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In this Jan. 11, 2019, photo, visitors watch a stock trading board at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday, April 5, 2019, with Chinese markets closed for a holiday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 05, 2019 - 3:56 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are mostly higher in Asia after President Donald Trump and a senior Chinese envoy said trade talks in Washington were making progress. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.4% to 21,807.50 while the Kospi in South Korea edged 0.1% higher to 2,209.61. The S&P ASX in Australia...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo Robert Arciero, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 04, 2019 - 11:24 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday, with Chinese markets closed for a holiday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.3% to 21,794.37 while the Kospi in South Korea was flat at 2,206.76. Shares fell 0.9% in New Zealand and the S&P ASX in Australia dropped 0.8% to 6,128.60. Overnight,...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo Robert Arciero, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 04, 2019 - 4:56 pm
Another wobbly day of trading on Wall Street ended Thursday with modest gains, nudging the market's winning streak to a sixth straight day. Banks, big retailers and communication services companies accounted for much of the market's gains as a late-afternoon flurry of buying drove stocks higher...
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April 04, 2019 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since late 1969, a sign that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of a slowing economy. Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 202,000, the Labor...
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April 04, 2019 - 10:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since late 1969, a sign that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of a slowing economy. The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally...
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FILE- In this March 5, 2019, file photo specialist Matthew Grenier works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 3. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 03, 2019 - 5:24 pm
Stocks recovered from a late-afternoon bout of selling on Wall Street to finish modestly higher Wednesday, giving the benchmark S&P 500 its fifth straight gain. Technology stocks powered much of the rally, led by chipmakers. Retailers, homebuilders and hotel operators were among the big gainers...
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FILE- In this March 5, 2019, file photo specialist Matthew Grenier works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 3. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 03, 2019 - 4:59 pm
Stocks recovered from a late-afternoon bout of selling on Wall Street to finish modestly higher Wednesday, giving the benchmark S&P 500 its fifth straight gain. Technology stocks powered much of the rally, led by chipmakers. Retailers, homebuilders and hotel operators were among the big gainers...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Wednesday, April 3, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in March. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 03, 2019 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies added the fewest jobs in 18 months in March, a private survey found, suggesting employers may have grown more cautious as signs of slower economic growth have emerged. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 129,000 jobs last month, down from the...
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FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on monetary policy on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, March 20, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
March 20, 2019 - 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says rising levels of federal debt are a problem, though not a problem that needs to be addressed immediately. The budget proposal released this month by...
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FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on monetary policy on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, March 20, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
March 20, 2019 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell explained Wednesday why he thinks a recent stumble in the U.S. economy's growth will be temporary. Consumers appeared to pull back this winter, with...
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