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Oil falls toward $97 ahead of Fed meeting

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Oil prices fell Monday as traders refrained from big moves ahead of a critical meeting of U.S. central bank policymakers later in the week.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian stocks slip over effects of Cyprus bailout

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A TV crew reports stock princes in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, March 25, 2013. A last-minute package of rescue loans that saves Cyprus from a banking collapse and bankruptcy helped push Asian stock markets higher Monday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index surged 1.9 percent to 12,546.46. AP/Shizuo Kambayashi

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets fell Tuesday as relief turned to worry over a bailout that prevents Cyprus from going bankrupt.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks rise after strong US jobs report

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People walk past an electronic board showing the Nikkei 225 index, outside a securities company in Tokyo, Thursday, March 7, 2013.  AP

A strong U.S. jobs report helped propel Asian stock markets higher on Monday.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks rise as China announces budget

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An investor walks past the stock price monitor at a private securities company on Monday, March 4, 2013, in Shanghai, China. AP FILE PHOTO

Asian stock markets rose Tuesday as investors registered approval for China’s spending priorities announced at its annual congress.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil prices drop below $95 per barrel

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Oil fell below $95 a barrel Thursday as disagreement among U.S. Federal Reserve officials about its super easy monetary policy weighed on prices ahead of the release of a report on U.S. crude inventories.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks fall on Fed doubts over bond buying

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Expressions of doubt by Federal Reserve policymakers about the massive bond-buying program they launched to help stimulate the U.S. economy caused Asian stock markets to fall Thursday.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks rise amid positive US company news

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Stock markets in Asia moved higher Thursday on the heels of positive corporate news and resilience in U.S. consumer spending. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 percent to 11,313.68. The Tokyo market shrugged off data showing the Japanese economy shrank for a third straight quarter in the last three months of 2012, as investors expected the yen’s recent weakness will boost company earnings.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World stocks fall on unexpected dip in US economy

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Trader Michael Mozian works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Stocks are falling after the government revealed that economic growth shrank in the final quarter of 2012, the first time that's happened in more than three years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

An unexpected contraction in the U.S. economy at the end of 2012 sent world stock markets into retreat Thursday.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

World stocks tentative ahead of Europe data

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A man looks at his cellphone at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday, supported by Congress averting a U.S. government default and a pickup in China's manufacturing in January. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

World stock markets were mixed Thursday, with Asian markets supported by a pickup in China’s factory production ahead of the release of manufacturing and services sector data in Europe.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil prices get boost from China manufacturing

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Oil prices were higher Thursday, boosted by a survey showing that China’s manufacturing is on the upswing.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks rise on signs of improving US economy

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A man watches an electric price display of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Japan’s benchmark index toppled off a 32-month high Wednesday after its currency’s downward slide went into reverse. AP/Shizuo Kambayashi

Asian stock markets rose Thursday after a Federal Reserve survey found the U.S. economy improved in 2012 and earnings from a handful of big banks far exceeded expectations.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia stocks higher on China recovery optimism

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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

Asian stock markets rose Monday on optimism that China’s economic recovery is firmly taking root.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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