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A man stands in front of an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 02, 2018 - 11:19 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets are mostly lower on jitters over the simmering U.S. trade dispute with China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.8 percent to 24,088.63. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.4 percent to 27,017.75 after closing at a two-week low on Tuesday. Australia's S&P...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 02, 2018 - 1:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he sees no need to drop the central bank's current gradual approach to raising interest rates. Powell said the combination of steady, low inflation and very low unemployment shows the country is going through "extraordinary...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, General Electric Chairman & CEO John Flannery is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Flannery out as chairman and CEO at General Electric after less than two years, Lawrence Culp Jr. takes over. After less than two years and a precipitous decline in the share price at General Electric, Flannery is being ousted as chairman and CEO. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 01, 2018 - 4:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — General Electric ousted its CEO, took a $23 billion charge and said it would fall short of profit forecasts this year, further signs that the century-old industrial conglomerate is struggling to turn around its vastly shrunken business. H. Lawrence Culp Jr. will take over immediately...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. On Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, led by big gains in industrials after General Electric named a new CEO. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 01, 2018 - 12:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. manufacturers and car companies are rising Monday, helping send stocks solidly higher after the U.S. and Canada agreed to a new trade deal that also includes Mexico. U.S. crude oil reached its highest price in almost four years. General Electric is surging after it replaced...
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A man stands in front of electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Asian stocks were mixed Monday after U.S. markets wrapped up their best quarter in almost five years, but sentiment was clouded by lingering worries over global trade tensions. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 01, 2018 - 7:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Confirmation that the U.S. and Canada secured agreement on revising their trade pact shored up global stock markets Monday at the start of a busy data week that culminates with key monthly U.S. employment figures. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.5 percent at 12,309...
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FILE- In this May 17, 2018, file photo an American flag hangs above the bell podium on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 27 (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 27, 2018 - 9:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Thursday morning as Apple and Amazon both jump. Oil prices are bouncing back after they slipped a day ago. Banks lagged the market following Wednesday's drop in bond yields, which reduces profits on loans made by financial institutions. KEEPING SCORE: The S...
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Currency traders work near screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve lifted its key interest rate as expected for the third time this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 27, 2018 - 5:34 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European and Asian markets fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve tightened its monetary policy and raised interest rates for the third time this year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 shed 0.2 percent to 5,499.30 and Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent to 12,340.45...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015, file photo, sales associate Mike Conway, right, shows Paul Angulo a pistol at Bullseye Sport gun shop in Riverside, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new law requiring that Californians undergo at least eight hours of training, including live fire exercises, before carrying concealed weapons. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 26, 2018 - 8:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will have to undergo at least eight hours of training, including live-fire exercises, before carrying a concealed weapon, under one of several firearms bills acted on by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill helps standardize the state's current patchwork requirements...
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FILE- In this July 17, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on "The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress," at Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Federal Reserve issues its latest policy statement and updates its interest-rate and economic projections before Powell holds a news conference. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, FIle)
September 26, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that Fed policymakers' decisions haven't been affected by political considerations. President Donald Trump expressed concern last month with the Fed...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo signs for the New York Stock Exchange hang above the trading floor. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 26. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes around the world held steady on Wednesday as markets awaited a Federal Reserve decision on interest rates scheduled for the afternoon. Economists are nearly certain that the Fed will raise short-term rates by a quarter of a percentage point, the third such increase...
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