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A Thai investor checks an electronic board showing stock prices at Asia Plus Securities, a private stock trading floor, in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, March 13, 2020. Shares plunged in Asia on Friday, with benchmarks in Japan, Thailand and India sinking as much as 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
The Associated Press
March 13, 2020 - 7:56 am
The Latest on financial markets: The European Commission says it will set up a 37 billion-euro ($41 billion) investment fund and allow “maximum flexibility” on state aid and fiscal rules to help member states weather the economic hit by the coronavirus outbreak. European Commission president Ursula...
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File-This Feb. 7, 2018, file photo shows the Charging Bull sculpture by Arturo Di Modica, in New York's Financial District. The longest bull market in U.S. history is over after nearly 11 years. The bull market officially ran from March 9, 2009, until Feb. 19, 2020, when it began the 20% dive that has taken it into bear market territory as of Thursday, March 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
The Associated Press
March 13, 2020 - 6:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the end, the mighty bull was slayed by a tiny virus. The longest bull market in U.S. history can now be said to have lasted almost 11 years and rewarded investors with a return of 529% based on the performance of the S&P 500, including dividends. The bull officially ran from...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, March 13, 2020. Shares have plunged in Asia, with Japan’s benchmark sinking 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
The Associated Press
March 13, 2020 - 4:23 am
BANGKOK (AP) — European markets were mostly higher Friday after a turbulent trading session in Asia. Shares rose in Paris and London but fell 6.1% in Japan following Wall Street's biggest drop since the 1987 Black Monday crash. Friday the 13th brought wild swings for some markets as governments...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, March 13, 2020. Shares have plunged in Asia, with Japan’s benchmark sinking 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
The Associated Press
March 12, 2020 - 11:30 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares plunged in Asia on Friday, with benchmarks in Japan, Thailand and India sinking as much as 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987. Markets worldwide have retreated as fears of economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis deepen and...
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In another coronavirus precaution, California officials cordoned off the sculpture of a bear outside the office of Gov. Gavin Newsom, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The sculpture was purchased by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and was quickly nicknamed "Bacteria Bear," after it became a favorite backdrop for photographs and selfies by school children and other Capitol visitors. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
The Associated Press
March 12, 2020 - 12:18 pm
Wall Street’s staggering skid that began less than three weeks ago has pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average into what’s known as a bear market. After a string of sharp losses, the Dow has now fallen more than 20% from its last peak on Feb. 12. On Thursday, the S&P 500 was also in bear market...
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FILE - This June 13, 2019, file photo shows a new home is for sale in Mechanicsville, Va. On Thursday, March 12, 2020, U.S. long-term mortgage rates were mixed this week after hitting all-time lows last week amid anxiety over risks to the economy from the deepening coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
March 12, 2020 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were mixed this week after hitting all-time lows last week amid anxiety over risks to the economy from the deepening coronavirus crisis. The average rate on the benchmark 30-year loan rose to 3.36% from 3.29% last week — which was the lowest level...
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The buildings of the banking district are photographed through raindrops on a window in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
March 12, 2020 - 8:15 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank deploying new stimulus measures to cushion the economic pain inflicted by the virus outbreak, but avoided cutting interest rates in a situation where economists say monetary policy can do little more than limit the damage. The central bank for the...
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A currency trader wearing a face mask watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Asian shares plunged Thursday after the World Health Organization declared a coronavirus pandemic and indexes sank on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 12, 2020 - 7:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the action in the financial markets (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Shares of companies in the travel sector continue to struggle amid the virus outbreak as demand weakens. President Donald Trump's 30-day ban on most Europeans entering the United States seemed to heighten...
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Trader Michael Gallucci works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street, erasing more than 1,400 points from the Dow industrials, as investors wait for a more aggressive response from the U.S. government to economic fallout from the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 12, 2020 - 5:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares plunged Thursday after the World Health Organization declared a coronavirus pandemic and indexes sank on Wall Street. France's CAC 40 slipped 6.6% to 4,307.17, while Germany's DAX lost 6.8% to 9,732.75. Britain's FTSE 100 plunged 5.7% to 5,542.17. The future contract for...
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President Donald Trump speaks in an address to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus Wednesday, March, 11, 2020, in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
March 11, 2020 - 10:16 pm
Text of President Donald Trump's national address Wednesday night on the new coronavirus, as provided by the White House. While Trump said in the speech that he was cutting off “all travel” from Europe to the U.S., the administration later clarified that the restrictions would apply only to most...
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