Financial markets

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a man walks to work on Wall Street, near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global stocks mostly fell on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, and the price of oil hit a two-year high after a spate of high-profile arrests in Saudi Arabia unnerved some investors and suggested the kingdom could be more bullish in pursuing output cuts. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 15, 2017 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A spurt in oil prices on Monday revived energy stocks, which have been among the year's worst performers, and helped push the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high. The pace for markets around the world, though, remained sluggish. For weeks, markets have made only modest...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a man walks to work on Wall Street, near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global stocks mostly fell on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, and the price of oil hit a two-year high after a spate of high-profile arrests in Saudi Arabia unnerved some investors and suggested the kingdom could be more bullish in pursuing output cuts. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 15, 2017 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A spurt in oil prices on Monday revived energy stocks, which have been among the year's worst performers, and helped push the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high. The pace for markets around the world, though, remained sluggish. For weeks, markets have made only modest...
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FILE - This Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 file photo shows an oil rig near the town of Usinsk, 1500 km (930 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday May 15, 2017, they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
May 15, 2017 - 7:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. Oil prices rose on the announcement that the countries want to extend the deal, which encompasses both...
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FILE - This Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 file photo shows an oil rig near the town of Usinsk, 1500 km (930 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday May 15, 2017, they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
May 15, 2017 - 6:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. Oil prices rose on the announcement that the countries want to extend the deal, which encompasses both...
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May 15, 2017 - 5:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. Oil prices rose on the announcement that the countries want to extend the deal, which encompasses both...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 15, 2017. Shares were higher in early trading Monday in Asia, despite worries of disruptions from the “WannaCry” ransomware cyberattack over the weekend. Yet another missile launch by North Korea also appeared to have little impact, while upbeat talk on trade and infrastructure investment at a top-level conference in China brightened sentiment. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 15, 2017 - 4:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares edged higher Monday in Europe and Asia, despite worries of disruptions from the "WannaCry" ransomware cyberattack over the weekend. Yet another missile launch by North Korea also appeared to have little impact, while upbeat talk on trade and infrastructure investment at a top-...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, May 12, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as investors remained cautious amid U.S. political uncertainty and poor retailer earnings. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 12, 2017 - 4:58 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Friday amid U.S. political uncertainties following President Donald Trump's dismissal of the FBI chief. Investors also were cautious ahead of a meeting of finance ministers from wealthy nations to discuss economic growth. Chinese markets rose after...
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United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, smiles as he takes a walk in the Puglian town of Bari, southern Italy, which is hosting a G7 of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 12, 2017 - 3:56 am
BARI, Italy (AP) — Top finance officials from seven advanced economies have gathered to hear more about U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies on taxation and trade as well as to look for ways to promote growth, combat terrorist financing and stop tax avoidance by major corporations. The...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, May 12, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as investors remained cautious amid U.S. political uncertainty and poor retailer earnings. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 12, 2017 - 2:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday amid U.S. political uncertainties following President Donald Trump's dismissal of the FBI chief. Investors also were cautious ahead of a meeting of finance ministers from wealthy nations to discuss economic growth. But Chinese markets...
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A currency trader stands near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Asian stocks were moderately higher on Thursday with few data reports to move the markets. Investors are watching tax reform developments in the U.S. after President Donald Trump's firing of the FBI chief. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 11, 2017 - 3:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were moderately higher on Thursday with few data reports to move the markets. Investors are watching tax reform developments in the U.S. after President Donald Trump's firing of FBI chief James Comey. Oil prices extended gains. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei...
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