Financial markets

August 23, 2018 - 7:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble briefly fell Thursday to its lowest level against the dollar since April 2016 amid fears of new economic sanctions by the United States. Earlier, the ruble had fallen by around 2 percent to trade at nearly 69 to the dollar, but later recovered part of its losses to...
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Asian stock markets are mixed after U.S. and Chinese officials held talks on their deepening trade dispute ahead of a new round of tariff hikes. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 23, 2018 - 2:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after the United States and China imposed new tariff hikes on each other's goods in an escalation of their battle over Beijing's technology policy. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.5 percent to 2,729.29 and Tokyo's Nikkei...
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A chart on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rise of the S&P 500 index since 2009, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as the U.S. market is poised to reach its longest-ever bull run. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 22, 2018 - 4:36 pm
The bull market in U.S. stocks is now the longest on record. The current bull run on Wall Street became the longest in history on Wednesday at 3,453 days, beating the bull market of the 1990s that ended in the dot-com collapse in 2000. That's how long the benchmark S&P 500 index of major U.S...
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An abandoned, unfinished skyscraper known as "The Tower of David" shows an inclination on the top floors where the columns are exposed, top center, after a powerful earthquake shook eastern Venezuela, causing buildings to be evacuated in the capital of Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The quake was felt as far away as Colombia's capital and in the Venezuelan capital office workers evacuated buildings and people fled homes. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 22, 2018 - 8:00 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast and parts of the Caribbean, knocking out power, breaking windows and toppling store shelves, but it apparently caused little major damage due to its depth. No deaths were reported. The magnitude 7.3 quake Tuesday...
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People watch an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mixed Wednesday, as some markets were cheered by bullish sentiments on Wall Street despite concerns about an ongoing trade dispute with China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 22, 2018 - 6:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday, as some markets were cheered by bullish sentiment overnight on Wall Street despite concerns about U.S. trade tensions with China. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged 0.2 percent higher to 5,416.83. Germany's DAX was flat at 12,382.90. Britain's FTSE...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Tokyo. Asian shares are mixed amid doubts on the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 21, 2018 - 5:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher in subdued trading Tuesday, tracking gains in Asia despite doubts over the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 climbed 0.5 percent to 5,406.69 and Germany's DAX added 0.5 percent at 12,388...
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FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 20, 2018 - 10:59 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday amid doubts on the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped nearly 0.2 percent in morning trading to 22,158.35, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.9 percent to 6,290...
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The damage to a security booth by a shot fired, is seen outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Shots were fired at a security booth outside the embassy in Turkey's capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hurt. Ties between Ankara and Washington have been strained over the case of an imprisoned American pastor, leading the U.S. to impose sanctions, and increased tariffs that sent the Turkish lira tumbling last week. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
August 20, 2018 - 12:55 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained. There were no casualties in the fleeting attack, in which...
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A butcher pushes beef ribs to sell at Las Pulgas market in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Venezuelans are bracing for a 3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage on Monday, leaving one butcher contemplating firing some of his six employees just to stay in business, and the introduction of a new currency that lops five zeros off the country’s fast-depreciating bills. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
August 20, 2018 - 11:38 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela on Monday began to launch dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a new currency and a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage. The changes start with the introduction of a currency that...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 20, 2018 - 5:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up nearly 0.6 percent in...
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