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BANGKOK | Asian markets flat after Apple value surpasses $1 trillion

BANGKOK — Asian shares were flat Friday in mixed trading ahead of the U.S. jobs report later in the day. There appeared to be scant carry-over Friday from overnight gains on Wall Street as Apple reached $1 trillion in value. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 was flat at 22,510.38 and the Shanghai Composite index added … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian markets flat after Apple value surpasses $1 trillion

SEOUL, South Korea  | Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs

SEOUL, South Korea  — Hyundai Motor Co.’s labor union said Thursday that steep auto tariffs the U.S. is considering could cost tens of thousands of American jobs, echoing concerns of the global auto industry as spiraling trade conflicts between the U.S. and other major economies heat up. The labor union at South Korea’s largest auto … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs

Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report

TOKYO/December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Share prices were higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that took the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on Friday despite weakness earlier in the week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index was up 0.2 percent at … Continue reading Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report

Strong US jobs figures, Brexit hopes, lift global stocks

LONDON/December 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Strong U.S. jobs figures combined with progress in Britain’s talks to leave the European Union and hopes surrounding the formation of the next German government to shore up global stock markets on Friday. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.7 percent to 7,370 while Germany’s DAX added … Continue reading Strong US jobs figures, Brexit hopes, lift global stocks

US hiring falls 33,000 after hurricanes slam Texas, Florida

Hurricans are the cause for US hiring falling 33,000 jobs WASHINGTON/October 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit Texas, Florida and other Southeastern states. It was the first decline in six years. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent from 4.4 … Continue reading US hiring falls 33,000 after hurricanes slam Texas, Florida