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In this Sept. 11, 2018, photo, people use smartphones in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 19, 2018 - 1:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.1 percent to finish at 23,672.52. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.5 percent at 6,190.00. South Korea's Kospi...
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FILE- In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo specialist Peter Mazza, 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 Tuesday, Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 18, 2018 - 11:05 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.4 percent in early trading to 23,741.29. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.4 percent to 6,195.70. South Korea's...
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FILE- This Jan. 9, 2017, file photo shows the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 17, 2018 - 10:54 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday after President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods, ramping up tensions between the world's top two economies. Investors have been expecting the move, even as U.S. officials proposed a new round of talks with their...
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In this Sept. 11, 2018, photo, people are reflected on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that U.S. President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world’s two largest economies. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 16, 2018 - 10:57 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world's two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi fell 0.8 percent...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo Joseph Lawler, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 13, 2018 - 7:34 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Many global markets climbed Thursday following a report that the U.S. has proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China before going ahead with plans to slap tariffs on $200 billion or more in Chinese goods. Investors also appeared heartened by an interest rate increase by...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, file photo a woman prepares a cup of ice cream behind a "Help Wanted" sign at a Dairy Queen fast food restaurant in Rutherford, N.J. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for July. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
September 11, 2018 - 9:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most jobs on record in July, and the proportion of workers quitting their jobs also hit a new all-time high. Americans are increasingly taking advantage of a tight labor market to find new, often higher-paying jobs. The Labor Department said Tuesday...
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Chinese investors play cards near an electronic display showing stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street's gains as investors waited for a new U.S. tariff hike in a trade battle with China. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 11, 2018 - 4:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — Major global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street's gains as investors waited for a new U.S. tariff hike in a trade battle with China. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX lost 0.1 percent to 11,971.94 and London's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 7,258.47...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Asian shares are mixed after U.S. President Donald Trump declared he was considering tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods, ratcheting up tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 10, 2018 - 6:44 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European stock markets rose and Wall Street was expected to open higher on Monday, despite a drop in Asia, where investors fretted over the possibility of new and bigger U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was up 0.5 percent at 5,277, while...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 07, 2018 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes fell on Friday after President Donald Trump said he may intensify his trade battle with China. A strong jobs report also pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates. After bouncing between modest gains and losses in the morning, the S&P 500 was on pace...
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This July 25, 2018, photo shows a help wanted sign at a new Zaxby's restaurant in Madison, Miss. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 07, 2018 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. The economy added a strong 201,000 jobs, and...
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