Financial markets

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, an American flag flies in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 22, 2018 - 2:27 pm
U.S. stocks were moving broadly higher Thursday after a two-day losing streak. Industrials and technology stocks accounted for a big slice of the rally. Energy companies also notched solid gains as crude oil prices recovered from an early slide. Bond yields declined after spiking to four-year highs...
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A man walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a Hong Kong local bank Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Most Asian stock indexes fell Thursday, tracking Wall Street’s decline after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 22, 2018 - 4:03 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets generally declined Thursday, tracking Wall Street's fall after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields. KEEPING SCORE: European markets fell in early trading. Britain's FTSE 100 slid 1 percent to 7,205.21 and Germany's DAX...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:58 pm
Stocks indexes pared early gains Wednesday and were mostly lower in afternoon trading as investors reacted to a late-afternoon surge in bond yields. Bond prices fell, sending the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury note to its highest level in four years, following newly released minutes from the...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 21, 2018 - 8:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares slid Wednesday in Europe after a day of gains in Asia as attention turned to minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX slipped 0.7 percent to 12,402 and the CAC 40 of France lost 0.4 percent to 5,270. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 20, 2018 - 10:16 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0...
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A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Asian markets were higher on Monday following Wall Street gains last week, as market jitters showed signs of easing. Many major markets were closed on holidays. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 19, 2018 - 9:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.3 percent in early trading to 21,863.84. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.4 percent to 5,920.10. South Korea's Kospi...
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Syrian refugees register their names at the Azraq refugee camp job centre for employment on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Amman, Jordan. Jordan has promised to provide thousands of work permits for Syrian refugees in exchange for development assistance funds and reduced tariff barriers on Jordanian exports to Europe. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 18, 2018 - 10:50 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — A job center opened Sunday in Jordan's second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of an EU-backed policy shift meant to improve the lives of the displaced in regional host countries and discourage them from migrating onward. Dozens of refugees crowded...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 16, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are continuing their rapid recovery Friday as health care and technology companies lead the market toward its sixth gain in a row. Investors were fleeing the market early this month, but a combination of lower prices and rising company profits have them hurrying to buy stocks...
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FILE - This July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 14, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing in on their fourth gain in a row Wednesday as banks climb along with bond yields. The increase in rates came after the government said consumer prices climbed in January at a rate that was faster than economists had expected. There were few signs of the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers speaks to reporters at UN headquarters in New York. Longest-serving Dutch premier, Lubbers who guided his country through economic turmoil to prosperity, and helped shape the foundations of the European Union, has died at age 78, the Dutch government announced Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/David Karp, FILE)
February 14, 2018 - 1:21 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ruud Lubbers, the Netherlands' longest-serving prime minister who guided his country through economic turmoil to prosperity and helped shape the foundations of the European Union, died Wednesday at 78. The Dutch government announced that Lubbers died in Rotterdam...
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