Financial markets

Specialist Peter Mazza works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Stocks are slumping for a second straight day as the market endures its most volatile stretch since February. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 11, 2018 - 10:44 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as better-than-expected Chinese trade data gave some markets a breather from worries about the impact of punitive tariffs. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 racked up more losses after falling almost 4 percent in the previous day. The...
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FILE- This Jan. 4, 2018, file photo shows the interior of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 10. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 10, 2018 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes dropped sharply Wednesday, and the S&P 500 was on pace for its worst day since June, as interest rates resumed their climb. Treasury yields have jumped over the last week, which has weighed on stocks around the world, and the 10-year yield once again touched...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo Tommy Kalikas, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 04, 2018 - 10:33 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Friday after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence claimed China had meddled with its midterm elections to unsettle the Trump administration, which Beijing has denied. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.8 percent to 23,784.64, and the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May arrive at the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, central England, Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
October 03, 2018 - 7:03 am
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at her party's annual conference (all times local): 1 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says her Conservative government plans to scrap years of cost-cutting austerity policies introduced after the 2008...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, General Electric Chairman & CEO John Flannery is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Flannery out as chairman and CEO at General Electric after less than two years, Lawrence Culp Jr. takes over. After less than two years and a precipitous decline in the share price at General Electric, Flannery is being ousted as chairman and CEO. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 01, 2018 - 2:21 pm
BOSTON (AP) — General Electric ousted its CEO, took a $23 billion charge and said it would fall short of profit forecasts this year, further signs that the century-old industrial conglomerate is struggling to turn around its vastly shrunken business. H. Lawrence Culp Jr. will take over immediately...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Asian markets rebounded on Friday as strong U.S. economic data supported the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 28, 2018 - 1:51 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rebounded on Friday as strong U.S. economic data supported the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index added 0.4 percent to 27,814.61. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.6 percent to 2,807.50. Australia's S...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo signs for the New York Stock Exchange hang above the trading floor. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 26. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:46 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve lifted its key interest rate as expected for the third time this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.3 percent to 23,952.30. South Korea's Kospi, which reopened after a national holiday, added 0.5...
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September 26, 2018 - 7:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new law requiring that Californians undergo at least eight hours of training, including live fire exercises, before carrying concealed weapons. He also signed a bill making it clear that rapid-fire "bump stocks" like those used in last year's...
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This combination of file photos show, from left to right; then Malaysia’s President-elect Mahathir Mohamad, Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Pakistan politician Imran Khan. The three Muslim-majority South Asian countries have recently elected leaders who campaigned on promises to move away from China’s growing sphere of influence. The surprising elections of nonagenarian Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia, cricketer Imran Khan in Pakistan and longtime opposition lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives could signal problems for the continued development of Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative to build ports, highways and other trade-related infrastructure. (AP Photo, File)
September 26, 2018 - 2:31 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world's second-largest economy won't be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that are...
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Columbia President Iván Duque, center, listens as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence address a conference on regional migration and Venezuela, during the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 25, 2018 - 2:37 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. will give another $48 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelans who have fled their crisis-wracked nation. Pence made the announcement Tuesday at the U.N...
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