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People walk past an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at a bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 10, 2018 - 7:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets tracked Wall Street higher Tuesday amid waning trade war fears and hopes about the upcoming U.S. corporate earnings reporting season. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was up 0.7 percent at 5,435 while the FTSE 100 index of British shares rose 0.2 percent...
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People walk past an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at a bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 10, 2018 - 12:59 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.0 percent in morning trading to 22,278.51 and South Korea's Kospi gained 0.4...
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July 09, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter shares tumbled Monday after a news report quantified its purge of fake and malicious accounts, noting that the aggressive action could harm its user growth. Twitter has been open but vague about its crackdown, an effort aimed at preventing the spread of fake news and making...
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A man pushes a cart loaded with goods past a decoration baring the words "Business Prospers and Booming" outside a retail and wholesale clothing mall in Beijing, Monday, July 9, 2018. The trade war that erupted last Friday between the U.S. and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets and slow the global economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 09, 2018 - 8:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese exporters were scrambling Monday to cope with a plunge in U.S. sales while China's state press shrugged off the impact of Washington's tariff hikes in a spiraling technology dispute. The impact of Friday's tariff hikes on the world's second-largest economy should be limited,...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. Employers in the United States are thought to have kept up their brisk pace of hiring in June 2018, reflecting the durability of the second-longest U.S. economic expansion on record even in the face of a trade war with China. Economists have estimated that 195,000 jobs were added last month and that the unemployment rate remained at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, according to data provider FactSet. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
July 06, 2018 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. The job growth wasn't enough to keep the unemployment rate from rising from 3.8 percent to 4 percent,...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo traders work the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 06, 2018 - 10:27 am
The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in early trading Friday following a solid jobs report, keeping the market on track for a weekly gain after two weeks of losses. The modest gains came despite an escalation in global trade tensions as the U.S. imposed tariffs on billions in Chinese...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, July 6, 2018. President Donald Trump made clear Thursday that U.S. tariffs against Chinese imports will take effect early Friday and that he's prepared to sharply escalate a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 06, 2018 - 7:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global markets were mixed Friday as the U.S. and China slapped each other with tariffs, with investors monitoring the rhetoric for signs of a further escalation in the trade dispute. European stock markets edged down after modest gains in Asia. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.2...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2017, file photo, a logo for the New York Stock Exchange is displayed above the trading floor. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 05, 2018 - 11:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday as investors braced for the implementation of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports at midnight Washington time, and likely similar measures by Beijing on U.S. exports. Upbeat economic data and overnight gains on U.S. stock markets helped...
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In this Wednesday, July 4, 201, photo, people walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian markets are mixed as the U.S. prepares to impose billions of dollars of tariffs on China, raising tensions between the world's two largest economies. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 05, 2018 - 6:10 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European shares rose Thursday following a German report that the U.S. may propose reducing suggested auto tariffs to zero. But in Asia markets were overshadowed by concern over trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX jumped 1.3 percent to 12,471...
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People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Asian shares were moderately lower on Wednesday after U.S. stocks succumbed to a sell-off in the final minutes of trading, snapping a three-day winning streak. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 04, 2018 - 7:49 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stocks were mostly lower Wednesday as tech shares in particular were hit by worries over trade tensions between China and the U.S. Trading volumes were subdued as U.S. markets were due to remain closed. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.1 percent to 12,337 while the CAC 40 of...
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