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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Monday, April 17 indicted Park on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)
April 17, 2017 - 4:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted ex-President Park Geun-hye on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. It is the latest in a series of humiliations for Park, who was driven from office by massive and peaceful popular...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 6, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives before dinner at Mar-a-Lago resort, in Palm Beach, Fla. In recent weeks, Trump has moved away from his tough campaign rhetoric on trade. Trump's threat to slap harsh tariffs on Chinese goods has given way to a bid to mend fences with Beijing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 14, 2017 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration declined Friday to label China a currency manipulator despite President Donald Trump's insistent pledge during the election campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office. Instead, the administration's first twice-yearly currency review singled out...
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A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center left, and foreign exchange rate, center right, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 14, 2017. Asian stocks were lower on Friday as investors in the region had many reasons to worry about rising geopolitical tensions amid heightened worries over tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Many markets were closed for public holidays. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 14, 2017 - 5:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares fell Friday as investors fretted over rising geopolitical tensions, especially the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Many markets around the world were closed for Good Friday holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to 18,335.63 and South...
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FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets turned lower and the dollar was volatile Thursday, April 13, 2017, after President Donald Trump withdrew a threat to declare China a currency manipulator and said the U.S. currency was "getting too strong." Tensions over North Korea also weighed on investors ahead of a long weekend in many markets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 13, 2017 - 5:10 pm
Investors were in a selling mood at the end of a mostly subdued week of trading, sending U.S. stocks lower for the third day in a row Thursday. Energy stocks led the broad decline, which gathered momentum in the final hour of trading ahead of the long Easter holiday weekend. The slide marked the...
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FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets turned lower and the dollar was volatile Thursday, April 13, 2017, after President Donald Trump withdrew a threat to declare China a currency manipulator and said the U.S. currency was "getting too strong." Tensions over North Korea also weighed on investors ahead of a long weekend in many markets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 13, 2017 - 5:08 pm
Investors were in a selling mood at the end of a mostly subdued week of trading, sending U.S. stocks lower for the third day in a row. Energy stocks led the broad decline, which gathered momentum in the final hour of trading ahead of the long Easter holiday weekend. The slide marked the lowest...
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Hera McLeod talks to reporters in Manassas, Va., Thursday, April 13, 2017, after her ex-fiancé, Joaquin Shadow Rams, was convicted of murdering their 1-year-old son. A judge has convicted a Virginia father of murdering his 1-year-old son in an effort to collect on more than $500,000 in life insurance he had taken out on the boy. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
April 13, 2017 - 4:20 pm
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Joaquin Shadow Rams plotted to kill his infant son from nearly the time he was born, finally snuffing out his life at age 15 months when the opportunity presented itself, a Virginia judge ruled Thursday. Rams was convicted of capital murder in the 2012 death of Prince McLeod...
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FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets turned lower and the dollar was volatile Thursday, April 13, 2017, after President Donald Trump withdrew a threat to declare China a currency manipulator and said the U.S. currency was "getting too strong." Tensions over North Korea also weighed on investors ahead of a long weekend in many markets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 13, 2017 - 3:40 pm
Energy companies pulled U.S. stocks broadly lower in late-afternoon trading Thursday, setting the market on track for its third loss in a row. Financial stocks were among the big decliners as investors sized up earnings from several big banks. Trading was light ahead of the long Easter holiday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. U.S. stock indexes edged lower in early trading Wednesday, April 12, 2017, weighed down mainly by a slide in materials and industrial companies. Consumer goods stocks were up the most. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Trading was subdued as investors monitored brewing geopolitical tensions head of the long Easter holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 12, 2017 - 3:53 pm
U.S. stock indexes veered lower in late-afternoon trading Wednesday, on course to post modest declines for the second day in a row. Materials and industrials sector companies led the slide. Energy stocks also fell as oil prices snapped a six-day winning streak. Utilities and phone company stocks...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. U.S. stock indexes edged lower in early trading Wednesday, April 12, 2017, weighed down mainly by a slide in materials and industrial companies. Consumer goods stocks were up the most. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Trading was subdued as investors monitored brewing geopolitical tensions head of the long Easter holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 12, 2017 - 10:23 am
U.S. stock indexes edged lower in early trading Wednesday, weighed down by a slide in materials and industrial companies. Consumer goods stocks were up the most. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Trading was subdued as investors monitored brewing geopolitical tensions head...
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People wait to cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm showing Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index that tumbled 210.32 points to 18,537.55 in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Most Asia stock markets retreated Wednesday as rising geopolitical risks kept investors on edge, with Japanese shares leading the decline after the strengthening yen breached a key level. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
April 12, 2017 - 8:17 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Stock markets were subdued and the price of oil and gold rose Wednesday as geopolitical risks kept investors on edge ahead of a long weekend. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 gained 0.2 percent to 5,113 and Germany's DAX added 0.1 percent to 12,150. Britain's FTSE 100 fell...
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