Asian stock markets edge higher; US dollar falls against yen

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Monday after Wall Street's strong finish last week. The U.S. dollar weakened against most major currencies, including the Japanese y...

Asian stock markets edge higher; US dollar falls against yen

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets edged higher on Monday after Wall Street's strong finish last week. The U.S. dollar weakened against most major currencies, including the Japanese yen. ...

Big gains for retailers push S&P 500 higher; rates rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising retailers pushed U.S. stock indexes further into record territory on Friday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on pace to close out its seventh week of gains in the la...

Asian shares rise on Wall St, oil gains; Nikkei dips on yen

HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stocks markets pushed higher Friday after Wall Street's latest record close. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.2 percent to 23,653....

US stocks brush off first wobble of the year to climb again

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks recovered from their first wobble of the year and ticked higher in Thursday morning trading. The gains for indexes marked a return to calm for markets, wh...

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally fizzles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street benchmarks posted their first losses of 2018. Reports that China may slow its purchases of U.S. government bonds ...

Worries about rising rates halt rally for stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Climbing interest rates, and the fears about what they could mean for stocks, knocked U.S. indexes lower in morning trading on Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 was on pace for ...

Asian share prices mostly lower as Wall Street rally fades

TOKYO (AP) — Share prices were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the afterglow from Wall Street's extended winning streak faded. Chinese shares were buoyed by surging oil prices. ...

S&P 500 edges higher as calm continues to reign for stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes held close to their record levels on Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 edged higher as calm continues to reign over markets around the world. ...

US stocks tap the brakes following torrid start to the year

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes took a small step back from their record levels on Monday, as their momentum slowed following a torrid start to the year. Losses for health care an...

A fantastic year for fund investors: Everyone's a winner

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, everyone's a winner. Last year was one of those times for mutual-fund investors. Nearly every fund made money during 2017, which ended up being one of the ...

Japanese yen hits 2-year low vs. Taiwan dollar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Japanese yen today (Jan. 2) hit a two-year low against the Taiwan dollar, opening at 0.2655, with the difference so great now that a person changing NT$50,00...

Asian markets mostly higher on economic optimism

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday in a quiet post-Christmas holiday trading as strong economic data from the region and in the U.S. boosted confidence. Tokyo stock...

Asian shares mixed in quiet Christmas trading

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed in quiet trading Monday in the few Asian markets open during the Christmas holiday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.2 percent to 22,943.43 by early a...

Asian shares mostly lower in quiet Christmas trading

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were lower in quiet trading Monday in the few Asian markets open during the Christmas holiday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index was down less than 0.1 percent at 22,887.8...