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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...

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___ Senate confirms Raimondo as Biden commerce secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to confirm Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to serve a...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street after a wobbly day, giving back some of their big gains from a day earlier. The S&P 500 lost 0.8% Tuesday after flipping between small gains a...

Millennial Money: 3 debt strategies for an unequal recovery

The past year has fractured our world in countless ways. Now, as people look to pick up the pieces, those managing debt need to account for their position in our uneven economic recovery. ...

Asian stocks sink after Wall St rises

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets declined Tuesday after Wall Street rose as a wave of investor concern about possible higher interest rates receded. Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and ...

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___ Countries urge drug companies to share vaccine know-how PARIS (AP) — The new head of the World Trade Organization is joining calls for pharmaceutical companies ...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks rallied on Wall Street, pushing the S&P 500 to its biggest gain in nine months. The 2.4% jump in the benchmark index Monday followed back-to-back weekly losses and came a...

US spending on construction projects rises 1.7% in January

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects rose 1.7% in January as new home building continues to lift the sector. Last month's increase followed small revised ...

Yellen's encore: Lending economic heft to Biden's virus plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a cold, gray February afternoon, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stepped out of the West Wing wrapped in a puffy black parka and clutching a folder of documents, seemingly oblivio...

Yellen's encore: Lending economic heft to Biden's virus plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a cold, gray February afternoon, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stepped out of the West Wing wrapped in a puffy black parka and clutching a folder of documents, seemingly oblivio...

EXPLAINER: Why economic optimism unsettled Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing, and that’s exactly why stock markets around the world are getting so unsettled. Optimism for an economic revival ...

Business events scheduled for the coming month

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month. All times are Eastern. MONDAY, March 1 WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Man...

US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America's consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.4% in January in a sign that the economy may be making a tentative recovery from...

Asian shares sink, Tokyo down 4% after tech rout on Wall St

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares skidded Friday, with Tokyo's benchmark dropping 4% after rising bond yields triggered a broad sell-off on Wall Street that handed the Nasdaq composite index its steepest on...

US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year average at 2.97%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week but remain near historic lows as the pandemic-hobbled economy strains toward recovery with more Americans getting vaccinated against the ...