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Stock traders wear New Year's 2020 party glasses at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Stocks slipped globally in quiet New Year's Eve trading Tuesday with many markets closed. Wall Street could close 2019 with back-to-back daily losses in a year that the U.S. posted the largest market gains since 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 31, 2019 - 6:12 pm
Wall Street closed the books Tuesday on a blockbuster 2019 for stock investors, with the broader market delivering its best returns in six years. The S&P 500 finished with a gain of 28.9% for the year, or a total return of 31.5%, including dividends. The Nasdaq composite rose 35.3%. For both...
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An investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Asian shares were lower in quiet New Year's Eve trading, with many markets closed. Tuesday's declines tracked a broad retreat overnight on Wall Street that erased some of the major indexes’ recent gains, though the market remains on track to end the year with its best performance since 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 31, 2019 - 3:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — World shares were lower in quiet New Year's Eve trading on Tuesday, with many markets closed. The declines tracked a broad retreat overnight on Wall Street that erased some of the major U.S. indexes’ recent gains, though the market remains on track to end the year with its best...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as investors awaited updates on the signing of a trade deal between the U.S. and China and kept a wary eye on North Korea. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 30, 2019 - 8:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Monday as Chinese benchmarks surged on expectations of lower financing costs following a policy decision by the country's central bank. Investors were awaiting updates on the signing of a trade deal between the U.S. and China and keeping a wary eye on North...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Friday amid optimism U.S.-Chinese trade relations are improving. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 27, 2019 - 8:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets moved mostly higher on Friday amid optimism that U.S.-Chinese trade relations are improving and on early reports that online Christmas shopping was up over last year in the U.S. European markets rose in midday trading and Wall Street was primed for more gains...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Friday amid optimism U.S.-Chinese trade relations are improving. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 27, 2019 - 3:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street rose amid optimism that U.S.-Chinese trade relations are improving. Frankfurt, Paris and Hong Kong gained in early trading. London and Shanghai were unchanged and Tokyo declined. Investors welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Bejiing, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Shares are mostly higher in Asia with many world markets closed for Christmas holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
December 26, 2019 - 3:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global markets edged higher on Thursday though trading was subdued after the Christmas holidays. Chinese markets surged after the government announced a relaxation of residency restrictions for small and medium cities that boosted property stocks. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 0...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Chinese and Japanese stocks declined Wednesday while most other Asian markets were closed for Christmas Day. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 25, 2019 - 3:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stock prices declined and Chinese markets were little-changed Wednesday while trading in most other Asian economies was closed for Christmas Day. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.2% to 23,782.87 while the Shanghai Composite Index was off less than 1 point at 2,981.88. Malaysia's...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Chinese and Japanese stocks declined Wednesday while most other Asian markets were closed for Christmas Day. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 25, 2019 - 1:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stock prices declined and Chinese markets were little-changed Wednesday while trading in most other Asian economies was closed for Christmas Day. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.2% to 23,792.34 while the Shanghai Composite Index was up less than 1 off 2 points at 2,983.13...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after record highs on Wall Street amid investor optimism about an interim U.S.-China trade deal announced last week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 18, 2019 - 8:00 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday as investor optimism fades about last week's U.S.-China trade breakthrough and all eyes turn to U.S. politics, where President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House. According to a tally compiled by The Associated Press,Trump is...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo trader Peter Tuchman left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 17, 2019 - 10:05 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after record highs on Wall Street amid investor optimism about an interim U.S.-China trade deal announced last week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 erased earlier gains to inch down 0.3% to 24,000.36 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX...
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