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A man walks in the rain past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Friday, after Wall Street indexes posted modest gains, cheered by solid profits and forecasts from U.S. technology companies. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 25, 2019 - 3:07 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday, after Wall Street indexes posted modest gains, cheered by solid profits and forecasts from U.S. technology companies. But uncertainties such as U.S.-China trade tensions and Britain's unruly process toward leaving the European Union weighed on investor...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, photo stock prices are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 24, 2019 - 12:58 pm
Stock indexes were mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street Thursday as solid profits and forecasts from several technology companies offset a batch of disappointing earnings reports. The S&P 500 was essentially flat after spending much of the day wobbling between small gains and losses...
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In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 photo Maria Alvarez, front, and her husband Guillermo Alvarez, behind, both of Boston, examine clothes washers and dryers at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Commerce Department releases its September report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 24, 2019 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods tumbled in September by the largest amount in four months while a closely watched category that tracks business investment fell for a second month. The declines underscored the troubles manufacturing is having in the face...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday after major companies reported mixed earnings and an EU leader said he would recommend the trade bloc allow Britain to delay its departure. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 23, 2019 - 12:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday after major companies reported mixed earnings and an EU leader said he would recommend the trade bloc let Britain to delay its departure. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul declined, while Tokyo gained 0.4%. U.S...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 22, 2019 - 2:42 pm
The major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in late-afternoon trading Tuesday as investors weighed a mixed batch of earnings reports from McDonald's, Procter & Gamble and other big companies. Trading was choppy for much of the day, though outside of the Nasdaq, the moves...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Shares are gaining in Asia after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 22, 2019 - 6:54 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets were rising Tuesday, spurred by upbeat talk from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. Investors were heartened by Trump's comment to reporters Monday that he hopes to sign a trade deal with China next...
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Traders William Lawrence, center, and Ashley Lara confer as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Monday as investors get set for a busy week of earnings reports. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 21, 2019 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street Monday as investors watch the latest corporate earnings and developments in the U.S.-China trade war. China's top negotiator said over the weekend that "substantial progress" was being made in its talks with the U.S., helping to inject more...
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In this Oct. 11, 2019, photo, a man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and other Asian market index at a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were mixed Monday, Oct. 21, amid uncertainties about Britain’s exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 21, 2019 - 12:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in early trading to 22,548.07. South Korea's Kospi picked up 0.2% to 2,065.68, while...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo specialist Brian Fairbrother, left, and trader Philip Powers work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 17, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors welcomed another batch of encouraging quarterly results from big companies. A breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union also helped put traders in a buying mood. The gains erased the market's modest...
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In this Sept. 3, 2019 photo a for sale sign, top, rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Norwood, Mass. On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 17, 2019 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home building fell last month after reaching a 12-year high in August, driven by a sharp decline in the construction of new apartments. Yet single-family home construction ticked higher for a fourth month. The Commerce Department said Thursday that overall housing starts...
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