Financial markets

Specialist Thomas McArdle works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 30, 2017. U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 30, 2017 - 11:50 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after Wall Street gained and Chinese factory activity improved. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.8 percent to 19,207.92 and the Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.3 percent to 3,219.29. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.6 percent to...
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German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 30, 2017 - 5:13 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister said Thursday that Turkey's intelligence agency may have given its German counterpart a list of suspected supporters of a U.S.-based cleric to "provoke us in some way." Last month, Turkey's MIT agency handed German intelligence a list of some 300 alleged...
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Specialist Thomas McArdle works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 30, 2017. U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 30, 2017 - 5:08 pm
Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Thursday, nudging the Nasdaq composite index to an all-time high. Rising bond yields, which can result in higher interest rates on loans and bigger profits for banks, helped put traders in the mood to buy banking stocks. Energy...
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Specialist Thomas McArdle works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 30, 2017. U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 30, 2017 - 3:41 pm
U.S. stock indexes were moving higher in late-afternoon trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. Banks and other financial companies led the gainers. Energy stocks also rose, getting a boost from higher crude oil prices. Utilities and...
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Specialist Thomas McArdle works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 30, 2017. U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 30, 2017 - 2:15 pm
Banks and other financial companies led U.S. indexes modestly higher in afternoon trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. Energy stocks also rose, getting a boost from rising crude oil prices. Utilities, real estate companies and...
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Specialist Peter Mazza, center, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street led by declines in utilities and real estate companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 29, 2017 - 11:30 am
Energy companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher in morning trading Wednesday as crude oil prices rose. Utilities stocks fell the most. Financial companies also declined as bond yields fell. Investors had their eye on the latest company earnings and outlooks. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard &...
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March 29, 2017 - 1:01 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were listless Wednesday as investors weighed strong U.S. economic reports against uncertainty as Britain readies a formal request to leave the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index was less than 0.1 percent lower at 19,194.20 while South...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. European stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday, March 28, 2017, following a late recovery on Wall Street at the end of a session that had been dominated by concerns over the ability of the Trump administration to deliver on its economic and tax plans following its defeat on health care reform. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 28, 2017 - 4:55 pm
Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stock indexes sharply higher Tuesday, snapping an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. The rally was broad, with materials and industrial companies among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks notched a big gain as crude oil prices...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. European stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday, March 28, 2017, following a late recovery on Wall Street at the end of a session that had been dominated by concerns over the ability of the Trump administration to deliver on its economic and tax plans following its defeat on health care reform. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 28, 2017 - 2:32 pm
Financials companies led U.S. stock indexes broadly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from new data showing strong gains in consumer confidence and U.S. home prices. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Utilities were the only laggard. KEEPING...
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March 28, 2017 - 1:59 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A firebrand Greek debt activist whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization. A senior state prosecutor filed the charges Tuesday against Artemis Sorras, head of the Convention of Greeks, which...
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