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Visitors take photos of a statue of a bull along a shopping street in Beijing, Friday, June 7, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Friday on investor optimism about a possible trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico before tariffs take effect. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 06, 2019 - 11:17 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday on investor optimism about a possible trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico before tariffs take effect. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.4% to 20,850.24 in morning trading, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5% to 6,416.50. South Korea's...
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Trader James MacGilvray, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, June 6, 2019. Stocks are slightly higher Thursday as the market watches for the latest developments in U.S. trade disputes with China and Mexico. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 06, 2019 - 10:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday on investor optimism about a possible trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico before tariffs take effect. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.4% to 20,850.24 in morning trading, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5% to 6,416.50. South Korea's...
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Trader James MacGilvray, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, June 6, 2019. Stocks are slightly higher Thursday as the market watches for the latest developments in U.S. trade disputes with China and Mexico. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 06, 2019 - 5:28 pm
U.S. stocks finished higher Thursday as optimism that the U.S. and Mexico can work out a deal before costly tariffs kick in next week helped power the market to its third straight gain. A modest rally gained strength in the final hour of trading after Bloomberg reported that the U.S. was...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo Ethan Brown, center, CEO of Beyond Meat, attends the Opening Bell ceremony with guests to celebrate the company's IPO at Nasdaq in New York. Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat beat Wall Street’s expectations in its first earnings report since its IPO last month. The El Segundo, California-based company lost $6.6 million, or 95 cents per share, in the first quarter, up slightly from a 98-cent loss in the same period a year ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 06, 2019 - 4:43 pm
Beyond Meat's shares soared after the plant-based meat company beat Wall Street's expectations in its first earnings report since its IPO in May. The El Segundo, California-based company lost $6.6 million, or 95 cents per share, in the first quarter, up slightly from a 98-cent loss in the same...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo specialists Michael Pistillo, left, and David Haubner confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 6. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 06, 2019 - 1:41 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in afternoon trading Thursday as investors await signs of progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and Mexico. The muted trading followed two days of gains driven by investors betting that the Federal Reserve could cut interest rates this year...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo window washers work on Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass. On Thursday, June 6, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
June 06, 2019 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at a strong 3.4% rate in the January-March quarter, the best showing in more than four years, the Labor Department reported Thursday. It was an encouraging sign that productivity may finally be improving after a long stretch of weakness. The first quarter...
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An investor reacts as he monitors stock prices at the brokerage house in Beijing Thursday, June 6, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as traders kept a close watch on impending U.S. tariffs on Mexico amid a standstill in its talks with China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 06, 2019 - 2:51 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as traders kept a close watch on impending U.S. tariffs on Mexico while trade talks with Beijing remained at a standstill. Japan's Nikkei 225 index was almost flat at 20,774.04 and the Shanghai Composite index lost 1% to 2,831.75. The...
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June 05, 2019 - 4:57 pm
Stocks finished higher on Wall Street for the second straight day Wednesday, extending the market's strong gains from the previous day. Technology, industrial and health care companies accounted for much of the broad gains, which were tempered by a slide in energy stocks following a 3.4% plunge in...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo specialists James Denaro, left, and Mario Picone work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 05, 2019 - 4:53 pm
Stocks closed higher on Wall Street for the second straight day Wednesday, extending Tuesday's strong gains as investors bet an interest rate cut could be ahead. Technology, industrial and health care companies accounted for much of the broad gains, which were tempered by a slide in energy stocks...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo specialists James Denaro, left, and Mario Picone work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 05, 2019 - 2:03 pm
Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday, on track to extend the market's strong gains from the previous day. A steep drop in crude oil prices tempered the gains, sending energy stocks lower. Benchmark U.S. crude plunged 3% to $51.90 a barrel following a report...
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