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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Shares have edged higher in Asia as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that China-U.S. trade talks were due to resume in two weeks’ time. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.8% and shares also rose in Tokyo and Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 24, 2019 - 3:52 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares edged higher in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that China-U.S. trade talks were due to resume in two weeks' time. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.3% to 2,985.34 while Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.1% to 22,098.84. Markets in China were...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Shares have edged higher in Asia as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that China-U.S. trade talks were due to resume in two weeks’ time. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.8% and shares also rose in Tokyo and Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 24, 2019 - 1:28 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares edged higher in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that China-U.S. trade talks were due to resume in two weeks' time. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.8% to 2,999.91 while Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.2% to 22,123.49. In Hong Kong the Hang...
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A currency trader stands near screens showing the foreign exchange rates, left, at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Stocks got a downbeat start to the week as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on signals from China and the U.S. on prospects for a resolution of their tariffs war. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 23, 2019 - 4:07 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly lower Monday as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on prospects for a resolution of the tariffs war between China and the U.S. Germany's DAX dropped 0.7% to 12,376.50 while the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.5% to 5,662.00. Britain's FTSE 100 gave up...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo Gordon Charlop, center, and Christian Bader work at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 20, 2019 - 3:51 pm
Stocks veered lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Friday after reports that a Chinese delegation has cut short a visit to the U.S. fueled speculation that upcoming talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing are in trouble. The selling, which erased modest...
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In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, photo, a man holding a cup of coffee monitors the stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 after a lackluster session on Wall Street, as investors shifted their focus to China-U.S. trade talks after a busy week of central bank news. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 20, 2019 - 4:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed on Friday, while India's benchmark jumped more than 5% after the government announced plans to cut corporate taxes. Germany's DAX fell 0.1% to 12,440.12 and the CAC 40 in France lost 2.9 points to 5,656.24. Britain's FTSE 100 gave up 0.3% to 7,334.05. Wall...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S. trade conflicts. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 19, 2019 - 4:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares opened higher in Europe on Thursday after a mixed session in Asia following the Federal Reserve's decision to cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year. Germany's DAX edged 0.1% higher to 12,406.82 while the FTSE 100 in Britain advanced 0.2% to 7,331.84. In...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 18, 2019 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year. The Fed's move reduced its key short-term rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — by an...
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Stock traders John Santiago, left, and Paul Cosentino work at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Federal Reserve is expected to announce its benchmark interest rate later in the day. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 18, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Stocks declined broadly on Wall Street Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year. Investors expected the rate cut, but may have been disappointed by apparent disagreement among Fed officials about their future rate policy. In a...
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Floor governor Michael Smyth works at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Federal Reserve is expected to announce its benchmark interest rate later in the day. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 18, 2019 - 2:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Stocks are dropping after the Federal Reserve cuts its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year but didn't provide investors with concrete clues about what the future holds. The Dow Jones...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 photo a sign rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Westwood, Mass. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in August. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 18, 2019 - 9:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of U.S. home construction jumped 12.3% last month to a 12-year high on a surge in apartment building. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.36 million, the most since June 2007 and up from a revised 1...
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