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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and other country's market prices at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors stepped back after several days of advances, erasing early gains. Markets are awaiting the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday and the outcome of a major Chinese planning conference. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 12, 2017 - 1:27 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors stepped back after several days of advances, erasing early gains. Markets are awaiting the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday and the outcome of a major Chinese planning conference. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and other country's market prices at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors stepped back after several days of advances, erasing early gains. Markets are awaiting the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday and the outcome of a major Chinese planning conference. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 11, 2017 - 11:13 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors stepped back after several days of advances, erasing early gains. Markets are awaiting the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday and the outcome of a major Chinese planning conference. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index was...
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This Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, photo shows the Chicago Board Options Exchange website announcing that bitcoin futures will start trading on the CBOE on Sunday evening, Dec. 10. Bitcoin futures will start trading a week later on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
December 11, 2017 - 5:08 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the debut of bitcoin futures trading (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The first-ever futures contract for the digital currency bitcoin closed Monday at $18,545, ending its initial day of trading with a 20 percent gain. The bitcoin futures contract that expires in January...
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This Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, photo shows the Chicago Board Options Exchange website announcing that bitcoin futures will start trading on the CBOE on Sunday evening, Dec. 10. Bitcoin futures will start trading a week later on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
December 11, 2017 - 1:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Bitcoin's debut on a major U.S. exchange is a hit so far, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the virtual currency rising 16 percent. The futures contract that expires in January was up $2,440 to $17,900 Monday afternoon on the Chicago Board Options Exchange...
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A man cycles past in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Share prices were higher in Asia early Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that lifted the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on Friday despite weakness earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
December 10, 2017 - 11:03 pm
TOKYO (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, a man walks towards the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening moderately higher on Wall Street, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, as investors welcome a strong U.S. jobs report and signs of progress in Britain's departure from the European Union. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 08, 2017 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, and the strong finish pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain despite some weakness earlier in the week. The gains were widespread, and telecom and health care stocks helped...
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A man walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Asian share indexes advanced Friday, guided by Wall Street gains and healthy quarterly economic data from Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 08, 2017 - 1:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian share indexes advanced Friday, guided by Wall Street gains and healthy economic data from Japan and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.4 percent to 22,811.08, while South Korea's Kospi was flat at 2,462.08. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.1 percent...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Shares in Asia fell Wednesday after another afternoon fizzle for stocks that left the Standard & Poor’s 500 index with its third straight loss. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 05, 2017 - 10:38 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares in Asia fell Wednesday after another afternoon fizzle for stocks that left the Standard & Poor's 500 index with its third straight loss. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.9 percent to 22,419.88 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong slumped 1.6 percent to 28,389.35. The...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Shares were steady in Asia on Tuesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street where technology stocks tumbled. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.3 percent as the yen gained against the U.S. dollar. Investors are keeping an eye on U.S. tax legislation and Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 05, 2017 - 1:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, where technology stocks tumbled. Investors are keeping an eye on U.S. tax legislation and Brexit negotiations. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.4 percent to 22,622.38 and Hong Kong's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, following more deal news and progress on the Republican tax overhaul plan over the weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 04, 2017 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were hanging onto some of their early gains Monday afternoon on expectations that lower taxes will help corporate profits pile up even higher. Congress moved closer to overhauling the U.S. tax system over the weekend, after the Senate narrowly approved its package of cuts...
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