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Empty chairs and tables are lined up outside a restaurant in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Monday, March 9, 2020. Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a month to halt the relentless march of the new coronavirus across Europe. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte signed a quarantine decree early Sunday for the country’s prosperous north. Areas under lockdown include Milan, Italy’s financial hub and the main city in Lombardy, and Venice, the main city in the neighboring Veneto region. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)
March 09, 2020 - 8:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. companies buffeted by supply chain chaos and a growing awareness of the scope of a viral outbreak are facing new threats to begin the week. The price of U.S. crude fell as much as 34% to $27.34 a barrel, the lowest price since early 2016, as an oil war between Saudi Arabia and...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, March 6, 2020. Asian shares are falling as fears about the virus outbreak once again dominate financial markets. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 06, 2020 - 6:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — World stocks and the price of oil dropped sharply again Friday as pessimism prevailed over hopes for central bank action to counter the economic disruption from the virus outbreak. Rumors that Chinese officials might be overstating the extent to which local businesses are getting back...
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Trader Peter Mancuso prepares for the day's trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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March 05, 2020 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear dominated financial markets again on Thursday, and stocks fell sharply on worries about the fast-spreading virus outbreak. It's the latest shudder in Wall Street's most volatile week in more than eight years. Major U.S. indexes lost roughly 3.5%, and Treasury yields touched...
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A man wearing a face mask walks past statues of bulls in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Asian stock markets fell further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening an global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 28, 2020 - 6:50 am
Global stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading fears over the impact of the new coronavirus, with some indexes set to close out their worst week since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008. Germany's DAX skidded as much as 5% before stabilizing, Tokyo and Shanghai closed 3.7% lower...
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Stocks reflect declines on monitors as people work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
February 27, 2020 - 6:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This week’s big sell-off on Wall Street suggests stocks have finally caught up to the bond market, where fear of an economic slowdown has been evident for months. Signs that the new coronavirus that originated in China is now spreading to other parts of the world rattled...
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James Denaro monitors stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 26, 2020 - 4:25 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes gave up early gains and closed mostly lower Wednesday, extending the market’s heavy losses for the week. The benchmark S&P 500 fell for the fifth straight day after swinging between a 0.6% loss and 1.7% gain. Smaller company stocks bore the brunt of the selling. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo specialist Erica Fredrickson works with a colleague on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 25, 2020 - 6:37 pm
Stocks fell sharply again on Wall Street Tuesday, piling on losses a day after the market's biggest drop in two years as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy. Nervous investors snapped up low-risk U.S. government bonds, sending the yield on the 10-...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 700 points, as virus cases spread beyond China, threatening to disrupt the global economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 24, 2020 - 3:51 pm
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 1,000 points Monday in the worst day for the stock market in two years as investors worry that the spread of a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken global economic growth. Traders sought safety in U.S. government bonds, gold and high-...
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In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo, a man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. Shares skidded in Asia on Monday, Feb. 24, after reports of a surge in new virus cases outside China. The decline followed a sell-off Friday on Wall Street.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 23, 2020 - 11:00 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Monday after reports of a surge in new virus cases outside China. The decline followed a sell-off Friday on Wall Street. South Korea's Kospi dropped 3% to 2,098.37, while the S&P ASX/200 in Sydnay lost 2.3% to 6,975.20. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 1.5...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump wait for him to arrive to speak at a rally at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, in Fort Wayne, Ind. Vice President Mike Pence has a favorite line when he introduces President Donald Trump at rallies. He says "it's been three years of promises made and promises kept” under Trump. Is it true? The Associated Press reviewed what's happened with Trump's key campaign promises. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 23, 2020 - 6:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — “It's been three years of promises made and promises kept, but we’re just getting started, (insert state here)." That line from Vice President Mike Pence is a hallmark of how he introduces President Donald Trump to campaign rally audiences. Last week, he delivered versions at...
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