Financial markets

FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, as a New Year's rally runs out of gas. The major U.S. stock indexes were mixed in early trading Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 as gains by banks and consumer-focused companies outweighed losses in energy and other sectors. The price of oil fell on a report saying U.S. production is set to rise further above 50-year highs.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 19, 2018 - 2:36 pm
Retailers and consumer goods companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher in afternoon trading Friday as the market recouped some of its modest losses from a day earlier. Energy companies were the biggest laggard as the price of crude oil declined. Bond yields were hovering near their highest...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 19, 2018 - 5:32 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian and European stock markets were moderately higher and the dollar retreated Friday as the threat loomed of a U.S. federal government shutdown. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were higher in early trading. Germany's DAX rose 0.4 percent to 13,334.81 and France's CAC 40 was up 0...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 18, 2018 - 9:59 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 climbed 0.3 percent to 23,836.84 and South Korea's Kospi was flat at...
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Venezuelan Bolivarian Police set up a check-point outside the morgue, where the body of the late, rebel police officer Oscar Perez is being held in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Perez was among seven who died fighting against police and soldiers Monday in a small mountain community outside of Caracas, according to Interior Minister Nestor Reverol. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 18, 2018 - 12:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A top official's claim that Venezuelan opposition leaders helped reveal the hideout of a rebel police officer who was later killed by security forces stalled talks Thursday on resolving the country's deep political and economic crisis. Opposition politician Luis Florido...
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In this Feb. 6, 2017 photo, workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China’s economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years, the government reported Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 5:40 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economy gained steam in 2017, expanding at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017 in its first annual increase in seven years, according to data released Thursday that exceeded economists' forecasts and the government's target. Buoyant consumer spending and robust exports helped drive...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Shares were broadly higher in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street that took the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 18, 2018 - 4:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed on Thursday, with the Nikkei erasing earlier gains. Chinese indexes got a boost from news that the economy expanded at a robust 6.9 percent annual pace in 2017. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.1 percent in early trading to 5,501.09 and Germany's DAX rose...
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January 18, 2018 - 12:04 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Financial regulators in China say cross-border capital flows hit a turning point in 2017 as foreign currency reserve levels stabilized after two years of declines. Wang Chungying, a spokeswoman for China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange, said Thursday that the supply and...
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Specialist Meric Greenbaum, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as the market makes up some of the ground it lost a day earlier. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 17, 2018 - 3:45 pm
U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in late-afternoon trading Wednesday as the market bounced back from modest losses a day earlier. The rally drove the Dow Jones industrial average back above 26,000 points and had the Standard & Poor's 500 index on course for a record high close. Technology and...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Shares were lower in early Asian trading Wednesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, where the Dow industrial average ended almost flat after backtracking from a broad rally earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 17, 2018 - 4:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were lower Wednesday in Asia after a flip-flop session on Wall Street, where the Dow industrial average ended almost flat after backtracking from a broad rally earlier in the day. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.3 percent to 7,733.92 and the CAC 40 of France also...
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A man watches a screen showing the prices of bitcoin at a virtual currency exchange office in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea's top financial policymaker said a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was still possible. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 16, 2018 - 5:23 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea's top financial policymaker said Tuesday that a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was still possible. Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said in an interview with local radio station TBS that...
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