Currencies

  • Russia stocks feel sanctions bite
    Bear_market-_dow_dives_more_than_1_400_points 2014-03-21 08:07:46 UTC
    U.S. stock futures traded little changed on Friday as markets in Russia fell as Washington announced additional sanctions on key members of President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Dow Jones industrial average index futures fell 0.1% and Nasdaq index futures rose 0.2%. Standard & Poor's 500 in...

  • Stocks down on discouraging news from Asia
    Global_stocks_fall_sharply_as_virus_cases_spread_around_the_world 2014-03-10 16:29:31 UTC
    A dash of discouraging economic news from China and Japan put a damper on the U.S. stock market Monday, adding to concerns that global growth could be slowing. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell six points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,871 at 12:13 p.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones ind...

  • Stocks rise as US job market improves
    213542-five-u-s-stocks 2014-03-06 21:43:18 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors were looking for any reason to look past the cold weather that has hampered the U.S. economy in the last few weeks, and they found it. Stocks mostly rose Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people who filed for unemployment benefits fell last week t...

  • US stocks rebound as factory output surges
    Global_stocks_fall_sharply_as_virus_cases_spread_around_the_world 2014-03-18 02:30:16 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sharply higher following news that output at U.S. factories surged last month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 181 points, or 1.1 percent, to 16,247 Monday. The increase in factory production was the biggest in six months. That reassured investors that an ec...

  • Global stocks slide as tensions build in Ukraine
    Markets_fall_sharply_as_coronavirus_outbreak_worsens 2014-03-03 22:04:54 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Rising tensions over Russia's military advance into Ukraine pushed stock markets around the world sharply lower on Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped the most in a month, following stock markets in Europe and Asia lower, as Russia's military tightened its grip on t...

  • US stocks end mostly higher after a late stumble
    Untitled 2014-03-01 00:06:23 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending mostly higher after the market had a brief stumble in the afternoon. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged further into record territory, but weakness in technology stocks held back the Nasdaq composite. The S&P 500 rose five points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,85...

  • Stocks end higher but fall short of record high
    Bf57ddef49040114350f6a706700b04b 2014-02-24 23:02:53 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended higher Monday, but a late fade kept it from closing at an all-time high. The market marched broadly higher most of the day, helped by optimism about the economy and more corporate mergers, only to slowly lose momentum in the final half hour of trading. ...

  • World stocks fall on weak China data, Fed minutes
    Stock_market_dow_jones_falls_nearly_1_200_points 2014-02-20 10:12:52 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A contraction in Chinese manufacturing and the possibility of higher U.S. interest rates dragged global stock markets lower Thursday. China's manufacturing tumbled to a seven-month low in February, according to the preliminary results of a HSBC survey of factory purch...

  • Early gain fades for stocks; S&P 500 declines
    Asian_markets_opened_sharply_higher 2014-02-22 08:53:01 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped on Friday, pushing the market to a weekly loss, as investors assessed the latest round of company earnings. Express Scripts, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefits manager, fell after its fourth-quarter earnings slipped, hurt by the loss of UnitedHealth, a large cust...

  • Asia stocks rise as China credit growth rebounds
    Study-abroad-beijing-china-city 2014-02-17 06:31:23 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after China's bank lending in January beat forecasts and Europe reported stronger-than-expected economic growth. The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.3 percent to 2,122.9 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.4 percent to 14,369.78. Hong Kong's H...

  • Stocks rise as investors assess earnings
    Ecbc394c4d4579092c0f6a706700837a 2014-02-14 07:12:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose for the fifth time in six days Thursday as higher earnings from several big U.S. companies helped investors shrug off discouraging news about jobs and retail spending. Goodyear Tire & Rubber surged to its highest level in almost six years after the c...

  • Asian stocks jump on Yellen easy-money remarks
    F4af40ed0e54b310310f6a70670070fd 2014-02-12 09:11:32 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were higher Wednesday after the new head of the U.S. Federal Reserve vowed a continuation of low interest rates. Stronger Chinese trade figures and the shelving of another U.S. debt limit battle also boosted markets. Gains in Asia outpaced Europe where trading was mo...

  • Stocks rebound to post gain for the week
    99a6fd26e0d02911330f6a7067009127 2014-02-08 08:05:34 UTC
    As comebacks go, this one was a couple of days in the making. On Friday, the U.S. stock market rebounded from a deep slump earlier in the week to muster the first positive five-day stretch after three weeks of declines. The day's modest gains added to a strong finish for stocks a day earlie...

