Oil price falls to near $92
2014-01-13 10:33:44 UTC
Oil prices fell Monday after a big jump in the previous trading session that was sparked by expectations the Fed might delay stimulus reduction.
Benchmark U.S. oil for February delivery was down 36 cents to $92.36 a barrel at 0825 GMT in electr...
Markets recover after lackluster start to year
2014-01-07 12:48:56 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Markets recovered some ground Tuesday despite some concerns over the Chinese and U.S. economies.
Stocks around the world have started the new year in lackluster fashion — especially compared with how they closed out 2013 — after s...
Oil prices jump on bargain hunting
2014-01-06 09:11:59 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Oil prices recovered Monday on bargain hunting after a week-long plunge.
Benchmark U.S. oil for February delivery rose 11 cents to $94.07 in electronic trading at mid-afternoon Kuala Lumpur time on the New York Mer...
Asian stocks fall further on Wall Street decline
2014-01-03 06:22:11 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets fell further Friday after overnight declines on Wall Street, weaker Chinese manufacturing data and gloomy sales forecasts by South Korean automakers.
Oil edged up to stay above $95 a barrel after suffering its bigge...
Oil prices start year with rise on demand hopes
2014-01-02 07:14:20 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — Oil prices started the new year Thursday with a gain amid hopes for stronger demand following a 7 percent surge in 2013.
Benchmark oil added 28 cents to $98.70 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Hopes for the solid demand in c...
Shares mixed in thin New Year's Eve trading
2013-12-31 11:49:29 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Tuesday in thin pre-holiday trading, with early gains in some markets succumbing to selling pressure as roller-coaster 2013 wound to a close.
The French and British markets, which will trade for a half day on Tues...
Oil dips on China data, caution on US Fed meeting
2013-12-16 07:18:11 UTC
The price of oil dipped slightly on Monday as a report on manufacturing in China signaled that a recovery in the world's No. 2 economy would continue to be uneven.
Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery edged 23 cents lower, or 0.2 percent, ...
Oil prices down as Libya plans to resume output
2013-12-13 10:04:21 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Oil prices were subdued Friday amid the possibility of new supplies from the Middle East after a Libyan militia said oil terminals could reopen.
Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery was down 9 cents to $97.41 ...
Consistent hiring points to stronger economy ahead
2013-12-06 22:45:14 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market is showing signs of the consistent gains the nation has awaited in the 4½ years since the Great Recession.
Employers added 203,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, a five-year low, ...
Solid US job growth cuts unemployment to 7 pct.
2013-12-06 22:02:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market has been recovering fitfully for three years. Now, it's starting to show consistency.
Employers added 203,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, a five-year low. Stock investors ...
Average US rate on 30-year loan rises to 4.46 pct
2013-12-05 17:02:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose sharply this week, making home-buying slightly less affordable.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year loan jumped to 4.46 percent from 4.29 percent...
Iran readies for big oil production hike
2013-12-04 12:17:10 UTC
VIENNA (AP) — Iran says it plans to pump as much oil as it can once sanctions on its crude exports are lifted, even if the extra output causes prices to slide.
The comments by Iranian oil minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh reflect Tehran's determin...
Oil edges up in thin post-holiday trade
2013-11-30 08:14:42 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil remained below $93 a barrel Friday, in light trading a day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.
For the week, oil fell by $2.32 a barrel.
At the gas pump, the average price of a gallon of gasoline is $3.28. That's u...
Iran nuke deal could push oil prices lower
2013-11-25 19:16:30 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices could be headed lower after the preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, even though it does not loosen sanctions on Iran's oil exports.
In the short term, the deal may make it easier for Iran to se...
Oil little changed near $93 a barrel
2013-11-19 09:08:19 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Oil was little changed below $93 a barrel Tuesday, awaiting new cues from U.S. economic indicators and the resumption of negotiations in Geneva meant to curb Iran's nuclear program.
Benchmark U.S. crude for December delivery wa...
US trade deficit widens 8 percent in September
2013-11-14 21:38:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in September as imports increased to the highest level in 10 months while exports slipped. The wider gap suggests growth was somewhat slower over the summer than previously estimated.
Oil near $93 after sharp fall as high supply eyed
2013-11-13 08:54:01 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Oil hovered above $93 a barrel Wednesday after a sharp plunge the day before in anticipation of high U.S. crude supplies.
Benchmark U.S. crude for December delivery was up 30 cents to $93.34 a barrel at midafternoo...
Stocks edge higher on Wall Street
2013-11-11 18:20:16 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average held at a record high on Wall Street Monday.
The market continued its climb from Friday, when it got a lift from an unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs report. Stocks have surged to record highs this y...
The shutdown's surprise effect on jobs numbers
2013-11-09 20:25:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown may have affected October's jobs numbers. But not how you think.
For weeks, the White House had braced for a dour report on hiring, with economists and aides lowering expectations and blaming last month...
Asia stocks falter after OECD cuts growth forecast
2013-11-20 09:41:09 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly faltered Wednesday after the OECD lowered its forecasts for global economic growth.
In a half-yearly report, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development cut its forecast for world growth t...
Twitter surges in opening trade on NYSE
2013-11-07 22:37:30 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offering price in a dazzling debut that exceeded even Wall Street's lofty hopes for the most anticipated i...
Why some experts think Twitter stock is a bargain
2013-11-06 11:25:04 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics dismiss it as a fad. It's tiny next to some rivals. And it loses money.
Yet for all its faults, Twitter has plenty of fans on Wall Street. They say investors should seize the initial public offering this week and grab an...
Asia stocks muted on Fed concerns, Europe gains
2013-11-06 11:27:42 UTC
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Wednesday, with benchmarks in Asia flitting between gains and losses after an improvement in U.S. service industries reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will reduce monetary stimulu...
US govt: Hedge fund giant SAC Capital to pay $1.8B
2013-11-04 17:22:51 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund giant SAC Capital Advisors has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges and to pay a $1.8 billion financial penalty, federal prosecutors said Monday.
The government said in a letter to judges presiding over the Manhatt...
AP-CNBC poll: Twitter faces skeptical investors
2013-11-04 06:15:41 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter faces skepticism from potential investors and the broader public ahead of its initial public offering, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll released Monday.
Some 36 percent of Americans say buying stock in the 7-ye...