Stock indices and averages

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, trader Edward Curran works on the floor, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Stocks rose in morning trading as investors remain optimistic that Washington will deliver another round of financial support for the economy as vaccines begin slowly rolling out to the public.(Colin Ziemer/New York Stock Exchange via AP)
December 17, 2020 - 10:33 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets declined Friday after Wall Street hit a new high on optimism about economic stimulus and coronavirus vaccine development despite a spike in U.S. unemployment claims. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong retreated. Overnight, Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index...
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People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec.16, 2020. Asian shares are higher Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 on hopes the U.S. Congress may finally deliver fresh aid to help businesses and families weather the pandemic. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 17, 2020 - 12:34 am
Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday, buoyed by hopes the U.S. Congress may finally deliver fresh aid to help American businesses and families weather the pandemic. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai but fell in South Korea. Overnight, the S&P 500 edged close to a record...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after revived hopes for more aid for the U.S. economy broke a four-day losing streak on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 15, 2020 - 10:47 pm
Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after revived hopes for more aid for the U.S. economy broke a four-day losing streak on Wall Street. Japan reported weaker than expected export data for November, despite a recovery in trade with China, its biggest market. Overnight, the S&P 500 gained 1.3% as...
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A currency trader walks near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Asian shares sank on Tuesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street as investors wait to see if Congress can break a logjam on delivering more aid to people, businesses and local governments affected by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 14, 2020 - 10:53 pm
Asian shares sank on Tuesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street as investors wait to see if Congress can break a logjam on delivering more aid to people, businesses and local governments affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell after Prime Minister Yoshihide...
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A currency gestures as he talks with his colleagues at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday as the Bank of Japan's quarterly "tankan" survey showed stronger than expected business sentiment in a further sign the economy is recovering from recession. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 13, 2020 - 10:47 pm
Shares have risen in Asia, shrugging off a weak close last week on Wall Street after Japan's central bank reported a strong improvement in business sentiment. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 climbed 0.6% and shares were also higher in Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined. The quarterly “...
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In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders Edward McCarthy, left, and Robert Charmak work on the floor during the Delwinds Insurance Acquisition Corp. IPO, Friday Dec. 11, 2020. U.S. stocks fell in morning trading Friday as prospects for another aid package from Washington faded while a surge in virus cases threatens to inflict more damage on an already battered economy. (Colin Ziemer/New York Stock Exchange via AP)
December 11, 2020 - 4:06 pm
Stocks ended lower on Wall Street as prospects for another aid package from Washington faded even as a surge in virus cases threatens to inflict more damage on an already battered economy. The S&P 500 fell 0.1% Friday, further backing off the record high it set on Tuesday. The benchmark index...
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Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, is shown on an electronic screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in New York. The San Francisco-based online vacation rental company holds its IPO Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 10, 2020 - 1:56 pm
U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower in afternoon trading Thursday, following more evidence that the pandemic is tightening its grip on the economy and as investors wait to see if Congress will do anything about it. The S&P 500 was down 0.1% after flipping between gains and losses a day after...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2020, photo, a street sign is displayed at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. S&P DJ Indices is removing 21 Chinese companies from its indexes, or groups of stocks and bonds used to track financial market movements, after Americans were barred from investing in them as part of a feud with Beijing over technology and security. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 10, 2020 - 6:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — S&P DJ Indices is removing 21 Chinese companies from its indexes, or groups of stocks and bonds used to track financial market movements, after Americans were barred from investing in them as part of a feud with Beijing over technology and security. The Chinese government...
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A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Stocks were mostly lower Thursday in Asia after weakness in technology companies’ shares led an overnight decline on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 09, 2020 - 11:38 pm
Stocks were mostly lower Thursday in Asia after weakness in technology companies’ shares led an overnight decline on Wall Street. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney but edged higher in Shanghai. As coronavirus vaccines move closer to distribution, markets have been pushing higher on...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2020 file photo, the Fearless Girl statue stands in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Tuesday, Dec. 8 as investors worried that rising virus cases will delay a full economic recovery while the world waits for wide distribution of a vaccine. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 08, 2020 - 5:32 pm
Technology and health care companies helped drive stocks to more gains Tuesday, leading to another round of milestones on Wall Street. The S&P 500 index rose 0.3%, eclipsing the all-time high it set on Friday. The Nasdaq composite and Russell 2000 index of small company stocks also set record...
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