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NEW YORK | Banks rally and lead US stocks higher as 2nd quarter ends

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as banks rally after the Federal Reserve approved their plans to increase their dividends and buy back more stock. Wells Fargo is leaping after it said it will repurchase $24.5 billion in stock. Nike is climbing after it reported strong results in its latest quarter including … Continue reading NEW YORK | Banks rally and lead US stocks higher as 2nd quarter ends

NEW YORK | Tech companies lead US stocks higher as trade fears ease

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Wednesday as global markets let go of some of their fears about the growing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Technology companies are making some of the largest gains. Twenty-First Century Fox is jumping after it agreed to a new deal with Disney, which will … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tech companies lead US stocks higher as trade fears ease

NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher as G-7 summit begins; tech stocks slip

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are turning slightly higher Friday after small losses the day before. Household goods makers and health care companies are rising, but technology companies are taking small losses after they took their biggest drop in six weeks. Investors are treading cautiously as the Group of Seven summit gets started. Leaders … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher as G-7 summit begins; tech stocks slip

HONG KONG | Asian markets rise, tracking Wall Street gains on job report

HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets started the week higher on Monday following strong gains on Wall Street after the U.S. jobless rate hit an 18-year low, helping investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index slid 0.4 percent to 22,381.95 but Hong Kong’s Hang … Continue reading HONG KONG | Asian markets rise, tracking Wall Street gains on job report

Asia shares mixed in modest rebound from Tuesday’s sell-off

TOKYO  /February 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday as a rebound from a sell-off the day before lost steam. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged as soon as trading began, but gave up its initial gains as the yen strengthened against the dollar to end the day up only 0.2 percent at … Continue reading Asia shares mixed in modest rebound from Tuesday’s sell-off

Asian shares mixed lower as US tax passage fails to impress

HONG KONG /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Asian share markets were mixed Thursday after the final congressional approval of a sweeping U.S. tax revamp. Chinese markets advanced after leaders promised to increase imports and reduce risks in the country’s financial system amid slowing economic growth and pressure from trading partners to open its markets wider. … Continue reading Asian shares mixed lower as US tax passage fails to impress