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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Asian markets climbed higher on Wednesday as a sweep of positive news from Wall Street and beyond boosted confidence in the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 17, 2018 - 10:40 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets climbed higher on Wednesday as a sweep of positive news from Wall Street and beyond boosted confidence in the U.S. economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.0 percent to 22,921.20 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,304.64. Hong Kong's...
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July 17, 2018 - 2:40 pm
(BEIJING) -- "Asura," the most expensive film ever produced in China, has been pulled from theaters just a few days after it opened. The movie reportedly brought in less than 50 million yuan, or $7.4 million, in ticket sales during its opening weekend. It was a disappointing showing for a movie...
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Apple
July 17, 2018 - 12:28 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Whether you're celebrating with a smiley face, a confetti ball, or a shrug, today marks World Emoji Day. The holiday falls on July 17 because it's the date displayed on the calendar emoji and the date that Apple first unveiled iCal for Mac in 2002. Apple is recognizing the day by...
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FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 17, 2018 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of cute canines delivering an apologetic message. The snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day were an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
July 17, 2018 - 6:12 am
UnitedHealth Group's second quarter earnings beat Wall Street expectations, helped by a surge in government-funded coverage, and the nation's largest health insurer hiked its 2018 forecast again. UnitedHealth now expects adjusted earnings to range between $12.50 and $12.75 per share. That's up from...
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FILE - This Oct. 10, 2008, file photo illustration shows Johnson & Johnson products, in Philadelphia. Johnson & Johnson reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 17, 2018 - 5:52 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is reporting second-quarter earnings of $3.95 billion. The New Brunswick, New Jersey, company said Tuesday that its profit was $1.45 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.10 per share, or 4 cents better than Wall Street...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Asian markets fell on Tuesday as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 17, 2018 - 4:49 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to Congress. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.1 percent to 12,572.62 and the CAC 40 in France was barely changed at 5,411.39. The FTSE 100 index remained...
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AP Photo/Koji Sasahara
July 16, 2018 - 10:01 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets fell on Tuesday as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi lost 0.2 percent to 2,297.64 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 1.0 percent to 28,247.53 in morning trading. The...
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Amazon
July 16, 2018 - 9:32 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Amazon's own online shopping holiday -- Prime Day -- was off to a rocky start when some shoppers found problems using the website when the hyped-up sales were supposed to begin. Often dubbed the "Black Friday" of Amazon, Prime Day, which kicked off Monday at 3 p.m. ET, is a 36-hour...
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FILE- This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix, Inc. reports earnings Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 16, 2018 - 5:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is adding subscribers at a slower pace than envisioned, renewing fears that its growth may sputter as the video streaming service tries to fend off fiercer competition. The numbers released Monday mark a rare letdown for a company that has enthralled investors with its...
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