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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, taking their cue from optimism on Wall Street set off by a report showing spending by U.S. consumers growing in July, along with wages and salaries. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 01, 2017 - 1:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, taking their cue from optimism on Wall Street set off by a report showing spending by U.S. consumers growing in July, along with wages and salaries. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2 percent to 19,684.81 in early trading,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, the Texas state flag, right, flies outside the New York Stock Exchange, which has committed more than $1 million for Harvey relief efforts. U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, Thursday, Aug. 31, led by retailers and health care companies, after the Commerce Department said spending by consumers picked up in July. (AP Photo Peter Morgan, File)
August 31, 2017 - 11:25 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, taking their cue from optimism on Wall Street set off by a report showing spending by U.S. consumers growing in July, along with wages and salaries. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2 percent to 19,684.81 in early trading,...
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Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes and businesses in Port Arthur, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 31, 2017 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is gearing up for a vote as early as next week on a multibillion-dollar down payment on relief aid for Harvey. White House and congressional aides said Thursday an emergency request to replenish rapidly shrinking aid reserves is coming from the Trump administration as...
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are quiet early Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, as technology companies rise while energy companies continue to fall as investors sort through the ongoing damage caused by Harvey. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 31, 2017 - 10:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday morning after the Commerce Department said spending by U.S. consumers grew in July, along with wages and salaries. Health care companies are making some of the biggest gains, along with retailers and technology companies. Investors are also pleased...
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August 31, 2017 - 7:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone struck a four-month high in August largely because of higher energy costs, official figures showed Thursday in a development that's unlikely to alter expectations that the European Central Bank will play it safe at next week's policy meeting...
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are quiet early Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, as technology companies rise while energy companies continue to fall as investors sort through the ongoing damage caused by Harvey. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 31, 2017 - 5:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after Wall Street rose on a stronger estimate of U.S. economic growth and Chinese factory activity improved. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 0.6 percent to 12,075.51 and London's FTSE 100 added 0.5 percent to 7,401.66...
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are quiet early Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, as technology companies rise while energy companies continue to fall as investors sort through the ongoing damage caused by Harvey. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 31, 2017 - 1:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after Wall Street rose on a stronger estimate of U.S. economic growth and Chinese factory activity improved. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.5 percent to 3,347.14 points and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.9 percent to 19,657.09...
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are quiet early Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, as technology companies rise while energy companies continue to fall as investors sort through the ongoing damage caused by Harvey. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 30, 2017 - 4:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors cheered a report of stronger economic growth. Technology companies, retailers and travel providers all made solid gains. The Commerce Department raised its estimate for economic growth and said the U.S. gross domestic product grew at its...
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are quiet early Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, as technology companies rise while energy companies continue to fall as investors sort through the ongoing damage caused by Harvey. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 30, 2017 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising as technology companies rise for the third day in a row and banks move higher along with bond yields and interest rates. Energy companies continue to fall as investors sort through the ongoing damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey. The Commerce Department...
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A currency trader looks at computer monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Asian stocks were higher on Wednesday as investors hunted for bargains and shrugged off geopolitical tensions a day after North Korea fired a missile that flew over northern Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 30, 2017 - 4:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were higher Wednesday as investors hunted for bargains and shrugged off geopolitical tensions a day after North Korea fired a missile that flew over northern Japan. KEEPING SCORE: European markets opened higher. Britain's FTSE 100 advanced 0.4 percent to 7,...
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