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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017 file photo, the President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is likely to tread softly on Thursday, July 20, 2017 as the bank inches toward bringing an end to its monetary stimulus efforts. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
July 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi did his best Thursday to give no clear signal about the eventual withdrawal of a massive bond-purchase stimulus program, lest markets overreact. Draghi said the bank's 25-member governing council was unanimous in not even setting a...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes took a small step back from their record levels on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, as their momentum slowed following a torrid start to the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 20, 2017 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Thursday. Energy and health care companies are gaining, but basic materials companies are lower. Investors are focused on second-quarter results from large companies like American Express and...
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A currency trader talks on the mobile phone at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Asian stock markets rose on Thursday after the Bank of Japan delays timing of achieving its inflation target while record-high closes on Wall Street boosted investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 20, 2017 - 2:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian share benchmarks rose Thursday after an overnight advance on Wall Street fueled by strong corporate earnings. Strong trade data and expectations for continued lavish monetary stimulus from Japan's central bank pushed Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index up 0.6 percent. KEEPING...
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FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, as more gains for banks are partially offset by losses elsewhere in the market including the technology sector. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 19, 2017 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Wednesday as gains in health care and media companies put major indexes on track to set more records. Drugmaker Vertex Pharmaceuticals is surging on positive results from potential treatments for cystic fibrosis. Morgan Stanley is rising after the investment...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a mixed finish on Wall Street. Investors turned their focus to policy meetings by central bank boards in Japan and the EU. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 19, 2017 - 5:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares meandered in slow trading Wednesday in Europe after a day of gains for most Asian stock benchmarks as investors turned their focus to Japan and EU central bank policy meetings and China-U.S. economic talks in Washington. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,390.86 and...
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July 18, 2017 - 10:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks and the dollar are slipping Tuesday morning after the latest Republican health care bill failed in the Senate. Drugmakers and health insurers are trading lower. Elsewhere, banks are falling as bond yields and interest rates decrease. Streaming video company Netflix is...
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July 17, 2017 - 7:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Monday as a dearth of market-moving news kept many investors on the sidelines following recent strong gains, which saw major Wall Street indexes hit new highs. Earnings statements out of the U.S. will likely be the main driver this week. KEEPING SCORE:...
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Opposition members shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro as they waits for the results of a of a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans lined up across the country and in expatriate communities around the world Sunday to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's raising tensions in a nation battered by shortages and anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Jesus Hernandez)
July 17, 2017 - 7:13 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Foes of President Nicolas Maduro said more than 7 million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting his plan to retool the constitution in a strong but not overwhelming showing that left the opposition facing tough choices two weeks before the socialist leader seeks to...
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Opposition members shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro as they waits for the results of a of a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans lined up across the country and in expatriate communities around the world Sunday to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's raising tensions in a nation battered by shortages and anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Jesus Hernandez)
July 17, 2017 - 2:14 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Foes of President Nicolas Maduro said more than 7 million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting his plan to retool the constitution in a strong but not overwhelming showing that left the opposition facing tough choices two weeks before the socialist leader seeks to...
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Opposition members shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro as they waits for the results of a of a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans lined up across the country and in expatriate communities around the world Sunday to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's raising tensions in a nation battered by shortages and anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Jesus Hernandez)
July 17, 2017 - 1:37 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than 7 million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting President Nicolas Maduro's plan to retool the constitution in a strong but not overwhelming showing that left the opposition facing tough choices two weeks before the socialist leader seeks to reshape the...
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