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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Asian shares are gaining after U.S. stocks recovered most of their sharp losses from a day earlier as jitters over Italy’s political turmoil subsided. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 31, 2018 - 5:28 am
Global shares rose Thursday on the back of promising Chinese data and fresh signs that Italy may avoid imminent elections after all. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 climbed 0.4 percent to 5,446.54 while the FTSE 100 index gained 0.2 percent to 7,708.06. The DAX in Germany dropped 0.2...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Asian shares are gaining after U.S. stocks recovered most of their sharp losses from a day earlier as jitters over Italy’s political turmoil subsided. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 31, 2018 - 3:29 am
Asian shares rose Thursday after U.S. stocks recovered most of their sharp losses from a day earlier as jitters over Italy's political situation subsided. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.8 percent to 22,201.82 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 1.1 percent to 30,385.50. The...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 30. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 31, 2018 - 12:32 am
Asian shares rose Thursday after U.S. stocks recovered most of their sharp losses from a day earlier as jitters over Italy's political turmoil subsided. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.9 percent to 22,220.69 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 0.8 percent to 30,282.91. The...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 30. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 30, 2018 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Banks and energy companies are surging Wednesday, restoring nearly all of the ground the market lost a day earlier, as investors hope Italy might be able to avoid a new round of elections. Banks are rising along with bond yields after outsize losses a day ago and energy companies...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 30. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 30, 2018 - 11:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday morning, recovering most of the ground they lost the day before, as investors hope Italy might be able to avoid a new round of elections. Banks are rising along with bond yields after outsize losses a day ago and energy companies are breaking out...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 30. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 30, 2018 - 10:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday morning, recovering some of the ground they lost the day before, as investors hope Italy might be able to avoid a new round of elections. Banks are rising along with bond yields after outsize losses a day ago. Big dividend payers are lagging the...
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May 30, 2018 - 4:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate slid to 5.1 percent in May as the labor market benefited from a traditional spring pickup and the country's robust economic performance. The Federal Labor Agency said Wednesday that the unadjusted jobless rate — the headline figure in Germany — was down...
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Investors monitor stock prices in a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Stocks have skidded in Asia as Italy heads for another round of elections that investors worry could turn into a referendum whether it stays in the euro bloc. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 30, 2018 - 3:43 am
Stocks have skidded in Asia as Italy heads for another round of elections that investors worry could become a referendum on whether to stay in the euro bloc. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index dropped 1.5 percent to 22,018.52. South Korea's Kospi dropped 2.0 percent to 2,407.95. The Hang...
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Investors monitor stock prices in a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Stocks have skidded in Asia as Italy heads for another round of elections that investors worry could turn into a referendum whether it stays in the euro bloc. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 30, 2018 - 2:04 am
Stocks have skidded in Asia as Italy heads for another round of elections that investors worry could become a referendum on whether to stay in the euro bloc. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index dropped 1.5 percent to 22,018.52. South Korea's Kospi dropped 2.0 percent to 2,407.95. The Hang...
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Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. U.S. stocks are opening lower, following sharp drops in Europe triggered by political uncertainty in Italy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 29, 2018 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe are sinking Tuesday following political turmoil in Italy, which stoked fears of instability in the euro bloc. Investors dumped Italian government bonds, driving borrowing costs sharply higher for that country and rekindling fears of more financial...
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