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Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Tokyo. Asian shares fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 31, 2018 - 4:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 fell 0.5 percent in early trading to 5,451.68. Germany's DAX lost 0.7 percent to 12,404.10. Britain...
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Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Tokyo. Asian shares fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 31, 2018 - 2:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 recouped earlier losses to finish virtually unchanged at 22,865.15. Australia's S&P...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2018, file photo Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett speaks during an interview in Omaha, Neb., with Liz Claman on Fox Business Network's "Countdown to the Closing Bell." Buffett says stocks remain attractive investments even at today's high prices when compared to bonds or real estate. Buffett reiterated his view that stocks are the best long-term investment during an interview on CNBC Thursday, Aug. 30. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 30, 2018 - 3:32 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says U.S. stocks remain attractive investments even at today's high prices when compared to bonds or real estate. Buffett reiterated his view that stocks are the best long-term investment during an interview on CNBC Thursday. "If you had your choice...
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FILE- In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo customers browse in an Apple store in New York. On Thursday, Aug. 30, the Commerce Department issues its July report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 30, 2018 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose a solid 0.4 percent in July, the sixth straight month of healthy gains. At the same time, a key gauge of inflation posted its sharpest annual gain in six years, likely keeping the Federal Reserve on track to keep raising interest rates gradually. The...
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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
August 30, 2018 - 10:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are dipping Thursday morning after a four-day rally brought major indexes to record highs. Banks are slipping with interest rates and consumer-focused companies, which have made large gains recently, also lagged the market. Technology companies took small losses. A...
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August 30, 2018 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are dipping Thursday morning after a four-day rally brought major indexes to record highs. Banks are slipping with interest rates and consumer-focused companies, which have made large gains recently, also lagged the market. Technology companies took small losses. A...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Asian markets were mixed Thursday as positive sentiment from U.S. economic data and the country's willingness to strike a trade deal with Canada was shaken by a weaker dollar. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 30, 2018 - 5:16 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mostly lower Thursday as a weak dollar eclipsed strong U.S. economic data and signs that the European Union could offer Britain a special partnership before it leaves the bloc in March. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was down 0.8 percent at 12,456.36...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29. 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 29, 2018 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday, driven by gains for big technology companies and Amazon. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished at record highs for the fourth day in a row. Stocks have rallied over the last four days as investors grew more hopeful about trade talks between the U.S.,...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29. 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 29, 2018 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a shaky start, U.S. stocks are rising Wednesday as technology companies continue to climb. Consumer-focused companies are up as Amazon jumps. Stocks have rallied over the last four days as investors grew more hopeful about trade talks between the U.S., Mexico and Canada...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29. 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 29, 2018 - 10:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher Wednesday morning as technology companies continue to climb. Retailers are falling, with Dick's Sporting Goods taking sharp losses after it reported slower sales than analysts expected. The S&P 500 index is on track for its fourth gain in a...
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