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Money traders work under screens in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Optimism over US economy shores up markets

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Growing optimism over the U.S. economy helped shore up global markets Monday despite tensions in China’s credit markets. Germany’s DAX and the main U.S. indexes all struck record highs, albeit on a […]

12/23/2013

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Strong US jobs report keeps markets in check

LONDON (AP) — A forecast-busting U.S. jobs report kept markets in check Wednesday as investors pondered the likelihood of an imminent monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve. A run of solid economic reports has ratcheted […]

12/04/2013

Trader Sean Spain works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Markets steady as debt ceiling deadline looms

LONDON (AP) — Three days from a deadline to increase the U.S. debt ceiling, investors remain focused on developments in Washington. Most think a deal will be reached in time and stock markets were holding […]

10/14/2013

Specialist Jason Notter, left, and trader Edward Curran work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US debt ceiling hopes shore up markets again

LONDON (AP) — Indications that a deal to increase the U.S. debt ceiling may be imminent shored up markets once again on Friday. Stocks have rallied over the past day or so amid signs that […]

10/11/2013

A woman stands in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Washington budget impasse keeps markets in check

LONDON (AP) — Uncertainty about how long the partial shutdown of the U.S. government will last kept investors on edge Friday, though the prevailing view in markets is that Congress will be able to reach […]

10/04/2013

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