Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.3% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 0.5% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 0.9% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 0.1% ; Seoul (Kospi ) down 0.3% ; Taipei (Taiex ) flat Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
Australian stocks slouched in early Friday action, as losses for banking shares and the senior miners had the S&P/ASX 200 sitting 0.3% lower about 40 minutes into the session.
The costly cleanup after an oil pipeline break fouled beaches near Santa Barbara, California, is almost finished.
Thousands of Long Beach residents remained without power Thursday and stoplights around downtown were still dark, more than 24 hours after fires in three electrical vaults knocked out electricity to a section of the beachfront-port city.
Japanese stocks gurggled just a little higher in opening Friday trade, with the Tokyo market looking to complete a perfect 5-for-5 week of winning sessions.
Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that a shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee “is in all probability an example of radical Islam at work.”
A woman who was the centerpiece of a video about street harassment in New York City has filed a lawsuit against its director and the organization that put it out.
Missouri officials pushed this week for an extension to file paperwork needed for farmers to receive crop insurance, coverage the governor and attorney general say is necessary amid heavy rainfall and flooding.