Financial markets

This photo shows the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday evening, Dec. 20, 2018. Stocks went into another slide Thursday in what is shaping up as the worst December on Wall Street since the depths of the Great Depression, with prices dragged down by rising fears of a recession somewhere on the horizon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 464 points, bringing its losses to more than 1,700 since last Friday. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
December 20, 2018 - 6:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks went into another slide Thursday in what is shaping up as the worst December on Wall Street since the depths of the Great Depression, with prices dragged down by rising fears of a recession somewhere on the horizon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 464 points,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, the New York Stock Exchange is bathed in holiday light, in New York. U.S. stocks are slightly lower Thursday morning, Dec. 20, a day after another big plunge rocked markets around the world. Asian and European indexes suffered bigger losses. Stocks have tumbled as investors grow increasingly worried the U.S. could slip into a recession in the next few years. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 20, 2018 - 3:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Another miserable day on Wall Street knocked 464 points off the Dow Jones Industrial average, bringing its losses since Friday to more than 1,700 points. The index is now down more than 10 percent for December...
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People walk across an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Asian stock markets sank Thursday after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates and Wall Street dived to a 15-month low.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 20, 2018 - 2:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices plunged Thursday, following Wall Street down after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France's CAC 40 index fell 1.4 percent to 4,709.13 points and Germany's DAX lost 1.3 percent to 10,620,79. London's FTSE 100...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., gives a farewell speech in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Ryan is bemoaning America's "broken politics" in which he calls Washington's failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs "our greatest unfinished business." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 19, 2018 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan decried the outrage and bitterness that he said now color American politics in a farewell speech that also acknowledged his inability to achieve two top goals: controlling surging federal debt and reining in Medicare and other mammoth benefit...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speak at a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 19, 2018 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:17 p.m. The stock market gave up an early gain and was broadly lower in afternoon trading after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and said it would continue to raise rates next year. The...
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Stock trader Michael Milano works at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 19, 2018 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday as a partial recovery in oil prices pulls energy companies higher following huge losses a day earlier. Banks are also making solid gains and most other groups of stocks are rising. Markets were relatively quiet as the Federal Reserve wraps up its...
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December 19, 2018 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to abandon a controversial renaming plan, in one of the first big decisions by its new permanent director. The CFPB will no longer pursue renaming itself the "Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection," a change that had been sought...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 19, 2018 - 3:22 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of an expected rate hike by the Federal Reserve, while Asian indexes were weighed by Japanese data that showed its exports slowing in November. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX gained 0.1 percent to 10,756.02 and France's CAC...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo an American flag flies outside New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street as the market claims back some of the ground it lost in steep drops over the previous two days. Technology and industrial stocks were among the biggest winners in early trading Tuesday, Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 18, 2018 - 9:32 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4 percent to 21,025.10 while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.6 percent to 2,074.38. Hong...
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Sun rays fall through the clouds over the banking district as a runner passes by in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 18, 2018 - 11:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — Worries are growing about the strength of the German economy, Europe's largest, after a key indicator suggested fears about trade wars and Brexit are hitting business activity and after the country's main stocks index slid into a bear market. The Ifo Institute said Tuesday its...
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