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Australia shares suffer worst day in nearly 2 months on virus resurgence

Australian shares on Wednesday (April 21) recorded their worst session in nearly two months, with travel stocks declining significantly, as investors refrained from placing big bets on concerns over a...

Dogecoin has its day, as cryptocurrency fans push it up

NEW YORK (AP) — Dogecoin, the digital currency advertised as the one "favored by Shiba Inus worldwide,” is having its day. Fans of the cryptocurrency are touting April 20, long an u...

Vaccine hopes boost euro, dollar on back foot as yields off highs

The dollar wallowed near a six-week low against its peers on Tuesday as the euro led a rally on the back of a brightening outlook for the region's vaccination program. The dollar had already be...

Asian shares rise as vaccine wait tempers Wall St optimism

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Friday after China reported its economy expanded at an 18% annual pace in the first quarter of the year. Jubilance over positive Chinese and U.S. ...

Asia shares look to China data as global economic recovery hopes underpin world shares

Asian shares were little changed on Friday ahead of a raft of Chinese economic data, while world stocks, on the whole, flew at a record level, fuelled by strong U.S. economic data that may herald a so...

Smoking foes: Make COVID casino smoking ban permanent in NJ

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Health advocates say New Jersey's temporary coronavirus-related ban on smoking in the Atlantic City casinos should be made permanent, and some state legislators said Thursda...

Taiwan stock market index closes above 17,000 mark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s stock market index, the Taiex, continued its surge Thursday (April 15) by pushing past the 17,000 mark and closing up 1.25 percent. Shares moved up 210.7...

Asian stock markets mixed after Wall St retreats from record

Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday (April 15) after Wall Street retreated from a record high as major banks reported strong profits at the start of the U.S. earnings season. Shanghai, Hong Kon...

Taiwan's highest-paid corporate board members of 2020 revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp. issued a report Thursday (April 15) listing the highest-paid board members of companies traded last year, with financial service provider CTBC ...

EXPLAINER: Charmed by Madoff, SEC later tightened its rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Until Bernie Madoff’s scheme came crashing down and the biggest Ponzi scheme in Wall Street’s history came to light, he appeared as a charming wizard with a Midas touch. His investme...

AP source: Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, died in a federal prison early Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told T...

JPMorgan 1Q profit up sharply, helped by improving economy

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase saw its first-quarter profit jump nearly five fold from a year earlier, as the improving economy allowed the bank to release roughly $5 billion from its loan-loss reserv...

Global stocks hit record after U.S. inflation data

A gauge of global equity markets rose to record highs on Tuesday (April 13), led by surging technology-related stocks, as Treasury bond yields eased after U.S. consumer price data for March showed the...

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___ Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Federal Reserve policymakers underscored their concern that Black and Hispanic...

Asia off to cautious start ahead of earnings, US data

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares started cautiously on Monday as investors wait to see if U.S. earnings can justify sky-high valuations, while bond markets could be tested by what should be very strong...