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Asian shares slip ahead of US Fed decision

A currency trader watches the computer screens at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, on Sept. 3, 2014. Asian bourses mostly slipped Tuesday, Sept. 16, before the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting, and as lingering concerns over Chinese and US economic data weighed on global markets.  AP PHOTO/LEE JIN-MAN

Asian bourses mostly slipped Tuesday before the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting, and as lingering concerns over Chinese and US economic data weighed on global markets.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stocks mixed as Nasdaq drops more than 1%

Trader Sal Suarino, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. US stocks finished mixed Monday as the tech-rich Nasdaq dropped more than one percent following a cautious report on Tesla Motors. AP

US stocks finished mixed Monday as the tech-rich Nasdaq dropped more than one percent following a cautious report on Tesla Motors.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian shares mostly fall on weak China data

A man walks past an electronic board of a local bank showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong on Sept. 10, 2014. Asian markets retreated Monday, Sept. 15m, after data at the weekend showed Chinese industrial output expanded in August at its slowest rate since the global financial crisis.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

Asian markets retreated Monday after data at the weekend showed Chinese industrial output expanded in August at its slowest rate since the global financial crisis.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil prices fall after weak Chinese data

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Oil prices fell in Asia Monday after a sharp slowdown in Chinese industrial production raised concerns about slackening demand in the world’s top energy consumer, analysts said.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks up 0.39 percent by break

A man checks the stock prices on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Aug. 19, 2014. Asian markets mostly rose on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with Tokyo gaining more than one percent as the yen sank against the dollar, while Shanghai was boosted by hopes China will introduce economy-boosting measures.  AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Tokyo stocks cast off early losses to finish Friday morning’s session up 0.39 percent as the yen lost more ground against the dollar, despite a weak lead from Wall Street.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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