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FILE- In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo traders Eric Schumacher, left, and Richard Deviccaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 16, 2018 - 2:32 pm
A late afternoon wave of buying moved U.S. stocks higher Thursday. Even so, the market was on course to finish with a steep weekly loss. Gains in health care and energy companies powered the market higher. It also got a brief boost earlier after President Donald Trump expressed optimism that the U...
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This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, satellite image provided by geology professor Jeff Chambers at the University of California, Berkeley, shows a short-wave infrared (red) image captured by Landsat 8 showing the full extent of the actively burning area of the Camp Fire about four hours after it started over the town of Paradise, Calif. The red patches are fires that leapfrogged in front of the primary burn front, which was growing at a rate of approximately 3 mph (5 kph). Multiple deaths have been reported and hundreds are unaccounted for in the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century. (Jeff Chambers/University of California, Berkeley via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 2:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. soared Friday after California's top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires. Stock prices soared 36 percent in midday trading after plunging 60 percent...
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An investor reads the newspaper at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 16, 2018 - 6:29 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were subdued on Friday as trade tensions and political risks surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union kept investor cautious. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC lost 0.2 percent to 5,021 while Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent at 11,344. Britain's FTSE 100 shed 0...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, file photo, specialist Dilip Patel, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 15, 2018 - 2:57 pm
U.S. stocks recovered from an early slide Thursday, placing the market on course to break a five-day losing streak. Gains in technology companies, banks and industrial stocks outweighed losses among big retailers, homebuilders and utilities. Energy stocks rose along with crude oil. European indexes...
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A visitor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Most Asian stock markets declined Thursday after Wall Street fell for a fifth day and Britain's Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
November 15, 2018 - 6:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Thursday, though European indexes and the pound sagged as discord within the British government threatened a newly agreed Brexit deal. KEEPING SCORE: German's DAX was flat at 11,417 and France's CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,054. London's FTSE 100...
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Dudley Devine, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Energy companies led U.S. stocks broadly higher in early trading Wednesday, wiping out some of the market's losses from a day earlier. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 14, 2018 - 9:10 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets declined Thursday after Wall Street fell for a fifth day and Britain's Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.7 percent to 21,686.71 points and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 retreated 0.6 percent to...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 14, 2018 - 2:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC slipped nearly 1 percent in early trading to 5,051.98. Germany's DAX was down 0.8 percent at 11,375.79...
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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo trader Thomas Ferrigno, right, and specialist Gregg Maloney work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 13, 2018 - 11:30 am
U.S. stock indexes veered higher in afternoon trading Tuesday, bouncing back from an uneven start. Gains in technology companies, banks and industrial stocks outweighed losses in household goods sellers, utilities and elsewhere in the market. Energy stocks slumped as the price of crude oil headed...
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November 13, 2018 - 12:18 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The...
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FILE- In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo trader Timothy Nick, center, works with specialist Michael O'Mara on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Nov. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 12, 2018 - 2:43 pm
A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking more than 500 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Apple, Amazon, Goldman Sachs and other big names fell. Banks and consumer-focused companies and media and communications stocks also took heavy...
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