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FILE - This March 4, 2013, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of a building near the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks perked higher in early trading, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was on track for its first gain in five days. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 07, 2017 - 9:36 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian share indexes advanced Friday, guided by Wall Street gains and healthy quarterly economic data from Japan. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.1 percent to 22,741.23 and South Korea's Kospi advanced 0.2 percent to 2,466.71. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.6...
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FILE - This March 4, 2013, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of a building near the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks perked higher in early trading, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was on track for its first gain in five days. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 07, 2017 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes perked higher on Thursday following a nearly weeklong lull, and the Standard & Poor's 500 rose for the first time in five days. Industrial and technology companies helped lead the way, as broad swaths of the market climbed. Nearly two stocks rose for every one...
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FILE - This March 4, 2013, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of a building near the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks perked higher in early trading, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was on track for its first gain in five days. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 07, 2017 - 3:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks perked higher on Thursday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on track to rise for the first time in five days. Industrial and technology companies helped lead the way. Crude oil and energy stocks clawed back some of their sharp losses from Wednesday. So did...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, file photo, a sign advertises that an existing home for sale is under contract in Roswell, Ga. Surging stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9 trillion in the fall of 2017, though the gains aren’t widely shared. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 07, 2017 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surging stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9 trillion this fall, The Federal Reserve said Thursday. The gains, however, aren't widely shared. U.S. wealth has made a remarkable comeback since the recession, when it plummeted...
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FILE - This March 4, 2013, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of a building near the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks perked higher in early trading, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was on track for its first gain in five days. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 07, 2017 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks perked higher on Thursday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on track for its first increase in five days. Industrial and technology companies paced the gains. Crude oil and energy stocks clawed back some of their sharp losses from Wednesday. So did Asian stock...
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FILE - This March 4, 2013, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of a building near the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks perked higher in early trading, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was on track for its first gain in five days. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 07, 2017 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks perked higher in Thursday morning trading, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on track for its first gain in five days. Crude oil inched higher following a plunge Wednesday, and Asian stocks recovered some of their sharp losses from the day before. KEEPING SCORE...
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A man stands in front of a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a Hong Kong local bank Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Share prices were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Japan and Australia leading gains after U.S. indexes stabilized overnight. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
December 07, 2017 - 4:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — European stocks were higher while some Asian markets recovered from the previous day's losses on Thursday as investors focused on the U.S. tax reform and an upcoming U.S. jobs report. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 200 rose 0.3 percent to 7,366.77 while France's CAC 40...
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A man stands in front of a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a Hong Kong local bank Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Share prices were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Japan and Australia leading gains after U.S. indexes stabilized overnight. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
December 07, 2017 - 2:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Share prices were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Japan and Australia leading gains after U.S. indexes stabilized overnight. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.5 percent to 22,498.03 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5 percent to 5,977.70. Hong Kong's Hang...
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A man stands in front of a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a Hong Kong local bank Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Share prices were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Japan and Australia leading gains after U.S. indexes stabilized overnight. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
December 06, 2017 - 11:28 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Share prices were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Japan and Australia leading gains after U.S. indexes stabilized overnight. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.2 percent to 22,435.54 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.6 percent to 5,981.10. Most other regional...
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Trader Timothy Nick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. U.S. stocks held steady in Wednesday morning trading, following sharp drops for markets around the world. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 06, 2017 - 10:53 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Share prices were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Japan and Australia leading gains after U.S. indexes stabilized overnight. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.2 percent to 22,439.19 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.6 percent to 5,977.80. Most other regional...
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