Financial markets

Trader Joseph Lawler, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Technology companies and banks are leading U.S. stocks slightly lower in early trading on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 19, 2017 - 3:36 pm
Technology companies pulled U.S. stocks slightly lower in late-afternoon trading Thursday, placing the market on course to snap a four-day winning streak. Cruise lines, fast-food restaurants and other consumer-focused companies also declined. A slide in crude oil prices weighed on energy stocks...
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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), right, and the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street closed at record highs. Data showed that China’s quarterly growth slowed slightly but was in line with expectations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 19, 2017 - 7:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks mostly fell Thursday after data showed that China's economic growth slowed slightly and tensions rose over the Spanish region of Catalonia's bid for independence. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.5 percent to 7,507 and France's CAC 40 fell 0.6 percent...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, as IBM surges on third-quarter profit and health care companies, banks and technology firms also rise. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 18, 2017 - 11:40 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street closed at record highs. Data showed that China's quarterly growth slowed slightly but was in line with expectations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 21,474.80, while South Korea's Kospi slipped...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Having bested his rivals, Xi is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 18, 2017 - 4:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take a stronger role in society and economic development to better address the nation's "grim" challenges as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. Speaking in the massive Great Hall of the...
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President Donald Trump, right, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, participate in a working lunch in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 17, 2017 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump reaffirmed the United States' commitment to Greece's economic recovery at the White House on Tuesday, a meeting that allowed the country's prime minister to brush aside rough comments he made about Trump during the 2016 campaign. Trump, joining with Prime...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined at right by Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove, walks from his office to the chamber for the start of the legislative day, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 17, 2017 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party's politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code. The nonbinding budget plan would permit Republicans to pass follow-up tax cuts later this year...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Monday, adding to the market's five straight weeks of gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 17, 2017 - 1:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Wall Street's major indexes hit new highs as China prepared to open a key political meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged at 3,380.38 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent to 21,325.67. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Monday, adding to the market's five straight weeks of gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 16, 2017 - 4:57 pm
U.S. stocks posted modest gains Monday, extending a record-setting run into a sixth straight week. Financial and technology companies notched some of the biggest gains. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices closed higher. Health care companies declined the most. Bond prices fell. The three...
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U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks with G30 Chairman Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam during the G30 International Banking Seminar, at Inter-American Development Bank headquarters in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 15, 2017 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact of the recent hurricanes will likely slow economic growth slightly but only temporarily and should be followed by a rebound...
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Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades waves during a gathering for supporters in which he outlined the achievements of his first term in office at the "Filoxenia" conference center in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Anastasiades has declared a bid for a second five-year term which he says will be his last. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
October 14, 2017 - 6:13 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has declared his bid for a second five-year term — and promises it will be his last. The 71-year old Anastasiades threw his hat into the ring Saturday during a gathering for supporters where he outlined the achievements of his first term...
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