Financial markets

April 24, 2017 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — MetLife is asking a federal appeals court to put on hold a ruling on whether the government can tag the insurance giant as a potential threat to the financial system. The insurer says in a court filing that the case should be halted pending a government report requested by...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, as health care companies including Biogen and Celgene rise, but airlines continue to take steep losses as investors worry about rising costs and the possibility of falling fares. The dollar is weakening further as the U.S. currency remains at three-year lows. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 24, 2017 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally Monday after the first round of France's presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together. A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes Sunday, and many investors expect him to win a runoff against the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, as health care companies including Biogen and Celgene rise, but airlines continue to take steep losses as investors worry about rising costs and the possibility of falling fares. The dollar is weakening further as the U.S. currency remains at three-year lows. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 24, 2017 - 11:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally Monday after results from the first of France's presidential election raised expectations that the European Union and euro currency will hold together. A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes Sunday, and many investors expect him to...
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A man uses his mobile phone in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 24, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of a closely watched election in France. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 24, 2017 - 8:23 am
LONDON (AP) — European stock markets and the euro ratcheted higher Monday, particularly in France, after the first round of the country's presidential election saw centrist Emmanuel Macron emerge on top — stoking hopes that he will defeat far-right Marine Le Pen in the run-off in two weeks' time...
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President Donald Trump walks past a Uniformed Secret Service Police on the North Portico upon arrival at the White House in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017, from a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 24, 2017 - 3:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump claimed more progress than he's achieved on his 100-day plan and showed he was not completely familiar with what he had promised in that "contract" with voters. A look at some of his assertions in the interview conducted...
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In this evening Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, photo, an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks declined while most Asian markets rose Friday, April 21, 2017, ahead of the first round of voting in France's closely watched presidential election. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
April 24, 2017 - 12:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of the first round of the French presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.2 percent to 18,843.98. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.1 percent to 5,857.00. South Korea's Kospi added 0.2...
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In this evening Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, photo, an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks declined while most Asian markets rose Friday, April 21, 2017, ahead of the first round of voting in France's closely watched presidential election. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
April 23, 2017 - 11:20 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of the first round of the French presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.3 percent in morning trading to 18,870.24. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.1 percent to 5,862.50. South Korea'...
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April 20, 2017 - 8:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is continuing to target a law meant to stop banks from growing "too big to fail." The president will travel to the Treasury Department Friday to sign three measures. One memorandum will order the treasury secretary to review a component of the 2010 Dodd-...
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A man is reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after crude oil prices rebounded from an overnight sell-off and Japan reported stronger-than-expected exports in March. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
April 20, 2017 - 7:58 am
LONDON (AP) — France's main stock market outperformed its counterparts in Europe on Thursday as traders priced in a growing likelihood of a victory by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the upcoming presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: Paris' CAC 40 was up 0.8 percent at 5,042, while Germany's DAX was...
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April 20, 2017 - 4:28 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil minister is suggesting that production cuts agreed to by OPEC and non-OPEC members may need to continue. Khalid al-Falih's comments on Thursday carry significant weight as Saudi Arabia remains a powerhouse among oil producers. OPEC agreed in...
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