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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Asian shares were higher in muted trading Wednesday as investors watch the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 26, 2019 - 10:58 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose in muted trading Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.5 percent in early trading Wednesday to 21,553.22. Australia's S&P/ASX 200...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, file photo shoppers ride the escalator at Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship midtown Manhattan store, in New York. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Conference Board releases its February index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 26, 2019 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers were feeling more confident this month after a rally in the stock market and an end to partial shutdown of the federal government. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index rose to 131.4 from 121.7 in January. The index...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Most Asian share benchmarks are lower as a rally spurred by the Trump administration's decision to hold off on increasing tariffs on imported Chinese goods fades. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 26, 2019 - 5:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares declined Tuesday, backtracking from Monday's rally spurred by news that President Donald Trump had pushed back a deadline for raising tariffs on imports from China to allow time for more negotiations. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.9 percent in early trading to 7,121.64 after Prime...
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FILE- In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo trader Daniel Trimble works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 25, 2019 - 11:49 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday, backtracking from Monday's rally spurred by news that President Donald Trump had pushed back a deadline for raising tariffs on imports from China to allow time for more negotiations. Mainland China indexes rose, however, after a report in...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's main stock index jumped to an eight-month high Monday and other global markets advanced after President Donald Trump agreed to postpone a tariff hike on Chinese goods. In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.4 percent and Germany's DAX gained 0.6 percent following Trump's...
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February 22, 2019 - 11:50 am
Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks higher in morning trading Friday, erasing some of the market's losses from a day earlier and placing the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its fourth straight weekly gain. The broad rally came as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday as nervous investors await developments in the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. European shares rose, with France's CAC 40 gaining 0.3 percent in midday trading to 5,212. Germany's DAX was up 0.6 percent at 11,487 and Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.5...
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FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo trader John Panin 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. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 21, 2019 - 9:11 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.5 percent to 21,368.54 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.5 percent to 6,170.30...
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A Chinese man monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Asian stock markets were little-changed Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
February 21, 2019 - 4:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets rose Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle. In early trading, Germany's DAX index advanced 0.4 percent to 11,445.77 while London's FTSE 100 was off 0.2 percent at 7,210.51. France'...
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A Chinese man monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Asian stock markets were little-changed Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
February 20, 2019 - 11:22 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were little-changed Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1 percent to 21,402.69 after a gauge of manufacturing activity fell to a three-year low,...
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