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A woman walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Shares edged higher in Asia on Tuesday following a listless day of trading on Wall Street. Investors are awaiting Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to Congress. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
July 11, 2017 - 2:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday ahead of Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress. Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.6 percent to 20,195.48 on expectations the yen will weaken further against the dollar as the central bank strives to keep long-term bond...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Shares edged higher in Asia on Tuesday following a listless day of trading on Wall Street. Investors are awaiting Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to Congress. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
July 11, 2017 - 12:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares edged higher in Asia on Tuesday following a listless day of trading on Wall Street. Investors are awaiting Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 20,156.64 on expectations the yen will weaken...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 7, 2017. Asian markets were lower on Friday as investors fret about the European Central Bank’s unwinding of stimulus programs and a disappointing jobs report by a U.S. payroll company. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 07, 2017 - 8:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets are mostly lower but recovering after a strong U.S. jobs report showed companies are still hiring at a rapid pace despite a slowdown in the economy. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was down 0.3 percent at 12,349 while the FTSE 100 of Britain was flat at 7...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 7, 2017. Asian markets were lower on Friday as investors fret about the European Central Bank’s unwinding of stimulus programs and a disappointing jobs report by a U.S. payroll company. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 07, 2017 - 8:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets are mostly lower as investors fret over the possibility of major central banks tightening their monetary policies and monitor the Group of 20 summit, which begins Friday in Hamburg, Germany. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was down 0.3 percent at 12,349...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 8, 2015, file photo, a statue of George Washington stands at Federal Hall near the flag-covered pillars of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global shares are mostly higher in Europe, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, after Asia reversed early losses spurred by concern over North Korea's launch of a long-range missile on Tuesday. Trading was subdued after the U.S. Independence Day holiday and ahead of the summit of the Group of 20 industrial nations later in the week. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
July 05, 2017 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed Wednesday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices, but technology stocks rose and reversed a portion of their recent losses. After O'Reilly Automotive reported weak sales growth in the second quarter, the three biggest losers on the Standard...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 8, 2015, file photo, a statue of George Washington stands at Federal Hall near the flag-covered pillars of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global shares are mostly higher in Europe, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, after Asia reversed early losses spurred by concern over North Korea's launch of a long-range missile on Tuesday. Trading was subdued after the U.S. Independence Day holiday and ahead of the summit of the Group of 20 industrial nations later in the week. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
July 05, 2017 - 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — US stock indexes were mixed Wednesday as energy companies slide, pushed lower by a downturn in energy prices, but technology stocks bucked the trend and moved higher. More stocks fell than rose and most industry groups were lower. Auto parts makers and car companies are skidding...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 8, 2015, file photo, a statue of George Washington stands at Federal Hall near the flag-covered pillars of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global shares are mostly higher in Europe, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, after Asia reversed early losses spurred by concern over North Korea's launch of a long-range missile on Tuesday. Trading was subdued after the U.S. Independence Day holiday and ahead of the summit of the Group of 20 industrial nations later in the week. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
July 05, 2017 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slipping Wednesday as oil prices turn lower and energy companies fall with them. Auto parts makers and car companies are skidding after O'Reilly Automotive disclosed weak sales in the second quarter, and smaller, domestically-oriented companies are skidding. However...
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People walk by an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Asian shares were muted Wednesday as the geopolitical fallout from North Korea's long-range missile launch weighed on investor sentiment amid trading thinned by the U.S. Independence Day holiday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 05, 2017 - 4:22 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Shares rose Wednesday, reversing early losses as investors shrugged off concerns over North Korea's launch of a long-range missile a day earlier. Trading was thin following the U.S. Independence Day holiday. Investors are looking ahead to the Group of 20 summit later this week in...
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People stand next to an electronic board showing the Hong Kong Stock Exchange index, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Hong Kong, China. Australian shares jumped Tuesday as investors awaited an interest rate decision by the central bank, while other Asian shares were mixed Tuesday ahead of a U.S. trading holiday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 04, 2017 - 11:41 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were muted Wednesday as the geopolitical fallout from North Korea's long-range missile launch weighed on investor sentiment amid trading thinned by the U.S. Independence Day holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.5 percent to 19,928.79 and...
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People stand next to an electronic board showing the Hong Kong Stock Exchange index, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Hong Kong, China. Australian shares jumped Tuesday as investors awaited an interest rate decision by the central bank, while other Asian shares were mixed Tuesday ahead of a U.S. trading holiday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 04, 2017 - 10:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Australian shares were the standout performers Tuesday as the central bank kept rates unchanged and signaled they wouldn't be raised soon. Elsewhere, trading was subdued not least because Wall Street is off for U.S. Independence Day and amid unease over North Korea's latest missile...
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