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Stocks notch modest gains and a 3rd winning week for S&P 500

Wall Street closed out a mostly listless week Friday with a wobbly day of trading that helped nudge the S&P 500 to its third straight weekly gain. The benchmark index edged up 0....

Asian shares slip on pandemic worries despite Wall St rally

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday amid uncertainty about the prospects for a global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 di...

Companies sound alarm over commodity price hikes

Toilet paper, baby care products, soft drinks and many other everyday products are about to get more expensive. Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark and Coca-Cola have all warned tha...

Asian shares mostly higher before Fed meeting, Biden speech

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly moderately higher in listless trading Wednesday, as investors watched for news out of a Federal Reserve meeting. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.2% ...

Stock indexes edge lower, pulling S&P 500 below record high

Stocks edged lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors pored over the latest batch of company earnings. The slight pullback comes a day after the S&P 500 hit...

Asian shares mostly gain as China exports rise

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday with hopes growing for a global economic rebound despite surging coronavirus cases in many places. China reported its exports...

Asian shares mostly rise amid mixed market signs

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday as investors focused on causes for optimism despite a weak close on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark edged up 0.2% to finish at...

Recharged: Energy seen as big winner after disastrous 2020

Energy companies spent the first quarter of 2021 recharging from a draining year. Wall Street expects that growth to continue as energy companies and many of the other companies beaten down by the vir...

Asian shares slip ahead of Fed's view on US economic outlook

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell in muted trading Wednesday as world markets cautiously awaited the U.S. central bank's latest assessment on the economy. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 i...

Asian shares rise after US stocks gain for fifth day

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose on Tuesday, cheered by a rally to all-time highs on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% to finish at 29,921.09. South Korea's Kospi ad...

Asian shares mixed after stimulus lifts Dow, S&P to records

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were mixed in Asia on Friday after broad gains lifted several major indexes to all-time highs on Wall Street. Tokyo’s benchmark rose 1.7%. Hong Kong declined b...

Airline stocks cleared for takeoff, but turbulence ahead

Investors have seemingly cleared airline stocks for takeoff, but the industry still faces a long and bumpy climb. The S&P 500's airline index, which includes American Airlines an...

Asian shares trade mixed on recovery hopes, yield worries

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, cheered by the expected passage of the U.S. stimulus package, although that optimism was tempered by worries about inflation and the coronavirus pandemic....

Asian shares advance despite Wall Street retreat

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks advanced in Asia on Wednesday after a wobbly day on Wall Street, when the S&P 500 gave back most of its gains from a day earlier. Hong Kong led the advance...

Asian shares mixed amid vaccine optimism, US tech sell-off

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday after a sell-off of shares in technology companies on Wall Street. Tokyo was closed for a national holiday. South Korea's Kospi slipped...