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In this Sept. 11, 2018, photo, people use smartphones in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 19, 2018 - 2:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.1 percent to finish at 23,672.52. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.5 percent at 6,190.00. South Korea's Kospi...
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FILE- In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo specialist Peter Mazza, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 18, 2018 - 11:19 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday despite ongoing jitters about the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.3 percent in early trading to 23,713.55. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.4 percent at 6,188.70...
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FILE- This Jan. 9, 2017, file photo shows the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 17, 2018 - 11:54 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday after President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods, ramping up tensions between the world's top two economies. Investors have been expecting the move, even as U.S. officials proposed a new round of talks with their...
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FILE- This Jan. 9, 2017, file photo shows the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 17, 2018 - 1:05 pm
A slide in technology companies led U.S. stocks lower Monday afternoon amid speculation that the Trump administration is preparing to impose tariffs on another $200 billion-worth of Chinese goods. Retailers and banks also declined, outweighing gains in industrial companies and elsewhere. Oil prices...
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An investor monitors shares prices in front of an electronic board displaying the Shanghai Composite index at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world's two largest economies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 17, 2018 - 2:30 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world's two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi fell 0.9 percent...
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FILE- This June 25, 2018, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File, File)
September 14, 2018 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Friday as banks climb but retailers and big-dividend stocks slide. The Federal Reserve said production of cars and energy jumped in August. Interest rates are climbing as investors expect continued economic growth and further interest rate increases...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, photo, a prospective buyer looks over a 2019 Cooper S convertible on the showroom floor of a Mini dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for August. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 14, 2018 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as consumers slowed their spending after a robust month of shopping in July. The Commerce Department said Friday that the value of purchases ticked up just 0.1 percent last month, the smallest increase in six months. But the sluggish figure...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo customers use the check out lines inside the new Aldi store in Tyler, Texas. On Thursday, Sept. 13, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for August. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP, File)
September 13, 2018 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices rose 2.7 percent in August from a year earlier, with higher housing and gasoline costs driving most of the increase. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index advanced 0.2 percent on a monthly basis. Despite the monthly gain, annual inflation...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo Joseph Lawler, right, 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 Wednesday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 13, 2018 - 8:34 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Many global markets climbed Thursday following a report that the U.S. has proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China before going ahead with plans to slap tariffs on $200 billion or more in Chinese goods. Investors also appeared heartened by an interest rate increase by...
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September 13, 2018 - 7:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Qualcomm is buying back $16 billion of its own stock as part of a broader goal of repurchasing up to $30 billion of its shares. Shares of Qualcomm Inc. rose $1.45, or 2 percent, to $73.20, before the opening bell Thursday. The stock is up about 10 percent this year. The...
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