New York Mercantile Exchange

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

Stocks take breather after Wall Street hits record

LONDON (AP) — World stocks edged lower Tuesday as investors took a breather after Wall Street hit another record high this week, and on expectations the Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus. After closing […]

12/10/2013

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo as Japan's bench mark Nikkei 225 index shows 258.36 points gain to 14,119.17 Monday morning, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

LONDON (AP) — Japanese stocks outperformed others Monday after Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games boosted sentiment over the future of the world’s number 3 economy. Elsewhere, uncertainty over Syria and whether […]

09/09/2013

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries logo (AP Photo)

Oil falls below $92 on high supplies, OPEC output

(AP) – The price of oil fell 2 percent to its lowest level in a month after OPEC stuck to its current production target despite ample supplies of crude. U.S. crude oil futures fell $1.64 […]

05/31/2013

Stock rally

Strong US jobs report triggers stock market rally

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets rallied on Friday, with both the Dow and S&P hitting new highs, after an unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs report indicated the world’s largest economy is not slowing down, as some […]

05/03/2013

Oil barrels

Oil slide continues, falls below $87 a barrel

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil dove again Wednesday, the latest in a series of declines that has pushed the price down by $10 a barrel over two weeks. An Energy Department report suggested more drivers are staying home, giving them no reason to fill up their tanks.

04/17/2013

Gas Prices Down

Oil near $90; drivers see some relief at the pump

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil dropped below $90 a barrel for the first time this year Monday, and pump prices dropped 3 cents over the weekend as drivers catch a break after two months of steep increases.

03/04/2013

Amenas natural gas field, Algeria

Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian helicopters and special forces stormed a gas plant in the Sahara on Thursday to wipe out Islamist militants and free hostages from at least 10 countries being held inside.

01/17/2013

Gas prices down

Gas prices staying down as 2013 starts

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. drivers are hoping 2013 doesn’t start off like 2012 at the gas pump. So far, so good. Gasoline now averages $3.30 a gallon, up about half a penny since Jan. 1.

01/07/2013

Asia stocks sink as US faces fiscal crunch

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets tumbled Thursday after a ratings agency threatened to downgrade the U.S. if a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff isn’t negotiated among lawmakers and newly re-elected President Barack Obama. […]

11/07/2012

Oil falls below $91; gas down 2 cents over weekend

NEW YORK (AP) – The price of oil is falling Monday and giving back about half of last week’s gains. In midday trading, benchmark crude oil was down 99 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $90.87. […]

10/15/2012