Financial markets

FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 15, 2019 - 3:34 pm
Plans by the U.S. and China to extend key trade talks drove stocks broadly higher in late-afternoon trading Friday, lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average more than 300 points. The gains mark a turnaround after the market ended modestly lower Thursday following a disappointing holiday sales...
Read More
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez leaves after delivering a statement at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Sanchez has called early general elections for late April, the third such ballot in less than four years. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
February 15, 2019 - 6:37 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called a general election for April 28 after his minority government's budget proposal was rejected by lawmakers. The election is Spain's third in less than four years — a symptom of an increasingly fragmented political landscape and a sign of...
Read More
An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Asian shares are broadly lower, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders await the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 retreated 1.2 percent and the Kospi in South Korea gave up 1.6 percent on Friday. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
February 15, 2019 - 5:00 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly lower on Friday in the absence of good news as the U.S. and China concluded yet another round of trade talks in Beijing. France's CAC 40 rose 0.4 percent to 5,080.31 while the DAX in Germany dipped 0.4 percent to 11,044.17. Britain's FTSE 100 edged up 0.1...
Read More
In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, photo, people walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 14, 2019 - 11:47 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 retreated 1.2 percent to 20,886.27 and the Kospi in South Korea tumbled 1.6 percent to 2,189.50. Hong Kong's...
Read More
February 14, 2019 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, says that holiday sales increased a lower-than-expected 2.9 percent as worries about the trade war with China, the government shutdown and stock market turmoil dampened shopper spending in December. The figures...
Read More
FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader Michael Urkonis works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 14, 2019 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New figures showing that last month's holiday sales were far worse than previously expected helped drive stocks lower on Wall Street Thursday, threatening to end a four-day winning streak for the S&P 500 index. The surprise drop in December sales, the worst in the decade, sank a...
Read More
People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 14, 2019 - 7:14 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European shares rose Thursday and Wall Street was set to open higher after the U.S. and China kicked off two days of trade talks in Beijing. The aim is to forestall further tariff hikes in a bruising dispute over Beijing's technology policies. In Europe, France's CAC 40 gained 0.7...
Read More
FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Michael Conlon work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 13, 2019 - 10:24 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing's technology policy. Hong Kong's Hang...
Read More
In this Feb. 10, 2019, photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to local residents during an organizing event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The nearly half-dozen Democratic senators also seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination are facing a juggling act, crisscrossing the country while keeping an eye on their constituents and making it to votes in Washington. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 13, 2019 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off jumping into the 2020 presidential race, Sen. Elizabeth Warren had plans to meet voters in Las Vegas. The only problem: a government shutdown roiling Washington. The Massachusetts Democrat had to decide whether to keep her plans last month in a critical early voting...
Read More
FILE - In this July 29, 2016, file photo, Howard Dean participates in "The Contenders: 16 for 16" panel during the PBS Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dean is back. The one-time presidential candidate and former Democratic National Committee chairman is set to return to party prominence the head of a new data operation that Democrats hope puts them back on par with Republicans in the never-ending race to maximize the use of voter data to coax Americans to the polls. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 13, 2019 - 5:00 am
Democrats are enlisting Howard Dean to lead a new operation they hope will help their party match Republicans' success in using voter data to win elections. Dean is a one-time presidential candidate and former Vermont governor who is beloved by state Democratic Party leaders from his time as...
Read More

Pages