockwave through the countryside. First detected in August, the disease has...
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People stand in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Thursday as a mixed bag of data from the United States that could point to softening growth rattled investors. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 22, 2018 - 9:33 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Friday as traders dwelled on risks from a drawn out dispute between the U.S. and China. Wall Street was closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi shed 0.7 percent to 2,055.30. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 0.7...
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Travelers line up for a security checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in New York. The airline industry trade group Airlines for America expects that Wednesday will be the second busiest day of the holiday period behind only Sunday, when many travelers will be returning home after Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 21, 2018 - 6:26 pm
Mild weather and falling gasoline prices are helping Thanksgiving travelers get where they're going while saving a few bucks. Airports around the country were busy Wednesday, leading to about 2,700 delayed flights by early evening on the East Coast. Only about 100 flights were canceled, however,...
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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo trader Michael Urkonis. left, works with specialists John McNierney, center, and Douglas Johnson on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Nov. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 21, 2018 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. are making broad gains Wednesday after two days of steep losses, and major European indexes are also recovering. Major technology companies including Apple and Microsoft are up after tumbling in the last few days. Crude oil prices gained 2 percent after they sank...
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An elderly man smokes a cigar during a rally in Athens, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Hundreds of pensioners protested demanding a return of funds lost as part of austerity measures. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
November 21, 2018 - 6:58 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors have approved a request by the country to scrap pension cuts planned in 2019 after the country delivered a strong budget performance. In a report published Wednesday, the European Commission said the previously agreed cuts were no longer considered...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, a Nasdaq employee works at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Since stocks began tumbling in September 2018, investors haven’t abandoned the market. At least, not all of it. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 21, 2018 - 4:23 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after two days of broad losses by big technology companies, which dragged U.S. indexes into the red for the year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX index jumped 1 percent to 11,171.17 and France's CAC 40 added 0.6 percent to 4,954...
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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo trader Vincent Napolitano, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 20, 2018 - 9:35 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets fell on Wednesday after a trade dispute between the U.S. and China stalled a weekend meeting, dimming hopes that it could be resolved once their leaders meet. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.6 percent to 21,447.53 and the Kospi in South Korea was...
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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo trader Vincent Napolitano, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 20, 2018 - 3:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing sharply lower, erasing the market's gains for the year, as losses for big technology companies like Apple mount. Apple sank 4.8 percent Tuesday. Retailers also fell sharply. Target plunged...
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A woman looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Asian stocks slid Tuesday after tech losses dragged down Wall Street and Nissan's chairman was arrested on charges of financial misconduct.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 20, 2018 - 6:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — World stocks slid Tuesday and Wall Street was expected to drop again amid concerns about the tech sector dragged down U.S. indexes the day before. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX index lost 0.9 percent to 11,144 and France's CAC 40 shed 0.9 percent to 4,942. London's FTSE 100...
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Trader Fred DeMarco follows stock activity, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at the New York Stock Exchange. Big technology and internet companies came under heavy selling pressure again on Monday, leading to broad losses across the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly fell 500 points. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 19, 2018 - 10:07 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks slid Tuesday after tech losses dragged down Wall Street and Nissan's chairman was arrested on charges of financial misconduct. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 1 percent to 2,675.69 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.9 percent to 21,633.54. Hong Kong's Hang...
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