Financial markets

Traders Edward Curran, left, and Peter Mancuso work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as technology companies and banks put up some solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2018 - 12:39 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after the U.S. followed through with plans to put higher tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese exports. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 22,749.27 and the Shanghai Composite index fell 0.3 percent to 2,770.49...
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In this July 25, 2018 photo, Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey. Brunson, who had been jailed in Turkey for more than one and a half years on terror and espionage charges was released and will be put under house arrest as his trial continues. The White House is announcing that the Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
August 07, 2018 - 10:24 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say a government delegation will travel to the United States for talks aimed at ending a rift between the NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor. The United States last week imposed sanctions on two Turkish Cabinet ministers over the treatment...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2016 file photo, a currency exchange bureau owner counts U.S. dollars in downtown Tehran, Iran. Iran's Central Bank has allowed money exchange offices across the country to resume work after a ban imposed in March 2018 amid the country's economic troubles. The bank's governor, Abdolnasser Hemmati, told sate TV late on Sunday, Aug 5, 2018, that "money exchangers are allowed to sell and buy foreign currencies." (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
August 07, 2018 - 6:00 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Money exchange shops across Iran cautiously reopened on Tuesday after being shut for five months amid economic turmoil fanned by America's withdraw from the nuclear deal. Shops opened their doors in the Iranian capital, Tehran, though some displayed no exchange rates late into...
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In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, photo, a woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, as strong corporate profits helped to defuse fears over U.S.-China trade tensions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 07, 2018 - 5:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as strong corporate profits helped to defuse fears over U.S.-China trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 1.0 percent to 12,726.57 and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.9 percent to 5,526.12. London's FTSE...
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A supporter Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds up an image of him outside Miraflores presidential palace during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Investigators are hunting for assailants behind a failed attempt to assassinate Maduro with explosives-laden drones, according to the government. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 06, 2018 - 5:58 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Pro-government factions mobilized thousands of Venezuelans dressed in red — the color of the ruling socialist party — onto the streets of the capital on Monday in a bid to show the country remains united around President Nicolas Maduro after what the government described...
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In this July 30, 2018, photo, an Iranian street money exchanger holds a U.S. banknote in downtown Tehran, Iran. As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the Obama administration under the nuclear deal, American allies fear greater regional instability. Sanctions on trade in Iranian metals and automobiles go back into effect Monday. The more significant sanctions _ those on Iran’s oil sector and central bank _ go back into effect in November (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
August 06, 2018 - 2:23 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani struck a hard line Monday as the U.S. restored some sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, demanding compensation for decades of American "intervention" in the Islamic Republic. While saying he had "no preconditions" for...
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FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2009, file photo, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Indra Nooyi speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. With Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the S&P 500 is losing one of its highest profile women. Nooyi has been with PepsiCo Inc. for 24 years and held the top job for 12. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
August 06, 2018 - 11:38 am
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — With Indra Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the Fortune 500 is losing one of its highest profile women. Nooyi, who was born in India, is a rarity on Wall Street as a woman and a minority leading a Fortune 500 company. She oversaw...
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A currency trader stretches himself while working at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Asian stocks rose Monday despite a new Chinese threat of tariff hikes on U.S. goods after Washington reported solid employment numbers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 06, 2018 - 7:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher Monday as investors focused on strong company earnings and economic data even as the U.S.-China trade dispute heated up. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.7 percent to 12,698 while London's FTSE 100 gained 0.1 percent to 7,666. France's CAC...
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August 06, 2018 - 1:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has tightened controls on trading in its yuan to discourage speculators after a decline against the dollar amid a tariff dispute with Washington fueled fears of a damaging outflow of capital from the world's second-largest economy. Traders must post a 20 percent deposit...
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Press members wait as they try to get access to an apartment complex where an allegedly armed drone crashed, causing a fire, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt the previous day when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, according to officials. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 05, 2018 - 9:35 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities detained six people suspected of using explosives-laden drones in a failed bid to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Sunday, in what one witness described as a terrifying attack that shook her apartment building. The government...
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