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  • Asia stocks rise in abbreviated trading

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance. Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday. Oil trading also was suspended. Among the markets that traded, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent to 14,516.27...

  • Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed US earnings

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region's exchanges closed for Good Friday. Oil trading also was suspended for the holiday. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 14,504.47. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index...

  • US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

    Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up. The stock market appeared set in the morning for its fourth consecutive positive open, but immediately turned negative as investors sold shares in Google and IBM. The market heavyweights reported...

  • Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise after IPO

    DALLAS (AP) — Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering. The company had offered fewer shares than planned and lowered the opening price for the stock....

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared

    Stocks closed mostly higher Thursday as upbeat earnings news from several large U.S. companies encouraged investors. General Electric, Morgan Stanley and PepsiCo all moved higher after reporting their first-quarter financial results. The major stock indexes spent much of the day hovering...

  • Barnes & Noble and IBM are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Western Union Co., down 80 cents to $15.25 Wal-Mart announced a new money transfer service catering to its low-income customers, a huge threat to the...

  • Money market fund assets fell by $35.02 billion

    Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell by $35.02 billion to $2.58 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $5.33 billion to $912.96 billion, the Washington-based mutual...

  • Stock market mostly higher as earnings pour in

    Stocks are mostly higher on Wall Street as upbeat earnings news from several big U.S. companies encouraged investors.

  • Ex BP-employee settles US insider-trading charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to settle federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock. The Securities and Exchange...

  • Mid-cap stocks are getting some love, finally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe the middle child really should be the favorite. Just like families sometimes overlook the middle kid, investors all too often pay attention to just the smallest and largest stocks. Managers of mid-cap stock mutual funds say they've experienced the middle-child syndrome...

  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei leading the retreat as investors locked in profits after a strong rally. Profit taking set in following a sharp rise in Tokyo the day before and as comments from the country's central bank governor left...

  • US stocks close higher for third day in a row

    Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data. Major U.S. stock indexes notched their third day of gains in a row. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies posting big...

  • Government says plea coming in price-fixing probe

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Justice Department says a former Bridgestone Corp. executive has agreed to plead guilty in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy. The announcement Wednesday comes a day after a current Bridgestone executive and one other former company executive were indicted in U.S....

  • Weibo is just a half-Twitter as IPO seen fetching 18 times sales

    Weibo's done half the job that Twitter has in turning its microblogging users into earnings. That may explain why the Chinese company is seeking as little as half the valuation in its initial public offering.

  • Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday

    Stocks are moving higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy. Yahoo rose 6 percent after the Internet pioneer said it was benefiting from its lucrative investments in Asia. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose...



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