  • Google awards $106M in stock, cash to Schmidt
    L169_cifrf8a50e66d7392d241b723c2080ddc226 2014-02-04 22:46:49 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Google says it is awarding its $100 million worth of equity to Eric Schmidt, plus a $6 million cash bonus in recognition of the executive chairman's contributions to the company's performance in 2013. Google Inc. said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that the restricted stock awa...

  • Dollar Strengthens Versus Euro as Spending Rises After Fed Taper
    Dollar-news 2014-02-04 20:52:40 UTC
    The dollar strengthened a fifth day versus the euro as U.S. consumer spending rose the most in three years a day after the Federal Reserve scaled back bond purchases that weaken the greenback and support global asset prices. Hungary’s forint dropped as emerging-market peers the South African r...

  • Asia stocks down amid Lunar New Year holidays
    9553d6e90d2647191a0f6a70670069c1 2014-02-03 07:59:55 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks fell Monday after Wall Street lost ground amid lingering jitters about weakness in the financial markets of some developing countries. The Nikkei 225, the barometer for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, closed down 2 percent at 14,619.13 as the yen has reversed some of its we...

  • Stock investors hit from all sides in January
    A354915b7f27870e300f6a70670096af 2014-02-01 10:16:27 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stock investors were hit from all sides in January. Concerns about the global economy and U.S. company earnings, as well as turmoil in emerging markets, led the Dow Jones industrial average to its worst start since 2009. However, many investors remain hopeful that the problems ...

  • Nikkei falls, most Asia markets shut for holidays
    Stock_market_dow_jones_falls_nearly_1_200_points 2014-01-31 10:10:29 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Japan's Nikkei stock index fell Friday as the yen strengthened, but the handful of other Asian markets open during Lunar New Year holidays gained after U.S. corporate earnings continued to exceed expectations. Financial markets are closed in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan...

  • Decline in US stock market moderates
    The_real_concerns_about_markets_as_inflation_looms 2014-01-27 19:06:56 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. investors are holding steady Monday in a shaky global market. After big drops in stocks last week sparked by a slowing Chinese economy and plunging emerging-market currencies, the selling moderated. Caterpillar, a big component of the Dow Jones industrial average, surged afte...

  • Stocks fall worldwide on emerging-market fears
    Stock_market_dow_jones_falls_nearly_1_200_points 2014-01-28 03:34:40 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stock markets fell across the globe on Monday, but at least it wasn't another rout on Wall Street. Shaky economies and plunging currencies in the developing world fueled a worldwide sell-off as fearful investors pushed prices lower across Asia and Europe. In the U.S. and oth...

  • Global markets hit by fears of growth slowdown
    Dow_erases_all_its_gains_since_trump%e2%80%99s_inauguration 2014-01-25 09:10:33 UTC
    Fear is back in the market. Investors are worried about slower economic growth in China, a gloomier outlook for U.S. corporate profits and an end to easy-money policies in the United States and Europe. They're also fretting over country-specific troubles around the world — from economic misman...

  • China's December exports slow, imports accelerate
    4a6a8a72b6d0c612330f6a706700cb0f 2014-01-10 08:44:38 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — China's export growth slowed in December while imports accelerated, possibly helping to temper fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. Exports rose 4.3 percent to $207.7 billion, slowing from November's 12.7 percent expansion, trade data showed Friday. Imports...

  • Stocks end mixed as retailers give weaker outlook
    2013-03-08t222307z_1_cdee9271q6l00_rtroptp_2_markets-usa-stocks 2014-01-10 08:43:30 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got a sharp reminder Thursday that the economy still has some weak spots. Bed Bath & Beyond and Family Dollar plunged after cutting their earnings forecasts following a disappointing holiday season. Other retail stocks also fell sharply even as the broader stock marke...

  • A weak start to 2014 continues for stock market
    8c2b6a7fbcd4b60e300f6a70670014c4 2014-01-07 01:20:04 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index notched its worst start to a year in almost a decade Monday, closing lower for the third straight trading day. Although the declines for stocks in the New Year have been modest, the direction has been consistently down. The Standard & Poor's 500 ...

  • Asian stocks in the red ahead of US, China data
    Bitcoin_price_plummets_as_south_korea's_plan_sends_market_into_turmoil 2014-01-06 09:12:56 UTC
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian markets were in the red Monday, opening the week on a cautious note ahead of the release of data from the U.S. and China that will reflect the pace of growth in the world's top two economies. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 1.9 percent to ...