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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes took a small step back from their record levels on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, as their momentum slowed following a torrid start to the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 08, 2018 - 10:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes held close to their record levels on Monday, as their momentum slowed following a torrid start to the year. Losses for health care and financial stocks helped to overshadow gains for utility stocks and other areas of the market that do well when interest rates...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes took a small step back from their record levels on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, as their momentum slowed following a torrid start to the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 08, 2018 - 10:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes took a small step back from their record levels on Monday, as their momentum slowed following a torrid start to the year. Losses for health care and financial stocks helped to overshadow a surge for retailers, which jumped after several boasted of strong results...
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A woman checks stock index through her smartphone at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 8, 2017. Asian stock markets rose Monday following Wall Street's strong week as traders looked ahead to data releases from China, Japan and the Eurozone. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 08, 2018 - 8:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Monday following a record-setting week on Wall Street and as traders looked ahead to data releases from China, Japan and the eurozone. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.3 percent to 13,354 and France's CAC 40 gained 0.3 percent to 5,485. London's...
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A woman checks stock index through her smartphone at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 8, 2017. Asian stock markets rose Monday following Wall Street's strong week as traders looked ahead to data releases from China, Japan and the Eurozone. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 08, 2018 - 5:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Monday following Wall Street's strong week as traders looked ahead to data releases from China, Japan and the Eurozone. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 0.4 percent to 13,372.75 and France's CAC 40 gained 0.3 percent to 5,486.07. London's...
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FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, shows the Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Springfield, Ill. On Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
January 06, 2018 - 7:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Years of steady hiring and economic growth have delivered a cumulative benefit for at least one group that hasn't always shared in America's prosperity. The unemployment rate for African-Americans fell to 6.8 percent in December, the lowest level since the government began...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, two Iranian women make their way in a square while one of them wears the chador in downtown Tehran, Iran. Anger and frustration over the economy has been the main fuel for the surprise eruption of protests that began on Dec. 28, 2017. President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate, had promised that the lifting of most international sanctions under Iran’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with the West would revive the long-suffering economy. The end of sanctions did open up a new influx of cash from increased oil exports, but little of that has trickled down to the wider population. At the same time, Rouhani has enforced austerity policies that hit households hard.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
January 06, 2018 - 1:26 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Iranian town of Doroud should be a prosperous place — nestled in a valley at the junction of two rivers in the Zagros Mountains, it's in an area rich in metals to be mined and stone to be quarried. Last year, a military factory on the outskirts of town unveiled production of an...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows a Barnes and Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. tumbled Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, a day after the bookseller announced that sales at established stores and online sales fell during the key holiday period. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 05, 2018 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Barnes & Noble are tumbling after airing some ugly holiday sales numbers. The beleaguered bookseller said late Thursday that comparable-store sales slid 6.4 percent during the crucial nine-week period ending Dec. 30. Most retailers have strengthened digital operations...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks rise for the fourth day in a row as the government’s December 2017 jobs report shows strong hiring in manufacturing and construction and an increase in factory orders. Transportation and technology companies are rising. Overall, employers didn’t add as many jobs as experts expected. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 05, 2018 - 2:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are climbing as U.S. stocks rise for the fourth day in a row to start 2018, their longest new-year winning streak in eight years. The Labor Department said employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a solid gain but a bit less than experts expected. Health care...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows a Barnes and Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. tumbled Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, a day after the bookseller announced that sales at established stores and online sales fell during the key holiday period. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 05, 2018 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Barnes & Noble are tumbling to all-time lows after airing some ugly holiday sales numbers. The beleaguered bookseller said late Thursday that comparable-store sales slid 6.4 percent during the crucial nine-week period ending Dec. 30. Most retailers have strengthened...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks rise for the fourth day in a row as the government’s December 2017 jobs report shows strong hiring in manufacturing and construction and an increase in factory orders. Transportation and technology companies are rising. Overall, employers didn’t add as many jobs as experts expected. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 05, 2018 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are climbing as U.S. stocks rise for the fourth day in a row to start 2018. The Labor Department said employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a solid gain but a bit less than experts expected. Hiring in manufacturing and construction was strong and factories...
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