Financial markets

April 04, 2017 - 7:00 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's prime minister said Tuesday the country's finance minister was recently asked whether he would be available to become the eurozone's top official, replacing Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Antonio Costa said in an interview with Lisbon's Radio Renascenca that Portugal...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, a man walks towards the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street, Monday, April 3, 2017, with the biggest gains going to materials and industrial companies. The early gains follow a solid first quarter for U.S. stocks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 03, 2017 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower in early trading Monday, the first day of trading in the second quarter. Tesla is rising after it disclosed a jump in quarterly deliveries, but other car makers are slipping after reporting March sales figures that disappointed investors. Banks and...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 3, 2017. Asian markets were mostly higher Monday, cheered by a positive report on the Japanese economy, as players awaited a meeting between U.S. and Chinese leaders later in the week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 03, 2017 - 7:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global markets were mostly higher Monday, cheered by positive reports on manufacturing, as players awaited talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart later in the week. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gained 0.2 percent to 12,342, while France's CAC 40 slipped 0...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 3, 2017. Asian markets were mostly higher Monday, cheered by a positive report on the Japanese economy, as players awaited a meeting between U.S. and Chinese leaders later in the week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 03, 2017 - 4:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global markets were mostly higher Monday, cheered by a positive report on the Japanese economy, as players awaited talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart later in the week. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped 0.2 percent to 5,114.83 in early trading,...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 3, 2017. Asian markets were mostly higher Monday, cheered by a positive report on the Japanese economy, as players awaited a meeting between U.S. and Chinese leaders later in the week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 03, 2017 - 1:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday, cheered by a positive report on the Japanese economy, as players awaited a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart later in the week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.6 percent to 19,033.52,...
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FILE - This Oct. 18, 2016 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange building in New York. European stock markets traded in narrow ranges Friday, March 31, 2017, though trading has the potential to become quite volatile in the hours before the first quarter of the year ends.. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 31, 2017 - 5:06 pm
Wall Street closed out a solid quarter Friday with a day of listless trading that ended on a soft note. The Standard & Poor's 500 index notched its best three-month stretch since the fourth quarter of 2015. The Nasdaq composite turned in its best quarter since the end of 2013. The S&P 500,...
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FILE - This Oct. 18, 2016 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange building in New York. European stock markets traded in narrow ranges Friday, March 31, 2017, though trading has the potential to become quite volatile in the hours before the first quarter of the year ends.. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 31, 2017 - 10:24 am
U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in early trading Friday as investors weighed several corporate deals and new economic data on consumer spending and prices. Financial stocks were down the most, while utilities posted the biggest gains. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones...
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March 31, 2017 - 9:54 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's minority conservative government has presented its 2017 budget, with a growing economy allowing it to increase social spending and cut taxes and to move away from the austerity measures of previous years. Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro on Friday said the budget would allow...
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Men chat in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, March 31, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after Wall Street gained and Chinese factory activity improved. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 31, 2017 - 5:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets sank Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said his first meeting with his Chinese counterpart next week will be "very difficult." KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, London's FTSE 100 lost 0.5 percent to 7,333.81 and France's CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,074.11...
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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 31, 2017 - 1:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed higher Friday after Wall Street gained and Chinese factory activity improved. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.1 percent to 19,078.81 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,220.28. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 shed 0.3 percent to 5...
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