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A currency trader watches the computer monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Asian shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for U.S.-China trade talks.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 12, 2018 - 3:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up 0.9 percent to 4,849.45 in early trading, while Germany's DAX added 0.7 percent to 10,850.39. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.5 percent to 6,837.35. U.S. shares were set...
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William Geier, Jr., left, and David O'Day work at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in New York. Stock markets around the world spiked higher Tuesday after Wall Street rebounded amid hopes the U.S. and China are back negotiating over their trade dispute. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 11, 2018 - 8:21 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for U.S.-China trade talks. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.7 percent in early trading to 21,501.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.8 percent to 5,618.70. South Korea's Kospi was up nearly 1.0 percent at 2,073.20. Hong...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China would be able to resolve a crippling trade dispute and weak economic data closer to home. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 11, 2018 - 7:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world spiked higher Tuesday after Wall Street rebounded amid hopes the U.S. and China are back negotiating over their trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 2 percent to 10,831 while France's CAC 40 was up 2 percent at 4,837. Britain's...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China would be able to resolve a crippling trade dispute and weak economic data closer to home. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 10, 2018 - 9:52 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China can manage to resolve their festering trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to 21,127.00 and South Korea's Kospi added less than 0.1 percent to 2,055.07. Hong Kong...
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People hold a sign at a Vancouver, British Columbia courthouse prior to the bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer on Monday, December 10, 2018. Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport on Dec. 1.(Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 9:15 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Asian markets were broadly lower Monday after China protested the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, who is suspected of trying to evade U.S. trade curbs on Iran. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
December 10, 2018 - 3:32 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares fell in Europe and Asia on Monday after China demanded the release of a senior executive of telecoms supplier Huawei Technologies, as the two sides prepared for negotiations on trade and other issues. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX lost 1.0 percent to 10,684.93 and...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Asian markets were broadly lower Monday after China protested the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, who is suspected of trying to evade U.S. trade curbs on Iran. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
December 09, 2018 - 10:57 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower Monday after China protested the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, who is suspected of trying to evade U.S. trade curbs on Iran. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slid 2.2 percent to 21,197.74 after revised...
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FILE- In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo trader Michael Milano, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 07, 2018 - 3:56 pm
Wall Street capped a turbulent week of trading Friday with the biggest weekly loss since March as traders fret over rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and signals of slower economic growth. The latest wave of selling erased more than 550 points from the Dow Jones Industrial...
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FILE- In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo trader Michael Milano, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 07, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks dove again on Wall Street, extending recent declines, as traders worry about a U.S.-China trade war and slower economic growth. Major U.S. indexes ended a tumultuous week down more than 4 percent Friday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, a job applicant talks with company representatives at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. Jobs report on Friday, Dec. 7, for November is expected to point to a solid economy for most Americans, with steady hiring, a low unemployment rate and faster wage gains. If so, it would provide a dose of welcome news after this week’s frantic financial market gyrations, which have been driven by concerns that the U.S.-China trade war could escalate and weaken a U.S. economy already facing higher interest rates and slowing global growth. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 07, 2018 - 11:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added a smaller but still-healthy number of jobs last month, while the unemployment rate remained at a five-decade low and wages rose at a solid clip. The figures, released Friday by the Labor Department, point to an economy that is still adding jobs at a steady...
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