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Japan leads Asian stock markets higher after US rebound, China growth figures eyed

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:48pm
Asian stock markets rose Monday, led by a 3 percent surge in Japan, as nerves about the outlook for the world economy steadied after big gains on Wall Street.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:15pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 3.4% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.8% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.3% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.9% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 1.5% Taipei (Taiex) up 1.7%
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Hong Kong Stocks Join Regional Rally

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:08pm
Hong Kong stocks joined the rest of Asia in solid gains early Monday, with the Hang Seng Index up 1%, and the mainland-China-tracking Hang Seng China Enterprises Index higher by 1.5%.
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Japan Government Pension Fund To Buy More Stocks: Report

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:32pm
Japan's massive Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is working on plans to raise the amount of its assets invested in domestic stocks to about 25%, the Nikkei reported Saturday.
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Japan Stocks Rally Back From Correction Territory

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 8:29pm
Techs and auto makers led Japanese stocks to a solid rebound early Monday, based mainly on an easing for the yen and a positive cue from the U.S. markets.
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Australia Stocks Rise Toward Fifth Straight Win

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:48pm
Australian stocks rocked higher in early Monday trade as solid gains for U.S. shares last Friday and a halt to losses for key commodities helped to send the S&P/ASX 200 rising 1.2% in initial trades, stalking what would be the benchmark's fifth straight session of gains.
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NY comptroller says most H&R Block voting shareholders back political spending disclosure

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:41pm
The New York comptroller says most voting shareholders backed his proposal that H&R Block disclose spending on political activities including candidates, parties, ballot measures and lobbying.
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Daughter of Hustler publisher Larry Flynt seriously injured in Ohio car accident

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 3:29pm
The daughter of Hustler publisher Larry Flynt has been seriously injured in an Ohio car accident and is hospitalized in critical condition.
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Belgium's Brussels Airport to begin screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken zone

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 1:02pm
Brussels Airport says it will begin screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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Money really does grow on trees in New England, where leaf peepers pump millions into states

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:14pm
Money really does grow on trees in New England in the autumn — and all six states are raking it in.
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Brad Pitt's WWII drama 'Fury' blows away 'Gone Girl' to top weekend box office

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:00pm
The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend.
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As Gov. Rick Scott cites Florida's economic recovery, many in Sunshine State feel left behind

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:45am
By many measures, Republican Rick Scott has a strong case for a second-term as Florida governor.
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Britain adds alleged al-Qaida funder from Qatar to terror sanctions list

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 6:20am
The British government has banned a Qatari financier it accuses of funding al-Qaida from doing business in the U.K.
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Sprint cuts 452 jobs at its Overland Park headquarters, with more local layoffs to come

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 4:16pm
Sprint Corp. has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort, the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier disclosed in a filing with the Kansas Department of Commerce.
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Market Signals: A look at what has changed in financial markets in the last month

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 9:01am
What a difference a month makes.
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Financial market turmoil creates a tempting opportunity for mortgage refinancers

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 9:01am
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Across the country, homeowners and would-be homeowners eager for a bargain rate fired off inquiries to lenders.
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Japan's trade minister denies reports she plans to resign over election funds questions

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 3:01am
Japan's trade minister has denied reports she plans to resign over allegations that she violated election laws.
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Indonesia's incoming president gets boost after meeting rival, but tough challenges await

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 1:56am
Rebooting a slowing economy in a nation of 250 million where inequality is rising, a looming decision on raising fuel prices and vulnerability to any U.S. interest rate hikes would be enough to tax any incoming president.
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Coast Guard tows Russian ship carrying fuel that was drifting in rough seas off Canadian coast

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:11am
Local officials say the Canadian coast guard has secured a towline to a Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel that was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's pristine northern coast.
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Frontier president says nurse on flights may have had more advanced case of Ebola than thought

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:37pm
The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought.
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