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Most Asian stock markets rose Wednesday as investors anticipated European policymakers would soon unleash more stimulus while Chinese shares extended their rebound following a steep plunge at the start of the week.
A recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California includes five park employees who were infected, officials said Tuesday.
China's statistics agency said Tuesday that the International Monetary Fund is wrong in saying China has topped the U.S. as the largest economy in the world.
The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party's official response to the State of Union address promised Tuesday.
The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
President Barack Obama is warning that the U.S. and its economy will be left vulnerable unless Congress acts to prevent hacking.
President Barack Obama is challenging Republicans to raise the federal minimum wage, which is now $7.25 an hour.
New York-traded benchmark crude-oil futures extended their losses in electronic trade late Tuesday.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) down 0.5% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 1.1% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 1.4% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 1.3% ; Seoul (Kospi ) down 0.4% ; Taipei (Taiex ) up 0.6% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
Hong Kong stocks headed toward a second day of gains Wendesday morning, with the Hang Seng Index up 0.9%.
Japanese stocks rolled lower in early Wednesday trade, as reported profit-taking from the previous day's rally outweighed any positive effects from a small gain for the dollar (at �118.66 vs. �118.32
U.S. chipmaker AMD forecast weaker-than-expected first-quarter revenue and said it taking steps to return its computing and graphics businesses to a "healthy trajectory" from the second quarter.
President Obama on Tuesday in his sixth State of the Union address took his message directly to middle-class Americans, proposing an array of programs and reforms intended to pull more of that vast demographic swath into the strengthening economic recovery.
Australian stocks snapped into positive territory at the Wednesday open, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 1% about half an hour into the session as iron-ore miners, airlines and industrials numbered among the outperformers.
Two environmentalist groups filed suit Tuesday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah, reaching that legal step ahead of state officials who counter the federal government already has gone too far.
President Barack Obama is headed to Idaho for the first time since a 2008 campaign stop and could touch on anything from tax reform to immigration, depending on Tuesday's State of the Union address.
A northern Virginia man who claimed a role as a co-founder of the address book software company Plaxo is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife's new husband at her home while the woman and three of her children were inside, authorities said.
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is announcing plans to "dramatically" restructure state government to help the poor enter society's mainstream.
Shares of some top drugstore companies were mixed at the close of trading: CVSCaremark fell $.02 or percent, to $98.37.