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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 21, 2018 - 1:58 pm
U.S. stocks moved higher Tuesday afternoon as investors welcomed solid results from homebuilders, retailers and other companies. Technology stocks and banks also rose. The rally briefly placed the S&P 500 on track for an all-time high. The benchmark index of large U.S. companies was hovering...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Tokyo. Asian shares are mixed amid doubts on the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 21, 2018 - 4:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher in subdued trading Tuesday, tracking gains in Asia despite doubts over the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 climbed 0.5 percent to 5,406.69 and Germany's DAX added 0.5 percent at 12,388...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 20, 2018 - 4:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up nearly 0.6 percent in...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk gives the opening keynote at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an “excruciating year.” In the newspaper’s account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
August 17, 2018 - 5:07 pm
Elon Musk's erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down and bringing pressure on its board to take action. Musk's revelation, in a Thursday interview with The New York Times,...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk gives the opening keynote at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an “excruciating year.” In the newspaper’s account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
August 17, 2018 - 8:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Tesla CEO Elon Musk (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Tesla shares are falling as investors deal with another surprising development surrounding CEO Elon Musk. Musk admitted in an interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him. The company has...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Asian shares made moderate gains early Friday after U.S. stocks jumped on news China is preparing to resume trade discussions with the U.S., the first negotiations in more than a month.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 17, 2018 - 7:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets turned lower during European trading hours Friday as investors worried again about Turkey's financial trouble, after Asian stocks rose on news China is preparing to resume trade discussions with the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 7,537...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, a man pushes a cart while shopping at a Walmart store in North Bergen, N.J. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
August 16, 2018 - 5:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year on Thursday after beating Wall Street's expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established stores. Its shares rose more than 9 percent. The upbeat report indicates that Walmart'...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Vincent Pepe enjoys some fresh air outside the New York Stock Exchange where he works trading cotton shares for VLM Commodities in the Financial District in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug 16. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
August 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks jumped Thursday as China and the U.S. said they will hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending their trade war. China will send a trade envoy to Washington later this month in a new attempt to end the trade dispute before it...
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FILE- In this May 16, 2018, file photo, a man enters the JC Penney store at the Manhattan mall in New York. J.C. Penney Co. reports earnings Thursday, Aug. 16. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 16, 2018 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney reported a bigger-than-expected loss in its fiscal second quarter as a key sales metric fell well short of Wall Street's view. The department store operator also cut its full-year forecast again, and its shares plunged 24 percent. The dismal report, released Thursday,...
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FILE- This May 4, 2018, file photo shows a house under construction in Roseville, Calif. On Thursday, Aug. 16, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in July. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 16, 2018 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders. The Commerce Department said Thursday that housing starts last month rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million, not nearly enough to...
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