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  • Retailers are also up after the Commerce Department said Americans shopped more in September. The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 47 points, or 0.2 percent, to 22,888. The Nasdaq composite gained 20 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,611. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks remained at 1,505.. Medicaid program administrator Centene lost $3.23, or...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Asian stock markets were subdued on Friday, apart from another strong gain by Japan's benchmark. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.0 percent to 21,155.67 while South Korea's Kospi lost 0.2 percent to 2,469.42. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was almost unchanged at 28,454.70 and the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.3 percent to 3,389.98.

  • TOKYO, Oct 13- Asian stocks held firm near a 10- year high on Friday thanks to expectations of brisk global growth, although investors held off chasing the shares higher ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic data as well as the Chinese Communist Party congress next week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent, having gained 3.4...

  • TOKYO, Oct 13- Shares of Kobe Steel Ltd slid more than 8 percent early on Friday after the Nikkei newspaper said more than 30 non-Japanese customers including Daimler AG and Airbus SE had been affected by the firm's data falsification. Kobe Steel shares were down 8.5 percent at 0030 GMT after stabilizing on Thursday to close slightly higher.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- The U.S. dollar snapped a losing streak on Thursday in the wake of solid U.S. economic data but U.S. Treasury yields dipped and Wall Street stock indexes were largely unchanged as earnings season kicked off with a whimper. PPI was a little bit better, but that doesnt really translate well to CPI, said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD...

  • Spreadbetters expected a mixed start for European stocks, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open down 0.05 percent, Germany's DAX to start 0.03 percent higher France's CAC to open flat. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.55 percent and at its highest since December 2007. South Korea's KOSPI added 0.55 percent to mark a fresh...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes retreated from their record highs Thursday as retailers and media companies declined and investors shrugged at quarterly reports from a few big banks. AT&T had its worst one-day loss since 2008 after it said lost more satellite and cable TV subscribers in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup both did better than analysts...

  • TOKYO, Oct 12- Japan's Nikkei share average scaled its loftiest peak in more than two decades on Thursday, hoisted by records on Wall Street that offset weakness in oil-related shares. On Wall Street on Wednesday, major stock indexes finished at record closing highs, bolstered by a report that a market-friendly candidate was being pushed as successor to Federal...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose to its highest since December 2007 and was last up 0.2 percent. South Korea's KOSPI added 0.2 percent to mark a fresh record peak and Hong Kong's Hang Seng scaled a decade-high before dipping 0.05 percent. Asia took cues from Wall Street, where major indexes rose to yet another set of record closing...

  • *South Korea's KOSPI stretches record highs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.15 percent and is within a hair of the decade high touched in the previous session. Asia took cues from Wall Street, where major indexes rose to yet another set of record closing highs overnight following a report that a market-friendly candidate...

  • *Spain stocks, bonds rally as Catalonia fudges independence call. *Spain relief lifts euro, dollar limp around two-week lows. LONDON, Oct 11- World stocks set a record high on Wednesday, as relief that Catalonia had put off any plans to break away from Spain followed a two-decade peak for Asia's biggest share market and more upbeat predictions for the global economy.

  • *Spain stocks, bonds rally as Catalonia fudges independence call. *World stocks hit latest record high, Asia at decade peak Japan's Nikkei at 21- month top, KOSPI at record highs. *Spain relief lifts euro, dollar limp around two-week lows.

  • MSCI ex- Japan at highest since December 2007. SYDNEY, Oct 11- Asian shares jumped to the highest in a decade on Wednesday as Wall Street scaled all-time highs, while the dollar loitered around two-week lows on worries President Donald Trump's tax plan could stall. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.4 percent to a level not...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes drifted back to record highs Wednesday as investors got ready for another round of corporate reports to begin. Technology companies like PayPal, Visa, and Google's parent company Alphabet made some of the biggest gains as the market was little changed for the third day in a row. Kristina Hooper, global markets strategist for Invesco,...

  • HONG KONG— Asian stocks advanced Wednesday after Wall Street's main index closed at a fresh record high and Spain's Catalonia crisis eased after an independence leader backed away from plans to break away immediately. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose further a day after its highest close in 21 years, adding 0.2 percent to 20,870.24.

  • *MSCI ex- Japan at highest since December 2007. *Australia at one-month highs; Japan at 21- month top. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.5 percent to 546.38, a level not seen since December 2007.

  • TOKYO, Oct 11- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday in choppy trade, edging closer to a 21- year high supported by buying in defensive stocks, while Kobe Steel extended its losses after confirming a media report that it fabricated data in iron power products. The company's shares stumbled 20 percent to near one-year low of 856 yen, after plunging 22...

  • *Asian shares up 0.2 pct; Wall Street closes at all-time highs. *Futures in Madrid up after Catalan leader allows talks. SYDNEY, Oct 11- Asian shares rose on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's rally to all-time highs, while the euro hovered near a 10- day peak after Catalonia's leader talked down immediate plans to secede from Spain, easing near-term concerns about...

  • *Catalonia keeps Europe's stocks down, Spain drops 1 pct. LONDON, Oct 10- World shares ground out a fresh record high on Tuesday, making it almost 50 for the year, although Europe traded cautiously as markets waited to see whether Spain's Catalonia region would push for independence later in the day. Japan and South Korea returned from extended breaks to give Asia a...

  • LONDON, Oct 10- World shares ground out a fresh record high on Tuesday, making it almost 50 for the year, although Europe traded cautiously as markets waited to see whether Spain's Catalonia region would push for independence later in the day. Japan and South Korea returned from extended breaks to give Asia a lift, but the Catalan uncertainty meant the euro zone's...