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Explainer: Capital gains tax hike targets wealthy investors

NEW YORK (AP) — After massive U.S. government spending helped send the stock market back to record heights, with even more potentially on the way, the bill may be coming due for the nation's wealthies...

HDBank keeps raising its performance bar

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 28 April 2021 - This is the first year of a five-year plan for HDBank and a busy one for its whole eco-system as it plans to undertake many more activities...

Taiwan survey expects property prices to keep rising despite government campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Government measures targeting real estate speculation are unlikely to register much impact, as consumers still expect property prices to rise, according to an economic stu...

Asian shares wobble ahead of Fed outcome and earnings

Asian shares fell and U.S. stock futures were steady on Tuesday (April 27) as caution ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and a slew of corporate earnings offset growing optimism about the global ...

What's in Biden speech? Lawmakers race to add priorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of President Joe Biden’s address to Congress on Wednesday, lawmakers are intensifying the push to make sure key priorities are included in the next phase of his massive infrast...

China probes takeout firm Meituan over antitrust concerns

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s market regulator said Monday it has launched a probe into suspected monopolistic behavior by food delivery firm Meituan. The investigation comes amid increa...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk adding SNL hosting job to his to-do list

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology mogul Elon Musk has a lined up a new gig in addition to his jobs as CEO of electric car maker Tesla and spaceship maker SpaceX. He is going to host the iconic TV show “Satur...

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...