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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by optimism on Wall Street as Hurricane Irma weakened and made way for recovery efforts and a North Korean holiday passed without new missile launches.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 12, 2017 - 3:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by optimism on Wall Street as Hurricane Irma weakened and made way for recovery efforts and a North Korean holiday passed without new missile launches. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.2 percent to finish at 19,776...
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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange pause for a moment of silence on the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 11, 2017 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks are jumping Monday, following global markets higher, after Hurricane Irma weakened without causing as much damage as many had feared. Travel companies and insurers are also rising. Home-improvement companies like Lowe's and Home Depot, which rallied last week, fell. Bond...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. U.S. stocks are rising Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, as retailers climb at the start of the post-Thanksgiving shopping period while energy companies rise as investors hope for a new deal that limits oil production. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 08, 2017 - 5:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and energy companies skidded Friday while banks and insurers recovered some of their recent losses, leaving major U.S. indexes little changed on the day and moderately lower for the week. Credit monitoring company Equifax plunged after it disclosed a data breach that...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, a miniature reproduction of Arturo Di Modica's "Charging Bull" sculpture sits on display at a street vendor's table outside the New York Stock Exchange, in lower Manhattan. U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, pulled down by insurers and other financial companies as investors weighed the prospects of big losses for the sector from Hurricane Irma.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 07, 2017 - 4:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished nearly back where they started Thursday as steep losses for banks and insurance companies were balanced out by gains in health care and technology companies. Banks skidded as bond yields reached their lowest levels of the year, which sent interest rates...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, a miniature reproduction of Arturo Di Modica's "Charging Bull" sculpture sits on display at a street vendor's table outside the New York Stock Exchange, in lower Manhattan. U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, pulled down by insurers and other financial companies as investors weighed the prospects of big losses for the sector from Hurricane Irma.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 07, 2017 - 12:08 pm
U.S. stocks are mostly lower Thursday as banks tumble along with bond yields and interest rates and insurance companies fall as investors weighed the prospects of big losses caused by Hurricane Irma. The storm, which hammered the Northern Caribbean, was projected to hit Florida this weekend...
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A man uses his smartphone in front of an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Asian stocks rose Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump cut a deal with Democrats to extend borrowing limits to buy more time for the U.S. government, giving investors much needed relief. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 06, 2017 - 11:35 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday after President Donald Trump cut a deal with Democrats to extend borrowing limits to buy more time for the U.S. government, giving investors much needed relief. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 percent to 19,431.58 and South Korea's...
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The screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won are seen at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Asian stock markets were lower on Wednesday as investors found ample reasons to stay away from risky assets amid still-high tensions on the Korean Peninsula and the powerful hurricane approaching the United States. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 06, 2017 - 7:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets drifted lower Wednesday amid rising risk aversion linked to the ongoing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, while oil prices pushed ahead as Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.7 percent...
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FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks declined in early trading Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, as investors returned from the Labor Day holiday weekend. Banks and technology companies were down more than the rest of the market. Energy companies led the gainers as the price of crude oil headed higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 05, 2017 - 12:01 pm
Banks led U.S. stocks lower in midday trading Tuesday as investors returned from the Labor Day holiday weekend and weighed the growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Technology stocks, which have been the biggest gainer this year, were also down sharply. Energy companies bucked the...
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FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks declined in early trading Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, as investors returned from the Labor Day holiday weekend. Banks and technology companies were down more than the rest of the market. Energy companies led the gainers as the price of crude oil headed higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 05, 2017 - 10:25 am
U.S. stocks declined in early trading Tuesday as investors returned from the Labor Day holiday weekend. Banks and technology companies were down more than the rest of the market. Energy companies led the gainers as the price of crude oil headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Asian shares were mostly lower Monday, on investor jitters shaken up by a North Korean nuclear test over the weekend that raised fears about risks to regional stability. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 04, 2017 - 11:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly fell on Monday after a nuclear test by North Korea over the weekend raised fears about regional instability and as trading volumes remained thin due to a U.S. holiday. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped 0.4 percent to close at 5,103.97 and Germany's DAX lost 0...
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