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  • Asian shares mixed; Hong Kong, Japan benchmarks surge

    Asian shares were mixed Thursday, with gains supported by lower oil prices, firmness in U.S. markets and strong buying in Hong Kong by mainland Chinese investors. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index rose 0.6 percent to 19,909.26, tapping...
  • Keeping score on credit

    The use of credit scores and reports dates back nearly 60 years. In 1956, engineer Bill Fair and mathematician Earl Isaac formed the Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) on the premise that data could be mined and used to inform business decisions. Two years...
  • Stocks edge higher as health care gains on deal news

    U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as health care stocks gained after the latest deal in the industry was announced. Investors were also assessing minutes released Wednesday from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. The Dow Jones industrial...
  • US stocks drift higher as traders await earnings, Fed

    U.S. stocks are moving slightly higher as traders look over the latest corporate deals and wait for news from the Federal Reserve. Corporate earnings will also be in focus Wednesday. Metals maker Alcoa will release its first-quarter results after the...
  • US stocks open higher as traders await earnings, Fed

    U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as traders get ready for the start of company earnings reports. Metals maker Alcoa will release its first-quarter results after the closing bell Wednesday. In early trading the stock was up 2 percent. Later...
  • European Central Bank stimulus plan meets 1st month goal

    The European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus program is off to a running start. The central bank said Tuesday it has met its monthly goal of purchasing 60 billion euros in government and private-sector bonds, the first stage...
  • Australia approves engineering firm sale to Chinese company

    The Australian government on Wednesday approved the sale of one of the nation's largest construction companies, John Holland Group Pty. Ltd., to state-owned giant China Communications Construction Company International Holding Ltd. Treasurer Joe Hockey...
  • Asian stocks mostly higher, Japan central bank keeps policy

    Asian stocks were mostly higher Wednesday after Japan's central bank maintained its expansively easy monetary policy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8 percent to 19,810.38 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.3 percent at 5,944.60....
  • An early gain for US stocks fizzles, leaving indexes lower

    An early gain for U.S. stocks fizzled in late afternoon trading, leaving indexes slightly lower at the closing bell. The Dow Jones industrial average edged down five points, less than 0.1 percent, at 17,875 Tuesday. The Dow had been up as much as 102...
  • US stocks edge higher, putting market on track for 3rd gain

    U.S. stock prices are edging higher in midday trading, putting the market on track for its third gain in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 85 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,965 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500...
  • Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans

     Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans
    Americans have long complained that the dollar doesn't buy much anymore. Suddenly, the dollar's problem may be that it buys too much — a change that has huge implications across the global economy for consumers, businesses, investors and...